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When you need medical insurance for travel (what your card won’t cover)

by on Fri April 18, 2014 • No Comment

No one likes to think about becoming sick or having an accident during a much-anticipated vacation. Just because we don’t like to think about it, doesn’t mean a jellyfish won’t sting you or that delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurant won’t give you food poisoning. Even if you don’t believe in Murphy’s Law or aren’t injury-prone, it’s always [...]

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Serious value in Amtrak rewards using Chase points – the best 20,000 points you’ll spend?

by on Wed April 16, 2014 • 3 Comments

Chase Ultimate Rewards points are easy to earn quickly thanks to the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, and most of us earn them to save on flights. That makes sense – we tend to fly when we’re on vacation. But you can also use them for free trips on Amtrak. Amtrak ridership has been growing a [...]

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Citi AAdvantage mile posting delayed – how to deal with it

by on Mon April 14, 2014 • No Comment

Are the miles from your new Citi AAdvantage credit card not posting? We’ve been hearing heard from folks who signed up for new Citi AAdvantage accounts, met the bonus requirement quickly, and saw no miles post to their account after their statements closed. Part of this issue is due to the merger. For a time [...]

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American: Zero 100,000 mile Business Class awards to London, Paris through February 2015

by on Wed April 9, 2014 • No Comment

We can no longer recommend saving American miles for a trip to Europe in Business or First Class. Yes, American didn’t raise the prices of entry level MileSAAver awards when it rolled out its new award prices yesterday. The lowest advertised price for a Business Class ticket to London, Paris, or anywhere in Europe is [...]

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Top bonus mile credit card offers: earn 50,000+ miles

by on Wed April 9, 2014 • 168 Comments

You can often earn 50,000 points or more with the right bonus offer. We keep an updated list of the latest and best bonus offers available to the general public, as well as resources on how to maximize the value of bonuses and understand their impact on your credit score.

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New AAdvantage & US Airways award prices: Who wins and loses?

by on Tue April 8, 2014 • No Comment

American AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles unveiled brand new award charts, with new prices effective immediately for travel dates June 1, 2014 and beyond. > Here is the new AAdvantage chart > Here is the new Dividend Miles chart (US Airways flights) > Here is the new Dividend Miles chart (partner flights) The good [...]

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First checked bag free with US Airways MasterCard

by on Mon April 7, 2014 • 2 Comments

Good news to report from the American / US Airways merger. Starting April 30th, holders of the US Airways Dividend Miles MasterCard will get a free first checked bag for themselves and up to four traveling companions on all US Airways operated domestic flights. It won’t apply for American Airlines flights yet. That finally brings [...]

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How to avoid British Airways fees when using American AAdvantage miles (illustrated)

by on Mon April 7, 2014 • 3 Comments

American AAdvantage miles can be incredibly useful for international travel, but by far the most frustrating thing about them are the fees of hundreds of dollars you pay when you use your AAdvantage miles to fly on a British Airways flight across the Atlantic to Europe, the Middle East, India, or Africa. With US Airways [...]

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Admirals Club Membership – How to get it for $250 a year (it’s not from American)

by on Fri April 4, 2014 • No Comment

As American and US Airways merge there are some changes regarding how you can get into American Admirals Clubs. The biggest change is that The Platinum Card from American Express no longer offers access to Admirals Clubs or US Airways Clubs. That’s left a lot of American flyers wondering what they can do to get [...]

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Many Delta flights now at Heathrow Terminal 3 (you can use Virgin Clubhouse)

by on Wed April 2, 2014 • No Comment

If you’re flying Delta out of London, you now have access to the fabulous Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse before your flight. That’s because as of April 2nd, all Delta flights from London Heathrow to New York, Boston, and Seattle are using Terminal 3 at Heathrow, joining Virgin Atlantic’s flights. That’s great news because all Delta Platinum [...]

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