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PSA: Link Loyalty Programs to American Express Membership Rewards Before You Need to Make an Urgent Transfer

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  A few days ago, I needed to book an award ticket using Avianca LifeMiles, but I didn’t have enough LifeMiles in my account.  Luckily, American Express recently added Avianca LifeMiles as a Membership Rewards transfer partner.  I thought it would be an easy 1-2-3 process of adding my Avianca LifeMiles account to Membership Rewards, transferring Membership Rewards Points to my Avianca LifeMiles account, and booking the Avianca LifeMiles award ticket.  Unfortunately, Membership Rewards was not able to add/verify my Avianca LifeMiles account right away.  The first thing I did was to sign into my Membership Rewards account and click on the Avianca LifeMiles tile.

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Which Airlines Offer Free Wi-Fi?

I don’t think much about free inflight WiFi. I’m usually the flyer you see who works on the plane and then rushes into the lounge for WiFi so I can send off my work and then retrieve anything I might need to handle on my next flight. Of course, I grab some coffee and water from the lounge too, but I digress. Recently a friend sent me an email letting me know he’d have WiFi on his flight so he would work on our project in-flight. He was flying JetBlue and mentioned they had free inflight WiFi. Having not yet flown on JetBlue, this got me thinking. Continue reading

Ultimate Guide to CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card Benefits [Very Long Post]

Good morning everyone.  A few days ago, I wrote Unboxing My CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card: Card Art, Welcome Letter & Brochure.  In that post, I mentioned a few of the credit card benefits, but I was surprised to learn that there are tons of card benefits.  In this ultimate guide to the CNB City National Crystal Visa Infinite Credit Card benefits, I will go through every single lifestyle (aka travel) benefit and share my thoughts on each benefit.  Forewarning, this post is really long and probably really boring, so proceed with caution.  Let’s get started by going to the CNB Visa Infinite page and click the Log In button.

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Come Visit Me at FTU Sydney!

Sorry in advance for the short notice!

I found out just a couple of weeks ago that I was planning to be in Sydney at the same time as the Frequent Traveler University is happening this year. And even better, just last weekend, I agreed to come on as a last minute addition to the already awesome list of speakers!

FTU Sydney is happening this coming weekend – November 17 – 18, 2018, and I would absolutely love to see you there! Now, I know that it’s pretty unlikely that anyone is going to book last minute flights to Sydney to see me speak at the FTU, but it would be so fun to see some friendly faces that already happen to be in Sydney! Continue reading

Do You Know How To Set Up A Kayak Price Alert?

Are you a savvy travel consumer? We all like to think we are but truth be told, sometimes I am and sometimes I fall way short. Seems to me one of the indicators of travel savviness is whether or not we use price alerts. I’ve written many times about my favorite site that offer us alerts on hotels. For price alerts on flights and fares though, Kayak’s site seems to be very popular. We never know if setting alerts will in fact get us lower prices and save us money, but if you don’t HAVE to purchase a fare right away, setting alerts can catch a price dip. Also, once you set them, you’re done and all you have to do is watch, learn, and purchase. Continue reading