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How to Choose a Credit Card With No Foreign Transaction Fee

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If you often travel abroad, or if you’re planning a big trip to a foreign country, you’ll need a no foreign transaction fee credit card. Don’t worry; there are a lot of options, including some of the best rewards cards available.

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Guide to Getting and Using Citi ThankYou Points

In the world of general travel rewards credit cards, there are three competing programs that dominate the market:

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How to Use Miles to Get to Australia from the U.S.

When you earn miles you should always try to maximize them by flying the farthest you can using the awards available by your airline. One country that provides great value since its is about 14 hours away flying time from the U.S. west coast is Australia.

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How to Get to Cuba With Miles

Until the U.S. began to normalize relations with Cuba last year, it was difficult to get to the island. You could buy an expensive ticket to travel with a group or fly through another country. It was even harder to use miles to fly there. The best option was to fly to Mexico, the Caribbean or South America on miles and then buy a cash ticket to Cuba.

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How Much Are Citi ThankYou Rewards Points Worth?

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Citi ThankYou Rewards are not as well known as Ultimate Rewards (Chase) or Membership Rewards (American Express), but the program has been growing in recent years, significantly increasing its appeal. Many readers may also find themselves newly flush with ThankYou points after applying for a credit card such as the Citi Prestige® Card, which offers benefits like airport lounge access, a $200 annual airline credit, and the fourth night free at participating hotels.

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Best Credit Cards for Free Access to Airport Lounges

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An airport lounge is a great environment to enjoy while you’re waiting for your boarding announcement. At the very least, you get a comfortable and quiet seating area with free coffee, soft drinks, snacks and WiFi. Some lounges also have showers and quiet areas. High-end lounges can be quite luxurious and offer striking design, gourmet food, top-shelf alcohol and even day beds that can be a rather attractive feature for a weary traveler during a long transit.

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Air Berlin Begins Overseas Service from SFO and BOS and Increases Service in the U.S.

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Based in Germany, air berlin is expanding their existing services to North America. Most recently, they launched flights to San Francisco, CA (SFO) and Boston, MA (BOS) and increased frequencies to other destinations. It’s yet another way for you to cross the Atlantic Ocean and redeem your miles.

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Keep Points Balances Full With Mileage Promotions and Travel News

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Keep those miles and points balances full with these latest and greatest mileage promotions and travel news.

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Quick Ways to Boost Your Miles

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Not long ago, I was planning a trip to visit some friends in Colorado. I had some extra Delta miles, so I checked out the availability for a long weekend in October. Round-trip tickets cost 10,000 miles or $275 in cash.

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8 Ways to Redeem Avios with British Airways for Maximum Value


The British Airways loyalty program, Executive Club, offers some unique value propositions. Partnerships with American Airlines and Alaska Airlines in the United States, as well as the rest of the oneworld alliance, provide ample opportunity to put it to good use. The airline also has a U.S. credit card, and you can transfer additional points from Chase Ultimate Rewards and American Express Membership rewards. Thus, flying on British Airways isn’t necessary to earn or redeem Avios points.

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

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If you’re looking for a credit card that’s part of a major rewards program that gives you the flexibility to transfer points to several different airlines, you should consider the Chase Ink Plus Business and American Express EveryDay Preferred cards.

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Business and First Class Awards on Delta SkyTeam

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The Delta SkyTeam network covers every corner of the world, at least those where you might want to go. While Delta has a very good business class product called Delta One, there can be very compelling reasons to use SkyMiles on Delta’s partner airlines instead due to availability or scheduling convenience.

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Air Serbia Lands at JFK

Last month a new airline arrived at JFK Airport giving you another means of crossing the Atlantic from New York and possibly using your miles. The new airline is Air Serbia currently operating five times a week except Sundays and Wednesdays.

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Which Premium Business Credit Card Is Right for You: Delta Reserve for Business vs Amex Business Platinum?

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Are you a small business owner or independent contractor who’s looking for a premium travel credit card? American Express has two excellent offerings that are packed full of perks: the Delta Reserve for Business and the Amex Business Platinum.

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10 Ways to Redeem Miles on Delta Air Lines for Maximum Value

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You can redeem your frequent flyer miles for some amazing trips, but just how much value are you getting? This post examines ten great ways to redeem miles through the Delta SkyMiles loyalty program.

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Transferring Amex Membership Rewards to Hawaiian Airlines

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If you’re amassing American Express Membership Rewards points, it’s because you know how valuable it is to have flexible points that can be transferred to a number of different airlines and hotel chains, or even used to pay down the cost of a trip booked through American Express’ travel portal. If you’ve got Membership Rewards points and you want to book a getaway to Hawaii, look no further than transferring those points to Hawaiian Airlines’ loyalty program: HawaiianMiles.

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10 Ways to Redeem Miles on United Airlines for Maximum Value

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How much value are you able to find when redeeming your frequent flyer miles? Quite a lot, it turns out. Here we takes a close look at ten ways to redeem miles through the United MileagePlus program to get an incredible deal.

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Delta Business Class Review

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When it comes to the quality of premium cabins, food, and service, U.S. airlines are often compared unfavorably with their overseas competitors. This is hardly fair. 

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Discover It Cash vs. Discover It Miles

The Discover It Cash and Discover It Miles cards are two different products that have very similar, yet distinct features. First, understand that neither one earns you actual miles or points transferrable to frequent flyer programs. But that doesn’t mean you’re not getting a great deal. It only means that you are not getting miles. What you get is cash back and your redemption rate is always fixed at one cent per dollar. But the upside is that you will also get real miles and points when you book your flight or hotel.

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Best Rewards Credit Cards for International Travel

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If you’re thinking about getting a rewards credit card for your next trip abroad, there are two questions you should ask yourself: Can you use the card while you’re traveling in another country, and which card earns points or miles that can get you where you want to go?

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