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2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It
2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

2019 Trip Report – Swiss Alps & the Tour de France – Our 12-Day Itinerary & How We Booked It

Introduction and Background As always when we begin a trip report with our itinerary, we like to provide a little background to give some context for the choices we made. The first important factor for this trip was the traveling…

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AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?
AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about AA’s shutdowns and lockdowns of AAdvantage accounts, including: My own personal AA lockdown; Coverage and thoughts regarding the AA account shutdowns and lockdowns in general; and Planning and strategy issues for…

Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – How We Booked & Got Great Value
Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – How We Booked & Got Great Value

Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – How We Booked & Got Great Value

Introduction One of the things we like to do in our Trip Reports is to provide our thought processes and strategies with respect to all of our bookings. In a very limited sense, our readers may be able to replicate…

Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – Our 10-Day Itinerary
Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – Our 10-Day Itinerary

Cyprus & Jordan Trip Report – Our 10-Day Itinerary

Introduction and Background We wanted to kick off our Trip Report on our recent visit to Cyprus & Jordan by publishing our itinerary for the trip. I love the travel planning process, and I always think it’s helpful to have…

Experiencing an Iconic College Football Matchup Using Points & Miles
Experiencing an Iconic College Football Matchup Using Points & Miles

Experiencing an Iconic College Football Matchup Using Points & Miles

Introduction Last weekend, Middle Age Miles had the great pleasure of experiencing perhaps the most storied cross-regional rivalry in all of college football, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame against the Trojans of Southern Cal. Of course, regular readers know…

How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!
How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!

How About a Late Summer Holiday in Europe with AA Biz Class Saver Awards? Try PHL-BLQ or PHL-SNN!

Introduction Would you like to take a late-summer European vacation? Do you have a nice stash of AA miles? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we have a couple of intriguing ideas for you with good availability.…

How to Save Money on Airbnb Plus Earn Points and Miles
How to Save Money on Airbnb Plus Earn Points and Miles

How to Save Money on Airbnb Plus Earn Points and Miles

Introduction More often than not, Middle Age Miles stays in hotels and uses hotel loyalty programs to score nice perks when we travel. Recently, though, we ran into a situation on our trip to Italy where booking an Airbnb apartment…

One Final Reminder: Last Day to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Before the Increase in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)
One Final Reminder: Last Day to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Before the Increase in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)

One Final Reminder: Last Day to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Before the Increase in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)

We’ve written at length about the Massive Marriott March Devaluation. Today, we just want to remind you that it’s the *last day* to book the 66 new Category 8 hotels and all of the other Marriott hotels increasing in award…

Reminder: One Week Left to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Increasing in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)
Reminder: One Week Left to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Increasing in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)

Reminder: One Week Left to Make Award Reservations at Marriott Hotels Increasing in Points Price (especially Category 8 hotels!)

We have written extensively about the upcoming Massive Marriott March Devaluation. Marriott is making a serious of changes that combine to do serious damage to the value of Marriott points and certificates. Rather than repeat all of our analysis here,…