Monthly Archive: November 2014

Nov 26

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Hope that those of you traveling in the northeast survived the winter storm in good form. Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box above (and to the right) and click on the confirmation. GMailers, check your Social or Promotions boxes! Note: This post may contain credit card affiliate links. All credit card …

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Nov 25

How to get 27 items at CVS for $.13 (total)

It’s that time of year again, when turkeys hide and people shop.  And for those willing to go to the drugstore a couple of times this week, it’s time to save some big bucks on a ton of useful (and not so useful) items. Every year around Thanksgiving, CVS puts out a ton of goodies …

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Nov 24

JetBlue non-deal deals

Before we get started, I should mention that I get a lot of help from friends in the industry to fill in some details around the edges or correct the mistakes that I make.  One of those people is my friend Michael, who was good enough to look at my last post about Delta upgrades …

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Nov 22

Upgrading domestic tickets on Delta: With miles or elite status

I was recently asked by a friend how elite status upgrades on Delta work domestically (keeping in mind that Delta’s definition of “domestic” excludes Hawaii but does include certain foreign nations; congrats, Toronto, you guys are now American).  Delta is currently the largest US frequent flyer program (until American and US Airways are fully integrated) …

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Nov 21

Mileage shopping: Here comes the full-court press from the airlines

Rule #2: Never buy anything on the internet without getting some sort of rebate.  Never.  Doesn’t matter if it’s miles, cash or box tops. So winter has arrived.  The bad news is that our boiler needs some repair.  The good news is that I just got a new credit card with some minimum spend requirements, …

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Nov 19

JetBlue adds bag fees, more seats

JetBlue announced today that it would be joining virtually every other airline in North America by adding baggage fees and seats to its planes, in addition to other minor changes.  Southwest now stands out as the only major airline without a first bag fee. The only thing harder than writing about these changes objectively is …

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Nov 18

Tidbits from around the industry…

JetBlue has launched a flash sale which will save you a bit of money, but the discount is only good through tomorrow night.  The two-day travel sale offers 15% off international flights and 20% off domestic and is good only on certain dates, namely December 2-18 and January 6-February 11.  Travel is excluded on the …

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Nov 17

Lots of small changes going on at American Airlines and the good stuff won’t last…

Note: I’m going to be out of town for the next few days, so posts might not be as frequent.  Assume every other day or so. It’s always nice to write a post after a big Patriots win.  Anytime Tom Brady can throw two interceptions and win by more than three touchdowns says something good …

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Nov 15

United Taketh Away, United Giveth and United Loseth a customer…

Monkey see, Monkey do.  Matching Delta’s increase, United has announced that it is raising the amount of spend you need on tickets to accompany you miles to earn elite status for 2016 by 20%.  Like Delta, you can have the ticket-spend minimum waived if you spend at least $25,000 on a United credit card.  Unlike …

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