Etihad Releasing A380 First Class Award Space to/from USA

Etihad is again releasing First Class award space on its daily A380 flight between New York and Abu Dhabi that you can book for only 90,000 American Airlines miles each way.

Some credit card offers in this post have expired, but they might come back.

Fantastic First Class Space to Madrid and Europe for Summer 2016

American Airlines is releasing a ton of First Class award space from Miami and Dallas to Madrid for July though October, 2016.

This award space is easy to connect to from anywhere in the United States, and you can get anywhere in Europe with an Iberia flight from Madrid. These connecting flights do not add to the First Class mileage price of 62,500 American Airlines miles each way.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Permanently Increases Sign Up Bonus to 55,000 Ultimate Rewards

The Chase Sapphire Preferred now offers 50,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months. Plus it offers 5,000 bonus points for adding an authorized user.

Arrival Plus is King of Cashback Cards without Being One

The king of cash back cards is the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard®, which isn't even a cash back card.

The card offers 2.15% back on all purchases in the form of free travel.

Comprehensive Spread Sheet of 8 Star Alliance Award Charts: Cheapest Awards to Southeast Asia

Because you can use any type of Star Alliance miles to book any Star Alliance flight, I’ve put the eight best Star Alliance award charts into one spreadsheet. Check out why I chose these eight award charts and how Americans can get these miles here.

Comprehensive Spread Sheet of 8 Star Alliance Award Charts: Cheapest Awards to Southeast Asia

Because you can use any type of Star Alliance miles to book any Star Alliance flight, I’ve put the eight best Star Alliance award charts into one spreadsheet. Check out why I chose these eight award charts and how Americans can get these miles here.

Better Limited Time Offer: 75k Hilton Card vs. 30k SPG Card

This 75k Hilton offer has expired. Check out the best current travel credit card sign up offers here.

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Yesterday I reviewed the improved offer on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, which now offers 30,000 bonus Starpoints after spending $3,000 in the first three months.

There's another hotel card with a temporarily increased sign up bonus.

New York to Oslo for $277 Roundtrip All In

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New York to Oslo for $277 Roundtrip All In

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More Info on How These Delta 5k and 10k SkyMiles Awards Work

Yesterday I reported that some Delta domestic awards cost only 5,000 SkyMiles one way, a 60% discount on the prevailing 12,500 mile rate we expect from legacy carriers. Other routes cost 10,000 SkyMiles one way.