Alaska Mileage Plan is often one of my go-to programs because of its generous award charts and flexible routing rules. Excellent last minute availability on long haul routes on carriers like Japan Airlines are also a life saver, especially because of my sporadic jet-setting behaviors.

However, perhaps the most notable…


The world of travel hacking can seem very complex at first, and without any guidance or direction, a topic that’s quite daunting to master. …


“Are there any upgrades available?” something I’ve said probably hundreds of times during check-in over my years of travel.

And while the nature of an upgrade is never certain, nothing is more satisfying than getting bumped up into a corner room or a suite. …


2019 has been an amazing year. Four transcontinental trips, 8 first class flights and a bunch more for a total of almost 110,000 kilometers. This is a quick summary of some of the highlights this year.

Redemption Highlights: Flights

Emirates A380 First Class

This is probably the most luxurious flight I’ve had in my life. I flew…


To mark the end of 2019, I went on a two week trip to Asia, Korea and Japan in particular to see friends and to devour copious amounts of meat and seafood. …


Retail price is for suckers

The consumer experience was once a simple matter; you would see an item on an ad, go to the retailer, check the price and cash out at the counter. However, as online shopping became more prevalent in our everyday lives, money saving applications and rebate initiatives began to appear, incentivizing…


And why you’ll never see me using a cashback card

Albeit that there are some cashback cards with very attractive promotions, the overall value that cardholders can obtain lie overwhelmingly in favor of points rewards. This post will compare the two card types head to head in order to determine what card offers the most value.

Points vs Cash back: Value Comparison

As the name “cashback”…


And how to do it right… By not flying with Air Miles.

It seems like almost every parent in the country owns an Air Miles collector card; Most oblige and present their blue and white collector cards whenever asked for at the gas station, liquor store and supermarket. However, after…


30,000 Aeroplan points, $1,000 spend. Enough said.

Note: The promotional offer for this card ends June 02, 2019.

Taking its place as one of the best credit card offerings in Canada right now is the TD Aeroplan Visa Infinite credit card. Frankly speaking, the current welcome bonus offers 30,000 Aeroplan…


Flying business in Asia? Done.

Note: The latest promotion for the RBC Avion Visa Infinite can be found in this link. The current promotion features 25,000 Avion points with a $0 MSR and First Year Free!

RBC Avion Visa Infinite

The RBC Avion Visa Infinite is the flagship travel card offered by RBC. Several…

Daniel Gan

Travel Hacker// World Traveler// Professional Fatass

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