Warning. I started this blog post innocently enough, and then I got mad at Delta and started swearing. If you don't like the F-word, sit this one out please. Also, the cover photo is from Italy, and I loved it. Nothing to do with the post, just a beautiful sunset over autumn leaves in Italy. Because that is how I roll. … [Read more...] about And Our Best Option Was… To Pay with Membership Rewards Points?
We have many exciting travel plans coming up, but from a pure decadence perspective, flying the Etihad apartments from Sydney to Abu Dhabi has me the most excited of them all. … [Read more...] about How to Arrange Etihad First Class Chauffeur Service on Award Flights Booked with American Miles
The past few days have been a flight booking bonanza for me and Mrs. Jeffsetter as we fill out our one-way neverending trip. … [Read more...] about When to use AAdvantage Miles vs. Avios vs. ThankYou Points? A Case Study from Belize to Miami
We spent this entire week on Maui in our AirBNB condo, and it was fantastic. … [Read more...] about Air New Zealand Domestic Flights Warning, ThankYou Points to the Rescue and New Caledonia Dreams: My Week in Points for July 25
In July I will be going on my biggest adventure yet. It starts with selling most of our worldly possessions, and putting the rest into a storage unit. From there it’s a road trip up to Seattle for a business trip… Sounds pretty tame, right. … [Read more...] about Booking Unconventionally Awesome Route from Auckland to Sydney?
One of the biggest pain points I come across while playing the travel hacking game is award flight research. While it’s fairly easy to understand where airline alliances can take you, piecing together the perfect itinerary and award booking can take several hours/days/weeks/months to complete. It might start with a simple trip to Wikipedia or Open Flights to understand … [Read more...] about Taking the Pain out of Flight Research
Last month Google announced on their official travel blog an improved flight search capability that allows you to see flight prices from your origin city to a number of destinations in map form. While I opened the blog post and watched the video right as it was posted, I am just now getting around to writing about this cool new feature for flight searchers. Here is their … [Read more...] about Using the new Google Flight Search to Find Travel Ideas
Friend and blog reader Ward sent me an article the other day that I thought was interesting enough to share here. It focuses on “secrets” of flight attendants, and even featured a few tidbits that I didn’t know before reading the article. While the article, 10 Shocking Secrets of Flight Attendants, was written in 2012, it is still relevant today. What are the 10 secrets of … [Read more...] about Secrets of Flight Attendants – Ditch the Diet Coke and Leave the Dead Bodies at Home
Update: 5 Minutes after pushing this post live, I cannot recreate the prices I saw in the screenshot below anymore. This deal may no longer be available. … [Read more...] about Trying to Justify the Incredible Star Alliance Business Class Fares to Europe This Summer
Since I started travel blogging, “When is the best time to book a flight?" is probably the most common question asked of me by friends and family who are casual travelers (the second is "what is the best travel credit card if I could only choose one?"). … [Read more...] about When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?