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United MileagePlus 2023 changes

United MileagePlus Changes: Increased Status Qualification Requirements, Fewer PlusPoints, Removed Award Redeposit Fees &...

United has provided details today about changes that will be taking effect for its MileagePlus loyalty program from January 1, 2023. There are a couple of improvements being made, but the most notable change...
Regent Phu Quoc IHG One Rewards

IHG Ambassador Free Weekend Night Not Useable At Kimpton & Regent From 1/1/23, No...

IHG has announced a couple of upcoming changes that will affect those with Ambassador status. While the changes will be minor for some, it could affect the value proposition for people deciding whether to...

Marriott Bonvoy ends transfer bonus for American, Delta and Avianca (Korean too)

Update 11/7/22: Marriott has announced that it is also ending the points-to-miles transfer bonus for Korean Air SkyPass, effective December 1, 2022. American, Delta and Avianca ended on 11/1. I'm sure there will be...

Gift card fees probably increasing ($7.95 for $200 Mastercards at Staples)

We've been receiving periodic reports over the past couple of weeks of readers seeing $200 gift cards with increased fees on the packaging. Whereas most $200 and variable-load $20-$200 gift cards have long featured...

Amex “apply with confidence” feature for some

It was reported on other blogs last month and on US Credit Card Guide over the summer that Amex debuted a new "Apply With Confidence" feature this year for some applicants that lets them...

Hyatt Twitter team no longer makes Guest of Honor bookings

File this under old news that I never thought to share, but a Shutterwhale post caught our eye this morning and was a good reminder that this tip is worth sharing: The Hyatt Twitter...

Frontier GoWild! All-You-Can-Fly Pass Coming Soon – Take Unlimited Flights For 12 Months

If unlimited flights on Frontier for a year is on your letter to Santa this Christmas, have I got great news for you. Frontier is going to be selling a limited number of unlimited...

Change in terms: No more back-to-back Fine Hotels & Resorts stays

American Express has officially changed the terms and conditions of booking Fine Hotels & Resorts. They have added new language that specifically prohibits booking back-to-back Fine Hotels & Resorts stays in the name of...

How to see the full cost of Airbnb bookings on the search results page

Airbnb's search engine display isn't terribly straightforward. When you search for a property it displays the nightly cost, then in smaller type below is lists the total cost of the rental for the period...
Southwest Companion Pass Promotion

Southwest Airlines increases companion pass qualification to 135K points starting 1/1/2023.

Southwest Airlines has announced that, effective January 1, 2023, the Southwest Companion Pass will require earning 135,000 Rapid Rewards points within a calendar year. That's an increase of 10,000 points over the current requirement of...

Chase matching some recent applicants to higher offers

Over the past week, we have reported several increased offers on popular Chase cards, including the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Chase Ink and Southwest cards. Many readers who recently applied for those cards...

Higher Ink Unlimited & Southwest Offers Available, But Beware

Some higher welcome offers are available right now on one of the Chase Ink cards and several Southwest credit cards when logging in to your account. There is some risk with using these links...

BWI airport now has a Priority Pass restaurant (good news for Southwest fliers)

Baltimore-Washington International airport (BWI) now has a Priority Pass restaurant -- and the exciting news for the 13,000,000+ Southwest passengers who pass through BWI each year is that it is accessible to both American...
Capital One Transfer Partners Down For Maintenance

(Update: Working Again) Transfers To Capital One Partners Currently Down

Update 10/7: After two weeks of transfer futility, Capital One's partners are working again as of this afternoon. I didn't try each partner, but was able to successfully complete a transfer to Avianca. Hopefully...

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