8 Ways to Redeem Miles with Lufthansa Miles&More for Maximum Value
How much value you can you get with Lufthansa’s Miles & More loyalty program? These miles don’t have a big presence in North America, but it’s still possible to accumulate them with Star Alliance carriers, by transferring points from Starwood Preferred Guest, or getting a credit card from Barclaycard. The program offers a few unique values despite collecting additional carrier surcharges on most international award tickets.
How to Upgrade Your Flight with American AAdvantage Miles
Many travelers who earn frequent flyer miles aren’t always interested in booking an award ticket. Instead, they want to use their miles to upgrade a ticket they’ve already bought with cash. Upgrades and award travel have a lot in common, but the rules are unique for every loyalty program. This post discusses how to upgrade a ticket purchased with American Airlines.
Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Chase Sapphire Preferred
With the recent debut of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, Chase now has two personal credit cards which carry the ability to transfer Ultimate Rewards to Chase’s network of transfer partners. Since Chase Ultimate Rewards has the best combination of credit cards, diversity of transfer partners, and overall value among the transferable points programs, holding one of these two cards will be part of a long-term strategy for many travel enthusiasts.
Sapphire Reserve Hits the Market, Bye to Etihad Limos, Birthday Bonuses From Virgin
This week’s roundup has both good and bad news. The Chase Sapphire Reserve applicataion went live this past week with its 100,000 point sign-up bonus. But while there are lots of great ways to earn bonus miles, Etihad has squashed one of our favorite benefits on first class award tickets. Read it and weep amidst the plethora of other good deals out there.
The Ultimate Guide To The American Express Centurion Card
Among credit cards, there is one card that stands apart from all others. The Centurion Card from American Express is by far the most expensive, and exclusive card offered in the United States. Yet it’s also perhaps the least understood as many of its features and benefits are kept secret. In fact, this card is not even offered to the general public, you have to be invited to apply. Let’s take a look at the history of this card, how to get it, and what it costs, as well as its numerous features and benefits. Then, you can determine if this card makes sense for your needs.
Premium Credit Card Comparison: Chase Sapphire Reserve vs. Citi Prestige vs. Amex Platinum
Now that Chase has entered the premium segment of the credit card market with its new Sapphire Reserve card, it’s time for a comparison of the premium offerings from the three primary travel rewards credit card issuers, Chase, Citi and Amex. We rank each of these cards in a variety of categories and come up with a winner.
Ranking the Three Major U.S. Airlines
There have been numerous changes implemented and announced by the three major U.S. airlines, United, American and Delta, in recent months with modifications to frequent flyer programs, credit cards, bank relationships, planes, routes and service.
Best U.S. Programs for Business and First Class Travel to Asia
Flying in a premium class seat to Asia might be one of the best ways to redeem your miles. Being able to enjoy a comfortable seat that turns into a bed can make a world of difference. Of course, airlines know that people are willing to pay more to avoid being miserable on such a long flight and price their premium class flights accordingly. Still, good values are to be had if you know where to look for them.
New Chase Sapphire Reserve Details and Analysis
New Chase Sapphire Reserve Details and AnalysisSince details on the upcoming release of the Chase Sapphire Reserve card were originally leaked, there has been a ton of new information hitting the internet. On August 15th Chase officially announced the card via Twitter. However, the biggest news was that on the same day, a developer application link was accidentally made publicly available for a few hours.
The Ultimate Guide to Global Entry and Automated Passport Control
The longest line you’ll face when traveling may not be at check-in or even airport security. Instead, clearing customs and immigration can take hours at busy airports when several international flights arrive at once. Global Entry is one of the best programs available to travelers who hope to skip past these lines in the U.S. We also give you a few other options that may be cheaper.
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Spark Miles Select for Business From Capital One Credit Card Review
Who Is the Spark Miles Select for Business Card Good For?If you’re looking for a no-annual-fee rewards business card, it’s hard to go wrong with the Spark Miles Select card from Capital One. Despite the fact that it’s a no-fee card, it comes with a decent sign-up bonus and a generous earning scheme. You’ll get 20,000 miles after spending $3,000 and earn 1.5 miles per dollar spent on all purchases. You have to be a small business owner or an independent contractor to qualify for the card.
Delta Suites, Chase’s Sapphire Reserve and FF Program Workarounds
There’s always exciting news in the travel world, and this week is no different. Learn a clever workaround for maximizing your miles even with new revenue-based programs. Plus, there is some great news in the credit card world, like a new premium card offering 100,000 points and lounge upgrades.
The Ultimate Guide to Clearing Security with TSA PreCheck
When you apply for TSA PreCheck, you’re essentially requesting a Known Traveler Number. This basic form of registration identifies you as an unlikely threat to national security and enables you to speed through the airport checkpoint with less scrutiny.
9 Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards
1. Credit Card Sign-up BonusesThis is the fastest way to earn tons of Chase Ultimate Rewards. If you have opened relatively few credit card accounts over the past 2 years, it should also be one of the easiest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Entertainment on American, United Discounts Award Travel and Delta Apologizes
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.