...constantly searching to find the best travel deals and places to visit. A never-ending quest for adventure!

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

NE weather and MW Fires

An unfortunate string of rough weather in the Northeast combined with smoke due to the Canadian wildfires is affecting travel across the country.  United has issued ongoing waivers for flights and there have been many delays and cancellations.  


Make sure to build enough time into your planned travels over this upcoming holiday weekend. Stay safe!

Monday, June 5, 2023

Summer travel is here!

Happy June!

Summer travel is here, and hopefully everyone has been successful finding deals for flights.  My usual travel pattern has not changed and so far summer is shaping up to be busy.  

United has been in the news the past week or so with a significant devaluation of miles for their program.  OneMileAtaTime has a story here.  Suffice it to say this is disappointing for future redemptions.  While there still seems to be value for last minute bookings and shorter connects, the value for longhaul business redemptions has decreased considerably based on initial searches.  I haven't given up on trying to find deals though I suspect I'll need to plan much more in advance and set alerts for changes.  

If you use transferrable points programs such as Chase UR or Citi Thankyou, there still seems to be value in other programs such as Avianca and Aeroplan.