Month: February 2014


January 30, 2020
Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Miles: Part 5 - Mileage Plan Elite Status

Two noteworthy aspects of Alaska's Mileage Plan include its generous cancellation policy and the ability to earn status with the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan without ever stepping foot on an Alaska Airlines plane! Alaska Airlines allows you to credit miles from travel with Delta, American Airlines, British Airways, and other partners to its Mileage Plan. […]

January 30, 2020
Ultimate Guide to Booking American Airline Awards: Part 9 - Maximizing AA Miles to Asia

American Airlines has some of the best award options for flights around the world. With the American Airline AAdvantage award program, you can fly practically anywhere in the world using miles that you earn from credit card bonuses and flying on AA flights. By learning some basics about the program you will be a pro […]

November 20, 2019
How to Get Free Room Upgrades at Most Hotels

Free room upgrades are one of the biggest perks of having a hotel’s elite status for a loyalty program. Though the first priority is paying for a hotel room using points, I always enjoy receiving a room upgrade upon check-in by having either gold or platinum status with the hotel. Most hotels offer complimentary room […]

May 14, 2014
There Might be a Way to Still Get the $1,000 Min Spend on the Barclays Arrival Plus Card

Update: the current spending requirement on all application methods is now $3,000. The minimum spend on the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® increased to $3,000 in 90 days yesterday when applied for online, BUT you may still be able to get the older offer with the lower $1,000 spend requirement by applying over the phone. […]

January 30, 2020
Taking a Look at JetBlue Airlines Award Costs/Fees

This week WTM contributor John Mccall of Travel on Blue takes us through the basics of JetBlue’s award ticket costs and fees. One of the best parts of flying JetBlue in general is the lack of expensive fees. Often times when booking award flights, the taxes and fees that may normally be built into the […]

June 10, 2017
Big Club Carlson Changes and Devaluation Set for 3/15/2014

I’ve used Club Carlson quite a lot over the last year, and even though I didn't burn through all of my points in the back of my mind I suspected there was a devaluation looming. Their program has been one of the most generous hotel loyalty programs over the last year with its huge welcome […]

November 12, 2019
Tips for How to Choose the Best Hostel While Traveling

Once you realize that you can’t book all of your stays using rewards, the next best option for budget travels is staying at hostels. If you’re like us, you’re going to look for the cheapest option, but how do you know that you are choosing a quality hostel and you won't be stuck with a […]

February 27, 2020
Buy IHG Points for 0.7 Cents Each Using the “Points & Cash” Trick

Update: IHG Points + Cash awards now offer a better "points & cash" rate which allows you to purchase points at 0.6 cents per point. IHG Rewards Club is one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs--because earning points is incredibly quick and easy. I have previously written about the insanely lucrative IHG(R) Rewards Club Premier […]

January 31, 2020
3 Ways of Earning Lots of JetBlue Miles

WTM contributor John Mccall of Travel on Blue takes us through the basics of earning lots of JetBlue airline miles. You can support Well Traveled Mile by applying for Credit Cards Here or shopping through our Amazon affiliate link. Thank you for the support!   The Classic Route As I hinted in the introduction post, JetBlue's TrueBlue rewards program does things a little bit […]

January 30, 2020
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® Review: Why it’s the Best All-Around Travel Rewards Credit Card

Update: This offer may have expired, please review current offer terms and conditions before applying. Until this year, Barclays had not been a heavy hitter among travel reward credit cards. The Premier Miles and More World MasterCard and the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® are becoming increasingly popular in the miles and points world, and justly […]

February 12, 2014
Leveraging Two Club Carlson Credit Cards - Book 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights Back-to-Back!

I currently have both the personal and business version of the Club Carlson Visa credit card. Not only did I earn 85,000 points from each card’s welcome bonus, but the cards give me automatic Gold elite status. One perk of having Gold elite status is 2 for 1 Bonus Award Nights. Basically you get the […]

July 8, 2019
British Airways Visa Signature Card - 100,000 Avios Sign-up Offer is Back

The 100,000 Avios welcome bonus offer for the British Airways Visa is back (OFFER EXPIRED)! The offer was available pulled about a month ago, but now the it’s back. However the annual fee is no longer waived on this current offer. British Airways Visa Signature® Card (OFFER EXPIRED) Earn 50,000 points after spending $2,000 in […]

January 31, 2020
How You Can Qualify for a Business Credit Card

A lot of people think that they are “not in business” and therefore cannot apply for a business credit card. The simple fact is that you probably can. Applying for business cards is a great way to have access to more lucrative credit card offers. There are several other benefits: The account’s credit line and […]

January 30, 2020
Best Use of Alaska Airlines Miles to Asia -- 2 Stopovers and 1 Open-Jaw

One of the biggest benefits of booking international awards with Alaska Airlines miles is that you’re allowed stopovers on one-ways awards. I decided to look into this a bit more and see how generous the booking rules are. The results are good. You can fly on to Asia on Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Delta, and Korean […]

January 30, 2020
An Introduction to JetBlue’s TrueBlue Miles

Today’s first post on an in-depth guide to using JetBlue miles is from WTM contributor John Mccall, who also writes Travel on Blue and covers tons of great news and updates on JetBlue. Why JetBlue? JetBlue has been an up and coming airline for the past few years. Established in 1999, it’s still the new […]

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