The next location of The Club lounges will open in Buffalo on September 24, 2019. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) confirmed via their Facebook page that The Club at BUF will open for business at 4AM next Tuesday. This is technically only two days past the "Late Summer 2019" opening date touted on airport … Continue reading The Club @ BUF Opening September 24
Positioning Flight BUF-JFK Booking Process A good award booking trick to learn is the use of a positioning flight. Typically the best award availability is found from a carrier's hub city. Since I am not located close to any large hubs booking a separate inexpensive positioning flight to get me to the hub has become … Continue reading Positioning Flight- Delta CRJ-900 Domestic First
This article is a first in a series detailing my experiences on a recent jaunt to London with the purpose of watching the Yankees play the Red Sox in the first ever MLB game hosted in Europe. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and if I was going to do it, I was going to get … Continue reading Virgin Atlantic A330 Upper Class JFK-LHR
This week, United informed MileagePlus members the miles in the program are no longer subject to an expiration date. Previously, an account needed to post activity at least once every 18 months in order to maintain its mileage balance. This move brings United on par with Delta and JetBlue as domestic US airlines whose frequent … Continue reading United Miles No Longer Expire
Our Transfer Partner Matrix has been updated today to reflect the addition of Emirates as a 1:1 Chase UR transfer partner. While the rates aren't the lowest and taxes and fees could be high if you have a large amount of very flexible UR points in the bank, Emirates might offer some decent options through their massive … Continue reading Chase Adds Emirates as UR Transfer Partner
This morning, The Points Guy tipped us off that American Express Membership Rewards gained a new transfer partner, Australian flag carrier, Qantas. The relationship will have the typical 1:1 transfer ratio. The Transfer Partner Matrix has been updated appropriately. This brings the total airline transfer partners for Amex to 19.
I checked my Amex Membership Rewards (MR) statement today and noticed something new. There was an entry for my Platinum card labeled "Points Accelerated." Normally, MR points post two statement closing dates after the points are earned. For example, if points are earned in January they appear on the January statement as pending but do … Continue reading American Express Points Accelerated