Content is the most important feature of a blog, in my opinion, but I also want the theme and formatting to do a better job showcasing that content. I’ve been wanting to update the style of the blog for some time now, and this seems like a good opportunity.
I’m a big fan of the show “Millionaire Matchmaker.” I mean, what’s not to love about a show that claims to find “true love,” with the only condition being that you have a certain net worth? And when the advice is coming from a 53 year old that has never been married, it’s even better!…
There are many airlines that offer premium cabin passengers complimentary chauffeur service, including several that offer the service on award tickets. One of the questions I’m most frequently asked when it comes to the chauffeur service is whether or not you should tip.
Tahiti is one of the most aspirational destinations out there, and also one of the toughest to get to on miles. That’s because only two airlines fly there direct from the US mainland. With that in mind, there are a few ways to redeem miles for business class to Tahiti.
The biggest challenge isn’t which mileage currency to use, but finding the actual award space, which can be tough to come by.
Conventional wisdom suggests that it makes sense to apply for multiple credit cards in a day. Why is this, and is it still true? In this world we learn things from the people that came before us. I’ve been involved in the miles/points hobby for about a decade now, and even so there are lots of people that came before me.
What are the best ways to avoid jet lag? Here are some of my best tips, as someone that lives in hotels full time, and spends a majority of my time abroad.
Reader KJB asked a fantastic question on the “Ask Lucky” page of the blog: Lucky, I know it’s not worth it to redeem Membership Rewards or Ultimate Rewards points at a penny a piece but do you think using them this way to cover paid stays makes it more worth it when able to combine…
Many airlines belong to one of the three “big” alliances — Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam — but also have partner airlines on the side which don’t belong to those alliances.
In almost all cases, when an airline belongs to an alliance you can combine multiple of their alliance partners on a single award. However, in many cases you can’t mix them with non-alliance partner carriers on the same award.
The key here is going to be to maximize the miles accrued, while also maximizing the potential value of those miles. Too many people tend to over-diversify their mileage portfolios, which makes trip planning difficult.
I wrote a post last week about maximizing international first class travel in terms of how to make it most pleasant for yourself, but it occurred that I don’t think I’ve ever written a post about general first class etiquette… and there’s probably a reason for that. Now I’ve provided some very helpful PSAs over the years when it comes to flying.
One of the nice things about airline award tickets is that in many cases you’re allowed a free stopover when traveling between regions. And typically even if you’re not allowed a stopover, you can still make as many connections of under 24 hours as you’d like. That presents a fun opportunity to do several “mini-stopovers”…
I’ve flown well over a hundred segments in international first class, so I figured I’d share some general tips for maximizing the enjoyment of longhaul premium cabin travel. These thoughts are totally scattered and perhaps mostly quite obvious, so take them with a grain of salt. I’d certainly love to hear what thoughts you guys…