Our Weekly Recap: 11/5/17 – 11/11/17

Another week, another weekend! Here’s a quick review of what we posted this week:

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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How We Got A Last-Minute Upgrade On Our Delta Flight

We recently flew on an award ticket from Las Vegas to Orange County, CA. This was the flight where my Uber driver took a longer trip to get a higher fare and then I forgot there was a Centurion Lounge in the airport. Just like most of the trip to Vegas, the gods of fortune were not shining on me.  Continue reading “How We Got A Last-Minute Upgrade On Our Delta Flight”

Our Weekly Recap: 10/22/17 – 10/28/17

And all of a sudden, BOOM – it was the weekend! Here’s a list of what we posted this week.

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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Delta Airlines’ New Reality TV Show: Becoming A Flight Attendant

If you thought reality TV was slowing down, you’d be way wrong. Move over Cops and Kardashians, Delta has joined the realm of reality TV with their new miniseries, Earning Our Wings. Continue reading “Delta Airlines’ New Reality TV Show: Becoming A Flight Attendant”

Should You Earn Rental Credits or Frequent Flyer Miles for National Car Rentals?

I’m a big fan of National Car Rental’s Emerald Aisle program. I’ve been a member for 20 years now (Ugh, Really? 20 years?)  For all that time and for all those rentals, I’ve never earned a single rental credit with National. I’ve earned frequent flyer miles for my rentals instead. For my travels, I just don’t rent cars often enough so it would take me forever to earn a free rental day.

National gives you 1 rental credit for each rental. If you rent a car for more than a week, you can earn extra credits. Here’s a breakdown of the earning for longer rentals since this information isn’t easily found on National’s website. It took some digging and I’m not surprised they want to keep this a secret:

Continue reading “Should You Earn Rental Credits or Frequent Flyer Miles for National Car Rentals?”

How We Went On A $25,000 Trip Halfway Around The World For Less Than $1000 (a.k.a. What You Can Do With Points & Miles)

I’ve written plenty about how I earn credit card points and airline miles, but gathering all those points and miles is meaningless unless you do something with them. We saved points for several years and managed to take an once in a lifetime trip. We could have taken this trip by flying in coach on the cheapest tickets available but why would you want an amazing trip to be ordinary?

….and no, I didn’t actually pay $25,000 for the trip.

Here’s the details of the best trip I ever planned (with some help).

Continue reading “How We Went On A $25,000 Trip Halfway Around The World For Less Than $1000 (a.k.a. What You Can Do With Points & Miles)”

What are Delta Dollars and How Do You Spend Them?

On a recent flight from Atlanta to Chattanooga, our flight was oversold. The gate agents made an announcement asking if there were any passengers who would be willing to take a flight later that evening for $250 Delta Dollars. Sharon and I looked at each other as if to say, “Should we?” I said we shouldn’t because I wasn’t familiar with how Delta Dollars worked and I wasn’t sure if we could ever use them. I left to go to the restroom and in the 5 minutes that I was away the offer increased from $250 to $350, then $500,  $600 and eventually to $700. At this point I was walking (quickly) to the gate to take the offer but before I got back they found the four people they needed to take the later flight.

Remember that the flight is only 45 minutes long and they were offering a seat on the flight 3 hours later. We could have taken the $700 each and waited or even rented a car and drove the 4 hours to Tennessee. 🙂

So why was Delta so generous and why didn’t I jump at the offer?  Continue reading “What are Delta Dollars and How Do You Spend Them?”