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OUCH: Amtrak’s New Revenue-Based Program Will Be Much Worse Than We First Thought

Amtrak announced their new revenue-based program which goes into effect January 24. And they laid out details that suggest points will be worth 2.56 apiece (Acela trains) or 2.9 … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

JAL Launching Tokyo To Dallas Flights In November 2015

Japan Airlines has one of my favorite first class products in the world, and has a pretty decent route network to the US — they fly from: Tokyo Narita to Boston, Chicago, … Link to entire article »

Filed under: One Mile at a Time

When Should I Sign Up for a Delta Sky Club Membership?

TPG reader @Pottsburg tweeted me to ask about paying for Delta Sky Club access: @ThePointsGuy — “I’m thinking about getting a Sky Club membership. Should I wait for a discount at the … Link to entire article »

Filed under: American Express, Delta, The Points Guy

How a Simple Ticketing Technique Can Save You Money on Airfare

A reader asks about buying a connecting flight beyond their destination, instead of just buying a non-stop flight to their destination. They fly the same non-stop flight anyway, and … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

EasyJet Flight Diverts Over Champagne!

No one likes flight diversions, because they are usually caused by some negative circumstances. That being said, if you need to have a flight diversion, I think the below ranks as … Link to entire article »

Filed under: One Mile at a Time, Other Airlines

What Should I Do with Points from a Deceased Relative?

TPG reader @OogbieBoogie tweeted me to ask about rewards left behind by a loved one: @ThePointsGuy — “My father-in-law passed away. He has 46,000 Southwest points; Is it worth spending $460 to … Link to entire article »

Filed under: Southwest, The Points Guy

Can I Earn Hotel Points at the Bellagio in Las Vegas?

TPG reader @Spirith20 tweeted me a question about earning points in Vegas: @ThePointsGuy — “I’ll be staying at the Bellagio soon. Any suggestions for how to earn points on the stay with … Link to entire article »

Filed under: Hyatt, The Points Guy