Greg The Frequent Miler

Greg is the owner, founder, and primary author of the Frequent Miler. He earns millions of points and miles each year, mostly without flying, and dedicates this blog to teaching others how to do the same.

Hilton Credit Card Comparison. Which is best?

Hilton's credit card lineup is not nearly as complicated as Marriott's (see: Which Marriott Bonvoy card is best?).  However, American Express does issue four different Hilton cards for the US market.  Here's everything you...

Best ways to fly to Hawaii from the US mainland

Now that United has announced new routes to Hawaii, the tropical paradise is on my mind again.  Alaska, AA, Delta, Hawaiian, Southwest, and United Airlines all have flights from the mainland US to Hawaii,...

Airlines eliminate change fees: Quick reference chart [United now includes Mexico and Caribbean]

Update 9/9/20: United has announced that they've extended the elimination of change fees to include Mexico and the Caribbean. H/T View from the Wing. Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they...

United adds nonstops to Hawaii, Africa, and India

United Airlines today announced new nonstop service between the continental US and Hawaii, Africa, and India.  Here are the details: Destination United Hub Service Aircraft Season Start Hawaii Kona Chicago 4X/Week 787-8 Summer 2021 Maui Newark 4X/Week 767-300ER Summer 2021 Africa Accra DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Lagos DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Johannesburg Newark Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 India Bangalore San Francisco Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 New Delhi Chicago Daily 787-9 Winter 2020 Regarding Hawaii,...

Pay taxes via credit card 2020 edition (Q3 estimated taxes due 9/15)

You might not like paying taxes, but when you pay taxes via credit card can be quite rewarding. The key is to earn credit card rewards that more than offset tax payment fees. For...

Chase Ultimate Rewards Complete Guide 2020

Chase Ultimate Rewards is a transferable points program available through a number of Chase cards.  In my comparison of transferable points programs, Chase Ultimate Rewards came out ahead of Amex Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou...

Bonvoy Brilliant: Spend $1,000 Get $100 (stacks with 10X offers!)

I found a new Amex Offer on my wife's Bonvoy Brilliant card today: Spend $1,000 or more, get $100 back. At first I assumed that this was only for spend at Marriott properties, but reading...

Amazon: Spend $100 (or $50), Get $10 Back, 2 Times (Targeted Amex Offer)

A new Amex Offer has appeared today for Amazon.com.  After spending $100 at Amazon.com, you'll get $10 back.  You can do this two times.  An easy option is to load your Amazon gift card...

How to earn airline elite status without flying

Lost in the excitement about airlines eliminating change fees was the announcement from American Airlines that their elites will no longer be punished while flying Basic Economy.  Later "this fall," those with AA elite...

Ritz card: Double Dip Restaurants 10X + $300

This is just a quick post to point out that there are two overlapping promotions for Ritz cardholders.  One of the two ends soon: Earn 10X at restaurants and gas stations on up to...
Sapphire Reserve vs Preferred

Chase Sapphire: What’s Next? (On My Mind)

A week ago, Chase knocked my socks off with the news that they were revamping their Freedom cards.  The Freedom Visa card (with its 5% rotating categories) will be replaced with the new Freedom...

COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide

Travel rewards credit cards don't have the same appeal during a pandemic.  To keep our business, card issuers have been throwing temporary new perks our way.  We've seen a constant barrage of COVID credit...

Should you get the Chase Freedom Visa before its too late?

Chase's new Freedom Flex card is coming very soon (September 14th or 15th).  This new fee-free card will offer the same Ultimate Rewards points and rotating 5X categories as the current Freedom card, but...

Amex Transfer Partners: Which are Best?

Amex Membership Rewards points are transferable to many airline and hotel partners. Below you'll find a complete list of Amex transfer partners as well as quick tips for best uses. Tips Read all about Membership Rewards...

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