Posted in June 2012

Our Vacation for Two to Asia

Our Vacation for Two to Asia

Almost a year ago we learned that British Airways was going to be changing their Executive Club program from a region based award redemption system to a distance based system meaning that the amount of miles it would take to get from point A to point B would now depend on the distance between these … Continue reading

American Airlines Stopover Policy-Update

As I posted many weeks ago here, American Airlines has a very generous stopover policy, allowing those of us near airports that serve international destinations to get two one way tickets for the price of one. While I won’t rehash the details here, some of my favorite redemptions my family has taken advantage of include … Continue reading

New Ritz Carlton Credit Card Offer!

For those of you who are experts in applying for credit cards to receive airline mile and hotel points, you’re probably familiar with the Ritz Carlton Visa issued by Chase. This card is Chase’s attempt to provide similar benefits to the American Express Platinum card. In my opinion, they are close in the benefits they … Continue reading

Miles and Points for Travel Inconveniences?

Have you ever been on a flight that caused you to misconnect your next flight or ever stayed at a hotel where the air conditioning did not work as it should? It occurred to me today that we’ve acquired a decent number of hotel points and airline miles through contacting customer service departments after something … Continue reading

Best Way to Accumulate Hilton Honors Points

Best Way to Accumulate Hilton Honors Points

Now that you’ve managed to amass a significant amount of frequent flyer miles, it’s time to focus on hotel points. It seems that my family favors Hyatt, Starwood, and IHG properties (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc) because their redemption rates, on the whole, are fantastic. The Hilton Honors program, in general, does not interest me as … Continue reading

Scotland – May 2012

Scotland – May 2012

In early May we set off for our week long trip to Scotland. We also tagged on a one night stay in London on the way home to visit a friend I hadn’t seen in 7 years! We used American Airlines miles to make this trip a reality. While we couldn’t exclusively use hotel points … Continue reading