Easy 10% Off All British Airways Flights!

By virtue of having the British Airways credit card, cardholders are entitled to 10% off the cost of a flight by entering the code “CARDOFFERU” at payment. However, the dirty little secret is that anyone can use this code. I know this because, even though I don’t have the BA credit card, I was still…

I flew to Miami for $5 last Saturday. The hotel was free. Here’s how!

I just couldn’t take this winter anymore – I needed a day of sun and warm weather. Last Thursday night, under additional stress from work, I snapped and booked a flight to Miami and a hotel on South Beach for myself and a friend. The total monetary cost was $10, or $2.50 for each of…

Canceling My Chase British Airways Card: A Weird Phone Call

I applied for, and received, the Chase British Airways (BA) credit card last year when the bonus was 100,000 Avios (BA’s term for miles) after spending $20,000. I thought I would try for the BA Travel Together ticket, but I found myself not being able to justify the $800-plus fuel surcharges that are charged when redeeming…

Living the SPG and AA Life Part 1 – Toronto

I just finished a kind of epic travel run of four cities and two countries over three consecutive weekends. First, I had an unexpected three day weekend in Toronto reuniting with some of my study-abroad friends from Paris. Then, I spent Easter in the Bay Area and Sacramento with family – always enjoyable, especially with the weather cooperating brilliantly. Last, I spent…