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Tag: On My Mind

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Exciting enhancements for Delta’s top tier elites (On my mind)

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Today we learned that Delta's regional and global upgrade certificates have become more valuable.  The biggest news: upgrade certificates can now be used on...
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Delta Miles are Worth Less (On my mind)

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Time after time we learn about new Delta award devaluations.  Not long ago, you could find round-trip business class awards from the US to...
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Amex derails my Hilton plans with great new offers (on my mind)

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Despite their sad approach to pandemic breakfasts, I'm hoping to return to the Madison Beach Hotel in Connecticut later this year (see my bottom...
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Frequent flyer programs on the upswing (On Greg’s mind)

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Over the past 10 years or so, frequent flyer programs seemed to get worse and worse.  Awards became more expensive, fees increased, points earned...
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Hyatt’s Elite Devaluation (On My Mind)

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Earlier this week, Hyatt surprised us with the news that they were going to make elite status ridiculously easy to earn in 2021.  They...
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Stop over-valuing 5/24 slots (On Nick’s mind)

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Update: Many readers (and indeed those of us at the blog) have reported being targeted for an even better Platinum card offer than the one...
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Is Delta loyalty still worth pursuing? (on my mind)

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Delta miles seem to drop in value every time I turn around.  The latest hit is to international partner awards (see: Delta torpedoes SkyMiles...
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My Amex +3X strategy (on my mind)

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Amex's "3 for All" referral offer is a crazy valuable deal for big spenders.  If you're lucky enough to be targeted, you can refer...
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Miles, credits, and certs orphaned by COVID-19 (on my mind)

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Yesterday I cancelled the last of my pre-pandemic travel bookings.  I had used Cathay Pacific miles to book a January 2021 flight: Japan Airlines...
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Chase Sapphire: What’s Next? (On My Mind)

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A week ago, Chase knocked my socks off with the news that they were revamping their Freedom cards.  The Freedom Visa card (with its...
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On my mind: Shop Your Way gift cards are a BIG deal

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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. Last week we...
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On my mind: Pandemic Best Credit Card Offers

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Over the past several years, business credit cards have been the best option for acquiring points, miles and cash back through welcome bonuses.  Business...
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On my mind: Hyatt’s awesome promo

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A couple of days ago Hyatt announced an excellent new promo offering up to 25% back on awards, free parking, and triple points for...
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Virgin Atlantic in financial ruin. Should I burn my million miles? On my mind…

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In 2016, I exchanged 1.2 million Virgin Atlantic miles for an all-inclusive week on Richard Branson's Necker Island.  My wife and I loved it. ...

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