How to Fly First Class With a Coach Budget

Derek Brameyer

I’ve never sat in first class.  I’ve walked past the section many times and always craved the experience, especially having taken some very long flights (12 hours from San Francisco to Seoul, anyone?) where I sorely wished for more legroom, a more comfortable seat, or free drinks to pass the time. First class, however, doesn’t […]

Published or Updated: June 14, 2016

How to Be a Travel Hacker: Review of Travel Miles 101

Chris Mamula

Travel hacking, using credit card bonuses to pay for travel costs, can save you substantial money without requiring any sacrifice. In fact, becoming a travel hacker can allow you to save money while improving your quality of life. Travel hacking, however, is a skill with a steep learning curve. There are many different airlines and […]

Published or Updated: May 5, 2016

Is Travel Hacking Too Good To Be True?

Chris Mamula

If something sounds too good to be true, it generally is. So it’s no wonder people hear stories about travel hacking like this one and figure it can’t be done. If you’ve never heard of it, travel hacking is using credit card rewards to virtually eliminate travel expenses. It definitely sounds too good to be true! I […]

Published or Updated: April 27, 2016

11 Ways to Save Money When Traveling Abroad

Mark Hull

I’ve been fortunate enough to have lived and traveled all across Europe for the past three years. I’ve visited 16 countries, walked the hallowed grounds of history’s battlefields, and reveled in the beauty of some of the greatest cities in the world. These new adventures sometimes came with never-before-made mistakes. I’ve made my fair share when […]

Published or Updated: April 3, 2016

Earn 50,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles with This Checking Account

Derek Brameyer

I described a couple of weeks ago about how I earned over 100,000 miles using the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. If you’re looking to earn more points easily, take a look at the Citigold checking account promotion that’s going on between now and March 31st. You’ll earn either 50,000 American Airline miles or 40,000 […]

Published or Updated: August 17, 2016

How One Guy Traveled Around the World (21 flights) for Free

I’m of two minds when it comes to the world of free travel. On the one hand we can travel for free if we have the miles or points. And free is hard to beat. On the other hand, it takes a lot of time to build up the miles, mileage award tickets aren’t always […]

Published or Updated: November 10, 2015

9 Credit Cards That Offer Free Airline Companion Tickets

Credit card companies are constantly closing loopholes to make airline rewards less valuable. Taxes, fees, and limited availability all eat into the value of your credit card miles. But as airfare gets ever more expensive, one credit card reward becomes more valuable – companion tickets. Many of today’s top airline reward credit cards offer free […]

Published or Updated: December 6, 2015

The 10 Best Ways to Get FREE Flights

Want to travel, but don’t want to shell out hundreds for plane tickets? I don’t blame you. With rising airline rates, the plane ride to get to your destination could easily be the most expensive part of your trip. But if you’re smart about it, there are plenty of options for getting free flights. In […]

Published or Updated: December 2, 2016

7 Little-Known Ways to Save on Airfare and Airline Fees

When it comes to airfare and airline fees, there are several myths that can cost you serious cash if you aren’t careful. Think booking as early as possible will guarantee the lowest fare? That’s just not true. Have you accepted checked bag fees as a part of flying? Actually, there are several ways around them. […]

Published or Updated: June 17, 2014

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