Well, one third of the year is almost over. Time flies, doesn’t it? Here’s a recap of what we covered in the world of travel this month on The Points Pundit. Again, a huge thanks to our growing community of readers and supporters who read and comment on this blog.
PSA: CHECK YOUR WORLD OF HYATT ACCOUNT
I wrote about how my Hyatt points were not posting correctly for my monthly credit card spend. If you’re not sure, it might be a good time to log in and check your Hyatt account statement over the last few months.
DELTA’S ‘FLASH SALES’ NOT WORTH THE EFFORT
I argue why Delta’s Flash Sales are much ado about nothing. What do you think?
75,000 DELTA SKY MILES OFFERS STILL AVAILABLE!
These offers are still available. You can sign up and earn up to 75,000 Delta Sky Miles with these credit card offers from American Express.
HERE’S WHY UNITED MILEAGEPLUS HAS DEVALUED
I offer an explanation about why United’s MileagePlus program may have devalued, starting with the removal of award charts for United operated flights by the end of this year.
HOW TO FLY AROUND ASIA IN SQ BUSINESS CLASS
I go in some detail about one of my favorite redemption options. I’ve used this option to fly a ton on Singapore Airlines, which has a fantastic product, be it in economy or in business class.
THE ‘NEW’ STARBUCKS REWARDS PROGRAM: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Starbucks Rewards underwent major changes in April. Starting April 16, they made changes to the way you redeem your Starbucks stars. I view these changes as largely positive for those who love hot coffee/tea.
SWITCH YOUR CELL PHONE PROVIDER & EARN 25,000 MILES!
We wrote about how you can simply earn 25,000 American AAdvantage miles by just switching you cell phone provider!
IS IT TIME TO DITCH US BASED FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMS?
This post seemed to have struck a chord with readers. It seems like even the most loyal customers of the major US domestic careers are seeing diminishing returns for their spend and loyalty. I analyze whether we need to give up on these frequent flyer programs altogether.
HOW TO FLY AROUND NORTH AMERICA IN DELTA FIRST CLASS
This is another of my favorite redemptions that gives me outsized value on my miles.
EARN UP TO 50,000 MILES FOR LOAN REFINANCING
You’d have the opportunity to earn up to 50,000 Alaska Airlines Miles for refinancing your loan.
IS THE CHASE-UNITED PARTNERSHIP ON SHAKY GROUNDS?
There’s some ongoing chatter about how the Chase United partnership may not be as steady as it may seem. I present some analysis after looking at what’s being covered in the media and what the financials of the relationship look like.