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How we used our Delta Global Upgrade Certificates to fly business class on Air...

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Last night, Greg and I flew from Washington, D.C. to Paris on Air France in business class and by the time you read this we will likely be en route to Dubai on our...

Greg & Nick fly away… The GUC trip begins!

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We are outa here!  This morning, I'm on my way to Washington Dulles Airport to meet up with Nick so that we can begin our great GUC adventure.  As a reminder, "GUC" stands for...

Transfer bonuses galore: Why so many and which are best?

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This week brings a feast of delicious transfer bonus opportunities aplenty. Which are the best and should you transfer speculatively? Why is this happening -- does Amex want us to get our points off their books?...

Greg’s Top Picks for September: Blockbuster Offers Continue

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Earlier this summer, I cheered on the many 100K offers available from various cards.  Now, that excitement seems almost quaint.  Beyond any doubt, the current star of the show is the Amex Platinum card. ...

How to use your Citi ThankYou point fortune

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Following my post detailing how to use your Amex point fortune, a reader asked if I could do the same for Citi ThankYou Rewards.  Indeed, I can, and I did.  I think that this...

How to cancel your Radisson international award and get your points back

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In June, Radisson split into two separate loyalty programs: Radisson Americas and Radisson Hotels (which covers the rest of the world). Greg and I had each made reservations at international hotels before the programs...

(EXPIRED) Schwab Platinum Invest with Rewards at 1.1c starting 9/1/21

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Update 9/1/21 The transfer ratio was due to drop from 1.25c to 1.1c today, but it's still showing as 1.25c. If you thought you'd missed your opportunity to cash out Membership Rewards to Schwab...
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Wow! 12 Membership Rewards Transfer Bonuses (Aeroplan, Avios, Virgin Atlantic & More)

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It's not unusual to see a Membership Rewards transfer bonus on the 1st of the month. What is unusual is seeing 12 of them! That's right - American Express has launched a ton of new...

How best to book Hyatt luxury suites

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World of Hyatt stands alone among hotel loyalty programs in offering standard all-points award rates for both standard and premium suites.  Hyatt also offers multiple other ways to use rewards to book suites: Use...

Are the Hilton cards the most underrated hotel credit cards?

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A reader named Ed recently reached out with a piece of feedback that I featured in a "Question of the Week" segment of Frequent Miler on the Air. I thought the commentary was an...

Leveraging Delta’s Same Day Flight Changes (It’s good to be Gold)

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Most airlines in the U.S. now offer free flight changes on most routes (see our quick reference charts here).  That's great, but they don't usually waive the price difference between two flights.  For example,...
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Hyatt Place Partners With Gopuff – Is It Worth It?

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Hyatt Place has launched a partnership with Gopuff and is running a pilot program at almost a dozen properties giving $10 off your first two orders and free delivery. By coincidence, my wife and I...

Elite status from home

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Nobody wants to slog it out traveling without having elite status in order to earn the benefits of loyalty. You want to start with the benefits and then work your way to re-qualifying to...

The Rumored Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card. Is it worth $650?

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Recently, news broke about potential upcoming changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card.  The Points Guy published details from an American Express survey that sought reactions to very specific proposed changes.  Normally I wouldn't...

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