Category Archives: Citibank

Hilton Hotel Category Changes: What It Means for You

Via One Mile at a Time, Hilton is making changes to its award chart, and 54 hotels will change award category as of October 12, 2016.

Depending on your travel plans, this could be good or bad news.  Because 33 locations will cost fewer points per night after the updates take effect, and 21 hotels will cost more Hilton points.

Hilton periodically switches hotels between categories, based on economic factors, room rates, amenities, and the hotel’s popularity.  So if you have Hilton award stays coming up, check out the list to see if your hotel is affected.


Planning a Leaf Tour to Upstate New York This Fall? Book Your Saratoga Hilton Award Stay After October 12, 2016, to Get a Cheaper Rate

I’ll explain what’s changing!

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25% Fewer Miles to Europe From 6 US Cities

Do you live near Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, New York (JFK), or Washington, DC?  The new Flying Blue Promo Awards could be a good deal for a discounted trip on KLM or Air France to Europe!

And even if you’ve never flown on KLM or Air France, you might have points that transfer to the program.  Because you can transfer Chase Ultimate RewardsAMEX Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points to Flying Blue, at a 1:1 ratio!

Plus, when you use Flying Blue Promo Awards, you’ll typically pay fewer miles or points for a round-trip flight to Europe than you would with airlines like Delta or United Airlines.

Emily London

Visit London (Like Emily Did!) and Other European Cities in December 2016 or January 2017 With Discounted Flying Blue Award Tickets From 6 US Cities

I’ll show you which dates you can travel with these discounted tickets.  And share some ideas about earning more Flying Blue miles, saving money on flights within Europe, and more!

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Frontier Airlines Now Participating in TSA PreCheck

Good news for folks who fly Frontier Airlines!

Frontier Airlines is now taking part in TSA PreCheck, adding to the growing list of airlines participating in the expedited security program.

So if you have either TSA PreCheck or Global Entry, you can save time at the airport when you’re flying Frontier Airlines, because you will not have to wait in long security lines!

Frontier Airlines TSA PreCheck

Flying Frontier Airlines? They’re Now Participating in TSA PreCheck, so You Can Save Time at the Airport by Skipping Those Long Security Lines!

I’ll show you how to get TSA PreCheck, and remind you of the perks of the program.

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~$100 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, From 3 US Cities!

Via The Flight Deal, you can fly from New York, Boston, and Chicago to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for ~$100 round-trip in coach on American Airlines!

I found flights from New York (LaGuardia), to San Juan, Puerto Rico, for ~$108 from October 14, 2016, to October 21, 2016.  This fare is valid for travel dates departing before November 9, 2016.

100 To San Juan Puerto Rico From 3 US Cities

Book Today to Visit Beautiful Puerto Rico for Cheap!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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When Does the Sign-Up Bonus on the 50,000 Point Arrival Plus Post?

There are lots of questions circulating about the Barclaycard Arrival Plus right now!

That’s because it comes with a better bonus than ever before, which means you’ll get bigger travel than ever before!  One question I hear a lot is about when the Barclaycard Arrival Plus welcome bonus will post to your account.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus Bonus Posting

Use Barclaycard Arrival Miles to Stay for Free at Hotels That Don’t Have a Loyalty Program, Like at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland!

I’ll tell you when the Barclaycard Arrival Plus sign-up bonus will post.  And show you why the time of posting is not as important as you might think.

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