award travel

When it Pays to be Flexible With Your Award Travel

Happy Thanksgiving! The following piece was written by Julian (the Devil's Advocate) for U.S. News & World Report and first appeared in the Travel Features section of usnews.com. It's not a typical Devil's Advocate column but a more mainstream look at the ways flexibility helps when booking award travel. Julian will be back next week with his usual biting wit. Or... well... … [Read More...]

Why Alaska Airlines Needs to Stop Boarding Early

On Sunday I had another flight on Alaska Airlines flying home from San Francisco to Seattle. To anyone who travels regularly with Alaska, it should be no surprise that the flight boarded early. How early I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but they were … [Read More...]

Silvercar

Try Silvercar and We’ll Each Get $100

I mentioned last week that Silvercar is offering all existing customers $100 when they refer a new customer before December 31. That’s great for me and many others pitching their links, but what about you? I learned on Friday that Silvercar will also be … [Read More...]

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Are We Wasting Our Lives Manufacturing Spend?

From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... I attended the #WestCoastDO this past weekend where I met a lot of terrific folks and learned some great tips about points and miles. I also found out you're not supposed to write "WestCoastDO" without a pound sign … [Read More...]