Delta (DAL) no longer junk, Airfare wars on the way, SXM damage, DL IND to CDG & other travel news.
New Ugly Delta Headphones? Removed for Delta taxi lav visit! NYC Delta Helicopter rides. SXM press review. Airlines can game you back with Bumps & more!
Are mileage runs worth it anymore? YES if you do all this AVgeek fun! My final Delta Elite Mileage Run Thoughts and all the Issues & Workarounds to get to SXM.
The Priority Pass Executive lounge review at SXM St. Maarten RenésPoints Travel blog review
GoPro Video Review: The SXM Maho Beach Jet Experience – Pure #AVgeek Joy!
What is it like at SXM Maho Beach & the “jet blast” experience? It is so worth a visit to Sint Maarten!
The Alegria Resort on Maho Beach, Sint Maarten SXM – a RenesPoints Readers Meet-up Review
A Reader / Blogger Adventure to SXM St. Maarten – Introduction and Mileage Run Point Totals
This is going to be so much fun. Who says you cannot START the year with a Delta Elite Mileage run, cuz I am. I have already booked my flight and I will be starting out of PHX but the price I got is long gone. But fear not there are others and I am more than happy to help you find the cheapest price I can or the max crazy MQMs I can to have you come join us. First things first. I have worked out a negotiated rate so low with the Alegria hotel that I am not allowed to publish the prices. While not exactly “cheap” they are substantially lower than published rates for our dates, that is, the weekend of the 7/8th of January 2017 (you can arrive 6th and depart 9th FYI). You can check the original post for the hotel contact info and booking…
RenésPoints reader Meet-Up at SXM Maho Beach St. Maarten AVgeek plane spotting and fun in the sun!
I really just need a smile today and then this came in my inbox from KLM. I love SXM or Sint Maarten and the airport just off the beach. I look forward to returning and enjoying a day watching jets land like this: Have a safe and good weekend everyone! – René
Chase relaunched its Freedom Unlimited card today and added a significant change: 5% cashback (or 5X Ultimate Rewards) per dollar spent at grocery stores during the first year of membership!
My credit card rep informed me this applies only to new approvals — not current cardmembers. (C’mon, Chase!)
The no-annual-fee card also carries a nice welcome bonus: $200 cashback (or 20,000 Ultimate Rewards points) after you spend just $500 within three months of being approved.
Platinums, Pandoras, and Preferreds! Oh, my!
Three American Express and Chase cards currently offer limited-time statement credits or bonus points when you use those methods when paying for streaming services.
But not all streaming providers are “covered” by each card.
Chase is giving Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred cardholders more reasons to keep their cards (at least through summer).