JAL Award Changes Effective April 1, 2017

Japan Airlines has announced some JAL award changes and minor tweaks to award tickets effective April 1, 2017 for their JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) program. JMB awards are certainly not the most common out there but these changes may impact a few. The most common use for JMB awards are to fly the famous Emirates first class after Alaska made redeeming for first class on Emirates prohibitively expensive. Unfortunately. the only way to really obtain... Read more

Whether to Keep the Citi Prestige Card – Liz’s Suggested Improvements

Yesterday Ben wrote about his ideas for improving the Citi Prestige card to prevent him from canceling it. Since everyone uses perks from premium credit cards differently I thought I would contribute my opinion on most used features and what it would take for me to keep the Citi Prestige card. First, just to recap, Ben stated if the card offered 3x points on dining and a standard redemption through their travel portal of 1.5... Read more

Ritz-Carlton Bali Pool

One Stop Travel Roundup: Top destinations, Citi Prestige card benefits, Emirates and the travel 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. TripAdvisor has named the top destinations for 2017. Bali is the global winner and New York City is the United States winner. The Citi Prestige card has many benefits coming to an end in July of this year. We discuss what features could convince us to keep the card... Read more

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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