Off-Peak Saver Awards to Europe Still Bookable for 20,000 Miles via Alaska Mileage Plan

One of the best things about American Airlines’ pre-devaluation award chart were off-peak saver awards to Europe for just 40,000 miles roundtrip. These prices were valid October 15 – May. Citi AAdvantage Platinum or Barclay Aviator Red cardholder were able… Continue Reading


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


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in February

Points and Miles Check List, Laptop, notepad

By now most of you have probably thrown out or forgotten your list of New Year’s Resolutions and you need something more feasible to focus on. It’s a good thing you found this hobby and can direct your energy on tasks… Continue Reading


Targeted: 15,000 Bonus Miles for Barclay AAdvantage Aviator Cardholders

Just in time for next year’s American Airlines AAdvantage devaluation, Barclays is offering a very generous spending bonus to targeted AAdvantage Aviator MasterCard cardholders. Members who spend $500 per month in January, February, and March 2015 will each 15,000 bonus… Continue Reading


Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Hong Kong to San Francisco

Cathay Pacific first class seat flight 872 from Hong Kong to San Francisco

My trip ended on a high note, with a First Class seat on the Cathay Pacific flight to San Francisco. It was even more fun because my brother and sister, both of whom had so far *only* traveled in business… Continue Reading


2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Changes: The Good and The Bad

It wasn’t enough that Marriott had to devastate pretty much everyone by announcing its takeover of Starwood. Now American has decided to kick us while we’re down by announcing their 2016 AAdvantage award program changes, which will go into effect on March… Continue Reading


Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific’s newest first class lounge, The Pier, opened this past summer by Gate 63 of Hong Kong International Airport. The Pier has two dining facilities: A restaurant with food catered by Peninsula Hotels and a snack station called The… Continue Reading