Travel Roundup: Hyatt Kids Rooms, $166 ORD-SFO, Amex Concerns, & 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. Are you sad that your Admiral’s Club access is gone with the Citi Prestige? Your next best bet is the Citi AAdvantage World Elite Mastercard to get you in. Right Now Citi is offering a 75,000 mile sign-up bonus. We wouldn’t recommend the card for a casual traveler, but... Read more

Hello from the Conrad Maldives!!

If you’re not caught up on the full trip itinerary check out this link first! I’m going to keep this pretty short since I am trying to vacation and all, but I wanted to pop in and say hello. I arrived at the Conrad Maldives yesterday after a not so glamorous night at the Colombo airside transit hotel, and WOW, it really is all that it is hyped up to be! The seaplane ride was... Read more

Travel Roundup: Amex BBP 20k Bonus, Recon Lines, ATL-ORD $98 RT, 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. Has your credit card application been put on hold? If so, here’s a comprehensive guide on what to do, and where to call. Did you miss out on the Amex Blue Business Plus signup bonus? If so, certain existing Amex cardholders are being targeted for the offer. Are you... Read more

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Travel Roundup: Worst Solo Travel, $384 to Hawaii, United Miles Bonus & 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. Do you need to bump up your United account? Right now United is offering up to a 100% bonus on purchased miles. Hawaiian Airlines announced three new daily routes from Los Angeles, Portland, and Oakland. Act fast as Hawaiian is offering introductory pricing for next year. US News readers... Read more

Major Regret: Burning Points Before the Baby

Regular readers may know that my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world this May. Like most first time parents, we had no idea what to expect. Outside of a few domestic trips to introduce the new baby to family members, we’ve kept our travel schedule clear. This is by design since we believed any international travel outside of Canada/Mexico would be shelved for the next couple years. Additionally, before having the... Read more

Lufthansa First Class

Travel Roundup: NYE in London $486, Caviar, 75k Citi 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. Do you shop online for mileage bonuses? American and United are offering the chance to earn 2,000 and 3,000 bonus miles respectively. While the card isn’t as strong as it was in the past, Citi just launched a large 75,000 point sign up bonus on the Prestige card. We... Read more

LAX Star Alliance First Class Lounge

A New First – Empty First Class Lounge and Flight!

As readers may know, I’m in the middle of my trip to Hong Kong and the Maldives (full itinerary in link)! Well after only getting to Hong Kong I’m already having a blast as I write this from the Conrad Hong Kong. A new first happened on the way here though, making the trip here even more enjoyable. My husband and I were alone for our time in the Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX.... Read more

Southwest Flight Attendant Saved The Day

While Liz and her husband are headed to the Maldives in style, my family is here enjoying the 100+ degree Phoenix temps. Oh, and a massive roof leak that requires the whole thing to be replaced. This on the heels of our air conditioning outage a few weeks ago. It’s been quite the Summer. Anyway, how about a feel-good story to brighten up the weekend? I came across this cool story about how a Southwest... Read more

Conrad Maldives overwater villa with hot tub

Heading to Maldives! Follow Along + Itinerary

Alright after much of a lead-up it actually is here! Sadly, I don’t just take jaunts in first class to foreign countries often, like some bloggers. So the excitement for my Maldives trip is pretty strong! Below I’ve detailed my final Maldives itinerary and how to follow along live before the trip report if you’re interested. By the time this posts I will be on my way! Follow along on social media Both Ben and... Read more

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Travel Roundup: Top US Cities, LA-Brussels $357, A New Low Cost Carrier 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. Travel & Leisure readers ranked the top 15 US Cities. Charleston, SC came out on top followed by Santa Fe, NM. If only to keep up with their European peers, Air France has launched a new low-cost carrier named Joon. The new service takes flight this Fall. Are you... Read more