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(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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American Airlines makes big improvements to travel credits

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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

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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...

Airline Change Fee Quick Reference Chart [New positive United changes]

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Recently, each of the domestic US airlines has announced that they are eliminating change fees.  That's awesome.  But the details can be hard to remember.  Which fare classes apply?  Do we keep the fare...

Amex apology emails promising points

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American Express starting sending out emails yesterday on many Delta and Marriott credit cards apologizing for some sort of mistake made that deprived people of points they should have received. It isn't immediately clear...

Yuck: Acorns increasing fee to $3 per month

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Acorns is a micro investing / robo-investing app that we write about from time to time because they occasionally have great referral offers that can make the account temporarily worthwhile. Stephen wrote a post...

Booking Turkish awards is now even harder . . .

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The Turkish Miles & Smiles sweet spot for United flights that we uncovered just over two years ago is one of the sweetest spots on any award chart. And it is not the only...

Earn points on a yacht and more SLH properties with Hyatt points

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Hyatt has today announced the expansion of their partnership with Small Luxury hotels of the World, with a number of SLH properties newly bookable with World of Hyatt points starting today. In a unique...

American drops reduced mileage awards

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American Airlines has long offered discounted award tickets from select airports for holders of the American Airlines credit cards. However, American will no longer offer these Reduced Mileage Awards from 10/1/21 onward. This means...

Will Delta stop being an Amex transfer partner next month?

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Update: Gary Leff at View from the Wing and Dave Grossman at Miles Talk both quote sources at Amex stating that this partnership is not ending. Both point to the Delta private jets program as being...

[Reminder] Capital One: 33% transfer bonuses to British Airways

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Update 8/27/21: Posting this as a reminder that the British Airways bonus is on. We originally posted this when it was announced in mid-July but never re-posted once the British Airways bonus began on...
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[Update: “Fixed”] Iberia now charging more for Chicago and Los Angeles to Madrid

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Update 7/12/21: As reported by The Points Guy, pricing on these routes has reverted to the previous pricing, with Chicago to Madrid back to 34K Avios one-way off-peak (and Los Angeles to Madrid at...

Book JetBlue Mint (including Mint Studio) with Emirates miles

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JT Genter at NerdWallet has stumbled on a very big find: Emirates Skywards miles can now be used to book JetBlue Mint. While the value isn't amazing on all routes, this includes Mint Studio, and perhaps...

[Update: Points Now Posting] Caution: Problems with Turkish transfers from Citi

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Update 7/7/21: Readers are reporting that points are now finally posting, including from transfer requests that were submitted several weeks ago. That hopefully means that whatever the issue was on Citi's end is either...

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