I love Catalina Island, I’ve been twice in the last eight years and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back. A 45 minute high-speed ferry from Newport Beach will run you $75~ round-trip. That sounds like a lot but consider the savings of not renting a car or paying to park once you arrive. New hotel […]Read more "New Hotel Option For Redeeming Points on Catalina Island, CA"
What is better than a new Alaska Airlines partnership? I say cheaper award flights to Hawaii! Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer program finally launched their award chart (PDF) when flying solely on Alaska Airlines. There are some sweet-spots as well as some confusing language, let’s try to sort it out. Hawaii for 11.5k one-way If this chart […]Read more "A New Option For Hawaii One-Way Flights Starting at 11,500 Miles Via Alaska Airlines – Singapore Airlines"
Flying eight hours in Etihad’s Apartments was a bucket list item checked for me. I won’t try to put words to the experience other than: DO IT. Where can I fly in The Apartments? The Apartments, not to be confused with The Residence (which has a separate bedroom and can’t be booked with AA miles), […]Read more "How You Can Fly Eithad First Class Apartments Using American Airlines Miles"
I must admit, for someone who has a large~ish bank of points, it is hard to pay cash for flights or hotels. Over the last year I’ve been getting better, but I still find it difficult to use cash rather than points, even when it should make sense. The Golden Rule Every blogger has their […]Read more "I Just Booked a Round-Trip to Asia for Less Than 30,000 Points and Zero Fees"
This is not good, I am a Southwest loyalist and this makes me upset. Alyssa and I have held Companion Pass for the last three-or-so years and it has saved us thousands of dollar… er.. points. At some point last month, Southwest decided to retire their Getaway map search tool. Why? I have no clue, […]Read more "Southwest Just Killed The Flight Map Search On Their Site – Getaway Finder"
If you’ve hoarded American Express Membership Rewards points, now is a good time to off-load them. You have until 9/17/17 to transfer to British Airways or Iberia Avios programs with a 40% bonus. To do the simple math, you will just multiply your Amex MR transfer amount by 1.4x, that will give your transferred total. […]Read more "REMINDER: Only 5 Days Left For 40% Transfer Bonus from MR to Avios"
The question I’d always hear, “Caleb, what is going to happen when you go to buy a home”? Fortunately for those who’ve asked, I have the answer. (my experience, yours may vary*) You have how many credit cards? For most, the thought of having 20 credits cards is a sure-fire way to get denied for […]Read more "This is What it Was Like Purchasing a Home with Over 20 Credit Cards"