Anatomy Of An Award: I loved this series from when Scott Grimmer had this blog. Scott would post how he booked certain awards which was super helpful. Here’s a great breakdown of an award from from the US to Hawaii and back for 15K Turkish Airline miles!
When To Use A Travel Agent: I know, I know… using a travel agent defeats the purpose of our hobby, but there are some instances where it may be a good idea. If you want to sit back and relax while someone else does the work, you may consider a travel agent.
New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses: If you have some online shopping already planned, definitely consider these shopping portals to give your points balance a boost. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines have shopping portal bonuses that you can check out.
The Best Travel Rewards Card: If you had to pick just one card for this hobby, what would it be? Many of us use several cards with different purchases to accumulate points, but if you were forced to only have one, what would you choose?
Marriott Category Changes: Here’s some bad news from Marriott. They’ve announced some category changes for several properties effective March 4, 2020 and many of the changes are not in our favor. Does this sway your hotel loyalty preference?
Best Airline Companion Passes: Yes, I said pass(es), as in more than one companion pass. Southwest isn’t the only one to offer a companion pass. While other airlines’ companion pass isn’t as lucrative as the one from Southwest, they can certainly save you money.
Two Fifth Freedom Flights Ending Soon: Fifth Freedom Flights are those flights that originate and end in a country that is not the airline’s home country. In this case, Cathay Pacific, based out of Hong Kong and LATAM, based out of Chile are ending their Fifth Freedom flights this year.
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