Travel Rewards Credit Cards

Category: Travel agents (online)

Apr 20

Using AAA for savings at hotels, rental cars (and other good stuff)

The last time I thought about AAA, it was in a discussion of things that technology has made obsolete, such as typewriters*, VCRs and that clicking sound that the dial made when you changed the channel manually on the TV.  As for AAA, I’m referring to TripTiks**, the all-knowing map that someone at the company …

Continue reading

Sep 26

Do I need a travel agent? How about insurance?

The last few weeks have been a little crazy, so there have been more informational than mileage posts over the past several days.  Look for a return to mileage posts, including soup-to-nuts examinations of Delta’s and Marriott’s frequent flyer/points programs, the two for whom I get the most requests. My adventure last week made me thankful that I …

Continue reading

Aug 27

Finding an award ticket: Part I

When it comes to finding an award ticket, there are a number of ways to get results.  The quality (and quantity) of those results, however, will depend on a number of factors, including when you are going to travel, where you are going, the class of service, etc. I was recently tasked with finding two …

Continue reading

Aug 26

American Airlines pulls fares from Orbitz

Claiming a dispute with Orbitz over pricing, American Airlines pulled its fares from Orbitz this morning as of today for travel after September 1. Fear not if you have already booked with Orbitz; your ticket is still good. If you need to make changes, however, you need to call American. Okay, here’s the fun part. …

Continue reading

Jul 05

Yapta: A site that lets you know when your tickets have dropped in price

Internet sites related to travel are a dime a dozen now.  The newest thing is a bevy of sites that promise to tell you the best date, time, moon cycle, etc., to buy a ticket.  Once you buy it, though, you’re on your own. offers a unique proposition: They will take your flight information …

Continue reading

Jun 24

Rocketmiles: Earn miles for hotel stays

For those looking to maximize their miles, there’s a way to earn airline miles for hotel bookings, and the payback is very good. Simply use Rocketmiles.comto book your hotel stay and you’re on your way. Here’s how it works: has a relationship with hotels in a number of cities and earns a commission for …

Continue reading

Apr 30

Cash back for Car Rentals and Online Travel Agents

Yesterday, I ran through how to earn cash back just for booking hotels and airfare.  Today, let’s finish the vacation and do car rentals and online travel agents. In the comments yesterday, I was asked about the reliability of one of the shopping sites.  While I have no reason to believe that any of the …

Continue reading

Apr 29

Cash back for booking airlines and hotels

Note: You may want to bookmark this page for easy access. As you know, I am a big proponent of earning miles and/or cash by using shopping rebate sites online. For those new to the game, shopping rebate sites are similar to a shopping mall.  You enter the mall and head to the store you …

Continue reading