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Booking Flights via the Chase Portal
In yesterday's post we talked about the cheapest* way to book flights to Europe using points. That was a bit of a teaser for this post, because often the absolute cheapest way to book a flight to Europe (or anywhere) is via the Chase Ultimate Rewards
The Cheapest* Way to Europe: Iberia Plus
As we continue to move through the list of Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) partners, it's inevitable that people accruing URs begin to dream of a free (or almost free) European vacation. Based on the award charts, the cheapest* way to get there is the Ib
Southwest Companion Pass ’20-’21: What You Need to Know
As described in a prior post about Southwest Airlines, the Southwest Companion Pass is the single greatest travel perk available. If you regularly fly Southwest with another person, it's often worth planning your 5/24 applications to obtain this valu
Travel the World with United MileagePlus
As the United States' sole member of the Star Alliance, United Airlines MileagePlus program is one that all award travelers must know. While United has had numerous PR nightmares during the last few years, it is an award program that offers great val
Summer 2020 Adventure: EgyptAir to Egypt & Jordan
As announced on Instagram this weekend (you're following @travelonpoints1, right?), we booked our Summer 2020 adventure! Earlier this year, EgyptAir announced new non-stop service from IAD to CAI on a Boeing 787-900. Since I am an avgeek and the 787
A Sweet Spot Redemption to Japan: ANA via Virgin Atlantic
If you've ever wanted to travel to Japan, whether or not you actually made those dreams a reality, you know that Japan is EXPENSIVE. It is expensive to fly there and it is expensive once you arrive. Despite the costs, Japan is a very unique destinati
Putting the Pieces Together
Last week we spent even MORE time talking about Chase. In addition to the ever-important 5/24 Rule, there are a few keys to maximizing your Chase Ultimate Rewards: Using the “Chase Trifecta”. By using the right card for each purchase you
Five Traps for Newbies
Learn what traps to avoid so that you can get the most out of your points and miles journey!
Help! What are my Points Worth?
How do you know what your points and miles are worth? We take a look at how we've used our points over the past few years to come up with our own valuation.
The Chase Trifecta (2020)
How do you maximize earning Chase points? That's easy. Obtain the Chase Trifecta. CSP/CSR, the Freedom Flex and the Freedom Unlimited (or Ink Unlimited) make an almost perfect trio of cards for bonus and non-bonus spending!