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United is back with a mid year promotion to entice their old frequent flyers back. This limited time and potentially targeted promotion offers double premier qualifying miles from August 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. How To Register • You can register for the double Premier Qualifying Miles here Promotion Details • Register by August… Read More


Overview of Kimpton Karma Tier 2 Status

Kimpton Karma

Each week, we will be taking a look at a hotel or airline elite status level and the benefits that come with it and how to leverage earning the status. So far we have looked at Hilton Gold, Hilton Diamond, Starwood Gold, Starwood Platinum, Hyatt Platinum, Hyatt Diamond, Marriott Silver, Marriott Gold, Marriott Platinum, Fairmont Premier, Fairmont Platinum, Omni Platinum, Omni Black, Club Carlson Gold, and Club Carlson Concierge  status. So… Read More

Delta Free One Way To Puerto Rico

This is a post in our series of Delta Secrets we've learned over the last 11 years flying this great airline that just happens to have a more "interesting" way to find flights you want to take at the miles you want to spend. In the past, I've shared an approach on how to get free one way flights… Read More


Reach For the Miles- NYC Meet Up Tonight

Reach for the Miles UPGRD

Just a head's up for those in the NYC area, that there will be a Reach for the Miles meetup tonight, Tuesday July 22nd at 6pm Details of the event: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:00 PM Professor Thom's (2nd floor) 219 2nd Avenue, New York, NY Per the invitation: Come join other frequent flyers, miles and points aficionados and avid… Read More


Delta Suspends Service To Israel And Diverts Flight

Delta flight 468 diverted from israel

According to Delta, they have suspended all flights between Tel Aviv (TLV) and its New York-JFK hub. They appear to be taking precautionary measures in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy and reports of rockets landing near Tel Aviv airport. Today, they've diverted Delta flight 468 operated by a Boeing 747 away from Tel Aviv and to Paris… Read More


How To Transfer Citi ThankYou Points To Airline Programs

Citi ThankYou Points Transfer Option

Transferring Citi ThankYou points to airline or hotel loyalty programs is a relatively new feature and the options are limited to global airlines and Hilton Hotels at the moment. But there can still be value in transferring Citi ThankYou points to these partners. The process to transfer the points is straightforward and once complete, you'll have miles… Read More

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Citi ThankYou Transfer Options Makes Points More Flexible

Citi ThankYou Airline Transfer Option 1

Citi ThankYou points have just become more valuable. They've now introduced the option to transfer ThankYou points into 8 global airline loyalty programs vastly expanding the use of points in your ThankYou accounts. Granted, some of these airlines are already transfer partners of American Express, like Cathay Pacific AsiaMiles, and even Singapore which is a transfer… Read More

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Get Up To 25% Off On Seamless Food delivery

Dinner with a view

If you've ever arrived back to your hotel late at night hungry, you may already know about Seamless. Seamless is a convenient food delivery service which can provide your favorite restaurant food directly to your hotel room door. It can be a great service for business travelers. For example, on a stay in New York City, I… Read More

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Last night on the news, I heard about a potentially fake Uber driver robbing a woman in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta. So, I got to thinking about how to best protect yourself since Uber cars don't have any signage which makes them more easily impersonated. I am a big fan of Uber and… Read More


JetBlue Pilot Arrested for Heroin Bust in Boston


Per this CBS Boston story, a JetBlue pilot was arrested for a heroin bust in Boston. In addition to the pilot, 5 others were also arrested as well. The article states, A JetBlue pilot was one of six people arrested by Boston Police in a drug deal near Boston Common over the weekend, investigators said… Read More


How To Earn 2 Bonus Starbucks Stars for Early Morning Purchases


I just received another email from Starbucks about a Rewards Challenge where I could earn 2 bonus stars with any purchase before 10am for today or tomorrow. It says there is no limit to the number of stars, so you could go in tomorrow and buy your whole office breakfast one item at a time… Read More

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Review: Club At Bluegrass Airport – Lexington, Kentucky

Bluegrass airport non-stop cities

A stone's throw from the racing tracks at Keeneland you'll find the convenient Bluegrass airport which offers non-stop service to 15 regional airports. There aren't many dining options, but they have recently added some additional food options inside of security. The airport is small with only two terminals for all intents and purposes. So if you… Read More


Be sure to register for this double points promotion by July 31, 2014. SPG members can earn double points at participating Latin American Aloft hotels for eligible nights before September 30, 2014. Plus, members can earn a 10,000 Starpoints bonus when they stay at more than one property. How To Register • Register at SPG… Read More


Last month I received the 100,000 bonus offer, which is a good offer, but not as good as 150,000 bonus points. In the first quarter of this year I received the same 150,000 bonus point offer and I took advantage of it. But I didn't take advantage of the 100,000 offer a few weeks ago… Read More