Category: Advice

One man’s strategy to getting targeted for promotions

I think the points and miles gods are finally beginning to hear my prayers. For a while now I have always wondered what the secret ingredient was to getting targeted for an airline or hotel promotion. I’ve traveled a lot, I’m active across different programs, but for some reason I haven’t done enough to be ...

Is Virgin Atlantic Upper Class worth 85,000 SkyMiles

I recently wrote about planning a trip to Europe, in which I outlined a sort of trick I’ve found in booking award tickets. While I mentioned in that article that I was focused on using my Chase Ultimate Rewards points, I have also considered using Delta miles for one leg as I have quite a bit ...

Trick to finding the cheapest award redemption to Europe

Don't book your next award ticket until you try this!

My experience trying for an upgrade — UNSUCCESSFUL

Last week I wrote about the things I look for when booking a hotel (for personal travel). Out of all the things that hotels offer on the surface, there is so much more if you dig a bit deeper. Being a classic millenial, I think that I deserve the finer things in life — and what that ...

The one site you must visit when booking an award flight

There are many “tricks” to booking award flights — and flights in general. Whether it is transferring to certain partners, or booking over the phone to find “hidden” fares, there are tons of different avenues you can go down to land that perfect deal. Fortunately, as technology increases, and the knowledge around points and miles ...