Why Alaska’s Devaluation of Emirates First Class Awards Isn’t So Bad

This morning I woke up to some pretty bad news – no, there wasn’t another attack in Europe but rather Alaska Airlines increased the number of miles required for Emirates first and business class awards. Without warning. To me, this… Continue Reading


Oakland to Hawaii as Low as $200 RT on Alaska Airlines!

Here’s a reason to work in a trip to Hawaii next year: Alaska Airlines is offering economy fares as low as $260 roundtrip between Oakland and Hawaii. As Kendra reported fares between Oakland and Maui (OGG) are as low as… Continue Reading


2,500 Bonus Miles with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card

I just got an email from Bank of America, offering me 2,500 bonus miles for spending $500 on my Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card at qualifying merchants by September 30, 2014. Qualifying categories include office supply, book, shoes, electronics, and… Continue Reading


2014 Loyalty Program Changes and Devaluations

The end of 2013 was flooded with bad news on the loyalty program front. Airline after airline announced some sort of devaluation, and hotel chains soon joined in. In case you’re having trouble keeping track of it all, below is… Continue Reading


5 Things Travel Hackers Can Look Forward to in 2014

Many rewards programs are introducing changes in 2014 – some good, some bad. United will be requiring more miles for premium redemptions, especially on partner airlines. US Airways Dividend Miles will be merging with American Airlines AAdvantage on March 31,… Continue Reading