United Economy Plus with a baby

Flying With a 10 Week Old Baby – Our Experience

It’s been a whirlwind last few weeks. Since the end of July, our family has flown from Phoenix to Washington D.C. to spend a few days with friends and do some sightseeing. Then we drove up to the Jersey Shore to spend four days of beach time with more family. After that, we headed up to Newark for what we thought would be our flight home. Instead we ended up in New York City for... Read more

Havana

Travel Roundup: NYC – Havana Nonstop $284, Hertz Cancellations, New Amex Offers, & 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. A new batch of Amex Offers are out. Especially relevant, targeted cardholders can save big with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Delta. Do you have a Hertz rental car booked during the solar eclipse later this month? If so, it’s best to double check your reservation as Hertz is... Read more

American Airlines

Travel Roundup: Top City Hotels, $402 to Copenhagen, $10/Month Gogo Wifi & 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. Severe turbulence on an American Airlines flight from Athens to Philadelphia sent 10 people to the hospital. Fortunately, the plane was able to land safely in Philadelphia. Travel & Leisure ranked the top 15 city hotels in the United States. The Surrey in New York City came out on... Read more

LAX Star Alliance First Class Lounge

Review: Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX Star Alliance Business Class Lounge at LAX Asiana A380 First Class Los Angeles to Seoul Asiana Business Class Lounge in Seoul Thai Airways 777-300 Business Class Seoul to Hong Kong Conrad Hong Kong Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Sri Lankan A321 Business Class Hong Kong to Colombo Serendiva Colombo Airside Transit Hotel SriLankan Airways A330-300 Business Class Colombo to Male... Read more

Near miss Air Canada SFO

CRAZY Picture from SFO Near Miss by Air Canada

Articles have been written, and mockups done, of the near miss at SFO on July 7th. Newly released photos show exactly how close that Air Canada plane was to other planes, including a United 787 and other widebody aircraft. For those not familiar with the incident, the SFO near miss happened when an Air Canada flight accidentally lined up to land on a taxiway. A taxiway that held four widebody jets all fully loaded with... Read more

Travel Roundup: 66 Credit Cards and a Mortgage, North Korea 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. After writing about the potential of a North Korea travel ban it is now official. As of September 1st travel to North Korea will be officially banned with rare exceptions for journalists and aid workers. One of the best ways to accrue credit card points and miles is with sign-up... Read more

Abu Dhabi US Pre-Clearance Security

Security Theater that was Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance and Laptop Ban

Having just returned from the Maldives (and working on getting the full trip report going), I returned via Abu Dhabi and flew in the famous A380 First Class Apartments on Etihad. After all the electronics ban back and forth, and said ban now being lifted, I was very interested to see the new security measures put in place at the Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance facility. Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility For those not aware, you are able... Read more

Travel Roundup: Uber Credit Card, Amex Points at Expedia, $375 to Asia 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. Uber and Barclay have teamed up and will be launching a credit card. The details are still unknown but the card is expected to be unveiled this fall. American Express is now offering you the option to redeem points at Expedia. Similar to redeeming Chase or Amex points at... Read more

Conrad Maldives Vilu Restaurant

Introduction: A Trip to the Conrad Maldives

Hello all! I have sadly returned from the Maldives. It was a wonderful trip and one I can’t wait to recap with you over upcoming posts. I have hundreds of photos to sort through and lots of fun memories from the trip. Along with hundreds of photos I also have plenty of notes on each flight and hotel. Based on all of this I will be starting my extensive trip report shortly. Along with a... Read more

Our Two Month Old’s First Flight & Other Programming News

Regular readers already know Liz and her husband are currently chilling in the Maldives. Well, my family is about to head out on a trip of our own! My wife and I are both excited and terrified for our two month old’s first flight. I just keep telling myself that if something goes wrong, I’ll never see any of the other passengers again. We’ll see how it goes… The Week Ahead Today we’re headed from... Read more