Matching Elite Status to Other Airlines
Most airlines that extend an offer to match elite status actually offer challenges with the status. That means that you demonstrate to a particular airline that you hold comparable status with another airline and they will give you the status for 3 months and allow you to hold it for a longer period if you meet a reduced amount of miles flying before that period ends.LEARN MORE!
For most travelers, the hotel experience just isn’t what it used to be. But who cares – there are more ways to stay in the world’s best places than ever, thanks to the likes of Airbnb, VRBO and co. With hopes that travel bucks could stretch further than limited views, paid wifi and snarky desk agents, we took a look at what $150 could land in ten major destinations, using Airbnb. LEARN MORE!
To get the 50% savings you must book by August 12, 2017, and the discounted nights are available for travel from August 7 – October 27, 2017. The discounted rates will display when you go to book an award night at the hotels listed below, but they aren’t marked as such so you just sort of have to know it is a discount. You can compare against the award price for dates beyond October 27th if you want to be sure the 50% off award rate is displaying. Some examples of the 50% off award rates include:
InterContinental® Presidente Cancun Resort – 15,000 points per night
InterContinental® Real Santo Domingo – 12,500 points per night
Holiday Inn Resort® Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino – 17,500 points per night
Holiday Inn Express® Puerto Vallarta – 10,000 points per night
Solid deal to Athens. 🙂
Plus, you can hop over to the Greek Islands from Athens for as much as a tank of gas (or two).
Some sample fares: roundtrip to Mykonos ($40), Rhodes ($47), Santorini ($46), or Crete ($106).
Two things to keep in mind if you go the island route:
(1) Most of the flights are on budget airlines like Ryanair with lots of add-on fees that are avoidable, but be sure to familiarize yourself with what they are beforehand so you don’t get stuck with paying more than you wanted.
(2) You don’t have to book your flight to Athens and your flight to a Greek Island at the same time. In fact, I would wait until your flight to Athens is ticketed and confirmed to buy your flight to a Greek Island. The price is unlikely to increase for that short flight and you prevent any chance of the Athens flight not being ticketed.
No bag fees, etc. LEARN MORE!
Right now, we’re seeing great fares from just $312 round-trip to Madrid (MAD) and Barcelona (BCN) from cities across the US, including Newark (EWR), Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS), Miami (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL). These flights will be on either Norwegian or TAP Portugal and are available beginning this November all the way to March 2018. Sift around on Google Flights for an itinerary that works with you, and then book directly through the airline.LEARN MORE!
There have been rumors about a potential new Bank of America rewards credit card for some time, and this morning, The Wall Street Journal provided the first solid details about the new card. Here’s what we know so far.Sign Up Bonus. The new Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card will launch in September with a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after new cardholders spend $3,000 in the first three months after being approved. LEARN MORE!
How to find great business class fares using Google Flights for more information on using Google Flights, and remember that you have 24 hours to cancel through most online travel agencies. Don’t hesitate, this one won’t last. LEARN MORE!