Top Domestic Redemptions for Your Stockpiled Hilton HHonors Points – Part One

Top Domestic Redemptions for Your Stockpiled Hilton HHonors Points – Part One

Conrad New York The massive March 28 devaluation of Hilton HHonors points seemingly shredded most aspirational value from many of the high-end Hilton properties. Many hotels that were previously 50,000 points a night skyrocketed to 90,000 points a night, sometimes even higher. For most, this has taken much of the value away from earning and […]

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Hilton Honor

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It’s Not Too Late to Buy Chase Gift Cards

It’s Not Too Late to Buy Chase Gift Cards

Manufactured spend is a great way to make minimum spends on new credit cards and pad your mileage accounts. For those not familiar with the term, it's essentially using your miles/points earning credit cards to purchase cash equivalent products that you can then redeposit to pay off the original credit card obligation. Although there are […]

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Review: Westin Long Beach, L.A. area

Review: Westin Long Beach, L.A. area

Book the Westin Long Beach, L.A. here. See all 16 pictures on our Facebook page. I just spent one night at this property. Long Beach is part of LA County but actually feels more like Orange County. I had a good stay there but the location is too remote for me so I wouldn't come […]

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in Starwood Hotels

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Why JetBlue Might Have Just Become My Favorite Domestic Airline

Why JetBlue Might Have Just Become My Favorite Domestic Airline

Paul Lowry A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to fly JetBlue from Seattle to Long Beach for a Disneyland trip with my girlfriend's family. I had never flown any airline but the prototypical domestic carriers (American, Delta, United, etc), but wow! I came away very impressed. The flight itself was the best […]

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Mistake fare – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Saigon, Vietnam in Qatar Business Class $490

Mistake fare – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Saigon, Vietnam in Qatar Business Class $490

This thread on Flyertalk has just been posted. Qatar has had a mistake fare published for quite some time that allows you to fly from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) to Doha in Qatar's Business Class to Saigon, Vietnam. In the process you earn about 20,000 Qatar miles for a Round trip (10,000 for the One-Way). This […]

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Very low fares (Super Sales & Formerly called Mistake Fares)

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Top Student Beginner Credit Cards

Top Student Beginner Credit Cards

401(K) 2013 Being a college student, one of the most common questions I get asked after discussing my miles and points hobby is, "How do I get started?!". The land of credit cards and credit can seem like wading into a whole new mysterious world for a beginner. I will often tell my friends that […]

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack Pt II

Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack Pt II

In my last post, I mentioned the currency arbitrage trick that enables anyone to get a 50% discount on all items purchased in Argentina. However, for those that either weren't planning a trip there or aren't big enthusiasts of South America, I'm sure the general consensus was, "Yeah, so what?" And to that, I reply, […]

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack

Using Currency Arbitrage to Travel Hack

Argentina is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It's got amazing people, great wine, and a rich culture that blends European and South American influences seamlessly. However, Argentina is going through some tough economic times right now. Inflation has been officially reported at an annual rate of 30% for several years and […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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