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Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan is a freelance travel writer based in New York City, but she spends more than half of the year on the road, capitalizing on flight deals and airline awards along the way. Her travels tips and tales appear in national and international newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, Italy Magazine, and Porthole Cruise.

Loyalty programs: American, United, NWA, Delta, and KLM for nearly two decades. Member of Miles & Smiles, Jet Blue, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, British Airways, and AirTran.

Favorite program: Domestically, I love Virgin America, because you can get flights for very few points if you piggyback a sale.

Favorite travel destinations: Italy and Turkey.

Most memorable trip: It changes every year. Currently it’s Calabria, the toe of the Italian boot.

Travel rewards credit cards: The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express and the Chase Sapphire Ultimate Rewards card.

Favorite rewards: Chase Sapphire Ultimate Rewards. You can use your points towards any flight and get a 20% discount.

Gabi Logan Gabi Logan’s posts:

How to Book British Airways Awards

British Airways awards are an invaluable resource for frequent flyers, thanks to their distance-based award chart, great availability, and cheap, one-tier redemption system.

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Program Review

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Named for the mythical silver bird depicted on Singapore Airlines livery, KrisFlyer is one of the most fascinating frequent flyer programs today.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review

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Who Is the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card Good For?

With its earning potential, perks and redemption possibilities, the Chase Sapphire Preferred card along with super-premium Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card is the preeminent travel card on the market.

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British Airways’ Prices to Montreal are as Magical as the Trip

British Airways’ Prices to Montreal are as Magical as the Trip

Quebec’s cultural center, Montreal, and the nearby capital, Quebec City, are some of the chilliest urban areas you can find in North America during this time of year. But that’s part of the reason why it’s a great time to visit.

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Aegean Airlines Program Review

Named the best regional airline in Europe in 2014 by industry watchdog SkyTrax, Greece’s Aegean Airlines is one of those airlines that you may not have heard of and rarely have occasion to fly but might seriously consider squirreling points away in.

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British Airways Visa Signature Card Review

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Who Is the British Airways Visa Signature Card Good For?

Most co-branded airline cards offer two (or more, for more expensive cards) miles per dollar spent on their own airline, but they pretty much universally offer just one mile per dollar on all other purchases.

Though an extra quarter of a point doesn’t sound like much, over the course of the year, a 25 percent bonus on earning can go a long way. Combine this with the high value of Avios, and you’ve got a potent card that’s valuable for any traveler, whether you primarily fly domestic or international.

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Miles & More Premier World MasterCard Credit Card Review

Who Is the Miles & More Premier World MasterCard Credit Card Good For?

Booking directly with Miles & More award miles is the easiest way to get in Lufthansa’s coveted first class cabin, for which seats only open for partner airlines’ frequent flyer bookings two weeks before departure, and SWISS first class, which is only open to Miles & More members.

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5 Hot Airline Credit Card Bonuses Ending Fast

Earlier this fall, it looked like we had seen the last of the really high credit card sign-on bonuses for the year. Lufthansa offered 50,000 miles on its co-branded credit card, and Chase finished a big 70,000 point push on its business card, the Chase Ink.

But oneworld alliance airlines or at least the ones most relevant to North American travelers seem to have gotten together and decided that they really like the business that credit cards bring them. British Airways, American Airlines and US Airways have all thrown out 50,000 mile sign-on bonuses.

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How to Book United Airlines Awards

As one of the three major domestic carriers, United can take you nearly anywhere you want to go in the U.S., and its partner network, including the powerful 27-member Star Alliance, can get you most places in the world.

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Frontier EarlyReturns Program Review

Frontier is a love-it or hate-it airline. Although it’s not quite in the same league as its domestic low-cost competitor Spirit, which recently solicited hate mail from travelers in exchange for 8,000 miles, Frontier is unapologetic about its high fees. Those fees allow them to offer low fares for people who want them, and a higher price for people who are happy to pay to be comfortable.

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Amex EveryDay Credit Card Review

Who Is the Amex EveryDay Credit Card Good For?

After years of research, in 2014 American Express launched a new card aimed at an entirely different demographic than the company that practically patented the term “platinum” was known for: a credit card for your average Joe.

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How to Book Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Awards

Though it is known for its high fuel surcharges, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is actually a very versatile program offering many ways to earn miles and access high quality flights.

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ANA Mileage Club Program Review

All Nippon Airways, or ANA, is a Japanese airline in the powerful Star Alliance, which includes North American carriers United and Air Canada. Don’t confuse ANA’s versatile award program, Mileage Club, with the similarly named Mileage Bank offered by the other major Japanese airline, JAL.

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United MileagePlus Club Card Credit Card Review

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Who Is the United MileagePlus Club Card Good For?

As far as airline co-branded credit cards go, the United MileagePlus Club Card is something that people talk about surprisingly infrequently. Is that because it is a poorly constructed product? No, it’s just a premium product that is not a good fit for many United travelers because of its cost.

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SPG Nights & Flights Award Funds Christmas in Hamburg

SPG Nights & Flights Award Funds Christmas in Hamburg

For as long as I have known about the Starwood Preferred Guest program, I have been captivated by its Nights & Flights option. For 60,000 Starpoints, you get five nights at a category three hotel a mix of Four Points, Aloft and Sheraton hotels, with some Westins and 50,000 airline miles.

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Program Review

Cathay Pacific is the main carrier for China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, so it might not seem to be the best fit for flyers based in North America. But if you need to do a lot of travel to Asia from the U.S., it’s a very safe bet: It won the 2014 Skytrax Award for Worlds Best Airline.

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Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Credit Card Review

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Who Is the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card From American Express Good For?

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card seems to have two big drawbacks right off the bat: namely, the low sign-up bonus and the very high credit score required. These are actually indicators of the audience the card is intended for: people who spend several thousand dollars per month on their credit cards and appreciate a card with luxury perks.

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Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Program Review

Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles Program Review

Like the regional carrier for the other U.S. noncontiguous state–Alaska Airlines–Hawaiian Airlines and its frequent flyer program have made themselves valuable to travelers looking for more than just a vacation to Hawaii.

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Diners Club Program Review

Who Is Diners Club International Good For?

While some point transfer programs have been on the scene for years, 2014 has seen a sudden uptick in credit card programs that allow members to transfer their reward points to mileage programs. Diners Club International is the latest to hop on the bandwagon, with its transfer program starting last month.

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Avios Make Last Minute Travel to Dallas Possible

Avios Make Last Minute Travel to Dallas Possible

One of my favorite things about amassing miles and points is the ability to say yes.

Have friends getting married in a foreign locale? No problem.

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