The Four Frontier Airlines Awards You Can’t Ignore

Frontier Airlines is a Denver-based airline with flights throughout the continental US, Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

Frontier Destinations

Right now The Frontier Airlines World MasterCard® is offering 40,000 bonus miles after spending only $500 in the first 90 days.

That's a huge sign up bonus for such a tiny minimum spending requirement. Making it even better is the fact that Frontier charges only 10k miles each way for a Standard award within the United States including Alaska.

Top Five Cards for Economy Travel (Start Thinking About the Holidays Now)

What are the top credit cards for economy travel?

It's a question I get asked a lot in November and December as friends scramble to purchase tickets home to see family for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Top Ten Credit Card Offers for Travel, February 2014

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Hurry? Rumor is That Arrival World MasterCard Minimum Spending Requirement Set to Triple

Update 2/21/14: This post was about a rumor that the spending requirement on the Arrival card would go to $3,000. It has gone to $3,000. The minimum spending requirement is now $3,000 in the first 90 days to unlock the 40,000 bonus miles. Full offer details:

Earn 40,000 bonus miles if you make $3,000 or more in purchases in the first 90 days from account opening.

Barclaycard Arrival World MasterCard Are Worth 1.075 Cents Each Because of This One Quirk

Everyone knows that the Barclaycard Arrival PlusTM World Elite MasterCard® comes with a sign up bonus worth $400 in free travel after spending $3,000 in the first three months, and that the card earns 2% back toward travel on all purchases.

Except that those numbers are wrong! The card's sign up bonus is actually worth $430 and the card actually earns 2.15% back on all purchases.

Until we both got the card, we didn't realize that you actually earn miles on the purchase that you redeem miles to remove from your statement.

Why I Got the Barclaycard Arrival Plus

This week I opened the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® with 40,000 bonus miles after spending $3k in the first 90 days.

Beyond the sign up bonus, the card comes with:

2.15% back on all purchases toward any travel expense (including any flight on any airline with no blackouts)
the easiest redemption process imaginable

A lot of people ask me what cards I get and why, so I wanted to share my decision making process, my experience getting the Arrival Plus, and my strategy with the card.

For a full review of the Arrival card, see Barclaycard Arrival

Best Credit Card Offers for Travel in 2014

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Whether you're looking for free luxury hotel stays, first class flights, free flights home, or big rewards on gas or groceries, there are some fantastic credit card bonuses out there.

I've listed the top ten credit cards for travel of 2014.

See the full top ten after the jump.

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Should You Use British Airways Avios or Arrival Miles to Get to Hawaii?

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British Airways has a loyalty program with a lot of high value awards available to Americans.

Your Last Chance to Get the US Airways Card Will Be mid-2015

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Barclaycard’s Obsession with Getting Us into the Habit of Using Its Cards Is Great for Us

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Business competition is good for consumers. We've been losing airline competition rapidly for the last five years as Northwest, Continental, and US Airways have been folded into Delta, United, and American.