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The hidden medical coverage benefit the Platinum Amex offers when you rent cars

by on Fri September 19, 2014 • 2 Comments
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If you get hurt in an accident with your rental car, and used your Platinum Card from American Express to pay for the rental, you’re eligible for $5,000 in medical expense reimbursement. Most of us have health insurance, so why would that matter? First, if you’re traveling abroad you might not be fully covered by [...]

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This bank will protect your phone against damage for life with $600 in coverage and no fee

by on Wed September 17, 2014 • 13 Comments
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If you’re about to get a brand-new iPhone 6, or any other smartphone, you might want to think about applying for a new credit card. That’s because one bank’s cards will protect and insure your cell phones against damage or theft up to $600 for as long as you own the phone. It’s Wells Fargo. [...]

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Citi AAdvantage adds 3 hour trip delay, cancellation benefits, more countries

by on Mon September 15, 2014 • 3 Comments
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The Citi Executive AAdvantage card carries a hefty $450 annual fee and gives you access to all American Admirals Clubs worldwide, while the Citi Platinum Select AAdvantage with a $95 annual fee offers a free checked bag. Now both are beefing up its travel protection benefits for travel purchases you make with the card. Starting [...]

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Which United flights to Europe have Saver awards for Summer 2015 in business class?

by on Fri September 12, 2014 • 2 Comments
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We’ve reviewed Summer 2015 award trends in Business Class to Europe using American AAdvantage miles and Delta SkyMiles, finding Delta the surprising winner. Now it’s time to talk United MileagePlus. Last February, United raised the price of Business and First Class awards to Europe substantially. Business Class awards now cost 115,000 miles roundtrip on United’s own [...]

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Award booking service price list + how to choose

by on Wed September 10, 2014 • 4 Comments
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As frequent flier program rules get ever more complicated and airline websites remain challenging to use for finding awards, a mini-industry has sprung of companies that will search for and book award tickets on your behalf called award booking services. What does an award booking service do? An award booking service will comb through options, [...]

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2 places to earn Delta miles & avoid American miles for value

by on Mon September 8, 2014 • No Comment
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American AAdvantage miles get a lot of love from enthusiasts who make collecting miles and points their passion. And for many years, they were a reliable bet. Easier to use for big value trips, and lower prices overall. These same enthusiasts have universally loathed Delta SkyMiles at their peril. but that’s coming into question now. [...]

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Where you may still find the 50k United Explorer offer

by on Fri September 5, 2014 • No Comment
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While the great 50k United Explorer deal ended for the general public online this week, there is still a place where you may get it without being specially targeted by Chase. The airport. Right now representatives in the terminals of United hubs are aggressively promoting the 50k deal for the Explorer if you apply with [...]

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United starts flying to Santiago, Chile in December. Here’s how award space looks.

by on Tue September 2, 2014 • No Comment
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Santiago, Chile is a fantastic and safe city, full of great food and easy access to the natural beauty of the Andes or the Chilean coastline. And United is joining Delta and American in offering its own flights there starting December 7th, from Houston to Santiago nonstop each day. That’s great news because traditionally it’s [...]

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The new double miles king? Citi Double Cash

by on Fri August 29, 2014 • 2 Comments
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Citi, a MileCards.com advertiser, is upping the ante on rewards with the new no annual fee Citi Double Cash Card. It’s an incredibly simple new product. In fact it doesn’t earn miles, but earns cash back you can use for anything, including travel. You earn double cash on everything you buy with the card as [...]

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Gold mine Delta award space to Europe next summer

by on Thu August 28, 2014 • No Comment
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If you have SkyMiles in your account or are thinking of earning more via lucrative intro deals, now is the time to do it if Europe is in your plans next summer. Award space next July from Delta hubs to Europe is outstanding at the entry ‘Saver’ level, especially in Business Class for 125,000 miles [...]

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