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Delta Increases Spending Threshold for Diamond MQD Waiver

There have been rumors going around the travel blogosphere for some time that Delta would be making negative changes to the Medallion Qualifying Dollar (MQD) waiver offered by Amex cobranded credit cards. Many feared that Delta would completely eliminate the MQD waiver for top tier Diamond status. If that occurred then travelers would have been required to spending $15,000 directly on Delta flights in order to qualify for Diamond status.

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Annual Spending Bonuses to Hit Before the Year is Over

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Did you know that many travel rewards credit cards come with annual spending bonuses? These bonuses can often boost you to higher levels of elite status. But there is an element of art as well as science in determining whether to ramp up spend on a specific card. We’ll break it down for you here.

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Best Credit Card Combo: Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve

Best Credit Card Combo: Delta Platinum and Delta Reserve

Are you someone who frequently flies on Delta airlines and is looking for the best credit cards to maximize your travel rewards? This analysis will tell you the best cards to get and explain some tricks for squeezing all the benefits out of them.

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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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Which Premium Airline Card Is Right for You: AAdvantage Executive World Elite, Delta Reserve or United MileagePlus Club?

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United all offer premium co-branded credit cards. If you often fly on those carriers, the cards can be very valuable and make your travel experience much more pleasant. At $450, the annual fee for these cards is quite hefty, but they come packed with benefits and perks.

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

Have you been thinking about stepping up to a premium travel rewards card? American Express, which is known for its excellent customer service and products, has two high-end travel card offerings you should consider: the Platinum card and the Delta Reserve card.

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Delta Reserve Credit Card From American Express Review

Who Is the Delta Reserve Credit Card From American Express Good For?

Delta has gotten its share of groans in recent years from points and miles enthusiasts for the difficulty involved in redeeming Delta miles, but now the airline has cleaned up the long-standing issues with its website and pledged to make more award seats available even at the lowest redemption level.

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