Chase Activities How to Book

Chase Ultimate Rewards Activities: Pay with points for tours, transportation, and more!

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are by far my most valued. First, they have an excellent list of transfer partners. But also, if you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve you are able to use points towards hotels, flights, and even activities and get 1.5 cents in value for each point. Using Ultimate Rewards points towards hotels and flights is common but Chase Activities are also a great option to pay for unique experiences with points. Today I... Read more

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Travel Roundup: LAX airlines shuffling, Hilton promos, 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. In what’s being called the largest relocation of its kind in U.S. history, fifteen airlines at LAX are in the middle of a five day terminal switch. The move will give Delta more space as well as hopefully reduce both plane and car congestion. Chase overtook American Express in... Read more

Cross Country Flight Earns 120 Miles!

Earlier this week I shared my experience booking a great cross country rate on United. This morning I logged into my MileagePlus account to make a few reservation adjustments when I stumbled across my scheduled earnings for the flight. Full disclosure, I’m not a frequent United flyer. My experience with MileagePlus is generally limited to transferring Chase points over to my account for award redemptions. I knew that earning MileagePlus miles turned revenue based a few years... Read more

Yelp Cash Back Program

Yelp Cash Back Program Review

Traveling on the cheap really means the trio of points, personal finance, and deals is important so this Yelp program is definitely worth signing up for if you haven’t already! Basically in late 2016 a Yelp cash back program was unveiled to the market. The Yelp cash back program allows for up to 10% back as a statement on your credit card. This Yelp program is similar to many others on the market (which I... Read more

World of Hyatt

Travel Roundup: Emirates profits fall, Alaska new parent status, 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 profits fell by 80% in the past year due to a multitude of factors according to the airline. That includes political upheaval, tougher travel restrictions to the United States, and other reasons. Apparently those Jennifer Aniston commercials didn’t help much… If you’re a new parent and have elite... Read more

United Airlines

United After Check Out Upgrade Offers: Cheaper First Class Opportunity

The struggle is real for status flyers right now. United was running a really cool flash sale yesterday that I took advantage of. I booked three one-way tickets from PHX – IAD for only $40 each including taxes and fees. This is my first paid fare on United in several years, so bear with me if this is common… After paying, I was given the opportunity to upgrade to first class for $199. That’s not a... Read more

Travel Roundup: Greatest Travel Adventure, Biggest Tourist Attractions, Europe under $400 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. First described as a rumor, European security officials have confirmed that a electronics ban will now be implemented on flights originating in Europe and heading to the United States. Are you a hardcore aviation geek? If so, tickets go on sale today for what’s billed as the greatest adventure in... Read more

Airbnb Bangkok Rental

Airbnb vs Hotels: Bangkok Planning

I’ve been running into a bit of a pickle over here while trying to figure out where to stay in Bangkok before we head to the Maldives. If you missed past posts here is an update on flights and hotels booked so far.  Since the trip is just a couple months away (!!!) it’s time to decide on a hotel in Bangkok. Or at least, so I thought. But, in this scenario it makes a... Read more

Travel Roundup: Travel Ban Rumors, Huge Bloomingdales Discount, 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. Recently the United States put a ban from bringing any electronics larger than a cell phone onto a plane from certain Middle Eastern countries. Unfortunately there are rumors that this ban will get extended to flights from Europe shortly as well. There is a targeted Amex Offer that, coupled... Read more

Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Guest Room

Hotel Industry Will Lobby the Trump Administration Over Priceline, Expedia

Another day, and another gripe from the hotel industry. This time the hotel industry will lobby the Trump administration over the perceived threat of Priceline and Expedia. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), a group that represents Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt will state that Priceline and Expedia are using unfair business practices. A forthcoming marketing campaign will try to make the case that Priceline and Expedia are monopolistic the in the travel booking space. Priceline and Expedia Background... Read more