Sacramento Flight and LAX Plane Spotting

To maintain my status with Delta, I like to plan creative routes when traveling. For my trip to Sacramento this week, I opted to fly from Raleigh to Atlanta, Atlanta to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to Sacramento (instead of to Salt Lake, and from there directly, for example… or directly from Atlanta… or many … Continue reading “Sacramento Flight and LAX Plane Spotting”

American Airlines: Gold Status Offer

The Offer A couple of days ago, I received an offer from American Airlines to enjoy Gold Elite Status through December 16th of this year. If I acquire 7,000 Elite Qualifying Miles in that time, I keep my status through January 2018! The icing on the cake is that this offer comes with 10, 500-mile … Continue reading “American Airlines: Gold Status Offer”

Free Nights and Free Flights

Well… mostly free!┬áThe reason I say mostly free is that though the cost of the night or flight is covered, you are still responsible for paying the security costs and taxes (for flights), and resort fees and taxes (for hotels). It’s no secret that I am a fan of responsible credit card use, and all … Continue reading “Free Nights and Free Flights”

Citi Prestige & TripBAM

Earlier this week I read about TripBAM from Harlan’s experience using it in conjunction with the Citi Prestige’s 4th Night Free benefit. I wrote about the Prestige’s 4th Night Free benefit recently, and explained how it can be used to save tens to hundreds of dollars on an extended hotel stay. TripBAM in turn monitors … Continue reading “Citi Prestige & TripBAM”

Bank of America: “Museums on Us”

One of the less frequently publicized benefits to cards offered by Bank of America is their “Museums on Us” program. On the first full weekend of each month, cardholders are allowed free entrance to certain museums around the country. A full list of eligible cards as well as participating museums can be found on the … Continue reading “Bank of America: “Museums on Us””

2016 Fall Hotel Promotions

It isn’t uncommon for loyalty programs to run seasonal promotions, and hotels are no different. Currently, the larger brands are running some rather profitable promotions. If you are a member at one, or many, of these chains, it is always a good idea to subscribe to the email notifications offered by the chains. Hilton HHonors … Continue reading “2016 Fall Hotel Promotions”

Vacation Report: Stowe, VT, Day 5

Stowe, VT, Day 1: Arrival to Burlington Stowe, VT, Day 2: Farmer’s Market! Stowe, VT, Day 3: Cider Doughnuts & Cheese Stowe, VT, Day 4: Mt. Mansfield & Montpelier Stowe, VT, Day 5: Return to Raleigh Flights On my return from Stowe, VT I flew back from Burlington, VT (BTV). The first flight was from … Continue reading “Vacation Report: Stowe, VT, Day 5”