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April 30th marks the end of several things you may care about. Here’s what I know about. If I missed something, please drop it in the comments.

  • Today is your last day to book changeable Basic Economy tickets on Alaska Airlines, Delta, United, and Hawaiian Airlines. All will revert to “non-changeable / non-refundable” for purchases made after today.
  • Today is your last day to enjoy blocked middle seats with Delta. They have not extended the policy.
  • Today is your last day to get 3X / 2X points on groceries on your Chase Sapphire Reserve / Chase Sapphire Preferred cards.
  • (Soon) Expiring May 5th: 50% off Amtrak
  • (Soon) Expiring May 5th: US to Europe in Business Class on TAP Portugal for $999. (Just be careful booking directly, as they are not known for processing refunds very well…)


Let me know below in the comments, on Twitter, or in the private MilesTalk Facebook group.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 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! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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