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These Photos Prove Airlines Differ with Social Distancing

The landscape of aviation is changing faster than a private jet en route to a private island. If you find yourself travelling, be ready for a very different experience. It starts even upon arrival to…

Chase Sapphire Cards Get Updated Coronavirus Benefits

On July 1, Chase activated a handful of new benefits for their Sapphire cards. Customers that are no longer reaping the cards' travel benefits need reasons to keep spending on their travel cards and…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Star Alliance

If you’re anything like us, nearly every moment of this pandemic has been spent dreaming of travel. Especially as we try to avoid nauseating headlines like “Corona” being on the rise for baby names.…

The Basics of Citi ThankYou Points

Welcome back! Let’s continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. In this series, we are looking at: An introduction to credit cards frequented by…

How Coronavirus has Affected Travel Agencies

Today we're featuring a guest post from our friend and colleague, Freddy Lanksy, of Points Panda. He's sharing his opinion on the impact COVID-19 has had on the travel industry, and how travel…

How to Book Cheap Domestic Awards – Oneworld Alliance

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a state of uncertainty. Travel within the United States is more appealing and logistically more feasible than international travel, at least to the…

TODAY (JUNE 15) ONLY: Earn 5x Miles or 7% Cash Back on Apple Purchases

Six shopping portals are offering large bonuses for Apple purchases, but the deal only lasts through today, June 15. If you were already considering buying something from Apple, check out your…

Should You be Tempted by Chase’s “Pay Yourself Back” Offer?

Chase is offering a new way for Sapphire card holders to redeem their Ultimate Reward (UR) points. But does it make sense for you? Let’s move about the socially-distanced cabin and take a look. What…

Premium Travel Cards Pivot Benefits in a Coronavirus World: Update

Updated 6/9/20 with Citi's latest addition to the Prestige Card. In an attempt to keep you as a customer in a world where travel is severely limited, banks have been changing the benefit profiles of…

The Basics of Capital One Rewards

In case you're joining us for the first time, or missed a prior post in this series, please check out the index below: Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An IntroductionThe Basics of American…

The Basics of Chase Ultimate Rewards

Welcome! Today we continue our series on the types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers. In the last article, we discussed American Express Membership Rewards. Here we’ll dive into…

The Basics of American Express Membership Rewards

We began this series with an introduction to the three types of credit card reward programs frequented by travelers: transferable point cards, airline- and hotel-branded cards, and fixed point value…

Credit Card Reward Programs for Travelers: An Introduction

In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at different types of credit cards and their reward programs, with an aim to introduce you to those frequently used by travelers. Such a topic can be divided into…

Chasing Airlines For Refunds: What You Need To Know

The world is in a time-out The travel world has certainly been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Every country around the globe has been changing travel restrictions on pretty much a weekly basis.…

How to be an Airbnb Ninja – Ready for Anything

Airbnb can be a fantastic way to stay at a unique property or save money compared to staying at a hotel. Be sure to check out our previous article where we discussed details such as filtering the…

Key Things You Need To Know About Booking An Airbnb

In our previous article we discussed some tools, tips, and tricks to help you navigate booking air travel. In this article we’ll tackle accommodation. Specifically we’ll look at one of the biggest…

Four Invaluable Tools for Booking Flights With Miles & Cash

Below are some tools, tips, and tricks to help you navigate the complexities of planning and booking air travel. Let’s move about the cabin and discuss how we got here. Award Tickets Using points and…

Amex Extends Minimum Spending Requirement Window for Bonuses to Six Months

In response to the economic downturn, American Express is now allowing six months instead of the usual three months to meet minimum spending requirements for sign up bonuses on their credit cards.…

Why We Love Flying Blue & How to Use It Like a Pro

Flying Blue, the award program of Air France and KLM, often flies under the radar. Even with dynamic award pricing, there are plenty of reasons to check it out. Let’s move about the cabin and take a…

Award Booking Sale & Assistance with Changes and Cancellations

COVID-19 is changing daily life, pretty drastically, for everyone right now. At MileValue we are trying to adapt to the current climate by discounting our already existing services as well as…

Plan Now, Travel Later

Updated March 30, 2020 to include data points on award refunds Updated March 27, 2020 to include data points on United's refund practices. There’s nothing normal about travel during the COVID-19…

Airline Change & Cancellation Policies due to COVID-19

UPDATED 6/23/20 I hope all of you and your loved ones are coping during this trying time. Whether you're hunkering down at home with work or study, or are still needed in public as a healthcare…

Marriott Bonvoy Boundless 100k Offer Expires March 4

Update: This offer has changed to 75,000 bonus Marriott Rewards after spending $3,000 on your new card within three months.  The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card has a higher than usual…

Big Airbnb Savings on a Trip to Patagonia

I am currently staying about 20 minutes north of a town called San Martin de Los Andes, which is located in the lake region of Argentine Patagonia. San Martin, as locals refer to it, is a fly fishing…

How to Get Global Entry

A note from Sarah Page: You may know Kevin from the MileValue Award Booking Service. Together with his wife, their friends and family refer to them as K2, which you'll notice in the by line. They’re…