Credit Card pick: The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express

American Express Starwood

American Express is an advertising partner of JohnnyJet.com, but the opinions and beliefs in this post are those of the author alone, who makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information. Every traveler I know who has the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express—offered by our partners at American Express—loves it! The […]

Website of the Week: PointsHound

PointsHound

Last week we featured Rocketmiles, which is a new hotel booking site that enables users to earn mega miles. Another new site that was brought to my attention and is very similar is called Pointshound.com. Currently, PointsHound allows you to earn miles on over 100,000 hotels around the world in any of five frequent flier […]

Website of the Week: Rocketmiles

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 […]

Website of the Week: Award Map

American Airlines award map

American Airlines has just launched a new tool called Award Map that makes searching for and booking award travel with your AAdvantage miles so much easier. For those that want to get away but don’t know where to go all they have to do is input their travel dates, how many miles they want to […]

Website of the Week: Magazines for Miles

Magazines for Miles

If your frequent flier miles are about to expire but you don’t have enough for a free trip, it’s silly to let them go to waste. Here you can redeem them for popular magazines including travel, entertainment, business, sports and more. You can get a subscription to Cigar Aficionado for 400 miles, Conde Nast Traveler […]

Website of the Week: Milez.biz

Milez.biz

Here’s a great site if you don’t know where your frequent flyer miles might be able to take you. All you have to do is indicate your program, the number of miles you have, and where you want to start your trip for some possible destinations. The Milez.biz engine allows you to calculate and compare […]

Frequent flier programs are NOT a scam – here’s why you should signup now

frequent-flyer-cards

Christopher Elliott just wrote an interesting piece on LinkedIn titled “Frequent flier programs are a scam – here’s why you should quit yours now.” Mr. Elliott suggests you “Remove all the frequent flier cards from your pocket. Grab a pair of scissors, cut the plastic into tiny little pieces and toss it in the trash.” […]