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Welcome to a weekly feature on the Renés Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. René has written before on the benefits of utilizing a US Bank FlexPerks credit card to earn really cheap flight tickets.  This is one of my most used strategies each year. But there is a little known benefit to the US Bank FlexPerks card (that even René was not aware of 🙂 ). I am writing this article after a conversation we had talking about travel, miles & points this weekend at the Chicago Seminars. US Bank does not always do a great job of informing customers about some great promotions; I typically find those through alert…

Monday, February 29, 2016   by John @laptoptravel Well, I am back from my Massive Mileage Run to SouthEast Asia (Japan, Thailand and S. Korea)! It’s not like I was ever really gone; I still did posts and twitter, of course.  And I did look for Mileage Runs while on that trip…but it is much harder without all of my (proprietary) tools!  So, here’s a leap day gift for everyone! I found this great run between Seattle and New Orleans!  Before you even ask; YES, it works in both directions!  In fact I find more (that is, more of them…) cheaper fares from New Orleans to Seattle than originating from Seattle.  Although I did find a single date that works for $198 from Seattle to New Orleans. Most of the fares from Seattle to New Orleans are $204, plus the one I found (May 3rd, an overnight with a May 4th return)…

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