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Amex losing El Al, may code coin & bullion purchases as cash advance

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As reported yesterday by Travel with Grant, Amex has indicated a couple of key upcoming changes in notes on recent card statements that there will be a couple of negative changes coming in January...
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Great Amex Platinum Discounted Tickets – If You Can Find Them

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During our recent Ask Us Anything, one of the questions we received was how to get great value from Membership Rewards points right now. One of the suggestions I had was that if they had...

[UPDATE: Fixed!] Amex Delta status boost tracker broken, but Amex is working on it

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UPDATE: The Status Boost tracker appears to have been fixed as of October 1, 2020.  The original post follows... Those who earn Delta elite status through credit card spend may have noticed that Amex's Delta...

Virgin Atlantic miles no longer expire. Now called “points”.

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Virgin Atlantic has announced today that their miles will no longer expire.  They've also changed the name of their miles to "Virgin Points" in preparation for turning points into a common currency across multiple...

Delta Removing Cancelation & Redeposit Fees On Award Flights, Extending Some Cardholder Benefits

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Delta has made some positive changes today for all SkyMiles members, with further enhancements (in the true sense of the word) for Delta Amex cardholders and those with status. You can read Delta's full announcement...
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When Will Centurion Lounges Reopen? We Now Have An Answer (For Some Airports)

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One of the questions asked during yesterday's Ask Us Anything was when the American Express Centurion Lounges would reopen. We now have a partial answer. American Express announced today that a couple of Centurion Lounges...

United adds nonstops to Hawaii, Africa, and India

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United Airlines today announced new nonstop service between the continental US and Hawaii, Africa, and India.  Here are the details: Destination United Hub Service Aircraft Season Start Hawaii Kona Chicago 4X/Week 787-8 Summer 2021 Maui Newark 4X/Week 767-300ER Summer 2021 Africa Accra DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Lagos DC (IAD) 3X/Week 787-8 Spring 2021 Johannesburg Newark Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 India Bangalore San Francisco Daily 787-9 Spring 2021 New Delhi Chicago Daily 787-9 Winter 2020 Regarding Hawaii,...
Join With Drop Using The Link Provided Amex Offers

(Update: Maybe Use Caution After All) Wondering About The ‘Using The Link Provided’ Amex...

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Update: Chris has made an interesting point in the comments below that American Express could use the tracking capabilities from the 'link provided' Amex Offers to claw back any statement credits earned where their...

(Update: To Become Category 7 Alila Property) Hyatt Adding Travaasa Hana, Maui To Portfolio

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Update 9/7/20: Hyatt has put out a press release regarding the Hana-Maui Resort which provides a little more detail about the property. The hotel is open for reservations from October 1, 2020 although Hawaii's quarantine...
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Freedom may be the only product change path to Freedom Flex

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Greg wrote this morning about whether or not you should consider applying for the Chase Freedom (Visa) card right now given that applications for this card will no longer be available after September 14th...

Chase Freedom Unlimited to get new bonus categories on 9/13/20

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We've previously written about the changes coming to the Chase Freedom Unlimited this month. While those changes were previously reported to be taking effect on September 15th, Chase has sent emails to cardholders indicating...

Shop Your Way gift card redemptions working again

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Update 11/15/20: Transfers from Citi to Shop Your Way no longer have 20% bonus. Point transfers from Citi are no longer recommended. UPDATE: Gift card redemptions are working again (as of 9/1/2020) See these posts for...
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United Permanently Removing Change Fees For Non-Basic Economy Tickets In US

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United has come out with some surprising news as they've announced that they're permanently eliminating change fees for all fares except Basic Economy on flights in the US and US territories. You can find their...

Simon Mall Online Orders Now Require In-Mall Purchase First

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Simon Mall has sent an email to some customers who've purchased Visa gift cards online advising that their accounts are temporarily suspended until they make a gift card purchase in-mall. Here's the full text of...

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