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Combating the Herd Mentality in This Hobby

Park Hyatt Maldives on points and miles

There is a tendency in this community to follow the herd. That’s normal in any group . People look towards each other for advice and in this case, that pertains to how we earn and redeem our miles. There’s nothing innately wrong… Continue Reading

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Why $400 Economy Fares to Asia Don’t Excite Me

Cheap $400 flights to Hong Kong Asia

Over the past couple of months, we’ve seen some incredibly fares between the West Coast and Asia. Back in July, The Flight Deal shared a $330 roundtrip fare between San Francisco and Hong Kong. Since then, lots of other fares… Continue Reading

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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

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Flying Blue is Now a Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Air France and KLM's Flying Blue program is now an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner!

Here’s some unexpected good news for the day: Chase has just added Air France/KLM Flying Blue as an Ultimate Rewards transfer partner! Why is this good news? For starters, Ultimate Rewards needed a new transfer partner. After the removal of… Continue Reading

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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

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Is Manufactured Spending a Waste of Time?

Earning miles and points for shopping online with a credit card

After yesterday’s post about my productive week of manufactured spending, I received a lot of questions from people about how I spend my points and miles and whether I even need to earn that many to begin with. To be… Continue Reading