If you want to be successful at booking award travel, it is important to plan your credit card application strategy wisely. Before applying for any credit card, you will want to familiarize yourself with the Chase 5/24 rule. If you're a beginner, this post also has lots of information for beginners about why Chase … Continue reading The Chase 5/24 Rule Explained
Anytime a credit card anniversary is approaching, you need to determine whether or not the annual fee is worth paying. If not, you may want to close the card or if possible, downgrade to a no fee card. Will I lose miles/points if I cancel a credit card? The answer to this question depends on … Continue reading Will I lose my points if I cancel a credit card?
Some of our most valuable redemptions are the result of transferring bank points such as Amex Membership Rewards points and Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners. Those points become airline miles and then we use the airline miles to book otherwise expensive plane tickets. There are lots of ways to get to Europe on … Continue reading Airline Transfer Partners (2019)
How can I keep my miles and points from expiring? You do not want to let your miles and points expire. While some loyalty programs will reinstate them, you will likely have to pay a fee. Worst case scenario, you may not even have the option to pay to have points or miles reinstated. There … Continue reading Keep your miles and points from expiring!
Note: Some offers mentioned in this post are no longer available. Click here for an updated list of current credit card sign up bonuses. Since I often receive questions about the amount of miles that the AAdvantage program charges for some American Airlines award tickets, I thought that I should explain how American Airlines AAdvantage … Continue reading What You Need to Know When Booking American Airlines Award Tickets
Most Americans do not collect Etihad miles, so I can understand why this seems like a strange post. I have never flown on an Etihad flight, nor do I collect Etihad miles. But I recently used Etihad miles to book award tickets on flights operated by American Airlines. If you don't have Etihad miles, don't … Continue reading How To Book American Airlines Flights With Amex Membership Rewards Points (Etihad Miles)