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 Credit Card Points
Citi

The Citi Rewards+ and the Citi Trifecta

Last month, I wrote about the new Citi Trifecta / Quadfecta that exists now that the Citi Double Cash credit card has points convertible to Citi ThankYou points. It requires a Citi Premier or Citi Prestige so that you can transfer your Double…

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Air France, News

Excellent Flying Blue Promo Awards Oct 16-20

Each month, Air France / KLM’s Flying Blue program has special promo awards for discounted award flights to/from specific cities. Once in a while, though, they launch “Special Edition” promo sales that last mere days. Here’s one I reported on…

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Alaska Airlines, Citi, News, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines

Friday Round Up: United Complicated Elite Requirements, Use Alaska Miles on Singapore, California Bans Single-Use Hotel Toiletries, In-Branch Citi Card Offers

United Turns Elite Status into “What You Spend Is What You Are” United dropped a huge bomb today, rejigging their elite status requirements to be MUCH more complicated. Here is the  graphic where United TRIES to tell us that they…

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Hilton

Changing a Non-Refundable Hilton Reservation

File this one in the back of your brain the next time you’ve booked a pricey non-refundable stay with Hilton (including any Hilton portfolio brand, for example Conrad, Waldorf Astoria, Double Tree, etc). You Can Change a Non-Refundable Hilton Reservation…

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