Friday, July 19, 2019

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Major changes are brewing at Citi, and none are for the better. Come September 22, 2019, Citi will eliminate a slew of its top travel and shopping benefits. So many that it has us shaking our heads in disbelief! We’ve...
The American Express Global Lounge Collection will grow by not one, but two, airport lounges come 2020.  On June 11, 2019 American Express officially announced plans for its 15thCenturion Lounge, the Centurion Lounge at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport....
The Luxury Card Mastercard® Black Card™ is a powerful and prestigious—yet often overlooked—credit card that competes with Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Citi Prestige®, The Platinum Card® from American Express, and U.S. Bank Altitude Reserve Visa Infinite® Card. While there’s a...
In a move we didn’t see coming, American Express is putting the brakes on one of its top airport lounge benefits. Starting August 1, 2019, cardholders with Priority Pass™ membership through American Express will no longer be able to...
It’s proving to be a spring to remember—well, at least in terms of loyalty program partnerships and credit card benefits. First, Mastercard initiated a slew of new automatic benefits for its World Elite–backed cards, which include premium credit cards like...
If you’re not familiar with Avios, you should be. Avios is a reward currency used by a number of airlines, principally British Airways and Iberia. This currency is highly prized in the points and loyalty world. So an ominous...
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is a well-respected credit card that’s placed Chase at the forefront of travel-centric credit cards. It competes with a number of luxury annual fee credit cards in the sub-$250 range, from American Express Gold Card...
The Transportation Security Administration’s Pre-Check program (TSA Pre✓®) continues to make travel easier for airline passengers. On April 24, 2019, the program welcomed Qatar Airways and Edelweiss Air as TSA Pre✓ eligible airlines. The former is particularly huge considering...
United MileagePlus® calls itself “the world’s most rewarding loyalty program,” but we beg to differ. After years of continuous mileage devaluations and award availability restrictions, the MileagePlus program is dealing the ultimate blow to frequent flyers and holders of...
Plenty of us love using our hard-earned credit card points for travel rewards, but for many an affluent credit card holder, cash back trumps a free airline ticket or hotel night.  Unfortunately, most elite credit cards offer terrible cash...

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