Breaking Up with American: A Frequent Flying Budget Traveler’s Dilemma

Until recently, US airlines had amazing loyalty programs. Unfortunately, times have changed. Frequent flier programs don’t reward frequent fliers – just big spenders. Loyalty no longer matters. As someone who flies a lot but on cheap tickets, this has changed how I travel – and how you should too!

Americans Aren’t the Only Ones Who Get Travel Deals

This past Christmas, Etihad Airlines mistakenly published cheap airfare from the United States to India, Africa, and the Middle East that made its way across the web like wildfire. Fares were as low as $178 round-trip. It was an incredible Christmas gift to many travelers, and I shared the deal on social media, hoping some […]

Why Your Airplane Ticket is So Expensive Nowadays

Flight prices are on the rise, affecting the travel plans of everyone who dreams of traveling the world. Wondering why they are on the rise and what you can do to avoid paying those exorbitant prices? I chat with airline reporter Scott Mayerowitz to discuss the options.

When Your Plane Drops 20,000 Feet and the Oxygen Masks Come Down

Last week, I woke up at 4am to begin a long journey to Eleuthera, Bahamas, for a quick four-day trip. It was going to be a long day on very little sleep. First, Boston to New York, then to Fort Lauderdale before taking my final flight to the Bahamas. I was flying United, my least […]

15 Reasons Why Flying United Airlines Sucks

When I decided to move to Sweden, I switched airlines. Normally, I’m a loyal American Airlines traveler and member of the Oneworld alliance. I like American Airlines and their Oneworld partners (except Finnair — that airline sucks!). However, the main airline in Sweden, SAS, is part of the Star Alliance network. Not wanting to lose […]

Don’t Be Loyal to Frequent Flier Programs

Wondering if it is better to stick with one carrier or shop around for the best price? I investigate the pros and cons of remaining loyal to your airline of choice and what that means for collecting points and miles.

Why Cheap Flights Aren’t Always Best to Buy

Most travelers pick their flights based on the ticket price. However, there is a lot more to consider than just what the flight costs. Find out why it may be in your interest to avoid the cheapest flights and sign up for a loyalty program with a single airline.

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