Weekly Review: January 18, 2020

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I’m in Florida this weekend with family. I’m planning on finishing up my previous trip report this coming week, and then am looking forward to heading to Asia later in the week, where I’ll be reviewing several airlines, including Starlux Airlines, which I’m so excited about.

On the points & travel front, this week the Sapphire Reserve annual fee was increased by $100 (while new benefits were introduced), KrisFlyer introduced awesome new promo awards, new bonuses were launched on Marriott’s co-branded cards, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

How The New Lyft Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Work

Major changes were recently made to the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. The card’s annual fee has increased by $100, from $450 to $550, and the card has also received some new benefits, with both DoorDash and Lyft.

In this post I wanted to take an in-depth look at the new Chase Sapphire Reserve Lyft benefits, especially as these perks are now live.

Amazing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Award Sale

Singapore Airlines has just rolled out their latest monthly promo, which can be a great deal for anyone looking to redeem miles on Singapore Airlines.

While these are always a good deal, this is one of the best lists I recall seeing in a very long time.

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program offers monthly “Spontaneous Escapes” deals, where they constantly have a list of flights that can be booked at a discount when redeeming miles.

Capital One Spark Miles Business Card Review (With 200K Bonus!)

There’s a lot of value to be had in getting the right business credit cards, as these cards can offer perks and rewards that you can leverage to get huge value, especially for travel.

In many cases, the perks will more than justify the annual fee.

In this post, I wanted to take a close look at what I consider to be one of the most well-rounded business credit cards out there, which at the moment even has a bonus of up to 200,000 miles, which is incredible.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Buy Choice Privileges Points For 30% Off
Southwest Airlines Plus Card Review (2020)
New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses
8 Reasons To Get The British Airways Visa
Limited Time Bonuses On Chase Marriott Cards
Capital One Spark Miles Business Card Review (With 200K Bonus!)
Hilton Aspire Card Review (2020)
Chase Sapphire Reserve Review (2020)
Capital One Spark Cash Business Card Review (With $2,000 Bonus!)
United Explorer Card Review (65K Bonus Ending Soon)
Earn Up To 150K Bonus Points With New Radisson Promo
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review (2020)
How Lyft Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Work
Great Deal: Save $50 On Amazon With Amex
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card Review (2020)
How The New DoorDash Chase Sapphire Reserve Perks Work
Chase Sapphire Preferred Review (2020)
Save 15% At Hyatt Place & Hyatt House With Chase Offers (Targeted)
How To Save On Lyft With SoFi (And Get Free Cash)

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

You Can Now Redeem Etihad Miles On Gulf Air
Amazing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Award Sale
Transfer Amex Points To Aeromexico With 25% Bonus
American Eliminates Award Close-In Ticketing Fees

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

My Bad Habit Of Booking Insane Flight Connections
Awkward: American Airlines Downgraded Someone For Me
An Airplane Etiquette Question I Struggle With — To Stay Seated, Or Not To Stay Seated
American Airlines Explains How I Was Mysteriously Unchecked In

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Haneda Airport Transit Hotel
Review: ANA Business Lounge Tokyo Haneda Airport
Review: Lufthansa A350 Business Class

NEWS & Updates

JetBlue Reduces Delay Compensation
Flybe On Brink Of Collapse (Again), Despite Virgin Atlantic Takeover
Comfort Inn O’Hare Boardroom Suite Goes Viral
American Airlines Employee Stalks Passenger, Sends Creepy Texts
New Boeing CEO’s Controversial Bonus Structure
Air France’s New 472 Seat 777-300 Cabins
Boeing Employees Mocked Lion Air For Wanting 737 MAX Training
American Opens Fifth DFW Admirals Club, Changes Up Lounge Food
American Airlines Extends 737 MAX Cancelations Through June 2020
26 Injured After Delta 777 Dumps Fuel On Elementary School
Boeing Had Negative 87 Net Plane Orders In 2019
W Hotels Drops Bliss In Favor Of Davines
LATAM Adds Premium Economy On Regional Flights
Aeroflot’s New Livery: Gorgeous & Predictable
Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Will Fly To Prague
Did This Jerk Scam His Way Into Business Class?
South African Airways Trying To Sell A340s
Emirates Faces New Challenge On US-Bound Flights
Azul Launching Nonstop Flights To New York
JetBlue Increases Checked Bag Fees (Again)
Air Canada Debuts Airbus A220
LATAM Joins Delta At JFK Terminal 4
Tempo By Hilton: New Brand For “Modern Achievers”
Bizarre: United Airlines Eliminating Bag Sizers At Gates
Qantas’ Inconsistent Lounge Dress Code
Delta Air Lines Announces Miami Expansion
Park Hyatt Niseko Opening Soon
Cool: Air Greenland Orders Airbus A330-800neo
SAA Schedules A350 On New York JFK Route

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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  1. Hey,
    I posted something on twitter regarding my JetBlue experience, can you please go over it? @alitheplanegeek
    Thanks !

  2. Hey,
    I posted something on twitter regarding my JetBlue experience, can you please go over it? That’s my account “alitheplanegeek”
    Thanks !

  3. Hi Ben,

    Are there any plans on changing back the way the blog loads photos? I’ve noticed recently that the pictures only load when you scroll, which makes reading trip reports annoying.

    I usually load up the review beforehand to read on the subway, but the new way the pages load makes this very difficult.


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