North Korea Travel Ban? – Right or Wrong?

A report surfaced yesterday indicating that a bipartisan effort is underway to ban tourist travel to North Korea. The proposal is the result of the detention of several US citizens by the reclusive North Korean government. For years North Korea has made a habit of detaining American citizens to be used as bargaining chips. The congressional effort to create a North Korea travel ban seems well-intentioned, but is it the right thing to do? North Korea Travel Ban &... Read more

Venetian Las Vegas

Travel Roundup: Top Landmarks, $69 LAS-LAX, Train Journeys, 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. American Express has launched a very attractive new small business credit card. The Blue Business Plus card gives cardholders 2x Membership Rewards Points on all purchases across the board with no annual fee. Tripadvisor readers have ranked the Top 10 best landmarks in the world. Angkor Wat in Siem... Read more

United MileagePlus Exclusives: Worth it?

There are countless ways to spend your points and miles and United MileagePlus Exclusives is just another way. This program allows you to use miles for special experiences that cannot easily be purchased. Whether you are a road warrior who has no interest in taking another flight for a vacation, or you’re looking for a unique experience, United MileagePlus Exclusives may be able to help. There are a couple pretty cool options that I’ll describe... Read more

Qatar Airways Super Business Class Teaser

Travel Roundup: Low self-esteem=flashy credit card? Qsuite start date, 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. According to MarketWatch, the flashier the card, the lower the self-esteem of the cardholder. We’ll have to agree to disagree with MarketWatch on that one… Qatar Airways new business class, Qsuites, is taking flight with the product being flown from Doha to London in June. Make sure to take... Read more

United Airlines

Travel Roundup: Top Dog Hotels, $42 LAS-SFO, Newark Shutdown 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. UBS is the latest entrant into the premium travel card market. We’ve got a detailed breakdown of the card to help determine whether it’s right for you. CBS News has ranked the top 5 hotels for dog lovers. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Chicago came out on top. Newark... Read more

UBS Visa Infinite

New UBS Premium Card Launches! – UBS Visa Infinate

The premium credit card market is exploding right now. Over the past few years we’ve seen Citi, Chase, and US Bank all launch credit cards in the premium space historically dominated by the American Express Platinum Card. Today marked the launch of another entrant into the field with the UBS Visa Infinite Card. I just spoke with a UBS representative and have gathered several details of the new UBS premium card to help you decide... Read more

Rocketrip: Money Back for Saving your Company Money

I came across an interesting startup that provides incentives for business travelers to save money. Business travelers are often tempted to get a more expensive flight or hotel if it is more convenient, or simply to get more miles and points. Of course, this does cost your company more money – money that they are interested in saving. Enter Rocketrip. To put it simply, Rocketrip incentivizes you as the employee to book a cheaper trip and... Read more

Emirates First Class

Travel Roundup: Southwest to Hawaii? 10k Bonus AA Miles, New Emirates First Class, 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. Southwest Airlines has proclaimed adding flights to Hawaii are a “priority” and may be part of the plan for 2018. It is likely that Hawaii routes would be announced in 2018, but not launched. Don’t forget the deal to get 10,000 bonus American miles via purchases with four partners... Read more

How To Cancel Vinesse Wine Club

If you’re like me, you may have taken advantage of this great American Airlines promo that launched a few weeks ago. Essentially, making purchases with four different partners rewards AAdvantage members with a 10,000 mile bonus in addition to standard earning rates. Three of the four partners were pretty straightforward, while the fourth, Vinesse Wine Club required some due diligence before signing up. Countless message board posters have complained about Vinesse shipping unwanted wine and sticking... Read more

Southwest Airlines

Travel Roundup: Southwest Airlines #1, Top Food Cities, $288 to Cozumel 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. Southwest Airlines has ousted JetBlue as the top airline in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study. This is the first time in 12 years that JetBlue hasn’t taken the crown. Travel & Leisure has ranked the best food cities in the United States. New Orleans came out... Read more