• Air Canada 787 dreamliner enginer

    What airlines should you transfer your Ultimate Rewards to?

    I’ve written pretty extensively about Chase Ultimate Rewards, and more recently I’ve written about some of the options in transferring your Ultimate Rewards. Specifically, the ability to transfer points directly to one of the 13 Chase travel partners. The reason I put such a high value on Ultimate Rewards is mostly because of the ability to do just that. While there is still a ton of value in redeeming through the Ultimate Rewards portal itself, I am of the stern belief that the most bang for your buck comes in transferring to one of these partners. Of course, there are some travel partners that just aren’t worth your Ultimate Rewards.…

  • Review: Delta One A330 JFK-ZRH

    This is the kick-off of a short series of posts on my trip across the pond. I can’t say enough about this trip — and I can’t take much credit either. My mom did a lot of planning of our trip, hotels, etc., but of course I decided to book business class to make my way over. So hope you enjoy! Review: Delta One A330 JFK-ZRH My experiences through Europe: France My experiences through Europe: Switzerland My experiences through Europe: Renting a car and flying “domestic” Review: Air Canada Business Class 787 MXP-YYZ I want to preface this review with some background knowledge about myself — for those that may…

  • Does new Capital One Venture benefit change the cards value?

    One of the big announcements in the world of credit cards today was the introduction of new benefits for the Capital One Venture card. Specifically, the Capital One Venture Rewards card will have a Global Entry fee credit every 4 years. While this is an often overlooked benefit from credit cards, as it is available with many cards these days, I can’t imagine a life without TSA PreCheck. While this is a pretty generic upgrade, and a positive one at that, I wanted to take this time to talk about how this changes my outlook on the Capital One Venture card. If you’ve even just browsed my site, you’ve probably noticed…

  • Chase Ultimate Rewards: Transferring from a business account to a personal account

    I started this series a bit ago and then got caught up in other things. So I want to go ahead and continue on with the series as I know everyone has been anxiously waiting for the next installment — I assume no one has been able transfer their Ultimate Rewards from a business account. Whatever will you do! Transferring between personal accounts (combining points) Transferring from a business account to a personal account Transferring Ultimate Rewards to a travel partner Transferring your points to someone else Tips & Tricks to managing your Chase points

  • Delta One vs. Air Canada 787 Business Class

    I recently got back from not only an amazing trip in Europe with my family, but also my first opportunity to try international business class! I’ve spoken a little about the booking process, where I needed to be and when, and what made me decide to fly what I did. But in this post I wanted to briefly put the two products head to head. While these aren’t products that are typically put up head to head, why the hell not. Interested to hear the responses, as I’m hoping that to maybe bring this in as a recurring installment. Let’s first review: Delta One – Airbus A330-200, JFK-ZRH Booked through…

  • American Airlines Boeing 777

    Let’s drink: free drinks on American Main Cabin Extra are here!

    If you are at all involved in the world of miles and points, and more importantly, if you have any interest in flying American Airlines you’ve probably heard about their recent in-flight upgrades. Specifically, American announced late last year that they would be adding complimentary beer, wine, and spirits to their Main Cabin Extra (MCE) seats.  While the process of rolling this out has been confusingly drawn out, it was recently confirmed that on July 5, 2018 this new feature would be available. And here we are, July 5 — should I fly today just to make sure they followed through? While that won’t happen, I did have to book some travel on…

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve and Gold Delta Skymiles card from american express

    The importance of getting a credit card early, and a strategy for newbies

    Coming off the high that is travel, and more importantly travel in luxury, I want to touch on one of the more frequently asked questions in the world of credit cards — at what point should I get into the credit card game? One of the reasons why I love writing about this hobby is the ability to interact with people about it, sharing my personal experiences, helping other people travel more efficiently, and ultimately — just travelling! But most recently, I got a question form my sister about when she should start gaining points with a credit card. She just recently graduated from college and obviously all of my credit card talk has rubbed off on…

  • My first impressions abroad…

    I have finally traveled abroad! I am currently writing this from Paris, and while this isn’t my first time in Europe (or abroad as the title may allude) this is my first time in Paris. And most importantly, this is my first time flying over an ocean while writing this blog. Very exciting to say the least! I have a lot planned in the future for the blog, and a lot will probably be after the trip, but I wanted to share some initial first impressions. First, what I’ve flown… Anyone who’s read any of my blogs knows that I’m biased towards Delta, and also have a ton of miles…