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Buying a hotel in paradise on a whim, positive Southwest change, Disney cruise with a baby, and more

Have you ever had a moment where you’ve thought it wise to take your savings and go buy a hotel in a faraway land, leaving behind the “real world” in favor of living the dream? In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, read about a couple who did just that, Southwest’s latest customer-friendly move, tips for a Disney cruise with a baby, and more. Read on for this week around the net.…

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Save on Disney Vacation Club, shop at Costco without a membership, long selling an award and more

This week in our Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have a couple of good tips — from shopping at Costco without a membership to why you might want to get an agent to long sell an award ticket — and some good reads about the value you can find if you’re looking in all the right places. Read on for this weekend’s recap. A Trick That Let’s You Shop At Costco…

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Bad news on fuel surcharges, a new safari to add to the list, questioning Southwest’s family-friendliness and more

Name countries where you can go on safari. Go ahead, I’ll wait. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that your list probably included South Africa, Kenya…maybe Botswana….did you say Sri Lanka? If not, you’ll want to check out the post below about Wilpattu National Park. In this Frequent Miler week in review, you’ll also find why you should really be considering the Avios transfer bonus, bad news on fuel surcharges, and…

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A possible ex-London hack, pocket guide to Marriott benefits, basketball in Iraq and more

Have you ever wondered if you could book a cheap ticket from Point A->Point B->Point C and just skip the first part and get on at Point B? Even if you’ve long know that you can’t, you’ve probably wished you could. In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have an advanced play on that concept that just might work. Also pick up a good pocket guide for reference with a property misunderstanding…

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An overlooked award to Australia, where Mint might go in Europe, scenic meals and more

Australia remains near the top of many bucket lists and it can be a tough award to crack, not to mention the damage it can do to your mileage balance. This week in our Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have an Aussie award option you shouldn’t overlook. Also find a scenic restaurant, a guide to the beaches of Kauai, the latest Mint speculation and more. Read on for the weekly recap…

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Mastercard and Google team to track you, paths to call center success, inspiration for a destination and more

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have nws about Google’s secret deal with Mastercard to collect data on your in-store activity, success with challenging call centers, and some inspiration for your next off-the-path destination. Read on for this week’s recap around the ‘net: Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales In a revelation that should shock no one but might still make many people feel…

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Southwest to Hawaii in 2018, more domestic flat beds, additional uses for Virgin miles and more

Delta Award Flash Sale to Hawaii

In this Frequent Miler week in review around the web, we have the latest from the Southwest rumor mill (though this seems firm), the potential for more flat beds domestically in the future, why you don’t want to get into selling miles, and more top tips from around the net. Read on for this week’s recap. A cautionary tale of selling your miles This post is actually more than a week old, but Greg and I…

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Refund a non-refundable booking, save money on “free” days, a Platinum hack and more

In this week’s Frequent Miler week in review around the web, find a nice little hack to save a few bucks on your next free rental day, a little-known loophole to get your money back on a non-refundable booking, a new path to Platinum, and more. Read on for this week’s recap Why You Need To Keep Checking Prices On A Free Car Rental I love Autoslash. Any time I need to rent a car,…

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Saver space award hack, 90K Avios wiped out, and more

Hacked Hyatt Gift Card

In this week in review around the web, we have a nice little hack for finding saver-level award space, a way to take a shot at free satellite radio on your rentals, an MS method on its way out and more. Read on for this week’s recap. CAUTION: BA REMOVED MY 90,000 PROMO IBERIA POINTS AFTER TRANSFERRING Recently, the cheap Avios earned by booking flights you never intended to fly became transferable to British Airways…

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