week in review atw

Tag Archives for week in review atw.

AA lock out details, an indirect transfer partner, easier Star Gold and more

In today’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about an indirect transfer partner to keep in mind, a detailed datapoint from the AA shut down that is worth a read, easy(ish) paths to Star Alliance Gold and more. How To Transfer Points For Shangri-La Free Nights (From Amex, Chase, & More) David at Point Me to the Plane points us to a potentially interesting indirect transfer path to move points from the…

Continue Reading »

Another awesome retention offer, Avios for the win, awards to book now and more

More Points & Miles

In  this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about the true costs of a Kenyan Safari, getting an awesome retention offer for the second time, an MS shut down story, and more. Read on for this week’s recap: Here’s What My Kenya Safari Cost (Every Dollar I Spent) I’m including this post from sightDOING because I included a post about planning this safari a couple of weeks ago in week in…

Continue Reading »

Delta award search trick, deals of the decade, a new SQ route, and more

This week in Frequent Miler’s week in review around the web, read about a hack you need for searching Delta partner awards, the deals of the decade in miles and points, a new Singapore Airlines route to the US and more. Is Delta Hiding Some Partner Awards When Booking with SkyMiles? Kyle at Thrifty Traveler points out an unfortunate development that means an extra step when searching for award availability via SkyMiles. I find it…

Continue Reading »

New Hilton brand, Rakuten frustration, safari planning, upgrading with points, and more

In this weekend’s week in review around the web, we have a new Hilton brand on the horizon, a type of purchase I typically avoid making through Rakuten, a new option for upgrading using points and more. Read on for the weekend recap. Hilton About To Unveil a New Chain For New Affluents That Hate Tiny Rooms This post gave me a giggle. I understand hotel chains wanting to have a variety of brands to…

Continue Reading »

Marriott’s hidden category increases, Avianca shutdowns, Southwest to Europe and more

Hacked Hyatt Gift Card

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about Marriott’s properties in motion: apparently, there have been more than a couple of properties increasing in category mid-year without announcement. Also read about Southwest’s possible eye toward Europe (years in the future), leveraging a little-discussed perk, why some airlines are not releasing last-minute space for awards, the latest wave of shutdowns and more. #Bonvoyed Again: Residence Inn Miami Beach Surfside Stealth Category…

Continue Reading »

A suite opportunity, lounging around in Las Vegas, an Amazon play we don’t recommend, and more

Singapore Suites

This week around the web we’ve got the real reason to consider that Wydnham point sale (hint: it’s not for hotels), a sweet suite opportunity, a hint of nostalgia for a time long gone (bye bye Super Shuttle), and a creative play for Amazon that I personally don’t recommend. All that and more in our week in review around the web. A Great Way to Benefit From the Wyndham Rewards Points Sale – and It’s…

Continue Reading »

Capped IHG points & cash, amazing awards, tipping at high-end hotels and more

In today’s Frequent Miler Week in Review Around the Web, read about why you might consider buying Wyndham points, the new cap on IHG Points & Cash awards, some excellent values from Citi ThankYou points via LifeMiles, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. One good reason to buy Wyndham Rewards buy point 40% bonus to Jan 13 Is it worth buying Wyndham points? Not necessarily…but don’t sleep on Wyndham, either. The above picture…

Continue Reading »

Spoiled low-hanging fruit, opportunities to grab now, Hyatt disappointment and more

This week around the web: the spoiling of low-hanging fruit through BankDirect that likely spells the end of one avenue to easy miles. Also, read about opportunities to scoop up while you can: from LATAM flights to book while they’re reasonable on miles to some quintuple-stacks that might amp up your game. Those and more in our week in review around the web. BankDirect Accounts for AA Miles Decimated – Will 1099 Miles I recently…

Continue Reading »

Marriott’s bad news, the house always wins, a hidden devaluation, and more

This week around the web, read about what I think is Marriott’s next huge devaluation in disguise, the latest way that the house wins in Vegas (watch out, this one’s coming to a city near you), a hidden airline devaluation, and more. It’s not all doom and gloom — definitely check out the sweet spot video below if you have any interest in travel to/within Canada. Read on for the weekend recap. $8K+ Per Night…

Continue Reading »