Dirty Deeds: Alaska Airlines Devalues Awards with No Notice

Japan Airlines

Alaska Airlines Japan Airlines Awards Devaluation Few things in the points and miles world hurt as much as a no-notice program devaluation. But that is exactly what happened this week when Alaska Airlines devalued its Japan Airlines awards for First Class bookings by up to 43%. This hurts even more with the news earlier in […]

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Review: Is This Still The Best Premium Card?

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Review The Chase Sapphire Reserve® was crowned the king of the Chase rewards travel cards immediately at launch, but has it lost its crown since? Is the Sapphire Reserve still the card that stole the spotlight and cost Chase between 200 and 300 million dollars in initial welcome offers? The short answer […]

Chase Aeroplan® Credit Card Review: Is It Flying Under The Radar?

If you enjoy premium cabins, especially to Europe or other destinations where Aeroplan has widespread premium cabin availability and decent prices, this card is for you. For most, this card is worthy of a 5/24 spot and it will jump up near the ToP of our airline credit cards. 

Awesome New Hyatt Hotel Review: A Great Category 1-4 Cert Option

Hyatt Place Kent Narrows Review It’s not everyday that Hyatt Hotels opens a new hotel, especially a waterfront hotel. The ToP team recently visited the Hyatt Place Kent Narrows & Marina, which opened its doors in December 2022. With something for everyone, a nice location that was previously not served by Hyatt, and reasonable prices […]

World of Hyatt Credit Card Review: Still The Best Hotel Card Out There?

World of Hyatt Credit Card Review Almost all award travelers know the value of Hyatt. Previously, we wrote an overview of the Hyatt program and outlined why it is the favorite hotel program for many award travelers. Keeping that foundation in mind, we wanted to take a deeper look at the World of Hyatt credit card. […]

Revisiting Our 2022 Goals & Our Return Of Travel In A Big Way

My 2022 Miles & Points Goals We’ve made it, 2023 is finally here. In 2022, we saw a return of travel, both personally and generally, and a return to “normalcy” for most folks. While we began the year with uncertainly, the year ended on a high note. Each year, I post our personal reflections on […]

The Chase Trifecta (2022)

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!