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Leg #4 DXB (Dubai) - HKG (Hong Kong) Nothing like having a drink or three 39,000 feet in the air. Emirates First Class A 380. Free award travel is the best! . . . #travelhacker #awardtravel #emiratesfirstclass #emiratesbar #adventure #milesandpoints #uglyalohashirts #alohafunwear
How giddy are you at check-in when you know you get to walk down the literal red carped to board a FC award flight? 🤩 Any other points ninjas out there that sometimes still feel like they don’t ‘belong’ there? 🙈 Just counting SQ, our founder Alex has taken 9 Singapore Suites flights, all on points 😱 and it still seems surreal each time he reaches that check-in counter! 🙌 We’re currently revamping our Beginner’s Guide to Points & Miles for you guys and hope to have it published and available for your reading pleasure very soon!!! ✈️ Until then, you can still head over to the site (link in bio) and have a poke around... we’re publishing helpful new articles on all things travel, each and every day!  #upgradedpoints
Earn 3,000 bonus miles or points when you make your first hotel booking on Rocketmiles by April 29, so you can see Earth's most stunning places. Belize's Great Blue Hole is a Caribbean sinkhole popular with divers, where bird's eye views show an eerie entrance to the depths. Check the link in our bio for more trip inspo. 🌎🌍🌏 #earthday #vacationfaster
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Congratulations to Qatar Airways for winning TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice Award for best business class earlier this month!⠀ 📷: @atojbk⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #qatarairlines #qatarairways #qsuites #qatarbusiness #frequentflyer #luxurytravel #aviationlovers #avgeek #avgeeks #upintheair #executiveplatinum #flyinginstyle #jetsetter #aviationgeek #travelgoals2018 #awardtravel #pointsfinder #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #airlinemiles #businessclass #luxurytraveler #businessclassflyer #businessclasstravel #luxurylifestyle #frequentflyermiles
New Points Deal Alert 🔥 Right now you can transfer your Chase Ultimate Reward Points to British Airways and get a thirty percent bonus when you transfer. For example, if you transfer 1,000 Chase points you will get 1,300 British Airway miles. British Airway points can be used on flights from the west coast to Hawaii on American and Alaskan Airlines. One way, non-stop flights are 12,500 British miles which is 10,000 miles cheaper than Delta and United #travelhackfamily
Lounge hopping at Dubai International Airport (DXB)For all of you travel geeks. Here is some helpful info. DXB has 3 Emirates First Class Lounges. Terminal A which is the biggest. It took me 8 minutes to walk from one end to the other. Terminal B which is smaller & I ate a wagyu cheeseburger. And Terminal C which is the smallest of the three. By the time I got to C lounge I needed some water and a shower. I might have walked maybe 2 miles.😫 . . . #travelhacker #awardtravel #firstclasslounge #emiratesfirstclasslounge #adventure #milesandpoints #uglyalohashirts #alohafunwear #dubaiairport #dxb
When it comes to using your Chase Ultimate Reward points you have two main options. 1. Redeem them in the Chase Travel Portal 2. Transfer your points directly to one of the many airline or hotel partners (Southwest, United, Hyatt, etc) • The majority of the time you will get more value out of your points by transferring. For example, if I transferred my points into my Hyatt account to book a night at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai it would cost me 25,000 points a night. If I booked directly on the Chase Travel Portal, the total points I would pay would depend on the cost of the room at the time of booking. Each point in the portal is worth 1.25 cents so if the room was going for $500 a night (which is a common rate there) it would cost me 40,000 points!! • If you’re unsure how to transfer your points check out the post on the blog that gives step by step instructions. You can find it in the link in bio under blog and then go to hacking tips. It’s called, “How to Transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Airline and Hotel Partners.” 📷:@kellyedphoto
LAX TSA: All six of you are Global Entry approved? Me: Yep! LAX TSA: A+ family. Welcome home.  #comingtoamerica  We got our Global Entry application fees all covered by having select premium credit cards. Here’s what I wrote awhile back as to “How we travel for nearly free”  https://bit.ly/2WWIv6r #wanderlust #travelhacking #largefamilytravels #cheaptrips #familytravels #awardtravel
Make your first hotel booking on Rocketmiles by April 29 and earn 3,000 bonus miles or points to see the most incredible places on Earth, like the Avenue of the Baobabs in Madagascar. Dozens of these iconic trees reach heights of up to 30m and stand impressive guard over a stretch of country road. Check the link in our bio for more trip inspo. 🌎🌍🌏 #earthday #vacationfaster
The LAX Lounge scene is on fire. Recently updated @americanair Flagship Lounges, my favorite @oneworld First & Business Lounge, a newly-minted @united Polaris Lounge, outdoor @staralliance Lounge, and soon-to-be @americanexpress Centurion Lounge. Wouldn’t it be fun to have an #avgeek progressive party? I’ll host welcome drinks at the Star Alliance Lounge.
We just booked flights and 6 nights in DC for less than $100!  Found out this week we can book our flights to DC for our Marines graduation in just a few weeks. Here’s how we saved money by using miles and points! Flights: Delta: 25k miles + $11  Three nights hotel: 30k IHG points + $80 (points + cash) 3 nights hotel: We each had a Hyatt free night we earn every year for holding the Hyatt credit card. To avoid the $40/night parking fee we will return our car rental while in DC and walk or Uber. Car rental: Hubby has 2 free days and we’ll pay for 2 days with our Arrivals card to cancel the cost. . . . . . #familytravel  #adventurefamily #travelfamily #awardtravel #washingtondc #milesfamily #budgettravel #travelforless #delta #hyatt #creditcardrewards #hotelrewards #travelhacker #pointsandmiles #travelwithteens #milesandpoints  #pointstravel #ihg #militarytravel #travelhacks #traveltips #familytravels #travelrewards  #travelhacking101 #travelhacking #familyof6
🍱Syunsai-Lunchbox at Issen(一扇), Benesse House Museum  I’ve decided to have a lunch at museum restaurant. I was lucky to have a seat without booking! Looks gorgeous, tastes great!! The craft beer called “Kuukai” tastes fruity and smooth, which is my cup of tea♡ Highly recommended to those who want to experience the collaboration of art and food. ・ 直島でのランチはベネッセアートミュージアム内の「日本料理 一扇」にしようと決めていました。オーダーは3段の引き出しを開くと上品に盛り付けられた海の幸・山の幸が顔を出す「旬彩弁当」。香川の地ビール「空海」はフルーティーでとても飲みやすいヴァイツェンビールでした。目でも舌でもアート三昧、至福の時間。 ・ ・ #naoshima #teshima #setouchi #benesseartsite #benessehousemuseum #japanesefood #japaneselunchbox #foodporn #craftbeer #awardtravel #art #architecture #traveljapan #instatravel #artisland #瀬戸内 #直島 #ベネッセミュージアム #日本料理 #クラフトビール #アート #アート巡り #アート好き #島巡り #旅行 #マイル旅
Which complimentary drink would you order? || #amexcenturion #saturdayvibes #travels
Heading to #themilehighcity on #420 what could go wrong here?
Anyone else wish they could take their FC stemware home??? 🙈 #upgradedpoints
We always feel welcomed when we see the entry way to the Centurion Lounge || #centurionlounge #amexwelcomed #dfw
2019.04.20 Lee Ufan Museum Symmetry of the light and the shadow. So beautiful. ・ 李禹煥美術館 絶妙な光のタイミングで偶然にも左右対称に。計算されたアート。 ・ ・ #naoshima #teshima #leeufanmuseum #setouchi #benesseartsite #symmetry #awardtravel #art #architecture #traveljapan #instatravel #artisland #左右対称 #瀬戸内 #直島 #李禹煥美術館 #アート #アート巡り #アート好き#旅行 #マイル旅
2019.04.20 Benesse Art Site Another reflection... Which direction for the sea? My back? or front? “Cylinder Bisected by Plane” ・ 「平面によって2分割された円筒」 写り込み方が不思議。鏡は無いのに。 さて海はこちら側?あちら側? どちらでしょう? ・ ・ #naoshima #teshima #naoshima #setouchi #benesseartsite #seafront #awardtravel #art #architecture #traveljapan #instatravel #artisland #瀬戸内 #直島 #草間彌生 #ベネッセアートサイト #アート #アート巡り #旅行 #マイル旅
Come check out the @americanexpress Centurion Lounge @dfwairport with us in the next few posts! 👀 || #centurionlounge #americanexpress #dfwairport
2019.04.19 Teshima Art Museum Feel the air, sunshine and natural sounds in a quiet space. ・ 長年訪れたいと思っていた瀬戸内のアート島巡り、ついに実現。来週から3年に一度開催される瀬戸内国際芸術祭が始まりますが、混むのが必至なのであえて時期をずらしました。 旅のスタートは豊島から。 豊島美術館、何時間でも居られる不思議な空間でした。アートスペースは写真NGなので併設カフェでの撮影。 ・ ・ #teshima #teshimaartmuseum #naoshima #setouchi #benesseartsite #awardtravel #art #architecture #traveljapan #instatravel #japanesearchitecture #瀬戸内 #豊島美術館 #直島 #アート #アート巡り #建築 #建築デザイン #アート好き #静寂 #旅行 #マイル旅
We arrived at LAX early to take advantage of the First Class lounge for Lufthansa — the Star Alliance First Class Lounge ⭐️ As always, you can access the Business Lounge as well. The food selection in First Class is made to order (first image), while the foods in Business lounge are laid out. It’s all AMAZING and our favorite lounge in LAX by far. #firstclasstravel #awardtravel
Bucket List travel. Emirates First Class Suite 777.  Free award travel is awesome! Full video link in BIO . . . #bucketlist #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #emiratesfirstclass #adventure #luxurytravel #firstclass #darin808traveler #alohafunwear #uglyalohashirts
A little preview of Emirates First Class Suite on the 777 aircraft. Full video link in BIO. . . . #bucketlist #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #emiratesfirstclass #adventure #luxurytravel #firstclass #darin808traveler #alohafunwear #uglyalohashirts
#straighttothepoints Storytime and Q&A  If you have travel questions, I might have some answers — especially if you want help using your miles and points! Tag a friend who could use some help or should learn more about how to turn their credit card spending into some fun travel.  Now, the story…  In August 2017, I booked Thai Airways first class from Sydney to Bangkok with a connection in business class to Singapore. I used 40,000 United miles + $73.90 to book before United bumped the award rate to 65,000.  What's your favorite way to use United miles?  Between the Dom Perignon champagne and the Rimowa amenity kit, it’s a super impressive flight. While I know it’s unusual for a Thai first flight, my only real letdown was my interaction with the crew. One member would ask if I’d like a drink then return 20 minutes later and say “oh, did they not bring your drink?” Probably the funniest part of the flight was seeing the bright pink amenity kit. I, and another guy on the flight, asked if they had the black kits available. Mid-flight, a crew member returned with two black amenity kits and asked us for the pink ones. After I told her, I’d used the socks, she seemed less interested in getting the kit back.  If I were to book this again, I’d try to book Tokyo to Sydney with a stop in Bangkok so I could get two Thai first flights for the same 65,000 United miles. If you book this, make sure you leave plenty of time for your layover in Bangkok so you can get a hour-long full body massage at the first class lounge. This has to be one of the best lounge perks on the planet.  If that weren’t enough, when you arrive in Bangkok, Thai Airways will have a staff member waiting to drive you to the lounge in a buggy. I couldn’t help but laugh a little as we went buzzing by people on the moving sidewalks.  To see some more great ways to use United miles, check out the link in my bio! . . .  #thaiairways #firstclass #firstclassflight #firstclasstravel
🅐: My camel brings all the girls to the desert 😎⁣ ⁣ 🅩: Riding into the sunset on hump day 🐪
Emirites First Class... you, you got what I neeeeeeed.... But you cost so many points, you cost so many points...⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #emiritesairline #emirites #emiritesfirstclass #emiritesairlines #travelrewardscoach #zerototravelhacker #flyfree #pointslife⁣ #travelhacking #travelhackers #travelhacks #firstclassflight #travelblogger #flyfree #travelhackersecrets #travelrewards #firstclassfree #flyforfree  #travel  #airplanephotography #aviationphotography  #aviation #avgeeks #airbus #firstclass #flyfirstclass #luxurytravel #awardtravel #frequentflyer #creditcards
I’m pretty sure this is on most travel hackers & points/miles collectors to do list for travel. Emirates First Class Suite. . . . #bucketlist #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #emiratesfirstclass #adventure #luxurytravel #firstclass #darin808traveler
What were you up to a year ago today? We were flying to Houston about to meet up with Erin’s parents to board this BA F award flight to Heathrow (for a few days in England and then eventually, on to Italy)! 🤩 With her parents as some of our first “students” we looked at their daily spending habits and what they wanted to do with their points (take a European trip with us) so we were able to recommend the best card for them. 💳 In this case, it was the British Airways Visa Signature Card and they were able to reach the annual spend threshold to earn BA’s “Travel Together Ticket”. ✈️ With us having earned one as well, we were able to secure (round trip): FOUR FC seats on the same flights  IAHLHR & economy LHRFCO for a total of ~91.5K points & ~$435 per person. 💪 We’re still not sure how in the heck we got that pricing on the t&f (even booking back in May 2017, almost a whole year before the trip) but we weren’t complaining about it! 🙌 We also maximized a slew of other cc perks by hitting up the Centurion Lounge at IAH with the parents as free guests (outbound & inbound), the Aspire Lounge at London Heathrow T5 & Plaza Premium Lounge at FCO (both Priority Pass) again with parents as free guests, stayed at the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill with two 2 free night certificates, and got a car rental upgrade from Hertz due to our gold plus status perk. 🤓 That’s a whole lot of savvy travel if you ask us! 😉 You can find more detailed info on our trip on the site, simply head over & search “Extra Special Trip” in the search bar! 🗺 #upgradedpoints
The iconic Lempuyang Temple in Bali, Indonesia. Bali is one of the most popular destinations for Australians to visit. Here’s how you can get there with your frequent flyer points:⠀ 📌 Qantas⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 22,500 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 20,000 one-way in economy / 40,000 in business class⠀ From Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Qantas via Melbourne: 22,500 one-way in economy / 50,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 20,000 one-way in economy / 40,000 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Qantas: 18,000 one-way in economy / 36,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Jetstar: 14,400 one-way in economy / 28,800 in business class⠀ 📌 Velocity Points⠀ From Sydney/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia: 22,300 one-way in economy / 49,500 in business class⠀ From Melbourne:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia via Brisbane: 27,800 one-way in economy / 59,500 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Virgin Australia: 17,800 in economy / 35,500 in business class⠀ 📷: Raj Eiamworakul⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #baliindonesia #baliguide #balitravel #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoint
The new Virgin Atlantic is looking 🔥🔥🔥. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #virginatlantic #virginatlanticcrew #virginatlanticairways #virginatlanticupperclass #flyvirginatlantic #cabincrew #tripofalifetime #plane #firstclass #flyfirstclass #travelhacks #businessclass #avgeek #luxurytravel #businesstraveller #awardtravel #frequentflyer #creditcards #businesstravel #traveltips #luxurylife #luxurylifestyle #luxuryvacation #creditcard
A thousand years of history rewritten in half a day. It’s devastating to see a world treasure vanish. My thoughts to those in Paris and around the world. #notredame
Did you know we have booking guides over on the site? Head on over (link in bio) and search “Book _____ (insert airline)” for the Best Ways to Book Biz & FC on Points for the most popular airlines! 🙌✈️ Pictured here: EY405 Biz, 777, BKK>AUH Feb 2018 #upgradedpoints
Wishing every #sundayfunday started and ended at a @lufthansa #firstclass Lounge. ••• The newer Lufthansa First Class Lounge located in Munich’s Terminal 2-Satellite may be my second favorite Lufthansa Lounge. I’m glad I stopped by during a tight layover after a few Instagrammers sent strong words of encouragement. 😂😳 Not only is the lounge much larger, it’s also Lufthansa’s most unique lounge in that it offers a tranquil outdoor patio.
Always good when your local friends take you to eat at their favorite BBQ spot. . . . #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #rollinsmokebbq #foodie #lasvegas #sincity #adventuretime #adventure #darin808traveler
🅐: Falcons got hooded because they were looking at us like prey... Going through life looking like a snack is such a dangerous lifestyle 👀⁣ ⁣ 🅩: We both enjoy the thrill and excitement of travel hacking. Utilizing our miles and points has taken us to aspirational destinations that would be otherwise be out of reach. Al Maha Desert Resort (previously a Marriott Category 7 redemption at 60k points; now Category 8 at 85k) completely exceeded all of our expectations. Located within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve away from the fast-paced city lifestyle, Al Maha is a serene home where desert creatures and humans coexist. We enjoyed our time in the incredible Bedouin suite with a bed fit for a king. Our patio was the perfect setting for a romantic breakfast and nearby gazelles came to visit as we dined. I didn’t expect the desert to be so full of life. Birds chirped loudly from morning to night and came by to use our pool as their own water feeder. Although Al Maha is not an all-inclusive resort in the traditional sense, meals and activities per day are included. There desert activities were my favorite part of our stay as they gave us a glimpse into life in the desert. We learned that the Bedouins trained falcons for hunting and this tradition is being preserved today in these programs.⁣
We paid 20k pts per night and used a upgrade certificate which put us in the Huntington suite. With Globalist status you do not pay parking or resort fees and get Club lounge access which includes breakfast, snacks, light apps after 5 and desserts.  We have not found a better beach resort then this Hyatt in CA! 20k pts , this is a steal. The only negative may be the club lounge food options. For a great club experience check out @grandhyattsd which is hard to beat in CA.  Disney and Knotts berry farm are less then $25 away via Uber. You really don’t need a car especially if flying into Orange County 🛬. Our favorite weekend vacation spot. 😊
Leg #2 LAX - LAS It’s always good when travel is free. So get out there and see the world. 🌎 . . . #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #deltaskyclub #amexplatinum #alohafunwear #uglyalohashirts #lasvegas #sincity #adventuretime #adventure #darin808traveler
Where will your points take you? 🌸✈️⛩ #upgradedpoints
See you soon #baguiocity #baguio for another award. So many blessings in a short period of time. @awardtravel20 #awardtravel
Leg #1 HONOLULU - LAX  First leg of the around the world trip. Its always good when you can pre-game. . . . #travelhacker #freetravel #awardtravel #milesandpoints #deltaskyclub #amexplatinum #alohafunwear #uglyalohashirts #adventuretime #adventure #darin808traveler
Taking off on a #delta #airbus321 from #fortmyers to #boston. The only thing not perfect about this flight is, I was seated on the opposite side from the #sunset #awardtravel #creditcardpoints #travelhacking #nonrev #weekendgetaway #rsw #leecounty #florida #aviation
The UK is consistently one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers. Here’s how to get to London (Heathrow) from Australia with points:⠀ 📌Qantas Points⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Qantas via Singapore: 60,000 one-way in economy / 128,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Emirates via Dubai: 60,000 one-way in economy / 128,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong: 75,000 one-way in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Qantas direct: 55,000 one-way in economy / 112,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Qatar airways via Doha: 65,000 one-way in economy / 121,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong: 75,000 one-way in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ 📌 Velocity Points⠀ From Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines via Singapore: 75,000 in economy / 139,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Etihad via Abu Dhabi: 75,000 in economy / 139,000 in business class ⠀ From Perth:⠀ ➡️ Singapore Airlines via Singapore: 65,000 in economy / 121,000 in business class⠀ ➡️ Etihad via Melbourne or Brisbane and then Abu Dhabi: 92,800 in economy / 174,500 in business class⠀ (📷: Sabrina Mazzeo) ⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ ✈⠀ #londontourist #londontravel #londontravelblogger #frequentflyer #frequentflyers #frequentflyerlifestyle #aviationlovers #pointsfinder #frequentflyerpoints #qantas #aviation #aviationdaily #virginaustralia #qantasairways #qantasbusinessclass #virginvelocity #velocityfrequentflyer #australiantraveller #australiantravel #frequentflyerpoints #frequentflyermiles #awardtravel #awardtravel101 #awardtravelpoint
It’s Spring Break, baby!!! The 9 of us are ready to leave the familiar. 9 of us got free tickets from Los Angeles to Japan round trip, all thanks to points earned with credit cards. We get to fly ANA - ranked #3 in the world’s best airlines. Oh and look! 9 passengers with 8 carryon luggage. Just 8. No checked luggage. So excited to meet the rest of the family in Tokyo! #sayonara #teamcarryon #teambackpack #travelhacking  #awardtravel #cheaptrips #freetrips #wanderlust #chasesapphirepreferred #japanorbust
#tbt to one of our fall exploring trips in #catalonia . We stumbled upon a church consecrated in the 1100s. We love the European connection to history! #awardtravel #familytravel #spain
Secluded, private beaches, 85° waters, outdoor showers, and private patios. Hellooo #maldives. Thanks to flight deals and maximizing credit card points, the flight and hotel cost under $800. #ballinonabudget #awardtravel
$18,230 cash value flight for only 130K AA miles and $90 in fees 🤩 #awardtravel #travelhacking
Flights to London on @jetblue? Yes please! . JetBlue has just announced its FIRST transatlantic route 👏🏼 They will be launching multiple daily flights from both New York and Boston in 2021! These will be flown by their incoming Airbus A321LR’s which will feature a “reimagined version of Mint". JetBlue's Mint class disrupted the transcontinental market, let's just hope it will do the same to the transatlantic segment 🙏🏼
We’ll never get tired of posting different angles of these suites... They’re. Just. Too. Good. 😍 #upgradedpoints
Is it weird that I often eat better in the air versus on the ground?  #caviar #airplanefood #ana #flyana #awardtravel #firstclassflight #foodphotography #bougie

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