Today's businesses tend to develop advanced loyalty programs. A client gets rewards for buying a product or a service. The same happens in the banking industry. Bank purpose numerous rewards for owners of travel credit cards.
When a person opens a bank travel card he gets points as he spends. It is good to accumulate point. For many miles, you can get a big reduction on a price of an airline ticket. You can read more information about best travel rewards credit card form numerous online resources.
How to search flight options and get price reductions
To get reductions on a plane ticket you can not only keep them accumulated on your bank card. You have to choose an airline that will accept your points. There are too many airlines companies in the world, That is why people use professional websites, that compare the best flight option. They offer a fine way to evaluate flight options. Here is how you can do it:
● Enter into a system the place of your departure and final destination. You also have indicated if you have any points accumulated. Travel credit card issuer will give you such information.
● Get a flight comparison. A system will propose many flight propositions. You can get around 20 flight offers from various airlines. You will also get information on how many rewards you can redeem and how many rewards you can earn.
● You can choose an option you find relevant. You will then have a possibility to buy a ticket for a discounted price.
These are simple steps to take. Using such a comparison tool, you will have a possibility to choose the best flight option.
How to transfer your miles to a specific airline
As you spend money from a travel card, a bank gives you miles. They are calculated in points equivalent. A certain amount of points has concrete dollar equivalent. When you decide to buy a travel ticket you can transfer your reward and compensate ticket price.
To do it you have to register on websites that propose miles transfer service. In the United States of America travelers usually use Chase travel card. To collect miles from this plastic you have to use Chase Ultimate Rewards program.
After you open an account on the website you will be able to see the number of points you accumulated. You can redeem points when you find it necessary. You have to click ‘Transfer points' and choose airline miles should go to. A system will evaluate your request and calculate a final ticket price for you.
Another program that proposes to transfer points is called Starwood Preferred Guest Points. It is a unique program. It helps you to accumulate points as you make a transfer of the miles. You earn as you spend your miles.
In today's world, there are many ways to economize. Take an advantage of it. Choose a program that will help you to earn most of the miles.
A hint about Google's future plans was given a while back when the search engine giant introduced the Destination feature via Google Search on smartphones. The simplistic feature was designed to help users while planning a vacation and apparently it was only a precursor to the Smart Travel application that the company is beta testing right now. Since it is not available on the Play Store yet, users will have to sign up for the Google Maps Local Guides Program to have access to it.
From what we know so far, the app will gather, store and organize all your travelling details such as hotels, dinner reservations, destinations and flights. Therefore, it will make every necessary detail accessible from the app itself, even without an active internet connection. Additionally, it will also offer suggestions based on the data it collects about your trips. Tap on a previously saved destination to see options like Saved places, Food & drink, Reservations, Things to do, Getting around and Need to know. Travellers and tourists will even see options for public transport in the area, as well as best travelling routes to the destination.
Even if you do not put in your travelling details manually from the FAB tab found at the bottom right corner of the app, it can do a lot on its own by collecting data automatically from your Gmail inbox. If you are not using Gmail as your primary e-mail service however, you will probably need to log in the data manually. In case you are interested in trying out the beta software, sign up for Local Guides and you might just get a chance to be a beta tester yourself!
Author: Saikat Kar (Tech-journalist and enthusiast)
The TSA approved eGeeTouch travel lock is a handy piece of gadget that promises to keep your luggage safe during travels, without you ever needing to memorize complex combinations. Let's now take a closer look and find out if it really is better than the traditional padlock or combination lock.
After using it for a few days one has to appreciate the ease of unlocking the eGeeTouch padlock without the need to dial in security combinations every time you need to open the bag. It can simply be unlocked with a single tap from the right eGeeTouch NFC tag. Alternately, you can unlock it with your smartphone (Both Apple iOS and the Google Android OS are supported), as long as you are in Bluetooth or NFC range.
The Intelligent Encryption technology used by eGeeTouch makes sure that no other NFC device can be used to unlock your luggage. It uses unique code generation (out of a 100 million possible combinations!) each time you lock it. Just in case the NFC tag or the smartphone itself is lost, the user can use the eGeeTouch app to log in and remove the tag or the registered smartphone from the approved list.
The eGeeTouch is TSA compliant, which means that the TSA authorized airport personnel will be able to open and check your luggage with their master key if required, without having to break open and destroy the lock in the process.
Some other highlights of the eGeeTouch travel lock are as follows.
· Over 3,000 open and lock cycles that should last well over 2 years on just a couple of LR44 batteries
· Color LED indicators to show open/locked status
· Battery compartment cannot be accessed while it's locked, therefore enhancing security
The eGeeTouch padlock is a fine example of technology making its way into every aspect of our lives and it's quite a good one. Made for the convenience of everyone and not just the techies, the travel lock is completely foolproof and can be used by anyone. All in all, it is indeed a better and more convenient alternative to the traditional combination locks we usually use on our luggage.