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10 Best Credit Card Offers September 2020

Every month I make a post with what I consider to be the best credit card offers at the time, with a particular focus on the best travel credit cards. While many people may not be traveling now, that doesn't mean that you can't start racking up rewards…

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Filed Under: American Express, Bank of America
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Fiji Airways 737’s Epic Journey To Europe

Over the weekend a Fiji Airways Boeing 737 operated a four segment journey from Nadi to Teesside, which saw the plane flying for nearly 24 hours. In many cases airlines lease planes long-term, rather than outright buying them. When those leases are up,…

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Filed Under: Fiji Airways
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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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
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Chase Freedom Flex: Product Change Or Apply?

We recently saw the introduction of the spectacular new Chase Freedom FlexSM Credit Card, and I've received quite a few reader questions about the best way to acquire this card. Specifically, are you better off product changing another Chase card to…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Hot Deals for September

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Official: Lufthansa Retiring Entire A380 & A340-600 Fleet… Probably

Lufthansa has today announced a third restructuring plan during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's not good news for the future of the A380 and A340-600. Lufthansa has revealed that the outlook for international air traffic has significantly worsened…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
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Save At Conrad & Waldorf Astoria With Amex Offers

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Radisson Red
Save At Radisson Hotels With Amex Offers

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases, the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: Hotels
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Ryanair Mocks Irish Government With Fake Job Posting

You've gotta hand it to Ryanair -- the airline has a sense of humor, and isn't afraid to share how it feels... Ryanair claims it has been retained by the Irish government in the search for a transition year student who will solely be responsible for…

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Filed Under: Humor, Other Airlines
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“No Future” For Austrian Airlines 767s & 777s

It looks like Austrian Airlines is headed to one of two extremes -- ending long haul routes, or being the first Lufthansa Group airline to get Boeing 787s. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, so a lot of decisions about the future of the…

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Filed Under: Austrian
Airbus Zero Emission Aircraft
WOW: Airbus’ Zero-Emission Commercial Aircraft Concept

The future is officially here. Well, or at least only 15 years away... maybe. Airbus has today revealed three concepts for the world's first zero-emission commercial aircraft, which could enter service by 2035. Each concept represents a difference approach…

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Filed Under: Misc.
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8 Reasons To Get Ink Business Preferred With Best-Ever 100K Bonus

In recent years we've seen business credit cards become more compelling than ever before, as credit card issuers increasingly try to find products that meet the needs of small business owners. The Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card (review) was introduced…

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Filed Under: Business, Chase
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Hilton Honors Selling Points For 0.5 Cents Each (Extended)

In late July, Hilton Honors rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promos offered by the program. This promotion was supposed to expire yesterday, but has now been extended for several more days, for anyone…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Rossiya 747
Yay: Rossiya Will Acquire British Airways 747s!

Several airlines have announced that they'll be retiring 747s as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though it looks like at least seven "queens" will live on at another airline. Around the middle of July it was announced that British Airways would…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Other Airlines

Recent Trip Reports

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Silvercar Moves From Airports To Audi Dealerships

Silvercar by Audi is one of my favorite car rental companies. As the name suggests, Silvercar exclusively rents Audi vehicles, so they're significantly nicer than the typical rental cars you'll find in the US. The company also does a good job using technology…

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Filed Under: Rental Cars
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Cool Concept: Special Nike Boeing 787 For Athletes

Here's a really cool concept that will almost certainly never see the light of day... Professional athletes travel quite a bit, and the logistics of that can be complicated. Teams travel with a lot of people, and more often than not they charter planes.…

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Filed Under: Misc.
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Hyatt 40 Night Milestone Reward: Which Is Best?

World of Hyatt Globalist is my favorite hotel status. While Hyatt is extending everyone's status this year, I've still just passed 40 elite nights, primarily thanks to a combination of credit card spending, and quite a few nights at the beginning of…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
X1 Card
New X1 Credit Card: Too Good To Be True?

The waitlist has opened for the new X1 Credit Card, which is expected to launch in winter 2020. This card seems like a hybrid between Brex and the Apple Card, and I'm equal parts intrigued and skeptical. I can't help but think that the card might just…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards
American Express Clt Centurion Lounge At Charlotte Douglas Airport
Weekly Review: September 19, 2020

I hope everyone is having a good weekend! On the points & travel front, this week we saw Chase introduce a new 80K sign-up bonus on the Sapphire Preferred and open applications for the Freedom Flex, Amex announced plans to reopen some Centurion Lounges…

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Filed Under: Weekly Review
Emirates A380 First Class – 3
Emirates Won’t Fly A380s To US, Slashes Schedule & First Class

Airlines have obviously been making significant changes to schedules, given the current unprecedented situation. While airlines have historically planned aircraft assignments a year in advance, nowadays we're seeing airlines sometimes adjust schedules…

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Filed Under: Emirates
Miraval Austin
World Of Hyatt Offering Miraval Award Sale

At the moment Hyatt has a couple of promotions for stays at Miraval properties through the end of the year, and one offer is especially good. I first wrote about this opportunity back in July, but wanted to recap it once again, as the promotion can now…

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Filed Under: Hyatt
Southwest 737
Why You Probably Shouldn’t Buy Southwest Airlines Points, Even With A Bonus

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards has just rolled out its latest promotion on purchased points. The concept of a revenue based frequent flyer program selling points has always been strange to me, so let's take a look at the details. Through Monday, September…

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Filed Under: Southwest
Alitalia Plane
Alitalia Launches Intriguing Coronavirus-Free Flights

"Would you prefer a flight with or without coronavirus testing?" That's a question that Alitalia is now asking passengers traveling between Rome and Milan... Alitalia operates over half a dozen flights per day between Rome and Milan, and two of those…

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Filed Under: Alitalia
Delta Masks
Flight Attendants Getting COVID-19 At Lower Rate Than General Population

It's now being claimed that flight attendants are getting coronavirus at a lower rate than the general population. While it might seem counterintuitive at first, maybe there's some merit to it? We're seeing both airline management and unions claim that…

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Filed Under: Misc.