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Chase 5/24 Rule: What You Need To Know (2020)

The major banks have all kinds of rules when it comes to approving people for credit cards. Probably the most well known of these rules -- and also the most complicated to understand -- is the Chase 5/24 rule. In this post I wanted to take a closer look…

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Emirates New First Class Watermark
Amex Blue Business Plus Card Review (2020)

Back in the day you'd only earn one point per dollar spent on credit cards. Then we saw some cards introduce up to 1.5x points per dollar spent. Then a card was introduced in 2017 that offered a full 2x transferable points per dollar spent all with no…

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80,000 Bonus Points

Worth at least $1,000 in travel

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Wow: Chase Sapphire Preferred 80K Bonus!

An incredible new best-ever bonus has been rolled out on the $95 annual fee Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, which is oh-so-worth it for anyone who is eligible. With this new limited time offer, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is offering a bonus of 80,000…

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Chase United Card Limited Time Offers: Earn Up To 160K Miles (Last Chance)

At the beginning of August, United and Chase rolled out some fantastic limited time offers on two of their co-branded credit cards. This is a reminder that these limited time offers are valid through September 30, 2020, so if you're interested but haven't…

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Hot Deals for September

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Delta Soon Adding Airbus A220-300 To Fleet

While the aviation industry is currently shrinking due to the pandemic, that's not stopping airlines from still taking delivery of some planes (presumably for contractual reasons, rather than an actual desire or need for new planes). Well, Delta will…

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Air India Criticized For Security Screening Of Human Remains

Air India is in the news over its security screening requirements for transporting human remains, and frankly I'm a bit surprised... CNBC-TV18 reports the outrage among some people over how Air India screens human remains before transporting them on…

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British Airways Threatens Those Who Criticize The Airline

British Airways has updated its Executive Club terms again. Just a few months ago the airline updated its terms to add a class action waiver and arbitration agreement, while now British Airways has updated terms to threaten Executive Club members who…

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Maldives Launches Loyalty Program For Visitors

The Maldives has just become the first country in the world to launch a loyalty program for visitors. You'll now be able to earn status and accrue points every time you enter the country. The Maldives' Minister of Tourism has announced the introduction…

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OMG: Singapore Airlines Will Turn A380 Into Restaurant

Singapore Airlines has just announced a series of experiences that will likely make a lot of avgeeks very happy. Unfortunately with Singapore's borders more or less closed, most of us won't have access to these experiences. Airlines around the world…

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Brussels Airport Will Get US Pre-Clearance Facility

It looks like Brussels Airport is moving closer to getting a US Pre-Clearance facility. This would make it the third European airport to get one, after Dublin and Shannon. In July I wrote about reports that Brussels Airport would be getting a US Pre-Clearance…

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Money
Great Deal: $30 Bonus For New Rakuten Members

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Rakuten…

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Review: Park Hyatt Hamburg, Germany

After spending a night at Jumeirah Frankfurt (following our coronavirus test at Frankfurt Airport), our next stop was Hamburg. That's because my mom had been in Hamburg for a couple of weeks, so our plan was to spend a few nights there, before finally…

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Southwest Airlines Performance Business Card Review (Huge 100K Bonus)

In 2019 Chase and Southwest Airlines introduced a new business credit card -- the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Performance Business Credit Card -- which complements their other business card, as well as three personal cards (personally I think the Southwest…

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Recent Trip Reports

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Chase Extends & Expands “Pay Yourself Back” Feature

We've seen credit card issuers add all kinds of limited time perks in light of the current pandemic, which has greatly changed consumer behavior. A few months back Chase introduced the "Pay Yourself Back" feature on Sapphire cards. Well, this has not…

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Maximizing Amex Offers: The Complete Guide (2020)

There are many reasons it can make sense to have a lot of credit cards. In the case of American Express cards, one of those reasons is the Amex Offers program. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at exactly how that works. With the Amex Offers…

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Japan Airlines Replaces “Ladies & Gentlemen” With Gender Neutral Greeting

Japan Airlines (JAL) is becoming the latest global airline to introduce gender neutral greetings for customers, as reported by AFP. As of October 1, 2020, JAL will stop addressing passengers as "ladies & gentlemen," and will instead use gender neutral…

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Details Of United Airlines’ New Flights To Hawaii (From Chicago & Newark)

A couple of weeks ago United Airlines announced some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. United's new long haul flights to Hawaii are now on sale, so we finally have a sense of what the schedules will look like. Let's get into…

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Report: JetBlue Secures London Heathrow Slots

There's an exciting update for JetBlue's upcoming transatlantic service... In April 2019, JetBlue formally announced plans to launch transatlantic flights by 2021. While exact details were initially limited, the plan is for the airline to launch multiple…

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My Uber Driver Mask Incident

Well, yesterday I encountered my first Uber mask "situation." Uber has a policy requiring all drivers and passengers to wear masks, with few exceptions. I haven't had much firsthand experience with this up until now. For the first six months of the pandemic…

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Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers: Great New Hilton Hotel

Hilton is gaining an iconic property in the United Arab Emirates... Jumeirah is a Dubai-based hospitality company, and it's the brand behind the iconic Burj Al Arab, the world's self-proclaimed seven star hotel. After the Burj Al Arab, I'd argue that…

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Qatar Airways Reports Record $1.9+ Billion Loss

Qatar Airways has just reported its results for the 2019-2020 financial year, and as you'd expect, the situation is rough. The airline lost about three times as much money as in the previous financial year, which was otherwise a record-breaking year…

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United Airlines Closing Foreign Crew Bases

In early June it was announced that United Airlines would close three of its four foreign flight attendant bases. There has been quite a legal battle regarding this between the airline and the union, and a final decision has now been made. United Airlines…

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Weekly Review: September 26, 2020

Hello from Berlin! I'm thrilled to be here, though it's a rainy few days, and the weather is definitely starting to get a bit colder. This is going to be an adjustment compared to Florida. ;) On the points & travel front, this week assembly of the world's…

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