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Bet You Didn’t Know: Updates on Bulk Fares, Amex Due Dates, and more

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   For those who may have missed the announcement earlier this week at Travel Codex, this will be my final “Bet You Didn’t Know” column here at Frequent Miler, as I’m moving to work full time at The Points Guy. I’ve already written about the hows and whys in that announcement so I won’t say it all again here. But I do have to take a moment to talk about the…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Cracking the Bulk Fare Code! How to Tell When a Flight is a Bulk Fare

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   A few weeks ago I shared how the bank rewards programs, such as Chase’s Ultimate Rewards and Amex’s Membership Rewards, were quietly selling bulk fares via their travel portals. Bulk fares can be problematic, though they’re not always bad news. In fact, they can be extremely useful in certain circumstances. For more info, see my post “Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets?” The problem…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Is Chase Using Bulk Fares for Sapphire Reserve Tickets? Does It Matter? (Hint: Yes!)

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By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   There have been a lot of confusing data points about bulk fares and redeemable miles over the last two months. Of course, this is not surprising. We’re talking about the airline industry here. Their rules are built on the bedrock principle of ensuring customers always remain in a state of confusion. Undoubtedly the interest in redeemable miles is due to American’s recent switch to a revenue-based earning system, making them the…

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