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Future Business Class Seat Wish List

While spending nearly a week of my life in various business class seats during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I’ve gotten a fairly good understanding of what makes an average business class seat and a great business class seat. During that time I also spent a lot of time thinking about what the “best” business class…
Convert Marriott Rewards Points To AAdvantage Miles

The other day I received a very curious email from American Airlines. The subject of the email introduced an “exclusive offer” to convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles. Even better, you’d earn a 30% bonus for doing so. Upon receiving the email I instantly became excited about the opportunity. I’ve had a large stash…
Air New Zealand’s Excellent Advertising Videos

Airlines are always coming with clever advertisements and generally I find they fall flat. After all airlines generally aren’t fun, exciting, or inspiring. Airlines are essentially busses in the sky and there isn’t anything inherently entertaining about that. Considering the products they offer I imagine it’s difficult to come up with marketing content that people…
WOW: Delta Raises Medallion Diamond MDQ Waiver To $250K Annually

Nope, that isn’t a typo. Delta Air Lines announced today a new requirement for the 2018 Medallion Diamond elite EQD waiver. The 2018 requirement of $250,000 represents a 1,000% increase over the current requirement. What Are MQD’s? Several years ago Delta Air Lines introduced a revenue requirement to their Medallion loyalty program. This new requirement…
Everything You Need To Know About American Airlines Basic Economy

Well, the world as we know it is officially over. Ok fine, maybe things aren’t bad. However, as of today every legacy US Airline offers Basic Economy fares on domestic flights. Today, September 5, 2017, American Airlines launched basic economy fares on nearly every domestic route in the airline’s route network. I first heard the…
Everything You Need To Know About United Airlines Basic Economy

United introduced Basic Economy fares a few months ago and it seems the fares with all their restrictions are here to stay. In fact, United recently doubled down on basic economy and expanded the fares to even more markets. This expansion comes just after United announced the rollout of these restrictive fares has been less…
How I Booked A $20 Flight To Denver Without Points

One of the questions I get most often these days is “how do I book a cheap flight from a to b?” It’s an interesting question and one that I typically can’t answer. I wish the answer was simple. I wish I could simply say “book on Tuesday” or “book 3 weeks before your scheduled…
Earn AAdvantage And Hilton Miles In Canada

A few days ago I received an interesting offer from American Airlines. American isn’t great at partnering with hotels normally. In the past American rarely offered cross promotions with brands like SPG, Marriott, or Hyatt. It seems those days are over. In fact, a few weeks prior I received another offer from American to earn…
British Airways To Fly The A380 To Chicago O’Hare

Today was a big day for British Airways and a few cities in the United States. In today’s press release the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom made several announcements. The highlight of the press release is the introduction of a new route between London Heathrow (LHR) to Nashville (BNA). British Airways announced they’d be flying…
Travel Tip: How To Book A Mistake Fare

I’ve been in the points and miles game for a few years now and one thing I’ve never gotten lucky enough to catch is a mistake fare. Mistake fares are too good to be true prices on certain routes. For example, a few years ago American Airlines sold Washington DC to Beijing for $450 in…