Weekly Summary

Sunday Summary: Great Airline Credit Cards, Mega Award Space At Big Prices For Etihad’s Residence, Targeted 100K Amex Plat Offers, Shortest International Flight, and More!

Written by Charlie

Here is this week’s Sunday Summary where we look at the posts from the week.

Great Airline Credit Cards To Use For 2015

The time for planning your spending on credit cards for this year is here and this post shows you the best credit cards to put big spending on for miles and status this year.

Using Aegean’s Business Class Upgrades

Part of the new Miles+Bonus program is the issuance of 4 business class upgrades for Aegean/Olympic flights. This post breaks down what you can do with those upgrades and how to use them.

Check If You Are Eligible For 100,000 Point Amex Plat Offer And Others!

The CardMatch tool is back with some nice reports of targeted offers on Amex cards. I came up with nothing but there are targeted offers of 100,000 points, so check out and see if you were targeted for that big point payday!

Cheap Airfare From Hub Cities To All Over The World – From $340

A fare war between United and Delta drove prices from hub airports to destinations all over the world at very low prices. It is nice to see airlines go at it like this and make it so cheap for us!

JetBlue New Year Sale – From $39

Not exactly worldwide destinations (though there are some international cities) but JetBlue ran one of their airfare sales this week starting from $39.

Great Deal: Unlocked 32GB Amazon Smartphone + 1 Year Of Prime For $189!

Getting an unlocked smartphone is very handy when traveling internationally. The Amazon Fire Phone gives you that functionality and does that for the low price of $189 – which also includes a year of Amazon Prime!

Etihad Gets Good Press And Bad Press All In One Week

Etihad confirmed that they were going to stand by those extremely cheap tickets as issued but they also had some bad press by leaving people on the tarmac for over 12 hours!

A Lot Of Award Availability For Etihad’s Residence – If You Have A LOT Of Etihad Miles

If you have 2.2 million Etihad miles, you can book one of the many available award spots on the new, exclusive Etihad Residence. Not worth that many miles to me at all, but if this trip is really a desire of yours, this is how you can do it without paying cash. 🙂

Receive Up To 50% Bonus On AA Mile Purchases

Buying miles is a good value. but only in certain circumstances. If you are in need of AA miles, however, this offer from AA is a great chance to get the miles you need for that upcoming award.

When Being A Traveling New Yorker Comes In Handy

Believe it or not, there are times that being from certain places can help you in tough situations when traveling abroad! In this case, my NY driver’s license opened some roads up for me. 🙂

Great Amex Offer: $25 Back On $100 Staples Purchase

Amex is at it again with a great offer – get $25 back on $100 purchase at Staples.com. Even though the terms exclude gift cards, I received my congratulatory e-mail for redeeming the offer within seconds after purchasing a $100 Visa gift card – free money!

New 25 Minute International Flight – One Of The World’s Shortest Flights

There is a new flight coming which is claiming to be the world’s shortest international flight. This flight is a scheduled 25 minutes but only spending about half that time in the air.

Up To 40% Off Aegean Flights And Adds 15 New Destinations

Aegean Airlines is out with up to 40% off international flights while they add 15 new destinations for 2015. These new destinations give some additional great coverage by this airline into the Middle East and other destinations around Europe.

Running 26.2 Miles Around Tiberias, Israel

Friday was the running of the 38th Tiberias Marathon and it saw me at the starting line. It has been 8 years since I first ran this race – as my first marathon. A lot has changed since then and it was great to run it again. Here is my race report.

Almost Missing My Flight … Because Of Road Closures

It is not a big surprise to have airports closed or flights delayed because of weather conditions, but this was the first time that weather conditions closed the roads I needed to reach the airport – which was not closed  nor did it have cancelled flights.

Notable Gear From CES 2015: Smart Fitness Watches,Mini Drones, Passport Protection, Action Cams, And More!

With CES 2015 in the bag, here are some of the standout products to me for the traveler and the runner. There are some products here that I look forward to trying out!


Thanks for following along this week! Hopefully, you had a great first full week of the New Year and that this next week is even better.


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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.