By now, almost everyone knows about the spreading scourge of "Basic Economy" airfares on the US3 legacy carriers. They claim the fares are a competitive response to ultra-low cost carriers like … [Read more...] about Credit Card Portals and Basic Economy Still Mean Trouble
The Latest News on Travel Credit Cards
This archive includes all posts about credit cards, including application strategies, application offers, and other ways to maximize your spending habits to earn miles for free travel.
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As a points and miles guy, my friends are always asking me for advice on which credit cards they should be applying for. From the Chase Freedom and Freedom Unlimited cards to the American Express … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to Points and Miles Credit Cards
Citi ThankYou Rewards recently added a new transfer partner, Turkish Miles & Smiles. ThankYou points now transfer to Turkish at a 1:1 ratio in increments of 1,000 points.Turkish Airlines … [Read more...] about Turkish Airlines Is the Newest Partner for Citi ThankYou Rewards
In the spring, the SPG Amex bonus briefly increased to 35,000 Starpoints after meeting minimum spend. I have no particular loyalty to Starwood. In fact, I ditched the chain for Hilton several years … [Read more...] about Missing Your SPG Amex Sign Up Bonus? You’re Not Alone
Citi recently changed the value proposition on their Citi Prestige card. Most of the changes were for the worse for cardmembers, but their best benefit had a rather mild change. If you have the Citi … [Read more...] about Great Value on 4th Night Free With Citi Prestige and Premier
There had been some rumors about changes coming to the US Bank FlexPerks Travel Rewards card, but they’ve now been confirmed. Below are the pertinent changes:Beginning December 31, 2017, … [Read more...] about Preparing for US Bank FlexPerks Changes Next Year
If you currently hold an American Express Business Platinum Card, you might want to check your e-mail. Several people, including myself, received the following offer:Earn 40,000 Membership … [Read more...] about Targeted 50,000-Point Bonus for Existing Amex Business Platinum Cardholders
New benefits will be coming soon to the Citi Prestige card, according to a report by The Points Guy. This card has gone through a roller coaster of sorts after several key benefits were removed (among … [Read more...] about Fourth Night Free Could Lose Value with Changes Coming for the Citi Prestige Card
Chase reached out last week to share news about a change to their Hyatt Credit Card, which will no longer provide new cardholders two free nights at any hotel as part of its promotional sign-up offer. … [Read more...] about Changes to Hyatt Credit Card Are Bad News for Some
American Express has long offered an International Airline Program with dubious value. Basically you could purchase one full-fare, refundable business or first class international ticket and get the … [Read more...] about American Express Improves the International Airline Program