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4 Cheap Ways to Fly Business Class From New York to Dubai Using Miles

Qatar Airways A350 New Business Class Seat

Reader Khalid is new to this hobby and wants to book a business class ticket from New York to Dubai using airline miles. His preference is to fly one of the big three Middle Eastern carriers (Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways). Furthermore,… Continue Reading

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The One Airline I Really Want to Fly in Long-Haul Economy Class

Qatar Airways Economy Class Cabin and Amenity Kit

There aren’t many people in this hobby fawning over long-haul economy class products. Most of us collect points and miles in order to fly in business or first class. It’s hands-down the best way to travel long-haul and if given… Continue Reading

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Minimum Manufactured Spending Required to Travel (Hint: You Don’t Have to Go All Out)

Earning points and miles through manufactured spending September

A lot of people out there think manufactured spending has to be done in massive numbers. That if you aren’t spending $100,000+ every month you may as well sit on the sidelines. Some people are discouraged because they don’t have enough credit… Continue Reading

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Is It Worth Spending $20,000 on the British Airways Visa to Earn 100,000 Avios?

Mile Earning Credit Cards

Last week, I wrote about how to spend the 100k sign-up bonus from the British Airways Visa. There are still lots of great ways to redeem 100,000 Avios. However, the current sign-up bonus isn’t quite as good as it was… Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Spend the 100,000 British Airways Visa Signature Card Sign-Up Bonus

The 100,000 point British Airways Visa Signature Card sign-up bonus  is back and I for one am disappointed a 100k sign-up bonus is coming to us by way of this card. I also would have been happier trading a higher sign-up… Continue Reading

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The World Won’t End If You Can’t Fly First Class Anymore

Thai Airways A380 First Class Seat Tokyo Narita - Bangkok

I have an undeserved reputation in some circles as someone who “kills deals.” To my knowledge, no travel or manufactured spending hack has ever been shut down because of the limited exposure on this blog. I’m aware of hacks that got shut… Continue Reading

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Etihad Business Class Review: San Francisco to Abu Dhabi and Jeddah

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

In December, a ton of Etihad business class seats became available from San Francisco to Jeddah, just in time for my Umrah trip. Etihad has a great business class product, but I was really just relieved to be able to… Continue Reading