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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...
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...
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...
Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, has awarded “The Global Airport Lounge of the Year” based on votes by 52,000 members across categories such as comfort, service from lounge staff, food and drink,...
Airline mileage programs can be rather complicated, but each offers great money-saving opportunities for buying and spending miles. Here are key rules for getting a maximum return on airline miles. Buying miles only on sale All airlines offer the option...
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...
As of March 2019, holders of Mastercard® Black Card™, Mastercard® Gold Card™, and Mastercard® Titanium Card™ should have received their annual little black book of travel and lifestyle: Luxury Card Hotel & Travel 2019. Though not so little—it’s a lengthy...
On the heels of a major 25th anniversary last year and a new “offers” program for 2019, Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, shows no sign of stopping expansion. Since reaching a milestone...

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