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65,000 Mile Citi Platinum AAdvantage Card: A Reminder of How Much I Miss Credit Card Churning

American Airlines First Class Seat 777-300ER

I don’t churn credit card much. Sure, I’ve gone a little nuts in the past with Alaska Visa card applications and I did take full advantage of the 100,000 miles Citi AAdvantage Executive card offer three years ago. But I… Continue Reading

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Would You Go on a Ritz Carlton Cruise?

Ritz Carlton Cruise Line: Coming in 2019

Ritz Carlton recently announced that they will be unveiling a cruise line consisting of three ships that will begin sailing in 2019. Tailored to those who want a luxury cruise experience with a trusted hotel brand, The Ritz Carlton Yacht… Continue Reading

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Trading Miles

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

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’re short on miles but paying for travel isn’t an option? Perhaps you’ve focused on collecting miles that have been devalued or there is no award availability. Maybe you have a… Continue Reading

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How to Decide When to Redeem Miles vs. Pay for Travel

Woman carries luggage at the airport terminal

One thing I get asked about most often by newbies is how I decide when to redeem miles and when to pay for travel. After all, points and miles are precious. Whether you’re earning them from credit card sign-up bonuses… 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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Should I Do Away With Trip Reports for Good?

Nizuc Resort Cancun Restaurant outdoor seating by the beach

For a while now, I’ve considered doing away with trip reports completely. Why? Because I’ve been taking a look at what’s generating traffic and what content readers seem to enjoy most and trip reports don’t seem to fall into that… Continue Reading

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Airline Award Ticket Change and Cancellation Fees

travelers at an airport gate area looking over a plane

A couple of weeks ago I shared my anxiety about booking travel in advance and a reader suggested a post about award change and cancellation fees might be in order. Booking flights with airline miles is great but sometimes things… Continue Reading