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The Insider Guide to American Airlines Admirals Clubs

American has a strong roster of airport clubs, which ballooned in number when it acquired the network of former US Airways Clubs. Now, all are known as Admirals Clubs, which offer a slew of benefits for those with access. This guide gives you the ins and outs of how to get in, what to enjoy inside, and some tips on the best clubs and discounts to enjoy them.

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How to Book a Flight with Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints

Booking flights with SPG Starpoints is easy. They have over 32 airline partners, including several international carriers. They also offer a fixed-price booking option. This allows members to book any flight on any airline with no blackout dates.

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Best Capital One Credit Cards – Top 5 Reasons to Get One

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If you’re looking to earn free travel, Capital One has some of the most straightforward rewards in the industry. If you get one of their Venture cards, like the Venture or VentureOne, you’ll find the rewards are easy to use, extremely flexible and very valuable.

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Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Card from American Express

Who is the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express Good For?

There are three Delta co-branded American Express cards available for businesses and individual consumers: Gold, Platinum, and Reserve. Of the three, only Platinum and Reserve cards offer the feature called MilesBoost, which allows you to earn Medallion Qualification Miles by spending money on your card. MQMs earned with the Amex Delta credit cards edge you closer to elite Medallion status.

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British Airways Elite Status: How to Reach it and What’s in it for You

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British Airways Executive Club is structured a bit differently from many other airline elite programs, mostly because Avios — the airline’s currency — are points, not miles.

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The Best Cities to Find Emirates Award Space in North America

Unlike many domestic airlines with hub-and-spoke systems in the U.S., Emirates is a long-haul carrier with routes to and from its Dubai headquarters. This central location in the Middle East makes it an ideal connecting point between North America and destinations in Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. It’s not a bad choice to visit Europe either, if you’re originating on the West Coast.

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How to Search for Award Space on Etihad Airways

One of the most luxurious options for redeeming American AAdvantage miles is on Etihad Airways, which operates out of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Etihad has received significant press for The Residence, a private three-room cabin on its Airbus A380 aircraft.

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How to Predict and Avoid Fuel Surcharges on Award Tickets

In addition to saving up miles for a “free” trip, don’t forget to consider the taxes, fees and fuel surcharges you may have to pay. It’s impossible to avoid government taxes and fees, but the fuel surcharge is very dependent on the specifics of your ticket.

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Spirit Air Big Front Seat is the Airline’s First Class Equivalent

Spirit Air is an ultra low-cost airline that’s earned a bit of bad rap, some of it well-deserved. Its 28-inch pitch is the worst in the industry, and they charge for just about everything on board. However, Spirit’s burning desire to upsell extra services can be used to your advantage.

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Five Reasons to Use the Venture From Capital One Card at Home and Abroad

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There are two types of travel rewards credit cards. Airline and hotel co-branded cards help you earn miles or points in one frequent flyer or hotel loyalty program. General rewards credit cards, on the other hand, let you use the points you earn on any kind of travel, be it airlines, hotels, cruises, or car rental.

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Expedia+ Voyager Credit Card Review

Who Is the Expedia+ Voyager Credit Card From Citi Good For?

If you book hotel stays with Expedia, this premium credit card is the best way to get you some extra points. There is another, no-annual-fee Expedia credit card, but as it often happens, the annual fee comes with some nice benefits.

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on JetBlue

Paying a fee to check your luggage on any airline can seem insulting. After all, you paid good money for your ticket and now you have to shell out more dough just to check your luggage. It’s a drag but it’s a reality in air travel today. JetBlue levies various fees for checked bags—regardless of if you booked a Blue, Blue Plus, or Blue Flex fare. We’ll tell you how to avoid those fees.

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How to Search for Award Space on Alaska Airlines

It may seem like a bit player in the U.S., but Alaska Airlines has long offered more flights between Hawaii and the mainland than any other carrier—yes, even more than Hawaiian Airlines. This is in addition to its extensive network throughout the West Coast and the State of Alaska.

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Elite Status: United Airlines Premier Elite

United Airlines Elite Status: How to Reach it and What’s in it for You

Soon after Delta announced the revenue component to its frequent flyer program, so did United. The new United Mileage Plus program requires you not only fly certain amount of miles, but also spend a predetermined amount of money to reach elite status.

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Should You Redeem AAdvantage Miles or Book with Another Partner?

Once American Airlines devalues their award chart on March 22 you’ll find that the cost of many tickets becomes less than affordable. First class awards, for example, are increasing between 20% and 63% on flights originating in the United States. Is this going to be your last chance to experience some of the best premium cabin products in the sky on American? Not necessarily.

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How to Lock in Cheap Awards Before the American Airlines Devaluation

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American Airlines is making several significant changes to its award chart for travel booked on or after March 22. Fortunately, American allows customers to book flights up to 331 days in advance. The last day to book before the devaluation takes effect is on March 21, 2106, meaning you could lock in current rates for travel through February 15, 2017. 

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Seven Great Ways to Redeem American Airlines Miles Before They Lose Value

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American Airlines will be changing the award chart for its AAdvantage frequent flyer program on March 22. Many award levels will be going up — some by over 60% — and this could make it more difficult to book your dream vacation. If you’ve been stockpiling miles in your account, consider redeeming them for an award now before those miles lose value next month.

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Expedia+ Credit Card From Citi Review

Who Is the Expedia+ Credit Card From Citi Good For?

Expedia credit cardholders can capitalize on the its rewards program aptly called Expedia+. There are several benefits that can be useful for a cardholder who books their travel via Expedia. You get instant +Silver status that lets your earn more points for bookings, and some additional perks depending where you apply for the card.

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U.S. Bank and Avianca to Break Ties?

It looks like U.S. Bank is no longer taking applications or has at least temporarily suspended taking them for the Avianca LifeMiles Visa credit card, a lucrative credit card. This could mean that the issuer and Avianca are ending their partnership. If so, a new provider has not yet been announced.

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on Alaska Airlines

Mileage Plan elite members can check a certain amount of luggage for free on Alaska Airlines flights. The rest of us may need to cough up some cash. Here’s a look at how much checked bags cost on Alaska Airlines and ways to skirt the fee whenever possible.

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