How to Use British Air Avios to Fly to Argentina and Chile

The BA.com site does some weird things. This blog entry tells how to overcome them.

LAX to Scandinavia for $302 or $348 Round-Trip on Norwegian

Book on Norwegian Airlines website. Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm.

Pay in Norwegian Krone to get a discount from paying in US Dollars. Use Google Translate so you can utilize the Norwegian-language site for the discounted prices.

Fare includes only one carry-on, maximum 22 pounds, if you want more / carry-on luggage you must pay extra.

Details here.

$60 Off a $300+ Reservation at Hilton, Ends April 11, 2016

An Amex Offer, not all will get it

Save On Your Next Hilton Stay With Amex Offers

Best Smartphone Deal, Hands Down!

I’ve had a smartphone from Republic Wireless for 2 or 3 years. Unlimited minutes/texts/data, no contract. My bills are less than $15 dollars a month.

You have to buy a phone from them directly (or perhaps off eBay), but the price is reasonable.

Consumer Reports recently gave them a Best Buy rating. They run on the Sprint network, but are hinting that they may follow Google’s lead and add connectivity to T-Mobile’s network also.

Check out at RepublicWireless dot com.

Great Time to Get Southwest Airlines Companion Pass

If you acquire 110,000 Rapid Rewards points (Southwest Airlines version of frequent-flyer miles) in a calendar year, SWA will automatically send you a free Companion Pass good for the current and following year. So, if you get a pass now it will be good until Dec. 31, 2017.

A Companion Pass entitles your designated companion to travel with you for just $5.60.

Chase is currently offering 3 different SWA credit cards, and each one has a signup bonus of 50,000 Rapid Rewards points.

See http://www.doctorofcredit.com/chase-southwest-personal-business-premier-cards-both-50000-points/

and http://dealswelike.boardingarea.com/2016/01/11/get-southwest-companion-pass-now/