Congress: Please Don’t Try to Protect Us from Airlines By Limiting Fees or Increasing Seat Sizes

Dear Senators and Congressmen,

According to a report Friday on, after years of failing to pass seat-size regulations because of Republic opposition, seat-size language has now been added to House and Senate bills that are very likely to pass:
The Republican-led Congress is warming up to the idea of creating new consumer protections for travelers, an idea considered controversial just over a year ago.
GOP lawmakers rejected past efforts to establish minimum seat sizes and rein in airline fees, but provisions to do just that were easily added to must-pass aviation legislation this year...

Full Offer Analysis of the IHG Rewards Club Credit Card. What’s It Worth?

The Chase IHG Rewards Club Select comes with 80,000 IHG points after spending $1,000 in the first three months.

Award Space on 20k Flights to Europe and South America, 25k to Asia

Recently I updated "You Can Still Book on the Old American Airlines with Alaska or Etihad Miles" with the amazing news that 16 months after American Airlines devalued its award chart, Etihad and Alaska still let you book American Airlines flights at the old rates.

The best rates on the old American Airlines chart were off peak awards.

New: 80,000 IHG Points (Up to 16 Nights) and Anniversary Night Credit Card Offer

The IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card just increased its sign up bonus to 80,000 points after spending $1,000 in the first three months. This is the highest offer ever, and a must have for several reasons.

80,000 IHG points are enough for 16 free nights at the PointBreaks rate.
The card offers an anniversary free night certificate every year that can be used at any IHG property worldwide, including fancy InterContinental Hotels, subject to availability.

You Can Still Book on Old American Airlines Chart with Alaska or Etihad Miles

Still alive 16 months later. How long will it last?

On March 22, 2016, the American Airlines devaluation struck.

However, you can still book American Airlines flight at the old prices if you use Alaska or Etihad miles.

Buy American Airlines Miles for 1.72 Cents. Good Deal?

American Airlines is offering up to 100,000 bonus miles + a 10% discount when you purchase American Airlines miles through July 31, 2017. If you buy the largest amount possible, you can get them for as little as 1.72 cents each. That’s the cheapest I’ve ever seen American Airlines miles for sale (we also saw them on sale for 1.72 cents each this time last year).

Bonus miles are tiered based on how many miles you purchase.

Hurry: New York to Copenhagen for $390 Roundtrip and No Bag Fees

I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account.

Award Space Picture to Hawaii Right Now on 12,500 Avios Flights

Flights from the West Coast to Hawaii on American or Alaska are 12,500 British Airways Avios

Hurry! Last Day to Get Delta 70k and 60k Offers!

Tomorrow (July 5, 2017), the Delta Gold card 60,000 mile offer and the Delta Platinum 70,000 mile offer end.

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards - Limited Time Credit Card Offers.

Both offers are the highest on record. It’s always important to apply for Amex cards when they have a historically high sign up bonus since you can only get the public sign up bonus on a card once in your lifetime.

Should You Join the Frontier Discount Den or Spirit $9 Fare Club

I love Spirit and Frontier. Not flying them--I think I've flown them three total times, which weren't particularly pleasant experiences. I just love what they represent. As two of the largest ultra-low-cost carriers in the United States, they put downward pressure on all airlines' fares, which benefits flyers immensely.

We are all used to paying for checked bags and meals, but Spirit and Frontier charge for a lot more including carry on bags, seat assignments, and even water.