Friday, December 6, 2019

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We’re big fans of Priority Pass, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, especially since complimentary membership is a core benefit of several elite credit cards. And while we’re often reporting on the network reaching milestones,...
Alaska Mileage Plan is sweetening the deal for a different kind of holiday gift. By putting its miles on sale for as low as 1.97 cents per mile, Alaska Air is presenting a rare opportunity to buy miles at...
Trending now: the overhaul of credit card travel and shopping benefits. First, Citi eliminated 10 major benefits on its Prestige and Premiere cards in late September 2019. Next, Barclay Card instituted several changes—mostly negative, but some positive—to a number...
In December 2018 the rewards program of Hyatt hotels and resorts, World of Hyatt, embarked on a fabulous new partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). SLH is a collection of 520 independent—and often highly coveted—boutique hotels...
The Centurion Lounge Network, American Express’ state-of-the-art airport lounge collection for Platinum and Centurion cardmembers (and their guests), is lauded for several things: top-tier meal presentations by local celebrity chefs, unlimited cocktails by noted mixologists, and high-design interiors. Our...
Those of us who like to island hop around the Caribbean know that going small distances often costs a pretty penny and award flights are nearly impossible to find. But that’s all about to change thanks to a new-yet-old...
Not so long ago—as in 18 months ago—we raved about the Citi Prestige card and its endless suite of perks, rewards and benefits. But the card has made major changes for the worse in the last year and a...
American Express is putting travel on sale for its cardholders again this fall. With nine money-saving Amex Offers, cardholders can save hundreds—even thousands—of dollars on travel with the click of a button. Amex Offers are special savings on dining, shopping,...
It’s been more than a year since loyalty programs Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG were integrated; and, sadly, we’ve seen nothing but changes for the worse. When the programs were finally consolidated into a single loyalty program, Marriott...
If you fly JetBlue or overnight at hotels within the greater Hilton portfolio, we have some exciting news for you. Each program offers an excellent, easy, and fast way for families and friends to rack up points together. It’s...

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