Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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It was announced in December 2018 that Royal Air Maroc (RAM), the largest unaligned carrier in Africa, would become the 14th member of powerhouse airline alliance oneworld®. Some 14 months later, we finally have a date for when oneworld’s...
The Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is starting 2020 with quite a few changes to its fees and benefits—some for the better, some for the worse. On January 12, 2020, the card’s annual fee jumped to $550. To counter this increase,...
We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2019 articles tailored to elite credit card holders and affluent travelers (who love their points and miles). Here are the highlights of what we covered throughout the year. Detailed Credit Card Reviews and Product Comparisons Each...
We write quite a bit about the power of earning and redeeming airline miles and credit card points, and we get that sometimes the information can seem rather abstract. While we always like to include real-life examples in our...
Our iPhones, Androids, and iPads have become primary means for surviving the expected and unexpected elements of travel. Below are six of our favorite free travel apps to help navigate everything from flight delays to last-minute hotel choices to...
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...
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,...
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...

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