Last month a friend of ours noticed 1,000 points were missing from his loyalty rewards account. While he was eventually able to recover the stolen points, the incident opened our eyes to the possibility of points and miles fraud.
As a family of frequent travelers, we belong to dozens of loyalty programs. While we do our best to keep our points and miles organized, some occasionally slip through the cracks and we forget to make the most of them before the expiration dates.
While Ada and I usually plan vacations to warmer destinations during the winter, we’ve decided to switch things up this year with a ski trip. From airfare to hotel stays to ski rentals, it turns out the cost of this a winter getaway can add up pretty quickly!
It’s no secret that booking a flight can help you rack up frequent flyer miles. But did you know a hotel stay can do the same? A number of airlines have started dishing out frequent flyer miles to travelers who book a hotel through their websites.
Life doesn’t always go according to plan, which sometimes means you have to change or even cancel your travel plans. Whether is a canceled family vacation because of a sick family member, or a last-minute client meeting date change, we’ve found ourselves in a few situations where we needed to cancel a flight.
Ada and I love catching up with friends and family partly because it gives us a chance to relive some of our most memorable vacations. But while those close to us are excited to see where our family has traveled, they’re often more eager to find out how they can start planning a trip of their own.
As is the case for most families, our holiday travel schedule can be quite a balancing act. Between Ada’s side of the family on the West Coast and mine on the East Coast, we often switch off between visiting each side for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
If you like to travel as much as I do, you’ve probably dreamed of soaking up some sun on an all-expenses paid vacation.
Traveling with a family can be chaotic. Between packing plenty of snacks, charging your phones and tablets for in-flight entertainment, hailing a cab and navigating your way around the airport, most of us give ourselves plenty of time before a flight.
As a family of four, life can get pretty hectic. Between work, school, soccer practice and dance classes, not many of us have extra time to dedicate to tracking and racking up loyalty points and miles for upcoming vacations.