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United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card vs. the CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard

If both United and American fly out of your local airport and you’re looking for a good business rewards credit card, the United MileagePlus Explorer Business and CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard should be on your shortlist.

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EveryDay, Green, Gold vs Platinum: Which Amex Card Is Right for You?

American Express offers six travel rewards cards for consumers in its Membership Rewards lineup: EveryDay, EveryDay Preferred, Green, Gold, Premier Rewards Gold and Platinum.

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American Airlines Devaluation: Book AA Seats at Former Levels via Etihad Airways

Etihad is an American Airlines partner that still features old AAdvantage award levels. At some point in the future, they will update their chart, but for now you can book American Airlines awards the old way.
Unfortunately, there is no way to book partners on the Etihad website. You have to search for an award on AA.com and then call Etihad to book it.

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American Airlines Devaluation: Book AA Seats at Former Levels via Alaska Airlines

If you feel nostalgic about the old American Airlines’ award chart, you’re not alone. AAdvantage used to be the most valuable frequent flyer program bar none, but since March 22nd it’s more on par with other legacy programs like United and Delta that have undergone severe business and first class award devaluations.

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How to Earn 200,000 AA AAdvantage Miles So You Can Fly in Premium Class

Despite the recent devaluation, AAdvantage still remains one of the most valuable frequent flyer programs in North America. There are many reasons for that, one of which is the sheer number of American partner airlines you can fly on using AAdvantage miles. Between the oneworld alliance and additional airline partnerships, American has 22 strategic partners that can take you to every corner of the world.

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Should You Get a No-Fee Travel Rewards Card?

Who says you can’t get something for nothing? There are number of travel credit cards with no annual fee, but yet give you miles or points on your purchases. Whether you’re considering adding another card to your collection or getting your first travel rewards card, it’s hard to justify not getting one.

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Aeroméxico Club Premier Elite Status: How to Reach and What’s in It for You

Aeroméxico is a founding member of the SkyTeam Alliance and a transfer partner of Starwood Preferred Guest and American Express Membership Rewards programs. The flag carrier of Mexico is not a very popular airline for North American frequent flyer aficionados because it usually adds fuel surcharges to its partners’ rewards flights, and because finding Aeroméxico availability, especially for premium flights on partners, can be a daunting task.

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Best American Airlines First and Business Class Redemptions

As we discussed earlier, not all business or first class seats are worth spending miles and efforts. In the last few years, airlines have done a great job designing new aircraft and retrofitting the old ones with swankier-than-ever premium class seats. Of course, the mile price of these seats is also higher than ever, but it’s still be a great deal, especially if you are embarking on a major trip and eager to arrive rested and ready to enjoy your destination right away.

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Chase Ink Plus Business vs Amex Business Gold: Which Card Is Right for You?

If you’re a small business owner or an independent contractor you can earn points towards free airline tickets with a business credit card.

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Alaska Airlines Visa Signature vs Platinum Delta Amex: Which Card Is Right for You?

Alaska Airlines made headlines recently due to its successful bid to purchase Virgin America. Though it’s not yet clear how that merger will play out for loyal Virgin America customers, it is clear that Alaska will be able to expand its West Coast routes and transcontinental flights.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Rewards Credit Card

There are a lot of travel rewards cards to choose from. Some are co-branded with airlines, and others are part of rewards programs, like American Express Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou. No single card is right for everyone, and deciding which one to get depends on how you plan to use the card and what you want to do with your points or miles.

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The Seven Longest Flights By Distance And How To Fly Them Using Award Miles

Longest flights have been a thing since the Wright Brothers flew 852′ in 1903. A few years ago, Singapore Airlines flew the longest flight in the world which was Newark, New Jersey, to Singapore for a distance of 9,539 miles, the longest scheduled route in the world ever flown commercially with passengers. They plan to reinstate this route using the new Airbus A350s at some future date yet to be announced.

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Flat-Bed Seats to Hawaii on Miles

A flight to Hawaii can take longer than flying to Europe for some. For East Coasters it’s a  whopping 11-12 hour journey, about as long as it takes to fly between New York and Buenos Aires. There is a considerable shortage of comfortable premium class seats from the U.S. to Hawaii, although they do exist and more are on the way. Here’s a rundown.

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How Many Ways Can I Use My Award Miles?

Let’s face it, some of you are mileage hoarders. You’ve earned all those miles and you don’t know what to do with them. Or you are saving for that special trip. Some people even end up letting miles expire unknowingly. Then you have to contact the airline and beg for forgiveness. Sometimes that works, and other times it doesn’t.

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Transcontinental in Style: East Coast to West Coast in Premium Cabins

As a rule, it’s not worth splurging miles for premium travel domestically. The flights are usually short, the seats are old-school recliners, there are no individual entertainment systems and the food is usually average at best.

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Chase and Amex Travel Booking Portals: What’s the Deal?

When the travel hacking bug hits, most newcomers to the hobby only think about earning points that can be transferred to an airline or hotel in order to book an award. However, two major players in this field—Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership Rewards—offer so much more than a simple transfer of their points to an external travel loyalty program. Let’s delve into the travel booking portals from both of these companies so you know all of your options when it comes to using your hard-earned points.

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Are First and Business Class Seats Worth the Extra Miles?

Award travel offers incredible opportunities. The most amazing aspect of flying on miles is that it can put business and first class travel within your reach. Not everyone can afford to pay cash for a premium-class ticket. However, first and business class seats are within your reach with miles, especially if you’re flexible.

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Save Money with Hidden City Ticketing and Other Tricks Using ITA Matrix

ITA Matrix is popular among frequent flyers and travel hackers because it provides so much control over the parameters of your search. You can force connections in a certain city, exclude airlines, and even pick exact flight numbers. Some of these functions are possible with other websites but can be extremely cumbersome. Finding a great itinerary with ITA Matrix can make it easier to reconstruct elsewhere for cash or award tickets.

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More than Miles: Other Benefits to Consider when Choosing a Travel Card

We are all familiar with the points and miles game. Signing up for cards with big bonuses, using specific cards for certain types of spending, staying abreast of promotions and watching out for deals on travel. However, there are some things you may not have considered when applying for a travel card or booking a flight. Things that may be important especially if you are a frequent traveler like free baggage check, lounge access, member status and other ancillary benefits.

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Find Better Flights on ITA Matrix with Advanced Routing Language

The best feature of ITA Matrix is the advanced routing language that can be used to specify a traveler’s exact needs. Many other airlines and online travel agencies use the same technology as ITA Matrix precisely because of powerful abilities like this.

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