Google Flights adds a guarantee. Wait, what?

Google Flights is backing up their airfare cost prediction feature with a cash back guarantee.It's a limited time offer, but maybe it's the beginning of something bigger. Cross fingers. This is something. Just when you want to hate Google, they go and do something cool. It's no secret I love Google Flights, which should be … Continue reading Google Flights adds a guarantee. Wait, what?

The Case for Southwest

Southwest Rapid Rewards is arguably the most customer-friendly airline loyalty programThe Southwest Companion Pass is potentially the most lucrative benefit you can earn, but requires high minimum spendingOne of Chase's Southwest credit cards can accelerate earning the Companion Pass I'm a Southwest guy, I'll admit it. They actually seem to care that their airline isn't … Continue reading The Case for Southwest

Costco Travel: A Warehouse of Savings

Costco needs no introduction, but their travel arm might. If you haven't given it a look (and even non-members can dive in for a glimpse), try it out. It's a great resource for finding travel deals unavailable elsewhere, and might be worth the annual price of a membership ($60 and up) by itself. Vacation packages … Continue reading Costco Travel: A Warehouse of Savings

The Points Guy: Everything Rewards

Any discussion of travel deals, rewards, and related strategies leads to The Points Guy. TPG can helps everyone, from the beginner to the veteran traveler, understand the mechanics of airline rewards programs and how to maximize their value. But it goes far beyond that, with guidance on hotel and other travel-related purchases, and has a … Continue reading The Points Guy: Everything Rewards

Google Flights: more than travel search

In the mess of airline/travel aggregator sites, Google Flights is worth your time. Aside from being a great general starting point for airline shopping, it’s fantastic for price tracking and alerts. Specifically, for a trip you’re planning months in the future, Google Flights allows you to set price trackers for flights within a time frame, … Continue reading Google Flights: more than travel search