One Stop Travel Roundup: 100k British Airways Visa Offer, Tipping Uber Drivers, Cuba, and AmEx Bonus to Virgin Atlantic

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 British Airways Visa card is back with a 100,000 point sign-up bonus. The first 50,000 points require $3,000 in spending in three months although the next 50,000 points require significantly more spending. Uber may be forced to start offering tipping through its app if a New York City regulation passes.... Read more

Havana

Is the Cuba Flight Bubble Bursting?

Another day, another airline pulling out of Cuba. This time Spirit has decided that their Havana service just wasn’t making ends meet. If you recall, an agreement was brokered between the United States and Cuba last year allowing scheduled flights between the countries for the first time in over 50 years. Domestic airlines began a land rush to stake their claim to any available routes they could. Just a year later, is the Cuba flight bubble bursting? Cuba Flights: A... Read more

JetBlue

One Stop Travel Roundup: London Under $500, 15 Best US Cities, United (again)

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. Reports are coming out that United has booted a newlywed couple off their honeymoon flight to Costa Rica. As of now, no video footage or eyewitness accounts of the incident have surfaced. Looking to solidify plans for New Years? Virgin Atlantic is offering nonstop flights from Los Angeles to London... Read more

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas: Major Service Miss

I recapped most of my Cosmopolitan Las Vegas stay already, including reviewing Momofuku and the “secret” pizza spot. Today I wanted to focus on a major service miss which was pretty disappointing based on the cost of a property like this. Overall I had disclosed in my previous review why I wouldn’t stay at the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas again. Mostly because I just prefer a quieter area of Las Vegas (yes, I realize that sounds like... Read more

Weekend Notes: Big Rocketmiles Win, Points/Miles Seminar, United Thoughts

I had another big Rocketmiles win this week. My business partner and I had to be in Hawaii for a client on relatively short notice. Over the last few weeks I’ve written about my new hotel strategy. I’ve concluded that I’d rather earn bonus airline miles on hotel stays than hotel status and points. I’m just wrapping up a nice two night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. Instead of reserving our rooms with IHG, I went... Read more

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Momofuku Restaurant and Secret Pizza

Earlier this week I reviewed the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. One of my favorite vacation activities happens to be dining as well. If the term “foodie” wasn’t so overdone I may describe myself as one. Based on the last minute nature of my trip I simply joined my husband and a couple of his friends for some of their dinner plans so didn’t have any meals that were too formal. However, in the interest of my Cosmopolitan... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: New US Bank Premium Card, $145 fares to Europe on TAP, 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. There are rumors of a new premium credit card that will offer 3x points on travel and all mobile payments (such as Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay). This card may be a big competitor to the Chase Sapphire Reserve. In the new budget proposed by President Trump over... Read more

Hawaiian Airlines 767: Not Good.

Last minute travel really is the worst. I’m paying double what I’d normally pay and seating options are typically sparse. Today I had to fly to Hawaii on 24 hours notice for a work project. The only nonstop option from Phoenix to Honolulu was Hawaiian Airlines. Wonderful, a $1,000 flight and I’ll only earn a few JetBlue points for my trouble. Hawaiian doesn’t offer any meaningful miles to credit to American or United; which I’d prefer. Off I... Read more

One Stop Travel Roundup: $30 JetBlue Flights, Cheap Business Class, NYC – Cancun $278

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. JetBlue is having a flash sale. For a very limited time, flights can be purchased for as little as $30 each way. Avianca has business class fares from Los Angeles to Spain on sale. Book now and you can fly in a lie-flat seat for $2,000 round trip. Faced... Read more

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review - Bellagio fountains and Paris

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Review

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to join my husband last minute on his annual March Madness trip to Las Vegas. This meant I was able to not only take advantage of some hard earned points that were being redeemed but also do a Cosmopolitan Las Vegas review. Using points for Las Vegas can be very lucrative, or a waste of points since rates in Vegas can fluctuate wildly.  Here is... Read more