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Nov 08

What We Learned From Marriott

Every quarter, publicly traded companies report earnings to Wall Street and provide commentary on the quarter. Marriott’s turn was last night, and it’s one that I pay particular attention to, since it is now the owner of both all of the Marriott brands and all of the former Starwood brands. What they say matters. What …

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Nov 06

Bank Of America Hits With Premium Rewards Credit Card

Bank of America recently announced a Premium Rewards card that is going to offer some great benefits for those who qualify. And if you don’t? Well, they’ll still pay you $5 to hold the card. The Deal The new Premium Rewards card offers some upscale benefits with its $95 annual fee and is a step …

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Nov 02

Hilton Ups Its Game On Credit Cards – Positive Across The Board

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Yesterday, I mentioned increased credit card bonuses as one of my predictions for 2018 and, while I was specifically referring to airline cards, it appears that Hilton has jumped the gun. American Express is making changes to the various Hilton Amex cards that it offers (Citi cards are going away.) and they are all positive. …

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Nov 01

Three Predictions For 2018

With 2018 right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at what could be in our future, both the good and the bad. Here are a few possibilities to watch out for: Southwest Charges Fees This will be the most controversial of today’s predictions. Southwest has been known as the “fee-free” airline, advertising …

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Oct 30

Using Your Friends For Points And Miles

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Because why should bloggers have all the fun? Refer a friend for a Delta SkyMiles  card and they will reward you.* 10,000 Delta Miles for The Platinum Card The most recent referral offer I got was for the Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. It’s not the only product that current cardholders can refer their friends …

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Oct 17

Around The Industry: Tuesday Tidbits

JetBlue Is Enhancing Boarding Finding the fastest way to board an aircraft has proven to be the Gordian Knot of the airline industry. Just about every method has been tried, with every attempt generating roughly the same level of success (or failure, as the case may be). The airlines could take a big step toward …

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Oct 03

Strong Hilton Amex Cards Ending Tomorrow

One of the best credit card sign-up bonus offers is coming to an end tomorrow, as Hilton pulls back on its Surpass and standard cards. Citibank cards will soon be converted, as they will no longer be a Hilton partner. What Can You Get? You could end up with as much as 175,000 points in …

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Sep 20

Earning Elite Status With No Stays Or Flights?

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Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about elite status, which gives you extra perks and points at hotels and airlines, based on your past business.* Certain benefits, such as extra points, are generally valuable, while others, like a special check-in desk (which is never manned at hotels) or free local phone calls, have almost no …

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Sep 12

United Partner Offer, Possibly Targeted

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Keep your eyes open for a partner offer from United, which may or may not be targeted.* Yesterday, I was reading a book about Las Vegas and thinking about the subject of casino complimentary gifts, or “comps.” A comp is a free perk that a casino gives you, whether it’s a free meal, a suite …

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Sep 11

“Basic Economy” Credit Cards?

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Airlines have already introduced Basic Economy seating, which gives you a lower fare in exchange for getting no seat assignment, boarding last, surrendering seven Constitutional rights of the airlines’ choosing, etc… They seem to be expanding that model to other parts of the business, as well. For instance, we are getting the first of the …

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