Weekly Review: October 4, 2014

Happy Saturday from Seoul! I arrived a few hours ago on Asiana’s new A380, and look forward to having the full trip report for you guys in the coming weeks.

Otherwise it has been a rather dull week in terms of travel for me, but there’s more miles and points news than I can even keep up with! Grab a cup of coffee and look over the headlines, as there are several offers and promotions you won’t want to miss out on.


Featured Stories

Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus!

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This is a fantastic offer — in fact the best public offer we’ve seen for an Ultimate Rewards card. It’s no secret that Ultimate Rewards are some of my favorite points to accrue and redeem, and I find tremendous value in this card. In fact, if you play your cards right, you can earn enough points for Singapore Suites just by meeting the minimum spend!


The Secret Of Flying Singapore Suites

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It’s crazy to me how much attention Derek Low’s report on Singapore Suites is getting. What’s even more incredible is how the flight is being billed as “costing $23,000.” Really.

If you’re paying that much, you’re doing it wrong, and in this post I’ve gone through the various ways to earn Singapore KrisFlyer miles, and how to redeem for Suites class.

And if anyone has any insights as to how to get major news outlets to start doing featured stories on my trip reports, shoot me an email. 😉


Presale Event: December Frequent Traveler University

This is the last week to secure tickets to the upcoming Frequent Traveler University in Washington DC before they go on sale to the general public. These events are always a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to meet other miles and points hobbyists!


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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Lufthansa Premier Miles & More Mastercard 50,000 Mile Bonus
Why You Shouldn’t Buy JetBlue TrueBlue Points
Best Cash Back Credit Cards
1,000 Bonus Hyatt Points Per Mobile App Booking
How To Adjust Your Spending To Delta’s New Transfer Limits
25% Discount On Purchase Of United MileagePlus Miles
Earn Mobile Bonuses From Your Computer
AmEx Eliminates Threshold Bonus On Best Membership Rewards Card
Who Is Eligible For Ink Plus Sign-Up Bonus?
100% Bonus On US Airways Miles Extended Through October 12, 2014
Air France FlyingBlue December/January Promo Awards — Up To 50% Off
Chase Ink Plus 70,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus!
Up To 30% Bonus On Purchased Club Carlson Points
Booking Using HotelUpgrade App
IHG PointBreaks Fall 2014 Now Live
Vote On Hilton HHonors’ Next Promotion

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Redeeming British Airways Avios On Alaska Airlines
Should You Transfer Marriott Rewards To American AAdvantage?
The Secret Of Flying Singapore Suites
Delta SkyMiles Limiting Membership Rewards Points Transfers
Park Hyatt New York Points + Cash Suite Awards
LOT Polish Award Space Now On United.com
Oneworld Transatlantic Business Class: Great Fares & Lots Of Miles!
Korean Air SkyPass Ultimate Rewards Transfers Are Back

TRAVEL With Lucky

Next Up: Asiana & Qatar Airways A380s!
You Don’t Have To Be A Food Snob To Hate American’s New Catering
The Curse Of The Traveler

Reviews & Trip Reports

Review: American Business Class 777-300ER Dallas To Hong Kong
Introduction: Mileage Running To Hong Kong
Review: Park Hyatt Chicago

News & Updates

Marriott Fined $600,000 For Blocking Guest Wifi
Positive American First Class Catering Changes Coming
Malaysia Airlines Offers Travel Agents Rolex Watches

China Eastern 777-300ER Flying To New York Starting November 2014
Why Do Japanese Airlines Have Such Bad Credit Cards?
IHG Rewards Club Bonus On Purchased Points
US Airways Stops Selling Status
JetBlue & El Al Announce Codeshare
Don’t Watch This Video
How Airplane Toilets Are Cleaned
Christopher Elliott Joining BoardingArea
Air China 747-8 Flights To Frankfurt As Of 2015
La Compagnie’s Business Class Fares Still Great
China Eastern First & Business Class On New 777-300ER
Don’t Text And Drive (On The Tarmac)
Presale Event: December Frequent Traveler University


From Seoul I’ll be heading to the Middle East for Qatar’s inaugural A380 flight to London. I’m sure it’ll be a fascinating experience, so be sure you’re following along on Twitter and Facebook!

Comments

  1. I’ve loved reading your blog this week! Also: you need to plug your Instagram more – it really emphasises how much you move around, every time I check my feed you’re somewhere new!

  2. I know you must be very jealous of Derek Lows trip report getting so much more attention then yours but that’s because his style of writing is more engaging with the reader. He actually writes his trip reports too, without a ton of other posts promouting the same credit cards constantly

  3. Seoul ! It’s my city where I was grown up, so glad to hear your voice there. I am actually flying to Seoul next Monday via Doha by Qatar Airways to see my family, and then will be back to Doha by Etihad via Abu Dhabi. So I’ve been enjoying a lot all your reports on Qatar and Etihard’s new flight & routes these days. Thanks for all that, and very much looking forward to your next ones on DOH-LHR flights.

  4. Dang, the one weekend that I decide to take a trip and the legendary “Lucky” is in my town. On a personal note, I think you’d be quite proud of my routing which is ICN-KIX-PVG-NRT-TPE. All in business class for 22,500 united miles. I get to fly Asiana Business Smartium, Air China A330 Business class with amazing leg room. ANA 787, boarding in 20 minutes and first time on 787. And finally, EVA which I have already flown numerous times.

  5. Hi Lucky,
    Would you please write an update post for all the frustrated Bluebird CC Users like me out there ?
    I’m referring to any & all available sources for finding
    CC funding sources to load $$$ onto my Bluebird.

    Since CVS & TD dried up & One Vanilla being difficult to buy
    with a CC, there are limitations on using my Bluebird.

    Don’t really want to abandon BB & don’t really want
    the hassle of going to Serve

    Hope you can do this soon. ??
    Thanks again from a regular reader

  6. @ Gee — Thanks for reading! To be honest I don’t do manufactured spend so am not really an expert on it. I’d suggest reaching out to someone like Frequent Miler that does manufactured spend, as I’m sure he’d have a lot more to say.

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