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Are cash back cards the new airline cards?

The new Air France KLM credit card launched the other day, and I wrote that the card isn’t particularly exciting. A few years back, I probably would have thought that an airline credit card offering 1.5 miles per dollar was something special — but these days, every transferable currency has a card that earns an equal or better return (and in the case of Air France, they happen to be transfer partners with everyone). Then…

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How To Find Business Class Awards To Europe For 88,000 Miles Or Points

Business class awards to Europe

Note: This post is the second installment in a series about business class awards to Europe for less than 100,000 miles. The first post goes over Korean Air awards and can be found here. Avoiding Fuel Surcharges To Europe with ANA What if you could pay a few more miles for business class awards to Europe but avoid paying those hefty fuel surcharges that Korean Air levies? I think more than a few of us…

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Crazy promo: RT First Class on Emirates, Korean or others for $800 or less

Update: It appears that the rates are not correct for these redemptions. See to check rates. Update #2 to come… Update #2: The terms of this promotion state that you must be a Brazilian citizen. It’s possible that this won’t be enforced, but I am including updates and I am no longer recommending this promotion. It might work — but there is simply too much grey area to know. Furthermore, the award rates from were completely…

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The earn and burn fallacy. Shall we give hoarding and cherry picking a try instead?

earn and burn

“Don’t save your money. Spend it as fast as you can.”  Can you imagine anyone giving that advice?  And, if they did, would you listen to them?  No way. What if the types of things you would blow your money on were likely to become more expensive next year?  Doesn’t it make sense to spend all of your money now on concerts, restaurants, clothes, whatever, since it will all likely become more expensive next year? …

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Unbiased credit card rankings: enhancements and airline cards

Unbiased credit card rankings

A little over a week ago, I introduced unbiased credit card rankings, specifically for hotel credit card signup bonuses  Since then, I’ve enhanced the methodology a bit and I’ve added unbiased airline credit card signup bonus rankings as well.  You can find the hotel and airline credit card rankings pages in the Credit Cards menu on this site, under the Best Credit Cards subheading.  Or, find them here: Top 10+ Airline Credit Card Offers Top…

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Bet You Didn’t Know: Prevent miles from expiring with 1 point transfers

prevent miles from expiring

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   UPDATE (2/13/2015): I’ve added two more options for extending expiration dates as suggested by Frequent Miler readers. ================================ Recently I’ve been exploring different ways to keep miles from expiring, and earlier this week I wrote an article for U.S. News and World Report about the various methods you can employ to reset those annoying expiration dates. You can check it out here at the U.S. News travel website if…

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Transfer partner list updates and 403 routes

Transfer Partner Master List updates Thanks to reader suggestions and an hour or two of available time, I’ve made a few enhancements to the Transfer Partner Master List that I wrote about recently: Non Alliance Partners: I’ve added the non-alliance partners to American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, Singapore, United, and US Airways.  There are still a few left to be filled out, but its getting closer! Stopovers and Open-Jaws: Thanks to Travel is Free’s great…

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Transfer Partner Master List

In the post, Airlines with multiple transfer partners, I listed polygamous airline loyalty programs: airlines in which you can transfer points from more than one transferable points program: Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR), Amex Membership Rewards (MR), and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).  That post was well received, but it was clear that people wanted a single place to see all transfer partners.  Done and done. I’ve created a Google Docs spreadsheet titled “Transfer Partner Master List”. …

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