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What Citi Cards to Apply For Before the New Rules Go Into Effect

What Citi Cards to Apply For Before the New Rules Go Into Effect

What are the New Bonus Rules?

Citi has continued to add restrictions to their rules that limit how often you can earn a sign-up bonus on their credit cards. They first added language that limited bonuses to once every 18 months per card, which was later increased to 24 months.

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The Best Credit Cards to Get to Europe With Miles

The Best Credit Cards to Get to Europe With Miles

Are you planning a trip to Europe? Do you want to save some money and fly there for nearly free? The quickest way to do that is to earn miles or points with travel rewards credit cards and redeem them for award flights. Read on to find out which cards can get you to Europe the soonest.

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Rent An Apartment In The Air With Rewards Points

Rent An Apartment In The Air With Rewards Points

If you happen to be flying on an Etihad Airways route between Abu Dhabi and New York (JFK), London Heathrow, Melbourne, Mumbai or Sydney, and have enough airline miles, you can exchange that annoying cramped economy seat for an apartment with more amenities than you can imagine.

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Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card From American Express

Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card From American Express

Who Is the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Card Good For?

If you’re a small business owner or an independent contractor looking for a co-branded hotel rewards card that has very flexible redemption options, you should consider getting the Starwood Preferred Guest Business card from American Express. The SPG Business Amex comes with some nice perks that you won’t get with the personal SPG credit card.

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Free Entertainment on American, United Discounts Award Travel and Delta Apologizes

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This week is chock full of travel-related news for frequent flyers. Whether you are earning or burning miles as you travel, consider these tidbits to discover ways to improve upon and enjoy the journey, no matter where you are headed.

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Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card Review

Chase Sapphire Reserve Credit Card Review

Who Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Good For?

The latest offering in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards lineup is the Sapphire Reserve card. This card is widely rumored to have an official release date of August 21st and the features have been confirmed by screenshots around the blogosphere. This card is Chase’s first public UR-earning entry into the super-premium segment, designed to compete with the Platinum card from American Express and the Citi Prestige card and be more exclusive than Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card that already established itself as great travel card.

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United Changes, Jet Blue Allows Changes, Marriott Makes Friends and More

United Changes, Jet Blue Allows Changes, Marriott Makes Friends and More

In our weekly roundup column we look at what’s happening around the world that is of interest to miles and points collectors.

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Citi Credit Card Application Rules

Citi Credit Card Application Rules

While Citi’s credit card application rules aren’t as complicated or restrictive as some issuers, they can still be confusing. It’s important to know these rules or else you risk being denied for a new card or forfeiting a sign-up bonus. In this post we‘ll cover the basics for applying and some strategies for insuring that you get the bonus.

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Last Minute Summer Travel To Disney Using Miles

Last Minute Summer Travel To Disney Using Miles

With the end of the summer on the horizon, you might want to book a last-minute getaway with the family for some fun before the kids go back to school. Here are a few ways you can maximize your rewards to redeem for travel to a perennial favorite for all-ages: Disney-themed amusement parks.

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Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card Review

Chase Freedom Unlimited Credit Card Review

Who Is the Chase Freedom Unlimited Card Good For?

The latest offering in Chase’s Ultimate Rewards lineup is the Freedom Unlimited card. Like the standard Freedom card, the Unlimited card works best as a companion to either the Sapphire Preferred or Ink Plus cards. Without either of those cards, you won’t be able to transfer points to partner airlines. On their own, the Freedom cards function mostly as cash back cards.

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United Just Changed a Fundamental Rule for Booking Award Travel

United Just Changed a Fundamental Rule for Booking Award Travel

One of the most valuable features of many airline  loyalty programs is the ability to book a stopover during your itinerary. How does a stopover differ from a regular connection? Usually you must arrive and depart within 24 hours during international connections (or within 4 hours during domestic connections).

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Should I Pay for a High Annual Fee Card: Amex Platinum vs. Citi Prestige

Should I Pay for a High Annual Fee Card: Amex Platinum vs. Citi Prestige

There are so many excellent credit cards with no annual fee that even a moderately-priced annual-fee card can raise brows. So when it comes to ultra-premium cards that cost hundreds of dollars, most people just roll their eyes and walk away. This is often the right thing to do for many people, but if you are a frequent traveler, you might at least want to look into these offers. It might be that these expensive credit cards can actually save you some serious money.

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Best U.S. Programs for Business and First Class Travel to Africa

Best U.S. Programs for Business and First Class Travel to Africa

Choosing the best airline program to fly in business or first to Africa isn’t easy. Awards are expensive, there are not as many options as there are to Europe or Asia, and some business class cabins are simply better than others. Having said that, no matter how much you’ve dreamed of visiting Africa, your plans probably don’t include arriving exhausted after a very long journey in a cramped economy seat. Let’s see how much style and comfort our miles can afford to travel to the cradle of humankind.

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10 Ways to Redeem Miles on Alaska Airlines for Maximum Value

10 Ways to Redeem Miles on Alaska Airlines for Maximum Value

Everyone talks about the amazing trips you can take by redeeming frequent flyer miles, but just how much value do they really provide? This article takes a closer look at ten great ways to redeem miles through Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. What, you’ve never flown on Alaska? It doesn’t matter. They have almost a dozen international partners, including American Airlines and Delta Airlines, which makes it easier than you’d expect to earn and redeem miles.

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CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Review

CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Review

Who Is the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard Good For?

You may have overlooked the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard in favor of the personal AAdvantage Platinum Select. While similar, there are some notable differences between these cards. If you’re a small business owner or independent contractor, you should consider getting this card instead.

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Best U.S. Programs for Business and First Class Travel to Europe

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Economy class awards cost less and are relatively easy to secure unless you’re trying to get to places at the same time everyone else wants to go. On the other hand, awards in business and first are harder to find and are considerably more expensive. Whether you are mostly interested in premium class travel, or if you are working on enhancing one particular trip, you need to think about your goal beforehand, and applying for the right credit card or cards can help you achieve it.

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The Secret to Earning Star Alliance Elite Status

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If you are a business frequent flyer traversing the globe all the time, you will, at some point or another, begin appreciating little perks along the way. An upgraded seat here, access to a lounge there, speeding up through security lines and other perks can make the life of a frequent flyer much more tolerable.
Unfortunately, achieving elite status with any major U.S. airline has become a daunting task lately due to reduced benefits and introduction of the revenue component into airlines elite schemes.

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New Routes and Back-to-School Bonuses

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This week has been full of travel news for points and miles collectors. These are some of the latest tidbits to get you up to speed.

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American Express Application Rules: Will You Get a Sign-Up Bonus?

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American Express is one of the most restrictive card issuers in terms of application rules.  Not only does Amex limit how many cards you can have and how often you can apply, but it also has restrictions on who qualifies for sign-up bonuses. Let’s take a closer look at these rules and see if you’ll get a bonus with your next card.

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Everything You Need to Know about United Polaris Business Class

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Some airlines are moving away from offering first class and instead are significantly upgrading their business class experience. Improvements in technology have made business class better than ever, and the expense is more palatable to corporate bean counters. United Airlines is moving in this direction with the recent announcement of United Polaris, a new business class product coming this December to most of its international routes.

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