My Son’s MacDill Airfest Show Meltdown

The following experience isn’t really travel related, but the lessons can certainly apply. Earlier this year, my family attended an air show in Tampa, complete with a Thunderbirds performance. My 3-year-old son was getting over a sickness, and I really didn’t think he should go. However, my husband insisted on attending and  told me to stay behind…

Hate AAdvantage Miles? Consider US Airways MasterCard!

Once again, with exclamation point.  I’ve mentioned many times that everyone should consider getting US Airways Premier MasterCard before it  goes to credit cards’ graveyard after the AA merger  is complete. But what if you have absolutely no use for future AA miles?  You don’t live near an AA hub and just don’t like that airline…

Miles and Points Update

If you use Evolve , you probably got an email that now you can pay the  bills directly via Discover card with no extra fee added. Apparently, they plan to allow you to use Visa and MasterCard in 2015. If you haven’t heard about Evolve, here is a Flyertalk thread that follows this very handy option for…

I’m Flying Ryanair! Will I Like it?

As I mentioned few months ago, we are planning a  trip to Europe next year for the whole  family, in-laws and all. Everything was set except for  a few intra-Europe flights. That’s why in August, I applied (in my husband’s name) for an increased Chase United Explorer card  that came with 55,000 miles bonus. Chase has…

Miles and Points, Plagiarism

1. If you had any AirTran credits, by now they should have transferred to your Southwest account. If you never linked your Southwest profile, a new account was probably created. If you call Southwest, they should be able to merge them. 2. Citi Hilton Reserve Visa (non-affiliate offer) still comes with a $100 credit. The…

The Case of Missing Appetizer and United Miles

I’ve mentioned in my last week’s post that we were finally able to successfully book flights for my in-laws from Germany to Italy. However, we still needed to take care of our flights from Munich to Naples. In fact, that’s the reason I got the increased bonus on Chase United Mileage Plus card. The only…

Miles and Points Update

Air France new promo awards list is announced for travel in January and February. Houston, Washington DC and New York-Europe routes are 50% off, so they cost only 25,000 miles roundtrip in economy, plus mild fuel surcharges. You can transfer to Flying Blue from Membership Rewards (instant) or Citi Thank You program with certain eligible…