Category Archives: Airlines + Miles

Statehood Questioned: Marriage License Denied!

I’ve been told by many people in Europe and Asia that we Americans are geography-challenged. Maybe it’s true and we aren’t as geography-savvy as we should be. I know for myself, if someone mentions a place, whether it is a city or a country I’m not familiar with, I’ll do some research. I like geography and knowing where places are.

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Don’t Lose Your Freedom: Activate Now!

I just discovered an important task that somehow never got done. Small tasks often have big benefits, and I don’t want to miss this bonus. Maybe because I was traveling during October, but holy cow, I never activated my Freedom card for this quarter’s bonus spend.

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FrenchBee, SkyScanner & Momondo: Many Different Prices for the Same Exact Flight (SFO-PPT)

Good morning everyone.  Last week, I was looking at flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (PPT) and found out that there is a nonstop flight offered by FrenchBee.  They are somewhat like WOW Air (no frills), but they have flights from Papeete (PPT) to San Francisco (SFO) to Paris Orly (ORY) and to a few other international destinations.  I saw a few flights for around $300 one way, nonstop in economy, but I was looking at premium economy seats for a few hundred dollars more.  On the FrenchBee website, the total price was $864.40.  I wanted to compare flight prices on SkyScanner and Momondo to see if there were any cheaper options.  What I found is that there are several many different prices for the same exact flight, it just depends what website you use to book the flight.  Here is my journey to find the cheapest flight.

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December Buy Miles/Points Promos: Avianca (125%), AA (120K), BA (50%), Hilton (100%), UA (85%), AS (50%), Choice (20%) & IHG (80%)

Good afternoon everyone.  I was working on my Buy Miles & Points Page and found a few new offers.  Always check the math to make sure that buying miles & points makes sense for you.  Do not buy miles & points speculatively unless you have a use in mind.  With that said, here are the 8 promos that are ending in December. First up, Avianca Airlines is running a 125% bonus, depending on the number of Avianca LifeMiles you purchase.  Offer ends on December 12.

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Heading To Europe? You’ll Need A Brexicon!

It’s always good to know at least a few words in the local language of our destinations, don’t you think? Right now we can’t help but catch the news about Brexit. No matter how you feel about whether or not it’s a good or less good happening, and especially if you’ll be traveling to Europe soon, this Brexicon will come in handy.

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