Ian Snyder

After igniting his passion for award travel while planning his honeymoon, Ian now enjoys using points and miles to see the world with his wife and three internationally adopted kiddos. He loves dissecting loyalty programs to find maximum value. His goal is to demonstrate that extraordinary travel is possible for the ordinary family.

Is Hyatt Letting Hotels Play Games With Award Availability?

Ever struggled with properties showing no Hyatt award availability? Sounds like some properties may be playing games with room inventory.

AwardLogic Review: Is There Value in This Flight Award Search Service?

Struggle to find award space for your miles? Check out our review of the AwardLogic search service for finding award flight inventory.

The Travel Hacking Question That Haunts Us All: Should I Redeem Points or Pay Cash?

Stuck on whether to redeem point or pay cash for an award redemption? Here is some insight into how I make my decisions.

Best Credit Cards for First Class Upgrades

Who doesn't love first class? Check out these best credit cards for first class upgrades and how they can help you sit up front next flight.

Prefer Flying Lie Flat Around The US? Here Are Several Domestic Routes To Consider

Do you enjoy flying larger aircraft? I sure do! Here are some domestic widebody routes with major carriers to consider booking this summer.

Shocker (Sarcasm Font)…United’s ‘Permanent’ Change Fee Waiver Was Actually Temporary?

When you read that an airline permanently eliminates change fees, you think that the change is here to say. But maybe not with United.

Was a Mostly Free Trip Worth 3.5 Hours on the Phone with Chase Travel?

Imagine you have to spend 3.5 hours ticketing a flight. Sound terrible? It is, and I question whether the Chase travel portal is worth it.