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Canceling The Citi Prestige Card – My Suggested Improvements

I’ve got an annual fee coming up, and this time it’s my Citi Prestige card. Instead of paying the fee, the Prestige will be leaving my wallet forever. It’s not often that a card goes from my favorite to unused overnight. But hey, the launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve changed the game for a lot of people. I want to dig into the specific reasons why I’m canceling the Citi Prestige card and how I feel Citi... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: Norway Is Happy, Cool SPG Moments, $260 West Coast To Iceland

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. You may remember that Alaska Airlines acquired Virgin America in a $2.6 billion dollar deal last year. Alaska has now made the decision to eliminate the Virgin America name. They’ll fly exclusively under Alaska Airlines. Norway has been named the happiest country in the world. The Central African Republic... Read more

Best SPG Moments: 5 Nights at the new Westin Nanea Maui, the ACM Awards, and Meet Rachael Ray

SPG Moments can be a fabulous use of points if you have some Starwood or Marriott points burning a hole in your pocket. Unlike Citi Private Pass which Ben reviewed yesterday. Beyond just being able to use hotel points for experiences, they are often unique opportunities you cannot pay for even if you wanted to. With that in mind I wanted to highlight three really cool and interesting SPG Moments I came across this week.... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: Electronics ban update, Southwest Las Vegas deals, terminal changes at LAX, and flight deals of the day!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Update on the electronics ban: The UK and the United States bans on electronics larger than a smartphone are markedly different. The UK’s ban does not include the cities of Dubai, Doha or Abu Dhabi, where there is a US pre-clearance facility for passengers already in place. Southwest is... Read more

Deal Alert! Southwest Las Vegas Deals – 7 Daily Deals Promo

Southwest is starting 7 days of daily deals for Las Vegas! The details of each day will be revealed as the day hits. Make sure to compare costs if you happen to have Mlife status from linking your Mlife and Hyatt accounts since Mlife member rates when you call the hotel directly can often be very cheap! In addition to hotel discounts there is also a $50 off promo code for Air + Hotel packages to... Read more

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Review: Citi Private Pass

I received an email from Citi over the weekend offering “More Access” to sporting events, concerts, and culinary experiences. This sounded a lot like the Chase Experiences program, which I reviewed last month. Often times promotional emails from credit card companies offer up “deals” that aren’t really worth looking into. Like Chase, I want to give a Citi Private Pass review for insight into whether the product is really worth exploring. Citi Private Pass Introduction Insider/VIP access to events often means... Read more

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One Stop Travel Roundup: Titanic Tours, Electronics Ban, and More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. The Federal Government has placed a 96 hour restriction on on-board electronics for flights originating to and from 13 different countries. A specific threat appears to have led to the decision. Soon tourists will be able to view the underwater wreckage of The Titanic. The tour won’t come cheap with... Read more

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Getting a Bad Value From Points

Recently I wrote about my upcoming trip to Sonoma and Napa. Including what points and miles I used to book it, and how easily attainable a $1,500+ trip can be. I realized while writing it that some into the “points game” might say I’m getting a bad value from points. Or at a minimum, not maximizing points redemptions. There often seems to be a competition to say “well I got 11 cents value per point... Read more

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Travel Roundup: Record Number of Passengers, Cell Phone Searches, New Airline, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points, Miles, and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. A new transatlantic airline, Level, has officially launched with low cost fares from the US to Europe. Level is owned by IAG who also owns British Airways, Iberia, Air Lingus, and Vueling. U.S. airlines carried a record number of 823 million passengers last year, the Transportation Department announced Thursday. This... Read more

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Level, A New Low Cost Transatlantic Airline

IAG, the owner of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and Vueling has announced Level, a new low cost transatlantic airline. The launch appears to be a response to low cost carriers such as Norwegian and Iceland’s WOW Airlines. IAG will compete with these startups while maintaining the image of their major brands. You may remember United tried a similar strategy with the now defunct “Ted” product. Will Level prove to be a worthy investment for IAG? Level... Read more