Hi! My name’s Daniel Gillaspia and I’m the creator of UponArriving.com (est. 2014).

I’m a licensed attorney with a passion for travel and for learning the ins-and-outs of credit card and airline award programs. (You can read more about me here).

On UponArriving, I cover the latest developments in travel credit card rewards, airline and hotel loyalty programs, and various other travel topics.

Award travel can be extremely lucrative but also quite overwhelming and confusing. With seemingly endless options available to you, it’s not easy to make choices that will maximize your earnings and redemptions. That’s when UponArriving comes in.

Articles on UponArriving are detailed-driven and thoroughly researched so that they can serve as helpful references when it’s time for you to make those important decisions like what credit card to apply for or what airline to book. I work tirelessly to breakdown voluminous information to the basics and deliver it in a way so that any beginner should be able to catch on. 

If you’re interested in booking first class tickets for next-to-nothing or maybe just stretching your miles and points as far as they can go so you can see as much of the world as possible, you’ve arrived at the right spot. 

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  1. Wow! I’ve been researching Portugal for the last month for an upcoming trip in May. You have so much good information! I spent a lot of time looking up information on the cave tour and the tolls. You nailed it! Now I know! Thank you. We’ve decided not to drive in Lisbon, but I just had to read your article anyway. Wish you had more posted 😀

    1. Thanks, that’s awesome to hear, and I’m glad you’ve found the info helpful. You are going to love Portugal — definitely one of my favorite places in the world!

    1. It can be ridiculous, but it’s not too asinine on a one way flight that departs from somewhere outside the UK and routes through LHR.

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