Travel Roundup: Best Helicopter Tours, Italy Under $400, 7,500 Hilton Points 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. CNN has ranked it’s top 4 helicopter tours in North America. The list highlights tours of Whistler, Canada, Quebec City, The Grand Canyon, and Niagra Falls.   Today is a big day four Southwest Airlines as they begin to implement a new reservation system. You may recall that it’s... Read more

Southwest vs American

Southwest vs American, goodbye American!

With the recent release of the ugly news of the 737 MAX having even less legroom than normal, American is starting its official transformation to becoming Spirit Airlines. I jest of course, but really, 29 inches of pitch? For some reason, this was the straw that broke the camel’s back. When comparing Southwest vs American I decided it’s time to stop giving American my hard earned money. This breakup with American has been somewhat of... Read more

Travel Roundup: Delta glitch giving higher status, $525 to Sweden from SFO, 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. Some Delta frequent flyers woke up with up to 15,000 additional miles, a higher status level, or other changes. Assume this is a glitch that Delta will be fixing, and don’t get your hopes up yet! Through June 15th American is offering up to 10,000 miles if you make purchases... Read more

Puerto Penasco Mexico Oceanfront Condo View

Wealthy Travel Bloggers Complain About Traveling

Yes, this is really happening. The New York Times ran a story highlighting the stressful nature of traveling that successful travel bloggers face. You read that correctly. Apparently The Times feels their readers are eager to learn the plight of wealthy travel bloggers everywhere! What started as a dream, traveling the world to stay in luxurious properties has quickly turned into a nightmare! Wealthy Travel Bloggers Are Suffering – Not From The Onion First let’s take a... Read more

Issues using Avios for American flights

The last three or four times I’ve gone to make award bookings using Avios for American flights has me about ready to throw in the towel. For those who don’t know, British Airways Avios points are an excellent option to use for shorter American flights as British Airways has a distance based award chart. As a quick example, I used 30,000 Avios to fly my husband and myself to the Bay Area round trip on... Read more

Up to 10,000 American Miles with Partners

Up to 10,000 American Miles with Partners through June 15th

American is out with a new promo offering up to 10,000 American Miles with partners through June 15th. The promo is tiered meaning if you earn points with all four partners you earn 10,000 bonus miles. But, you are also able to earn miles without hitting all 4 partners. Earning up to 10,000 American Miles with Partners As you can see above, even if you only have transactions with 2 partners, you can still earn... Read more

Folsom Fairfield Inn

Marriott’s New Construction Initiative

Marriott has announced a large expansion to its initiative to drive adoption of modular construction of hotels in North America. Popular in Europe and Asia, modular construction is slowly being introduced in the United States. The first property to be with a modular design was the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Folsom, CA. Marriott’s new construction initiative calls for 50 more hotels to be built with modular construction. Marriott Modular Construction Basics The basic premise of modular construction... Read more

United Airlines

Travel Roundup: 100,000 Chase Ink, Athens under $500, Plastiq 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. Sources are reporting that Chase is offering a massive 100,000 point sign up bonus for the new Ink Business Preferred for in-branch approvals. Hurry as this offer ends tomorrow! Are you looking to earn points on your mortgage or rent payment? Chase Sapphire Reserve cardholders are reporting that Plastiq is... Read more

I need a Plastiq Referral Code and Mortgages/Rent Coding as Travel?

  Update: Congrats to Mike whose name I pulled out of the hat. If you’d like to use my Plastiq referral code please click here: https://try.plastiq.com/714733. Or use one of our readers codes in the comments!   Update #2: Congrats to reader Leah, you’ve also been selected! Let’s hope this deal sticks around! – Ben For those of you very into points and miles, you may know all about Plastiq. If you don’t, I’ll explain shortly... Read more

American Airlines

Travel Roundup: $50 for $40 at Hotels.com, Airbnb wooing corporate travelers, 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. Amazon is offering a deal for $10 off hotels.com gift cards starting at 8pm tonight. Don’t forget you can also earn 3x JetBlue points per dollar for your Amazon purchases! (H/T Doctor of Credit) American Airlines is reducing the amount of leg room on their newest planes, the 737 MAX. With these... Read more