KLM Lounge Houston

Review: KLM Crown Lounge Houston

I just returned from a long weekend in New Orleans. It was my first visit to the Crescent City and my friends and I had a blast. Unfortunately, there’s only one nonstop flight connecting Phoenix to New Orleans, and we weren’t on it. As a result, we had a two-hour layover in Houston on our way back. That provided an opportunity to review the KLM Lounge Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. I’m granted access... Read more

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One Stop Travel Roundup: Leggings, SPG 35k Offer, Nashville 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. United Airlines has gone viral for not allowing a young girl to board for wearing leggings. The justification is that the girl was traveling on a buddy pass. As a result, she should adhere to United’s (strict) dress code. One week remains for elevated sign up bonus on the... Read more

Leggings on a Plane – Am I the Rude One?

So an interesting few posts have come up this morning via View From the Wing and One Mile at a Time about some girls being told they could not wear leggings on a United flight. It turned out these were non-rev passengers (those who travel on buddy passes or are employees). Nonrevs are subject to a different dress code which includes no spandex. It was handled horribly by United’s twitter team unfortunately who responded to tweets... Read more

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5,000 Advantage Miles for Business Extra Sign-up + a Chance to Win 5 Round trips!

American is celebrating 20 years of helping businesses get more from their travel! To celebrate they are giving away 5,000 AAdvantage miles for Business Extra new enrollments as well as giving a chance to win 5 round trip flights to anywhere in the U.S. 5,000 AAdvantage Miles for Business Extra Sign-up First, to learn more about the Business Extra program, One Mile at a Time has an excellent write-up.  Note that a tax ID is... Read more

Omni Royal Crescent

Omni Messed Up, Then Totally Redeemed Themselves

Yesterday was an interesting day. I’m in New Orleans meeting some old friends for the weekend. The plan was for everyone to stay at the Omni Royal Crescent Hotel. We had a great rate, and it’s a convenient location. Omni has a loyalty program, but it’s not really something that interests me given their location footprint. Furthermore, they don’t have transfer partners. Anyway, I’m writing this post from the hotel next door, which is called... Read more

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