9 Ways to Keep Hawaiian Miles from Expiring (Without the MileFinder)

The last miles-for-search tool is officially dead and we missed the funeral: On November 17, 2015 Hawaiian Airlines discontinued the search function on the Hawaiian MileFinder. I didn’t even get to give it a proper eulogy like I did for… Continue Reading


My Week in Manufactured Spending: Branching Out Beyond Visa Gift Cards

It’s been a bad week for many folks out there who had their Serve and Bluebird accounts shut down. As I previously explained, I don’t think this news is quite as terrible as everyone is making it out to be.… Continue Reading


Year-End Checklist: Annual Credit Card Spending Bonuses

We’re less than 30 days away from the end of the year, which means it’s time to rev up spending on our credit cards – at least the ones that offer annual spending bonuses. With all the year-end sales and… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things To Do in July

This post is about a week late but better late than never, right? I love clichés that make it ok to skip out on your responsibilities sometimes. If someone had taught this line to Allen Iverson, he may not have… Continue Reading


Travel Hacking From Abroad

Most of my readers are based in the U.S., but every once in a while I’ll get an email from an American living abroad who wants to know how to continue earning points and miles while away from home. I’m… Continue Reading


Points and Miles Checklist: Things to Do in May

I dropped the ball on publishing the points and miles checklist on the first of the month, but we’ll just blame it on the fact that I was too busy to write it it fell on a weekend and most of… Continue Reading


Hawaiian Airlines MileFinder Now Available on Safari

Update: As of November 17, 2015 the Hawaiin Airlines MileFinder’s search function has been discontinued. Those of you who use the Hawaiian Airlines MileFinder for the purpose of keeping your account active may be glad to know it’s now available… Continue Reading


Possible Cheap Virgin America Award Flights to Hawaii

Starting November 2015, Virgin America will begin operating flights between San Francisco and Hawaii. If you’ve ever flown to Hawaii in economy class, you’ll understand what a huge upgrade this is. The airline will be operating one daily flight to… Continue Reading


Decent Award Space for Holiday Travel to French Polynesia

If you’re looking for a last minute family vacation destination with decent award space, you might want to look into French Polynesia. Award space is normally tough to come by, with just three airlines (Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Hawaiian… Continue Reading


Earn Miles for Using the Bing Search Engine

Back in the day (as in like a year and a half ago) I used to make a killing by using the Hawaiian Airlines toolbar for my web searches.. That cash cow died when Hawaiian capped earnings at 1,000 miles.… Continue Reading