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Ranking the Three Major U.S. Airlines

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.

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

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.

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New Chase Sapphire Reserve Details and Analysis

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New Chase Sapphire Reserve Details and Analysis

Since 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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Global Entry and Automated Passport Control

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

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.

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Delta Suites, Chase’s Sapphire Reserve and FF Program Workarounds

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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Clearing Security with TSA PreCheck

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.

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9 Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards

10 Ways to Earn Chase Ultimate Rewards

1. Credit Card Sign-up Bonuses

This 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.

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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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