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HOT: Business Class, Jun/Jul/Aug NYC-Naples from ~$1860 RT; Sicily less / France for $2k

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There is a hot summer airfare sale on: New York to Italy on Skyteam from just ~$1860 (or some routes less) round trip in business class on Skyteam airlines Alitalia, KLM, and Delta. Some of the cheapest fares are on Air France’s A380, which features an angled flat business class seat. For just a few dollars more, choose Alitalia/KLM/Delta flights for flat beds across the Atlantic. Flights are available to Palermo, Sicily for a few dollars less and to Nice,…

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Our Complete Guide to the Southwest Companion Pass

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The Southwest Companion Pass is, without a doubt, one of the best values in domestic travel. Recently, one of the ways to earn the companion pass ended: transfers from hotel partners no longer count towards Companion Pass qualification. However, before that change took place on March 31st, many readers took advantage of the ability to buy points and convert them for a pass. As such, we’ve received a number of questions about both the Southwest…

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Altitude Reserve to offer 3X for Samsung Pay LoopPay purchases

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On the heels of my publication of the US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide., Doctor of Credit asked an important question: Will the card offer 3X for Samsung Pay MST purchases? @FrequentMiler Also what about MST (looppay) purchases? Do you have full access to the guide to benefits or similar? — Doctor Of Credit (@Drofcredit) April 20, 2017 For review, the US Bank Altitude Reserve card (to be released in May) will offer 3X points…

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Earn 12 miles per dollar on HP purchases

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Now through Apr 25, HP.com is offering increased rewards for purchases through many shopping portals. Today’s rates are increased at American AAdvantage eShopping, United MileagePlus Shopping, Alaska MileagePlan Shopping, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping portal and Delta SkyMiles shopping. The increased rates can be seen at Cashbackmonitor.com: However, if you have a purchase that can wait until Tuesday, we have learned that on April 25th only, the HP.com payouts will be increased to 12 miles per dollar at…

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Four minute video: How to use Android Pay

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This morning, Greg confirmed all of the details on the launch new US Bank Altitude card and before that, we published a US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide. In my opinion, the killer benefit on this card is going to be 3X on mobile payments made through Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. In the comments to Greg’s post this morning, reader Larry brought up a great idea: Larry isn’t the only person in this boat — I’m…

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500 Bonus miles with AAdvantage eShopping

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American Airlines is running a promotion with their AAdvantage eShipping portal. Between today and April 30th, you can earn 500 bonus miles for spending a total of $200 or more. This is a one-time bonus based on cumulative purchases (not included tax/shipping). The Deal 500 bonus miles for spending $200 through AAdvantage eShopping Direct link to the promotion here. Key Terms Offer ends 4/30/17 at 11:59:59pm Eastern Time One-time bonus based on cumulative purchases Shipping and…

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Business Class Europe to US: $583 one way, under $1200 round trip with TAP Portugal

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about a terrific sale on business class tickets from Europe to the US from $408 one-way. TAP Portugal is back with another sale — and while prices aren’t quite as low as last time, they are still a great value — starting at $583 one-way or $1132 round trip from Oslo and Copenhagen to Boston, New York, and Miami. Amex Business Platinum card holders can utilize the 50% pay-with-points rebate…

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Surprising details about the US Bank Altitude Reserve

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It is now official.  The US Bank Altitude Reserve card is real, it’s cool, and it’s coming soon (May 1).  You can learn all about the card via our new resource page: US Bank Altitude Reserve Complete Guide. As I pored over official source materials (more about that in a future post), a number of surprising things jumped out at me about this card — both good and bad.  Here’s what I found… Travel means…

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Spending those amassed Membership Rewards points

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This morning, Greg posted about the many ways of amassing what is quickly becoming my favorite rewards currency: American Express Membership Rewards. In his guide to Amassing Membership Rewards, Greg showed you all the ways to gather points. Tonight, I’ll share a couple of uses I’ve found for Membership Rewards very recently and ask for your help making my next redemption. As was the case when I wrote about using those amassed Chase Ultimate Rewards last week, this…

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