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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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The Best Cities to Find Cathay Pacific Award Space in North America

Cathay Pacific offers one of the best first- and business-class products in Asia, with non-stop service to eight North American gateways: Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, and New York (JFK and EWR). The carrier no longer operates the Boeing 747 to the United States or Canada, so all of these routes are instead served with the Boeing 777-300ER.

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Elite Status: Delta SkyMiles Medallion Program

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Delta Air Lines completely reshuffled its program in 2014, turning its earning component into a revenue game. If you are chasing elite status, being in that seat is not going to be enough — you also have to pay more for the ticket. A lot more in fact.

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Frontier’s Foray Into Overpriced Routes

Frontier Airlines has some ambitious expansion plans for 2016.
Starting this spring, the discount carrier will add a plethora of new routes to cities where it sees unrivaled potential to undercut the industry’s biggest players.

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Use Miles to Visit the Ski Resorts in Latin America This Summer

Use Miles to Visit the Ski Resorts in Latin America This Summer

Just like skiing in Europe is synonymous with the Alps, skiing in Latin America is all about the Andes. And because of the difference in seasons, the big ski season there is actually our summer so you can pick this hobby up again in June by flying south. This is the perfect time to plan that trip. If you start now, you can earn your free ticket there in time for the start of their season.

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is not immune to the dreaded checked bag fee. If you aren’t careful, you could pay a ton when checking bags on your next Delta flight. Here are a few methods to help you avoid those extra fees.

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Delta Reserve for Business from American Express Review

Who is the Delta Reserve for Business from American Express Good For?

There is only one type of traveler who can benefit from this rather expensive credit card — a status chaser. But if you need to run business expenses and you do seek elite status with Delta, you won’t just benefit, you will benefit greatly!

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The Best Ski Resorts in Europe are in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland

The Best Ski Resorts in Europe are in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland

Conde Nest Traveler has come up with the Reader’s Choice Awards for 20 best ski resorts in Europe. Skiing in Europe has always been associated with the Alps, and the 2015 list includes resorts located in four countries that include them:

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How to Search for Award Space on Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific, like most Asian carriers, is known for its good service. A reverse herringbone business-class and spacious first-class suites provide some of the best award redemption opportunities for those crossing the Pacific Ocean. Cathay even operates a “fifth freedom” route between Vancouver and New York-JFK.

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Top Ski Resorts in the U.S. That You Can Get to for 25,000 Miles

Top Ski Resorts in the U.S. That You Can Get to for 25,000 Miles

Deciding on a ski resort is no small matter. There are several factors to consider. Beginner or advanced? Couple or family? Alps-style chalet setting or a traditional hotel?  How steep do you like your terrain? And of course, where?

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How to Book a Flight with Chase Ultimate Rewards

Using Chase Ultimate Rewards points to book a flight is easy. Chase works directly with six frequent flyer programs including United, Southwest, and Virgin Atlantic. However, you can also use your Ultimate Rewards like money which allows you to book a flight on almost any airline with no blackout dates. And if you have a Sapphire or Ink card, you can get a 20% bonus to boot.

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How Many Miles Will You Earn on Your Next United Flight?

Frequent flyer programs used to award miles to members based on the distance they’ve flown, but most programs have now moved to a revenue-based model. That means the number of miles you’ll earn on a flight is determined by the cost of the ticket, but elite status can multiply that. The details of how that works depends on the airline. Let’s take a look at United’s policy.



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How to Use American Express Points to Book a Flight

It’s simple to book a flight with American Express Membership Rewards points. There are about 100 different airlines to choose from. You also earn frequent flyer miles with the ticket purchase and there are no seat restrictions or blackout dates.

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Chase Freedom Credit Card Review

Who Is the Chase Freedom Credit Card Good For?

Chase Freedom is one of the best, no-annual-fee consumer credit cards. It belongs to the Chase Ultimate Rewards family of cards, which also happens to be one of the best travel reward programs in the market.

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How to Avoid Baggage Fees on American Airlines

Paying extra to check your bag on any airline stinks, but it’s the new normal these days. However, savvy travelers like you can get around these fees. We’ll show you the ways in which you can avoid baggage fees on American Airlines flights.

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American Express Business Cards: Which Is Best for You?

Many frequent travelers—especially small business owners—focus their loyalty on the American Express Membership Rewards program. That’s because of the myriad airlines that participate in its transfer program.

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