What is MilesTalk?

My chance to give back. I got in the game in 2003 with a "mistake rate" in Bora Bora and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free!  I've hosted two seminars on miles and points at South By Southwest in Austin, and have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, published on Bravo TV's JetSet site, and spoken on the Condé Nast Traveler podcast series.

A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for my flights!! So I started sharing my tips. My favorite thing in the world is helping others have the experiences I do, so please follow along and help me help you. Don't forget to sign up for the free email newsletter on the right side of the page so you don't miss anything.

MilesTalk - Frequent Flyer Miles and Points
Chase, Iberia

New Iberia Avios Chase card

Link: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/iberia There seems to be a new Chase card in town and this time it’s Iberia Avios. They are transferable back and forth with BA Avios, but have slightly different award charts of their own.  They even have a sale…

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Chase, JetBlue

No more JetBlue points for Amazon purchases

My biggest motivator for shopping on Amazon is gone. Effectively 3/27, you won’t earn any JetBlue TrueBlue points shopping on Amazon via your JetBlue link. Stacking this with 5x Ultimate Rewards points from buying Amazon gift cards at office supply…

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SPG Biz Amex 35,000 pt offer + refer friends

The SPG Amex cards are some of my favorite because Starpoints are so incredibly valuable. This new 35,000 Starpoint bonus offer for the Starwood Preferred Guest Business credit card from American Express is a fantastic time to get this card (if…

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