Should You Select a Bulkhead Seat When Traveling With a Baby?

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

As someone who has flown more than a million miles, largely by myself or with my wife, I recently flew cross country for the first time with our adopted newborn. On one flight, I selected the bulkhead row, while I opted for a row just behind the bulkhead on the return. I was never a …

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New upgrade offer: 15 elite night credits with Chase Marriott upgrade

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Chase is out with a very interesting new upgrade offer for those still hold the old Chase Marriott Rewards credit card:  earn either 10 or 15 elite night credits after spending $3,000 by the end of June (depending on which offer you are targeted for). The Deal Targeted offer to upgrade your old Chase Marriott Rewards card to the new Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card (formerly called The Chase Marriott Rewards Premier plus) and get…

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Your Advanced Guide to Maximizing Delta SkyMiles Award Tickets

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

For as much as Delta has done to improve its on-time performance, up-level its business class product with Delta One Suites and expand its Sky Club lounge network, the SkyMiles program has taken its fair share of knocks over the years. TPG values each SkyMile at 1.2 cents, ranking behind the 1.4 cents apiece he assigns …

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Delta’s Record Quarter Includes Big Boost in Premium Ticket Revenue

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta just recorded its best-ever March quarter in terms of revenue. With adjusted operating revenue of $10.4 billion excluding refinery sales, the 7.5% year-over-year uptick led to $220 million being set aside for next Valentine’s Day. That day, known to Delta employees as profit sharing day, saw a staggering $1.3 billion handed out earlier this …

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Reminder: Southwest Offering A-List Elite Status and Status Challenge to Select Members

Written by Max Prosperi @ The Points Guy

Rapid Rewards members, make sure to check your account as you might be targeted for an opportunity to receive complimentary A-List elite status for 90 days plus the opportunity to extend that A-List status for one year after just a few flights. This free status and status challenge is thanks to Southwest Airlines’ “Tier Experience” …

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Earn Alaska Elite Status and 60,000 Miles for Just $500

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Ever since Alaska took over Virgin America, it’s been trying to leverage Virgin’s route network to better compete against the big carriers like American, Delta and United, which typically dominate transcontinental flights. To entice flyers to choose Alaska, the airline consistently offers competitive fares, and it recently launched two lucrative promotions for those flying between …

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Double miles on select Alaska transcon flights

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Alaska announced a new promo a couple of days ago and I just realized that we hadn’t yet covered it: through the end of 2019, you can earn double redeemable miles on many of Alaska’s transcontinental routes. Don’t forget to register before your first flight. This could be a good stack with the current elite status promo and possibly with a companion fare as well. The Deal Get double miles on select Alaska Airlines transcontinental routes through December 31, 2019 on…

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Targeted: Double elite night credit for Marriott Bonvoy stays

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Marriott is sending some members a targeted offer to earn double elite night credit on qualifying stays within 3 months. I imagine this offer is likely targeted to those who have not had much Marriott activity this year, but it’s worth taking a look through your email if you’re planning Marriott stays in the next couple of months. The Deal Targeted offer from Marriott Bonvoy to register and then get 1 elite night credit + 1 bonus elite…

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Your Guide to World of Hyatt Lifetime Elite Status

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Hyatt, long considered a valuable yet somewhat hard-to-maximize hotel program due to its limited global footprint, has taken significant steps to shed this reputation in recent months. The acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality (expected to close sometime this year) and the new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (now with over 150 integrated …

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Your Guide to Hilton Honors Lifetime Elite Status

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Hilton hasn’t made significant tweaks to its Hilton Honors program recently, relaying on the old saying, “If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And from many perspectives, things aren’t broke(n), as Hilton has noted a surge in Hilton Honors members as travelers “shift their loyalty” (I’ll let you read between the lines and figure out the …

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Hyatt Place adds early check-in / late check-out for a fee

Written by Nick Reyes @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

Hyatt has announced that World of Hyatt members can now make an advance reservation for early check-in or late check-out at Hyatt Place properties. This will come at a fee for those without hotel status, but those with status will have some fee-free options to reserve this. While part of this disappoints me (see below), this is probably a net win for members. How it works I believe this is already live. If you make a reservation…

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Tip: It Pays to Check Premium Cabin Pricing Before Booking Economy

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Premium economy, business class and first class are higher on the pecking order than economy, which means that they’ll always be more expensive, right? Not exactly. While you’ll pay more for a superior seat, cabin and overall flight experience the vast majority of the time, a recent discovery in the TPG Lounge shows why you …

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A Comprehensive Guide to United Airlines’ Same Day Flight Change

Written by Rob Pegoraro @ The Points Guy

Not boarding the flight you paid for can sound like the start of a travel disaster — unless you use “SDC” as a verb. That’s short for “same-day change,” an airline option to replace your original reservation with a new, confirmed reservation on a different itinerary to the same destination. Most airlines allow some form …

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Air France-KLM’s Route Expansion Is Great News For Delta Flyers

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Air France-KLM group announced this week a staggering 58 new routes on Air France, KLM and Transavia, including long-haul jaunts between Paris (CDG) and Dallas (DFW) and Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) and Boston (BOS). As SkyTeam buddies, Air France, KLM and Delta are tight, so this route expansion is great news for those hoping to chase Delta …

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Delta Apologizes For Late Arrival of Medallion Credential Kits

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Delta’s on-time performance is the envy of the aviation world, but it’s apparently not on time with everything. With 92.7% of planes arriving on time, the largest network of lounges and cities served, and several other strong suits, Atlanta’s hometown airline took the top spot in TPG’s 2019 list of best and worst US airlines. …

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