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Name: Mike
Date registered: September 26, 2013
URL: http://www.frequentflyermiles101.com

Biography

Hi, I'm Mike and I've been collecting and burning frequent flyer miles for two decades now. Come join in the fun!

Latest posts

  1. More Weird Weekend Travel News — August 18, 2017
  2. Sun Country: Hey Jude, Don’t Make It Bad… — August 17, 2017
  3. Airberlin Goes Bankrupt. Should You Still Book Them? — August 16, 2017
  4. Earn American Miles On Your Hotel Bookings — August 15, 2017
  5. Hotel Commonwealth: The Best Hotel In Boston — August 14, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Welcome to The Boston Globe readers! An introduction to the site… — 10 comments
  2. Using the Bluebird card for Manufactured Spending — 9 comments
  3. A request for my readers… — 5 comments
  4. Foreign transaction fees on credit cards… — 5 comments
  5. Rule #1 in frequent flyer land: Always sign up for the free program — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Aug 18

More Weird Weekend Travel News

minnie mouse

One of the great joys of the travel industry is that there is always something weird, wacky or simply stupid going on. Here’s what I’ve gotten to read about this past week. Minnie Gets The Boot Technically, most airport lounges have a dress code, but I’ve never actually seen anyone denied access to the lounge …

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Aug 17

Sun Country: Hey Jude, Don’t Make It Bad…

Sun Country

Newly appointed Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker has announced a new direction for the discount carrier, and it might not be one that its current passenger base cares for. Sun Who? If you’ve never heard of Sun Country, you’re not alone. The discount carrier plays an important role, however, in not only servicing the local …

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Aug 16

Airberlin Goes Bankrupt. Should You Still Book Them?

airberlin

Yesterday, airberlin, the airline known for its somewhat odd frequent flyer program and lack of capital letters, declared bankruptcy. Given the airline’s debt levels, it was not exactly a surprise, and it became the second Etihad-backed airline to file this year. Maybe Etihad should look into another business. Airlines file for bankruptcy so many times* …

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Aug 15

Earn American Miles On Your Hotel Bookings

hotel

We’re undergoing a bit of a face lift around these parts, so this post, like the next several, will be a bit on the shorter side. Actually, that’s probably a good thing. Get AAdvantage Miles for Hotel Bookings There is a certain advantage to booking all of your travel in one place, which the airlines …

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Aug 14

Hotel Commonwealth: The Best Hotel In Boston

hotel commonwealth

I’ve decided to do something a little different today, and that’s do a hotel review. This one is an update of one that I did last year, but the hotel deserves it. Hotel Commonwealth may be the best hotel in Boston and you’ve likely never heard of it. Enjoy. For years, I drove by the …

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Aug 11

When First Class Is Almost As Cheap As Coach

It’s the first thing we do when we book a flight: Look in the left-hand columns at the cheapest coach fares (Skip Basic Economy, where you are required to surrender most civil rights.) and pick the one that gives you the best fare at the time you want to go. Not too many people swipe …

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Aug 10

Seniors, Get Your National Parks Lifetime Pass Now

national park

They tell me that there’s no inflation these days, but that’s not going to be true for much longer as the National Park Service increases the price of its senior lifetime pass from $10 to $80 on August 28. If you don’t have one, now’s the time. See The Country for $10 The National Park …

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Aug 08

IHG Brings Back Accelerate Points Promotion

My favorite least-favorite promotion is back, as IHG re-ups its Accelerate promotion for the period September 1-December 31.* IHG Rewards Accelerate This has become a recurring promotion for IHG (Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, etc.). The targeted offer* may or may not be in your inbox but, if it isn’t, you can go here to see what …

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Aug 07

Cash Back On Back-To-School Shopping

It’s been a light weekend, which means I got to read some of the emails that have been filling up my inbox. Only one of them caught my eye, and it was about back-to-school shopping. With the start of school only about a month away, merchants are starting to push their spiral notebooks and three-ring …

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Aug 04

Weird Weekend Travel News

Smelly luggage, ghosts in the machine and hungry reporters make up some of the stories that I’ve seen in the past 24 hours. Enjoy. Nashville Needs Plumbing A few Southwest passengers have encountered a problem that even I couldn’t prepare for: Sewage at the Nashville Airport soaked 200 bags after a toilet overflowed in a …

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