Changes to Credit Card Programs, Star Wars Pop-Up Bars, & More…

From new military loyalty cards to a report about someone who stayed in a Japanese capsule hotel, here are some stories we saw this week that we thought were interesting. We hope you will, too:

  • Million Miles Secrets reported on Citibank adding Avianca to the Thank You Points program.
  • Star Wars Pop-Up bars are the new thing, and as per Conde Nast Traveler and they appear to be for those with plenty of galactic credits to throw around.
  • As per Frequent Miler, Chase added the ability to transfer directly from Ultimate Rewards to two more valuable partners, Aer Lingus and Iberia.
  • Loyalty Lobby wrote about how SPG is back with their Birth Year promotion. We used this for a stay in Austria and it saved us a bunch of money.
  • On a more negative note, View From the Wing reported that Singapore Airlines is going to start to charge more points for awards on partner airlines.
  • Another downer is that AMEX is not going to offer any Small Business Saturday promotion this year. Oh well, it was good while it lasted. We appreciate One Mile At A Time for letting everyone know.
  • Doctor of Credit reported that Caesars Entertainment launched new loyalty card for military. It also provides discounts at Wyndham Hotels, Norwegian Cruise Line and Hawaiian Airlines.
  • We love stacking multiple offers because it’s a great way to save lots of cash and to earn points, too.  The Points Guy reported on some reader success stories of doing just that!
  • If you enjoy reading about other peoples’ trip reports, Wandering Aramean just posted one about his stay at a capsule hotel in Japan.
  • Finally, in the “OMG, really???” category, No Mas Coach reported on how an Air France flight had to be cancelled due to a passenger who was caught masturbating. Yes, really. And the story of what happened afterwards is even more weird.

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AMEX/Google Express Offers, Toy Story Hotel, A Hack For Black Friday Sales & More…

From hotel promotions to American Airlines’ listeria problem to Starbucks’ upcoming co-branded credit card, here are some stories we saw this week that we thought were interesting. We hope you will, too:

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Hey, Guess What? We’re In Forbes!

This blog is now just over 9 months old and we can’t even begin to tell you how much we love that our readership is growing. The expansion is usually slow and steady, but every once in a while we’ll see a jump, like when Million Mile Secrets interviewed us in May, or when Gary Leff, from View From The Wing mentioned our posts on his blog in September and October. But now! NOW we’ve hit the big time.
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Famous Last Words: “Hooray, I’m In Boarding Group One!”

I’ve already written a post about my disdain of the “cattle call” methodology of getting onto a plane. Oh sure, SouthWest and United have figured out ways to make it more bearable but for most of the other airlines, it’s still a matter of everyone standing by the gates, waiting for their group to be called. It sure can one LLLOOONNNGGG wait, though, even if you’re in Boarding Group 1, as the man in this video quickly discovered:
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These Funny Town Names Sound NSFW, But They’re Really Not

In an effort of full disclosure, please know there’s not one bad/dirty/NSFW word or phrase in this post. However there are some words that may or may have homonyms that might be a wee (or more than just a wee) bit suggestive, at least in the eyes of some of you, our dear readers. That’s not our fault ;-). Your mileage may vary, and you have been warned. And now on with the blog post…
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“Dear RyanAir,”: The Funniest Complaint Letter Ever Written To An Airline

If you’ve read this travel blog for any length of time, you may notice that we try to do things “our way.” That’s simply because this blog is really an extension of us.  Joe will write about points and miles because he’s into that and I will often write about “human interest” travel stuff because that’s what I like (and yeah, the weirder the better). And both of us will call a spade a spade and if we don’t like something, we’ll say it. Such is the case with RyanAir.
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“Your Mileage May Vary” is 6 Months Old Today & To Celebrate, We’re Holding A Contest!

Can you believe this blog is already 6 MONTH OLD? We sure can’t, but we’re so happy we’re still here and that, as I often tell Joe, “people are reading our stuff!!!”

Anyway, to celebrate, we’re holding a contest over on our Facebook fan page – CLICK HERE to read the rules and to enter!

We’re having a blast writing our posts and we hope you enjoy reading them. Thank-you so much  for sharing this journey with us! Here’s to many, many more anniversaries for Your Mileage May Vary!

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