British Airways First Class – Prague to Mexico $800 RT! [EXPIRED]

That First Class price is attractive!

UPDATE: This deal has now expired. Congrats to those who got it!   British Airways is having another great First Class sale, this time putting routes from Prague (PRG) to either Mexico City (MEX) or Cancun (CUN) on sale for just ~$800 round trip. This is a deal I recommend taking advantage of immediately and can be booked directly on or I would hold off … [Read more...]

Get to Hawaii for Less Using Virgin Atlantic Miles

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Last time, I walked through the rates for redeeming Singapore's KrisFlyer miles on the new Virgin America routes to Hawaii from San Francisco (starting December 3rd, 2015). But then I thought, “Can we do better?" Yes! ...If you live west of Dallas. Virgin America also has another partner with a mileage program that’s easy to accrue miles in — its sister airline Virgin Atlantic! (Virgin … [Read more...]

While Chase is Tightening Approvals, Ultimate Rewards is Slowly Dying

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From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… There's been an upheaval in the miles and points community over the last few months because Chase has drastically tightened up on the endless churning of their Ultimate Rewards credit cards. The new rules, according to multiple sources, appears to be some variation on what's being referred to as the 5/24 rule, which means if you've had more than 5 new cards … [Read more...]

Amex Offers of 100K, 75K, and 50K Using Private Browsing!

Amex Platinum 100K

There are a trio of fantastic American Express offers available ranging from 50K to 100K bonus Membership Rewards points, and if you’re interested I recommend taking advantage immediately. American Express Platinum 100K Offer This is an offer that comes around roughly once a year or year and a half, so I recommend taking full advantage if you haven’t had this card before. This isn’t as … [Read more...]

Review: AirBerlin Business Class, New York to Düsseldorf

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I redeemed 50,000 American Airlines miles to fly one-way from the U.S. to Europe in business class.  The main flight of the itinerary was this one, New York to Düsseldorf on AirBerlin, which allowed me to use my American Airlines miles without any fuel surcharges and be guaranteed a flat-bed seat.  When I think of flying a German airline, I usually think about … [Read more...]

Get to Hawaii for Less Using Singapore Airlines Miles on Virgin America

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As some of you may know, Virgin America is going to be starting service from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL) and Kahului, Maui (OGG) on December 3rd of this year. Many of you might be planning Christmas in the tropics, so I thought it’d be fun to test the partners and see how many miles it would cost to get there. None of them have updated their charts, yet award seats ARE currently … [Read more...]

Amex Small Business Saturday Returns for 2015

Amex Small Business Saturday 2015

American express runs an annual promotion called Small Business Saturday during which customers can earn a rebate for purchases made at small businesses using their registered Amex card. The purpose is to draw attention to small businesses in your area and for Amex to help out these businesses since they essentially pay a portion of a customers' purchase. This year's Small Business Saturday will … [Read more...]