Avoid London surcharges, more first class for 50K, freeing yourself for what matters

This week in our Frequent Miler week in review around the web we have a great trick (that likely won’t last) for saving big on British Airways fuel surcharges, an intriguing story about refocusing life on what matters most, and more. Read on for our weekly recap.

A Trick To Largely Avoiding British Airways’ Awful Surcharges

Wow: Lucky at One Mile at a Time uncovers and incredible hack that probably won’t last forever and will be very easily applicable to many readers sitting on Iberia miles. Drop what you’re doing right now and check. this. out.

Why I Quit My $200K Job and Moved to Nashville

Lee from Bald Thoughts gives us some food for thought and perspective on life as he discusses what led him to leave one life behind and pursue happier trails. With a new little guy at home myself, I appreciated this reminder of what matters and why and wish Lee great success.

Single Best Use of 50,000 AAdvantage Miles: First Class Suites — Twice!

Point me to the Plane points out a great use of American’s routing rules that thinks outside the box a bit over what most would probably do with this award / rule. See how you can fly further in first class than you may have thought — all with a single new cardmember bonus.

Source: Hyatt to Devalue Points + Cash, Add Premium Suite Awards

Could premium suites like this one at the Park Hyatt New York become bookable on points soon?

Uh-oh: those who live by Hyatt’s points & cash chart might be pretty disappointed in this latest rumor from Richard Kerr at TPG. I trust he has it on good authority: if you have a good value on points & cash, book it now. Personally, I’m more excited about the addition of premium suite awards than concerned about points & cash….

That’s it for this week around the web. Check back soon for this week’s last chance deals.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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Nick, thanks for the support. It was a tough decision, but it is ultimately so much better for our family. I wish you nothing but success and hope you get to spend as much time with the family as possible.