Splitty: A New Way To Book Hotel Rooms (Review)

I’m always intrigued when a new startups enter the travel sector with an attempt to disrupt the market. In the past we’ve covered new companies like Hopper, Rocketrip, and Recharge. Today we’re covering Splitty: A new way to book hotel rooms. Splitty’s unique proposition is that they’ll split up your stay into multiple reservations to save you money. That sounds interesting, but is it practical? Splitty Background Splitty launched out of Tel Aviv’s red-hot startup community,... Read more

Travel Roundup: Solo in Europe, $208 to Guadalajara, Memorial Day Travel Numbers 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 a sign of a strong economy, AAA estimated that over 39 million Americans traveled for Memorial Day weekend. That’s the highest number since 2005. Yesterday we noted that Delta began imposing massive fuel surcharges on Virgin Atlantic awards. Apparently Delta is having second thoughts as that change has been... Read more

Miles4Migrants: Donate Miles to Reunite Refugees

The main point of this blog is to teach readers how to earn and use points to travel better. But we also recognize that many of us in this hobby sometimes have miles that we may not use. Ben in the past has covered many of the options for donating miles that will go unused. Today, I want to cover another option of how to help others via Miles4Migrants. Note: I know some people have... Read more

Travel Roundup: Delta surcharges on Virgin Atlantic, Never-ending laptop ban rumors, 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. One of the best ways to earn JetBlue points is by shopping at Amazon. Unfortunately, here at Points, Miles, and More we’ve discovered you don’t get your points quickly, if all the points even post. If you have a stash of Delta miles unfortunately it won’t make sense to... Read more

Mark Cuban Hates Credit Cards

Apparently Mark Cuban hates credit cards. The outspoken entrepreneur and host of the hit TV show “Shark Tank” told Inc. Magazine that the best money advice he’d ever gotten was from his Dad. Mark’s Dad simply told him “Don’t use credit cards”. Cuban elaborated in another interview with Business Insider: Credit cards are the worst investment that you can make. That the money I save on interest by not having debt is better than any... Read more

Jetblue Points for Amazon Purchases

JetBlue Points for Amazon: How long for points to post and other details

In late 2016 JetBlue released the option to earn 3x points on almost any Amazon purchase. As covered in our post on basic ways to earn points, earning JetBlue points for Amazon can be very lucrative if you have as many Amazon Prime boxes show up at your house weekly as I do. As soon as this news was released I immediately started using the JetBlue link for my purchases and waited for the points to roll... Read more

North Korea Travel Ban? – Right or Wrong?

A report surfaced yesterday indicating that a bipartisan effort is underway to ban tourist travel to North Korea. The proposal is the result of the detention of several US citizens by the reclusive North Korean government. For years North Korea has made a habit of detaining American citizens to be used as bargaining chips. The congressional effort to create a North Korea travel ban seems well-intentioned, but is it the right thing to do? North Korea Travel Ban &... Read more

Venetian Las Vegas

Travel Roundup: Top Landmarks, $69 LAS-LAX, Train Journeys, 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. American Express has launched a very attractive new small business credit card. The Blue Business Plus card gives cardholders 2x Membership Rewards Points on all purchases across the board with no annual fee. Tripadvisor readers have ranked the Top 10 best landmarks in the world. Angkor Wat in Siem... Read more

United MileagePlus Exclusives: Worth it?

There are countless ways to spend your points and miles and United MileagePlus Exclusives is just another way. This program allows you to use miles for special experiences that cannot easily be purchased. Whether you are a road warrior who has no interest in taking another flight for a vacation, or you’re looking for a unique experience, United MileagePlus Exclusives may be able to help. There are a couple pretty cool options that I’ll describe... Read more

Qatar Airways Super Business Class Teaser

Travel Roundup: Low self-esteem=flashy credit card? Qsuite start date, 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. According to MarketWatch, the flashier the card, the lower the self-esteem of the cardholder. We’ll have to agree to disagree with MarketWatch on that one… Qatar Airways new business class, Qsuites, is taking flight with the product being flown from Doha to London in June. Make sure to take... Read more