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Mike

Author's details

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. A Few Updates On JetBlue — August 22, 2017
  2. Thanks Again: Yet Another Rewards Program — August 21, 2017
  3. More Weird Weekend Travel News — August 18, 2017
  4. Sun Country: Hey Jude, Don’t Make It Bad… — August 17, 2017
  5. Airberlin Goes Bankrupt. Should You Still Book Them? — August 16, 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. Southwest Airlines and how to get the greatest airline perk ever — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

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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Aug 03

SeatGuru: The Best Website For Choosing A Seat

seatguru

One of the more stressful parts of booking a trip is choosing seats. Sure, you know that you probably don’t want the window seat in the last row of the plane, right in front of the lavatory. But what other factors do you need to look at? Is your window mis-aligned? Will you have a …

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Aug 02

Don’t Let Systems Outages Ruin Your Trip

Late last night/early this morning, British Airways suffered yet another computer outage, which marks approximately the 473rd in the past six months. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was the sixth in the last year and lasted under an hour, as opposed to the failure that took the airline down in May, but …

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Aug 01

Credit Cards That Let You Fly With A Friend For Free

companion ticket

There’s nothing better than using miles for free but companion tickets, which allow you to bring a friend along for free (or almost free), are almost as good. Naturally, there’s a credit card for that. The Usual Disclosure: This post will discuss credit cards. You can get many of these and other cards through the …

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Jul 31

Travel Like A Millennial (Whether You Want To Or Not)

tru by hilton

Where we attempt to answer the question “Just how many brands does a lodging company need?” Tru by Hilton (And Other Stuff) I got an email from Hilton today reminding me that they recently launched their 13th brand, Tru by Hilton. 13 brands seems like a lot to me, although Marriott has 30 if you …

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Jul 29

US Government Mandates Higher Ticket Prices

An advocacy group has successfully won an appeal, forcing the FAA to take another look at the size of seats on airplanes. Why That’s Bad   I know the arguments. Seat sizes have been getting smaller for ages. It’s uncomfortable. People are getting air ragey. I understand that and don’t like the smaller seats, either. …

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Jul 28

Tidbits I Learned Yesterday

I picked up a few different bits and pieces over the past 24 hours which might just be fun to pass along. That’s all. The “Secret” JetBlue Phone Number I’m a big fan of JetBlue’s Mint product and, one day, will actually write the review of the product that I keep talking about. Mint is …

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Jul 27

Travel Security Update

Oh covfefe! The TSA is at it again. Airport officials noted that lines were moving too quickly, so the “security” agency announced new checkpoint rules, just to keep us on our toes. “Please Take Potential Explosives Out Of Your Bags…” Add your smaller electronics to the list of items that need to come out of …

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Jul 26

The Problem With Low Cost Carriers…

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs), whether they’re Southwest or Spirit, are good for the airline industry. They keep costs down for passengers and allow you to pay for what you need. The Problem Is… There’s one big problem with LCCs, though. When something goes wrong, you have fewer options. Most (Southwest is an exception.) LCCs have …

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