Patrick Stouffer

Patrick Stouffer

Staff Writer

Patrick is a freelance musician, writer, and travel consultant currently based in Los Angeles. He joined the AwardWallet team in 2019.

 

For the last ten years, Patrick has been living on the road full-time as a musician for various Broadway musical theatre tours and cruise ship productions. He met his wife, Patricia, while they were both working on a cruise ship in the East China Sea. Since then, their mutual love for travel has been a driving force in their relationship. Between work and leisure, Patrick and his wife have visited over 50 countries together, using points and miles to finance and elevate all of their experiences.

 

When he’s not playing trumpet, writing about points and miles, or traveling, Patrick enjoys going to the gym, trying craft beers, and spending time at the lake with his family.

Ends Today: Alaska Offers a Free Flight to California Residents, Plus 30% Off California Flights

Act fast! Alaska Airlines is running two incredible promotions. California residents can sign up for a Mileage Plan account and receive a FREE round-trip flight within California for just the $15 taxes! Non-California residents: book a flight to or from California flown by Alaska Airlines and save 30% on the price! But don’t wait to act—both offers end today!

Everything You Need to Know About Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld

In early 2020, Alaska Airlines shocked travelers by announcing plans to join Oneworld in 2021. After a few changes, we now have a firm date for the completion of the rollout: March 31, 2021. From new elite benefits to when you can redeem Alaska miles on Oneworld partners, here’s everything we currently know about this exciting development.

Last Chance: Get the Brex Cash Card to Score 110,000 Points With No Annual Fee

Brex is one of the most exciting newcomers to the world of award travel. If you open a new Brex Cash account this week, you can earn a bonus of up to 110,000 points (worth $1,100+)—with no annual fee! One of the huge advantages of this offer is that applying won’t trigger a hard inquiry on your personal credit. Brex Cash is only available to small businesses. But if you do qualify, you don’t want to miss this offer.

American Airlines Updates Checked Bag Policy, Creates New Basic Economy Option

American Airlines just announced several updates to its checked luggage policy. The airline is “simplifying” its checked bag policies and will offer a new form of Basic Economy fare to customers traveling to Asia and Oceania. Don’t believe the spin from the airline. By and large, these updates represent more of a downgrade than an improvement. In this post, I’ll explain why.

How to Buy Iberia Avios for Just 1.5¢ Each, and Why You Might Want to Do So

Iberia just launched its newest mileage sale, offering a 50% bonus on Avios purchases through March 1, 2021. If maximized, Iberia members can grab Avios for as little as 1.5¢ a piece. Considering the sweet spots offered by the Avios program—from business class to Europe for 68,000 Avios round-trip to domestic awards on American Airlines from 11,000 Avios round-trip—this could be a great deal for those with a plan.