Obligatory American Airlines Fight Video Thoughts

Here it is, our obligatory American Airlines fight video thoughts. Initially, I didn’t even want to write about this incident. When the video of a passenger and a American Airlines flight attendant or gate agent getting into an altercation first surfaced, I thought “here we go again.” Ever since United dragged an elderly doctor off a flight a few weeks back, videotaping any incident on a plane has become all the rage. After thinking some more, I... Read more

U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Credit Card

Altitude Reserve Card – Yay or Nay?

Recently the details of a new card being offered by U.S. Bank were revealed. The Altitude Reserve card is shaking up the market by being the first card to offer 3x points on mobile wallet purchases. This includes Android Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Microsoft Wallet. The new Altitude Reserve card also offers 3x points on travel. I will outline the details below to start. But there is another big thing to talk about. Even... Read more

Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Guest Room

Review: Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter – With A Surprise!

I’m wrapping up a quick trip to San Diego and wanted to share my thoughts on the Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter. I’m traveling with a few other colleagues and we needed to be downtown for a conference, but didn’t want to break the bank. Downtown San Diego was surprisingly expensive for the middle of the week in April. Perhaps there were a lot of conferences in town. Anyway, we settled on the Hotel Indigo which... Read more

Travel Roundup: Happiest States, NFL Schedules, Brazil RT $481, 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. Emirates has announced that routes to the United States will be cut starting next month. Emirates blamed reduced bookings on a new electronics ban facing flights entering the US.   Travel & Leisure has ranked the happiest states in the country. Hawaii topped this list followed by Alaska and... Read more

Chase Sapphire Preferred

You Should Cancel the Chase Sapphire Preferred

Ever since the emergence of the Sapphire Reserve I still see a lot of promotion of the Sapphire Preferred. There have been TONS of articles debating the Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Reserve. I’m here to put my stake in the ground, pick a side, and declare there is NO reason to get the Preferred anymore. None. Full stop. It is time to cancel the Chase Sapphire Preferred… or downgrade it to the Chase Freedom, more on... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: $25 off at Amazon, Emirates cuts capacity, 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. Emirates has cut 20% of its capacity to the United States. Emirates is blaming the current political climate and new regulations unique to the United States, such as as the laptop ban from the United Arab Emirates. United has increased the number of routes they are selling basic economy on. As... Read more

American Airlines Mileage Bonus

American Airlines Mileage Bonus: Should I Ever Buy Airline Miles?

American Airlines is running a mileage bonus promotion. We frequently see these bonuses come and go throughout the year. Without a bonus, miles typically cost $29.50 per 1,000 miles plus a 7.5% Federal Excise Tax. Additionally, each purchase will be assessed a $30 processing charge. Depending on how many miles you purchase, AAdvantage club members will earn up to 115,000 bonus miles. Is this AAdvantage mileage bonus a good deal? Furthermore, should I ever buy airline... Read more

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One Stop Travel Roundup: Star Wars Resort, Mexico City $216, Altitude Reserve, 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. You may already know that Disney World is planning to open Star Wars Land in 2019. Now rumors are surfacing that Disney plans to open a Star Wars themed resort. Each room will have the feel of being inside a famous Star Wars starship. New Amex Offers are out! April... Read more

My New Favorite Airport? Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS)

This past weekend I traveled to Sonoma and Napa using points and also checked out the Visa Signature wine tasting benefit. Not only is Sonoma one of my favorite places to visit, but I was very excited to fly directly to the wine country rather than San Francisco or Oakland, thanks to American Airline’s newest non-stop. The Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport (STS) was a delightful experience and one I hope to have again soon. Charles... Read more

StitchFix and JetBlue Amex Offer

Best Amex Offers April 2017: $50 for 2,500 Points, $15 off Android Pay, $40 back from JetBlue, and 2x points at many stores

If you’re not familiar with AmEx Offers these are very lucrative offers that come with the majority of American Express cards for either money savings or bonus American Express points. For a complete guide to AmEx Offers I would suggest checking out Frequent Miler’s excellent guide for how to maximize the offers. How to use AmEx Offers For the simple explanation however, follow the following steps: Log in to your American Express account Scroll below your... Read more