Capital One Venture Card Offers 100,000 Miles, but Should You Go for the Bonus?

Capital One has increased the welcome offer on its popular Venture Card to up to 100,000 miles. It might sound like a lot, and it is, but it’s not going to work for everyone. Let’s take a look at why you should and shouldn’t try to get your hands on this increased bonus.

Capital One Venture Card New Welcome Offer of Up to 100,000 Miles

First of all, the new, limited-time bonus offer on the Capital One Venture Card is tiered.

Hyatt to Launch Peak Award Pricing in July 2021

Many things that were supposed to happen in 2020 didn’t. Perhaps this is one of those things we’re glad was postponed—World of Hyatt implementation of peak award pricing. Unfortunately, the change will indeed come in July 2021, although we don’t know the exact date yet.

The Andaz Maui

World of Hyatt to Implement Peak/Off-Peak Point Redemptions 

Standard Rooms

At the moment, an award night at any Hyatt hotel is priced based on the hotel’s category.

How to Book Hawaiian Airlines Flights with Partner Programs

Few things sound more appealing than a relaxing vacation after how high the anxiety levels have been during the past year. For those looking for a domestic trip, Hawaii might be a logical choice even though safety measures are still in place to travel there.

To avoid a 10-day quarantine upon arrival, visitors need to present a proper negative COVID-19 test. With that, you can head straight to the beach on most islands.

While planning a trip, though, you’ll notice that all major domestic carriers fly from the mainland to Hawaii.

An Overview of Cell Phone Protection: Which Cards Offer It and Which One is the Best to Use

Although a large welcome bonus is as good a reason to sign up for a new credit card as any, it doesn’t hurt to make note of a card’s other benefits before clicking “Submit” on an application page.

You can get free checked bags with co-branded airline cards, free annual night certificates with hotel cards and lounge access with premium cards.

Best Ways to Book American Airlines Flights with Membership Rewards

The American Airlines AAdvantage program doesn’t partner with any flexible bank rewards program, with the exception of Marriott Bonvoy points that transfer to the airline at a ratio of 3:1. This makes it that much more difficult to earn miles with the program.

However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t use points and miles to book award tickets on American Airlines flights. You just have to know where to search for them.

American Airlines is part of the Oneworld airline alliance, which consists of 13 full members (with Alaska Airlines joining in March 2021).

Best Ways to Fly to Africa with Points and Miles

Wildlife safaris, natural wonders, bustling markets—with 54 countries to choose from, Africa’s got it all. Figuring out which loyalty program to use to fly to the second-most populous continent might be a drag, so we’ve come up with a guide to help you.

Whether you’re looking to fly with Oneworld, SkyTeam or Star Alliance carriers, we’ve got some solid options for mileage redemptions with each alliance.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue

Flying Blue is an interesting option to consider when searching for award space from North America to Africa.

What’s in My Wallet: Anya Kartashova

To keep the What’s In My Wallet series going—and so that we can actually call this a series—I’ll go next and take you on a socially distanced tour of my wallet.

Some of my credit cards have high annual fees. Some have mid-range fees. Others are no-fee cards. Every card I apply for serves a purpose, and once that purpose is served, I decide whether to keep it or cancel.

5 Best Ways to Fly to Europe with Points and Miles

Whether it’s eating a croissant near the Eiffel Tower, skiing in the Alps or riding in a gondola across Venice canals, Europe offers a lot of reasons to visit. In fact, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom were in the top 10 most visited destinations by international travelers in 2019, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

It’s no wonder that many travelers seek award flights to Europe.

How to Use ExpertFlyer to Find Award Space

You signed up for a credit card, met the minimum-spending requirements and earned a welcome bonus. You’ve done everything the credit-card issuer told you to do to take your first free flight on points, but you just can’t find any award space.

Don’t worry. This happens all the time.

Before you throw away the credit card that didn’t meet your quite reasonable travel expectations, let me teach you a valuable trick.

When to Use British Airways Avios and When to Use Iberia Avios

Let’s talk about Avios.

Three airlines—Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia—use this rewards currency, yet they’re separate award programs. Same, same, but different. And, because the programs are different, they also use their own award charts and follow their own rules.

Although there are three loyalty programs that use Avios, in this article, we’ll focus on two: British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus.