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8 brilliant redemptions, credit for 9 rooms, 1 ugly airline spat and more

Cathay Pacific

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we highlight some great reads: from some fantastic airline redemptions to timely thoughts on the impact of different types of travel and more, read on for the weekend recap. 8 Brilliant Redemptions with Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Does the use of the word “brilliant” in the title sound a little sensational and make you feel skeptical? I hope so, because after you’ve read this…

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Stranded with an illegal ticket, the European hopper, Walmart bans and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a surprising story about buying an invalid ticket from a major airline, a method for maximizing your MPMs on an Aeroplan ticket to build your own regional hopper, caution lights on Walmart, and more. Read on for the weekend recap. Fifth Freedom Flights: The Day United Left Me Stranded With An Illegal Ticket Technology is awesome. Just the other day, my wife…

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A hotel hack, cheap cancellation fees, poor service, and more

This week around the web, we’ve got a nice little hotel hack to create your own award availability, the program you want to use for flexible plans in Europe, a look at how company culture affects customer service, and more. Read on for the weekend recap: Hotel Hack: Book Award Night When Only Cash Rates Available (YMMV) All I have to say about this is that it could also potentially be useful if award pricing…

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Bonding in Mordor, max number of credit cards, a baby travel hack, and more

This week around the web, read about a father’s experience taking his son on a trek through Mordor, revisit a resource to know how many credit cards you can have, a good baby travel tip and more. A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland: As his son gets older and more independent, a father seizes the chance to keep their relationship relevant. As a relatively new father, this piece resonated with…

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The sweet seats on Southwest, a sweet spot from abroad, a Vegas win and more

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about where to sit on Southwest, a niche foreign program sweet spot, a new great FHR option in Las Vegas, and more. Read on for the weekend recap: The Critical Points: Why the Last Row on Southwest Is the Best Place to Fly While I won’t go to the extreme of the last row like Richard Kerr, I will firmly concur that the…

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Messing up MS, Maui wow-y, getting the most dough back, and more

This week in review around the web brings us a post of cautionary tales with which many MSers are all too familiar, how to stretch your dough and stack some extra cheddar, ways to put the new all-time-high Amtrak offer to use, and more. Read on for this weekend’s recap. Which Pizza Loyalty Program Reigns Supreme? In case you missed it, Richard Kerr is now back at The Points Guy and he’s already thinking outside…

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Access No More, a sweet spot we’re missing, a Match made by miles, and more

From the sad passing of a bonus category icon to the everlasting happiness of a match made by miles and a tool to help you determine the best hotel loyalty program (for you), find some top reads from around the ‘net in this Frequent Miler week in review around the web. Citi AT&T Access More Card Seems to Be Completely Unavailable for Product It’s dead, Jim. Cue up the funeral march. Write your eulogies. It…

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A $400K ticket lost, Marriott surprises & delights, delay reimbursement from the airline & more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we’ve got an epic story about the man behind one of those legendary unlimited American Airlines travel passes, a great tip regarding irregular operations, the story of Marriott surprising and delighting even the most skeptical among us, and more. Read on for this weekend’s recap. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN AIRLINE TICKET Master storyteller Caroline Rothstein spins the tale of one of the legendary folks…

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$7K for canceling an award stay, awards up north, hacking Turkish and more

In this weekend’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we’ve got the goods on why Marriott thinks resort fees are good for you, how you can hack that Turkish sweet spot a notch further, getting way up north on miles and points, and a last-minute addition that hit the headline: getting charged $7,000 to cancel an award stay more than a half a year in advance. All that and more to follow. Marriott’s…

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