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Card Bonuses Less Than 50,000 Points — That are Still Well Worth Getting

50,000 mile signup bonuses are the bare minimum that people get excited about. It's really more of an ante than anything else. So cards that have smaller … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

Has the Trick to Book Qantas First Class Awards Become Less Reliable?

Qantas first class on US-Australia routes is one of the toughest awards to book in the world. There's been a trick that makes it easier. I'll describe the … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

My Humble Thanks to Delta

There were some downsides to serving as emcee for the Freddie Awards at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta. Two things that weren't downsides, though, were getting to have … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

San Diego Airport Commuter Terminal Closing June 4, 2015

San Diego International Airport has long had a unique commuter terminal, which I’ve had a love-hate relationship with. The awesome thing is that the commuter terminal is separated from the rest … Link to entire article »

Filed under: American Airlines, One Mile at a Time, United Airlines

Cathay Pacific Adding Wifi On A350s

A few years back I was almost morally opposed to wifi on planes. In a way, planes were somewhere I could disconnect and recharge, since I’m otherwise basically connected to technology … Link to entire article »

Filed under: One Mile at a Time

Which AMEX Prepaid Card Is Right for You?

Now that you can no longer load American Express prepaid REDcard directly with a credit card at Target, readers have asked which AMEX prepaid card they should use. You can still … Link to entire article »

Filed under: American Express, Chase, Credit Cards, Million Mile Secrets

My Next Trip Report: Virgin Australia and Delta Business Class, the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney

Here I begin my next trip report -- a SkyMiles redemption for business class on Virgin Australia and Delta, plus stays at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas and the Park … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing