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Hilton offering 72hr advance upgrades for elites & shared digital keys

Hilton has introduced two new innovations that should be small (perhaps very small) positives. First, they have launched the ability to share your room's Digital Key with more than one guest which is an innovation...

United Club Infinite card: Nice new benefits for the same price.

The United Club Infinite Card recently added a number of valuable perks. We hadn't previously reported on this additions, but it is worth being aware if you either have the card or fly United...

United extended vouchers until 12/31/22 (and made them easier to use)

File this under "old news", but somehow I missed this a month ago and so I figured it was worth a quick post for any readers in the same boat: United has extended travel...

National and Enterprise rental car programs extend elite status and free days

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car have both announced a full year's extension of rental car elite status and Free Days, extending elite status set to expire in February 2022 through February 2023 and Free...

Waves of Amex shut downs this week

Reports at Miles to Memories and Doctor of Credit indicate a wave of Amex shut downs in recent days (several waves I believe). I imagine that most readers won't be affected by this, but...

[Update: Brex also] Capital One losing JetBlue TrueBlue as a transfer partner

Update 10/2/21: Miles Talk points out that Brex is also losing transfers to JetBlue TrueBlue on 10/25. It will be interesting to see if other issuers also lose JetBlue or what is happening on...

Match your Radisson Americas elite status to Radisson Hotels International

I expect that many readers have Radisson Americas Gold status thanks to having a Radisson Rewards Premier Visa.  Now that Radisson has split up into Radisson Americas and Radisson Hotels Everywhere-Else, your Gold status...

Ouch: Pay Yourself Back categories changing 10/1

We had previously reported that Chase's Pay Yourself Back feature would be extended through at least the end of the year but that it wasn't clear whether the categories would stay the same or...

What are Marriott Bonvoy points worth? And what are 85K certificates worth?

Given the fact that Marriott is out with some very interesting welcome bonuses (New Marriott offers: up to 150K points + 85K free night certificate!), I figured that this would be a good time...

Frequent Miler Live Tuesday (September 28th) at Noon ET. Ask Us Anything!

Greg and Nick will be back with another round of Frequent Miler Live: Ask Us Anything on Youtube on Tuesday, September 28th, 2021.  As always, we'll be there to discuss credit card rewards, award...
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Workarounds for the UK Air Passenger Duty

One Mile at a Time published an excellent post today about the UK Air Passenger duty that's worth a read. In short, the UK Air Passenger Duty is a tax levied on itineraries departing...

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

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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American Airlines makes big improvements to travel credits

American Airlines has announced major improvements for how they handle travel credits. The Points Guy reports that American Airlines will convert existing "Flight Credit" into "Trip Credit" and that credit will gain a good...

Upside.com is closing, redeem rewards by 9/24/21

Business travel booking site Upside.com sent out an email today announcing that they are going out of business. This won't affect many readers (and don't confuse this with GetUpside, which is an entirely different...

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