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12 Jul. 2019
Issuing Banks Rules for Approvals and New Bonuses
This is a living post, continuously updated over time as the miles and points hobby evolves. They change the rules and we have to stay on top of them. Today I’ve updated the section about Citi cards to reflect the new sign up bonus eligibility timelines for their AAdvantage co-branded credit cards. If I’ve left
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20 Aug. 2019
When Was the Last Transfer Bonus? Part 1: Membership Rewards
American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou Points, and Capital One miles, three of the four major transferrable point currencies, periodically run transfer bonuses to airline mileage partners. Chase Ultimate Rewards offered their first transfer bonus ever in May of this year to British Airways Avios. To be clear, sometimes the transfer bonu...
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23 Jul. 2019
Trip Report: Delta One, Atlanta to Buenos Aires
Recently I flew between Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) in Delta’s Business Class cabin, Delta One, for just 45,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles and $5.60. Here’s the series index for all posts related to this trip: Atlanta Delta SkyClub, Concourse F review: Where I spent some time before the flight An...
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25 Oct. 2019
The wait is over: Clear will open at United terminals in Houston next week
Having both TSA PreCheck and Clear can help you dramatically reduce the amount of time spent waiting around at an airport before your flight. Used either independently or together, both speed up the security process. You don’t need to take out your ID, take off your shoes, or remove your toiletries or electronics. But a
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7 Oct. 2019
Discover: Buy Sam’s Club Membership ($45) and Get $45 or $25 Back
The Offer No direct link, targeted offer via email Get a $45 statement credit when using your Discover card to buy a new Sam’s Club membership. Others got the same offer, but for a $25 statement credit. The Fine Print Valid October 1 – November 30 Valid online with the link in the email, or
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12 May. 2021
Survival Tip: How to “go back” on a miles & points blog page
It’s a well-established fact that reading good miles and points blogs is essential for survival.  So when a basic functionality stops working, our well-beings are at jeopardy.  That’s why I’m here to share a tip, in hopes of restoring order to our lives. Recently, a new signature has emerged for the VIPs of miles and
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25 Oct. 2019
Take to the ‘skies’ with Virgin Atlantic’s A350 flight simulator in Heathrow Terminal 3 for a limited time
AvGeeks departing from London Heathrow will want to make their way to Terminal 3 pre-flight. Virgin Atlantic has placed an Airbus A350 simulator in the terminal, free for passengers to test out. The mobile simulator is located at the Virgin Atlantic check-in area of Terminal 3. According to a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson, the simulator will
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20 Nov. 2019
Avatar Airlines: America’s New All-747 Airline (Or Not)
You guys know I love writing about new “airlines” (I put that word in quotes because is it really an airline if they never fly?), and I just realized I’ve never written about Avatar Airlines, which is probably the most promising new airline in the US since Baltia. The concept has been around since 1992,
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25 Oct. 2019
U.S. to ban all routes to Cuba except Havana, reports say
The United States is banning commercial flights to all cities in Cuba except Havana. The move, announced by the Trump administration on Friday, rolls back an easing of Cuba-U.S. flight restrictions that began under Trump’s predecessor Obama. The change in policy comes from unnamed government sources who spoke to media outlets, including The M...
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19 Nov. 2019
American Airlines Promises “World-Class Culinary Experience”
Move over, Michelin-starred restaurants, there’s a new hotspot in town — American Airlines! American has today announced that they’ll offer customers “a world-class culinary experience” as part of their “investment in enhancing the premium experience for customers throughout their journey.” Yes, indeed, thi...
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18 Mar. 2021
Minimums, Anchors, and Thresholds
Become a Patron! One of the most frustrating things that comes up almost immediately when you start talking to people about money is the way people treat certain purely regulatory or legislative figures as having some kind of moral or persuasive value. The example that has driven me crazy for years is the advice to
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3 Jun. 2017
E*Trade Brokerage Promotion: Up to $2500 in Cash + 60 Days Of Free Trades
E*Trade is a top tier innovative online discount brokerage. They are currently offering a promotion of up to $2,500 to those with $1,000,000 or more deposit as well as 60 days of free trades for those who Fund a new  E*TRADE retirement account. You must fund this account within 45 days of account opening. This promotion is diffi...
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