25% Transfer Bonus AMEX to Hawaiian Miles

Until June 21, 2017, there is a 25% transfer bonus from American Express Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Miles.

Final Chance for Citi Hilton Cards? Offers Pulled From Citi’s Website

January 1, 2018, American Express and Hilton will begin an exclusive credit card agreement. That means only Amex Hilton cards will continue to exist and the Citi Hilton cards will not. Here's the press release if you want to read more about it.

Citi and American Express both issue Hilton co-branded credit cards.

Citi's got the...

Hilton Honors Visa Signature card
Hilton Honors Reserve card

...and Amex has got the

Hilton Honors card
Hilton Honors Surpass card.

Or at least Citi WAS issuing Hilton co-branded credit cards.

Who Has the Most First Class Award Space to Kona?

There seemed to be enough interest in my original post on premium cabin award space to Honolulu that I followed up with the next most popular destination in Hawaii: Maui, and will now cover premium cabin award space to Kona (KOA), the third busiest airport in Hawaii on the big island.

Where I’ll Be Over the Next Five Weeks. Recommendations?

Hello from the verdant Santiago de Compostela, Spain! The picture above is the view from the kitchen table in my Airbnb, overlooking Alameda Park, just a five minute walk from the famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This town in Galicia is the end of the famous Camino de Santiago (or The Way of St. James), a pilgrimage that millions have made to visit the shrine of the apostle St.

New Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% Off to Europe, Israel, Morocco for Late Summer Travel

Flying Blue–the loyalty program of Air France/KLM, Air Europa, Kenya Airways, and TAROM Romanian–has released its newest Promo Awards that let you fly from select American cities to anywhere in Europe or to Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, or Algeria for 25% off standard economy and Business Class award prices.

Flash Sale on United Miles: 67% Bonus Through June 2

Through June 2, 2017 at 11:59 CT (today and tomorrow), United is offering up to a 67% bonus on purchased miles.

Using Schedule Changes to Save on Re-Deposit Fees

While we're on the topic of United tricks, I thought I'd take the opportunity to remind you all of how to avoid the cancellation/re-deposit of miles fees typically collected on awards.

Normally canceling a United award and re-depositing your miles incurs a $200 per ticket fee if you don’t have United status.

Recently a reader wrote to us asking the following:
"I have held reservations on United since Sept 2016 for flying from Savannah to Copenhagen on June 1, returning June 13.

Delta Retracts Pricey Fuel Surcharges on Virgin Atlantic Awards

The frequent flyer community freaked out over the weekend when expensive fuel surcharges popped on Delta awards flying partner Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class from the United States to Europe.

Delta already collects fuel surcharges on partner awards that originate in Europe.

But out of pocket costs skyrocketed a few days ago to around $500 for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class awards originating in the United States, and everyone thought it was yet another unannounced dig from Delta because, well, it wouldn't be that surprising. Delta devalues their award prices all the time with no notice.

Business Platinum’s 50% Rebate Benefit Devalues June 1

Reminder: May 31 is the last day to apply for the Business Platinum Card to be grandfathered in to the 50% rebate benefit (when Paying with Points for all premium cabin fights and for your chosen airline in economy) with no cap for one more year.