Thursday, October 24, 2019

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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...
If you’re considering a Chase Sapphire credit card but debating between the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, end the debate now. Team Reserve wins—hands down! Both cards are well respected and have placed Chase at...
On the heels of a major 25th anniversary last year, Priority Pass™, the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world, continues to expand--in a big way. Since reaching a milestone 1,250 lounges last year (and a reach within...
Last week, we looked at credit cards which allow the transfer of credit card points to frequent flyer programs for redeeming award seats. This week, we highlight sweet spots to score the best seats up in the air. We...
We often cover the consumer trend of using credit card points for unrestricted award travel (pegged to a dollar value).However, many cards still allow—and even promote—credit card points transfers to frequent flyer programs for redeeming award seats. It’s no secret...

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