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Do Annual Fees Count Towards the Minimum Spending Requirement?

Million Mile Secrets reader Patrick commented: Does the annual membership fee count toward your $2,000 minimum spend on the Southwest card? And does it accrue points the same way that a regular … Link to entire article »

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

Free Hotel Nights for Your Facebook Friends, and How to Fix Heathrow

News and notes from around the interweb: Swedish hotel gives free stays to people with lots of Instagram followers and Facebook friends. (HT: Alan H.) Entrepreneurial flight attendant sells extra business class … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

The World’s First Suitcase With Its Own Smartphone App

It purports to be the first suitcase with its own smartphone app. The luggage: Weighs itself Lets you know whether it’s onboard your flight Tells you if it has been opened by anyone between … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing

British Airways Fare Sale $1,575 r/t Business Class from UK

British Airways has just launched a great fare sale for holiday travel originating at London Heathrow (LHR) or Manchester (MAN), which enables you to book two Club World business class fares for £2,014/~$3,15o … Link to entire article »

Filed under: British Airways, The Points Guy

50% Off Silvercar Rentals Through December 31, 2014

I’ve written in the past about Silvercar, which is an innovative car rental company. They almost exclusively have one type of car — an Audi A4 — which comes with … Link to entire article »

Filed under: One Mile at a Time

Contest Roundup: 20K From Barclaycard, Shop in Beverly Hills, Paris

Check out the week in travel contests and sweepstakes for your chance to see Jersey Boys in Las Vegas, walk the red carpet at the Empire Premiere in Los Angeles, … Link to entire article »

Filed under: Barclays, The Points Guy

US Airways Reduces Top Tier Elite Qualification Requirement.. for One Year Only

US Airways Dividend Miles will be combined into American AAdvantage next year — the official word is second quarter 2015. If I had to be it would be on … Link to entire article »

Filed under: View from the Wing