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October 2013 was a big month for me. The month started in Brussels. I whirlwinded through Oslo and Amsterdam before getting to Munich in time for the end of Oktoberfest.

Munich was the last stop on my eight month world tour. I landed back in the US for the first time since February just in time for the Chicago Seminars.

The Seminars were a blast, and I had a chance to check out the Park Hyatt for two nights afterwards while exploring the city. From Chicago, I flew to Los Angeles, where I hosted a MileValue dinner and reacquainted myself with taco trucks!

From Los Angeles, I flew to Honolulu to make Oahu my new home. This is my month of crossing 12 time zones visually.

October was big for me, but bigger for MileValue. Old readers enjoyed some great posts about the month’s US Airways promos and an all-time-classic post by Bill about a huge sweet spot on the US Airways chart.

New readers found the blog in droves because of an immensely popular Mashable post featuring our award booking techniques prominently. Readership continues to grow rapidly, which brings me closer to the goal of helping everyone travel more, better, and cheaper.

What were the most popular pages, trip reports, and posts for October 2013? There are several you can not miss.

Most Popular Pages

The Award Booking Service continued to thrive.

My Free Credit Card Consultations continued to offer personalized answers to which card is best for a particular trip.

Trip Reports

Paris to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia Airlines First Class on an A380

Most Popular Posts

Blog News

MileValue Featured in Mashable Post about Beginner Getting Round the World Business Class Award for $1,340

I ran a contest. Submissions are closed, but winners have not been picked: Let Me Be Your Miles Personal Assistant For Free

Big Credit Card News

Application Link: Citi ThankYou® Premier Card

I covered the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express in You Can Easily Get 6% Back on All Your Grocery Purchases, But Should You?

I posted for everyone the hand out I gave out at the Chicago Seminars: The Best Cards to Earn United, American, Delta, US Airways, Alaska, Southwest, and British Airways Miles

And I covered a nice niche card: The 50k Lufthansa Mile Offer is Back for a Limited Time!

Promo News

The big promo news was technically posted September 30: US Airways Share Miles with 100% Bonus = 1.13 Cent Dividend Miles. Related US Airways promo posts included:

Barclay’s offering US Airways Offering Cardholders up to 50% Back on Redeemed Miles

How to Combine US Airways Promotions to Get Two Tickets to Europe for $284 Each

I discussed the offer of 25,000 American Airlines Miles for 5 Hilton Stays.

I gave my experience with the Big Win, which still has two months left: I won the Big Win for 154k Bonus Points–Why to Nail the Big Hotel Promo Each Year

I broke down the ongoing transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic, which everyone should consider: Membership Rewards 30% Transfer Bonus to Virgin Atlantic Means 14k Point Awards to Europe and 35k Roundtrips to Argentina

Miles News

Qatar Award Space Now Bookable with British Airways Avios Online and American Airlines Miles

How to Save 70,000 Miles on US Airways Awards to Southeast Asia & its Anatomy of an Award: Southeast Asian and Mexican Vacations in Business Class for 90k US Airways Miles, 30k Arrival Miles, and Zero Cash

I made a resource: When Does British Airways Add Fuel Surcharges to Avios Awards?

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