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Monti

Writing about aviation and points. Specifically interested in Australia and New England regional airports.

Spirit Airlines Lands at MHT

Governor Chris Sununu joined airport director Ted Kitchens and others during a press conference on Wednesday for a very special announcement; a new airline will soon be landing at MHT. This is the first new airline to add Manchester since…

Lots of Southwest Bonus Points

Southwest Airlines is celebrating 50 years in service with a sweepstakes to win big prizes AND a big bonus for their credit card holders. The Sweepstakes Starting out with the way anyone (with a Southwest account) can win some free…

United Airlines Returns to Manchester

The Manchester Boston Regional Airport had a welcome site today as United Airlines resumed its Washington DC (IAD) service. Flight 3911 landed in Manchester just after noon and was greeted with a water salute. It is so exciting to see…

Post-COVID Summer Travel Tips

Passengers wear masks in airport

The vaccine rollout, lifting of mask mandates and reopening borders comes just in time for the summer travel season. Airlines and hotels have seen a surge in bookings as everyone (myself included) takes some much needed vacation time. While it…

Guide to Credit Card Transfer Partners

American Express Membership Rewards American Express Membership Reward Points can transfer out to 19 airline and 3 hotel partners. Most transfer 1:1 but there are some exception noted in the table section. AMEX Airline Partners Aer Lingus AeroMexico Air Canada…

The Economics of Free Flights

Do airlines make money from reward flights? Yes. And quite a lot. It is possible to earn free travel from credit cards. I want to talk about how airlines make money offering free flights. You heard me right, airlines MAKE…

American Airlines Anniversary Giveaway

AAdvantage Giveaway

American Airlines is celebrating 40 years of their AAdvantage program with a month long giveaway program. The timing also works well with travel just starting to open up. The giveaway is open to new and existing members who can login…

Portland Jetport Adds Six Destinations

Good news for my home base airport PWM as they announce six new non-stop destinations on United. Starting May 27th you will be able to fly to Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh. This brings much needed connections to…