Website of the Week: Rocketmiles


Rocketmiles is a new and unique hotel booking site that is luring travelers by offering huge mileage/points offers. Searching for a hotel on Rocketmiles is different from other online travel sites as they only offer a handful of hotels in cities and neighborhoods. Currently they serve Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, […]

Website of the Week: Mile Value Calculator

Frequent Flier Mile Value Calculator

Accruing airline miles is a game to most people but trying to figure out what the miles are worth practically requires a PhD in economics. To help you decide if you should pay with miles or cash, check out this “Mile Value Calculator.” The blog that it’s located on isn’t the most eye-pleasing but it’s […]

Frequent Flyer Miles – When Should You Use Them?

LAX to Florida

At a moment’s notice last week I decided to fly from Los Angeles to Florida so I could be with my dad and help him get settled into his winter rental after being discharged from the hospital/rehab center. It’s a long story, but last month he fell on the beach, broke his back, had some […]

US Airways and American Airlines to Merge: How Will it Affect You?

American Airlines and US Airways to merge on Valentine's Day

According to AP, US Airways and American Airlines have agreed to merge and will create the world’s largest airline. The official announcement is planned for tomorrow morning. Before my phone starts ringing off the hook from my paranoid, frequent flier friends (read: travel junkies) worried about losing their miles and/or wondering if their spring break […]

Double Elite-Qualifying Miles and Points on American Airlines

Here’s a fantastic incentive for AAdvantage members to fly American Airlines in the next couple of months. Thanks to all of their recent internal problems American is now offering double elite-qualifying miles and points through Dec 31, 2012. All you need to do is register which takes about twenty-seconds using this link and promotion code: AATHX.

Delta Adjusts SkyMiles Mileage Accrual for Select Special Fares


   One of my travel agent friends just forwarded this Delta Airlines email from there sales office to me. It might cause some concern for mileage junkies as they are going to start reducing credit on select “special fares” and accrual rates towards SkyMiles Medallion status. In my opinion Delta already has the worst mileage […]

Are United Airline’s call centers useless for booking Mileage Plus tickets?


I’m not sure about you but I really despise U.S. carriers having call centers overseas. More often than not I find the agents not having any pull and not knowing all the ticket rules or airport codes. This was true yesterday when I called United Airlines‘ regular 800 number (1-800-241-6522) and kept saying “agent” and […]

American and WestJet Airlines Introduce Reciprocal Frequent Flier Opportunities


American Airlines and Canadian carrier WestJet Airlines are introducing reciprocal frequent flier opportunities. Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program and WestJet’s WestJet Rewards program can earn AAdvantage miles or WestJet dollars when traveling on flights operated by the other airline. “We’re thrilled to begin this frequent flier partnership, which is a first for WestJet,” […]