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Hot Deal: Earn 70,000 Miles with the Ink Plus Business Card

Yesterday, Chase upped the sign-up offer for their Chase Ink Plus Business Card, and adjusted benefits a bit.  Now, for a limited time, you'll earn 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points instead of the normal 50,000 (or the 60,000 point offer we saw a few weeks ago).  Let's check out the benefits of the Ink Plus card, and where you can maximize your 70,000 Ultimate Rewards points.

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Travel Tuesday: How to Fly to Hawaii with 25,000 miles

This week, Korean Air changed their award chart.  Usually, that means bad news for frequent flyers and travelers, but there is actually some good news in this announcement: Hawaii can now be reached on 25,000 miles from the US (instead of the usual 40,000).  Don't have Korean Air miles?  That's no problem!

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10 Underrated National Parks You Can Visit for Free on Saturday

This Saturday September 27 is National Public Lands Day, and the National Park Service is celebrating by throwing open the gates and letting visitors in for free.

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Travel Hack Tuesday: 5 Reasons Why Starwood's Starpoints Are So Valuable

Starwood Hotels' Starpoints are some of the most valuable loyalty points in the industry (most valuations place their value at above 2 cents per point).  But like many travel currencies, you may not be using them in the best way possible.  Let's dive deep into the Starwood Preferred Guest program and see what are the best ways to redeem Starpoints.

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Want Some Bonus Points? Check Out the Latest Hotel Promotions!

Brand loyalty is a strategy utilized by many who travel often.  It makes sense to many to stay in one program and reap the maximum benefits possible on their next business trip or vacation.  

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How to Book Award Travel For Families

Many of the top award travel bloggers are single, or travel as a couple. Compared to families, these travelers have an easy time finding just one or two frequent flier mile award seats, and they never have to worry if their taxi or rental car can accommodate them.On the other hand, families that aspire to earn and use their points and miles for award travel face a much more difficult challenge.

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Travel Hack Tuesday: How to Get Lifetime Star Alliance Gold Status

International travel can be difficult.  The long flights, the long layovers, and the time changes can have a huge effect on any business trip or vacation.  That's one reason why I try to maintain Star Alliance Gold status.  Its benefits, detailed below, can save your next trip (and maybe get you a few free drinks, too).  For most frequent travelers in America, the way to do this is earning status on United, but I'm here to tell you there's a much easier option: Greece's Aegean Airlines.

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The Best Way to Fly on Miles to New Zealand


One of my fellow Brad's Deals team members asked me about the best way to fly to New Zealand for her honeymoon the other day.  Of course, I was happy to help, but thought that many of you readers would benefit from the same knowledge that I've found out about flying on miles to Oz.

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The Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Miles

With the airline currently offering a 40% bonus on purchased miles, and the fact that the carrier is so useful for redeeming award miles, I thought it would be a great time to analyze in detail Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program.  While many of you may have never flown Alaska, nor plan to, that's no reason not to have frequent flyer miles in their program to book on some of their diverse, and useful, airline partners!  We've detailed Delta, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and United in the past, now let's take a look at Alaska Airlines!

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Not Enough Legroom? Fly One of These Knee-Friendly Airlines Instead

With all the news about diverted flights over disputed legroom when the passenger in fron of you reclines, I thought it would be a good idea to detail which airlines you should fly to avoid this type of argument all together.    As you know, not all economy classes are created equal, and with airlines squeezing more and more fees out of their customers, roomy legroom is becoming harder and harder to come by.

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