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How I spent my new Amex Platinum credits

American Express has added a number of great "stay at home" perks to a number of their travel cards (this year only) as a way of keeping customers satisfied during this time of minimal...

Updated: Coronavirus / COVID-19 cancellation policies and status extensions: Cruises, Flights, Hotels, and more

As COVID-19 policies have continued to change and adapt, we have overhauled and updated this guide to COVID-19 policies of US airlines and major cruise and hotel chains on May 25, 2020 to reflect...

Spending airline fee credits during COVID lockdowns

In my post "COVID Credit Card Enhancements Ultimate Guide," I detailed all of the enhancements credit card issuers have made to their travel cards to persuade customers to keep those cards rather than cancel...

Air Canada To Let You Cancel Tickets & Convert To Non-Expiring Vouchers Or Miles

Air Canada has announced what appears to be a fairly generous policy. From June 15, 2020, you'll be able to cancel your flight up to two hours before it's due to depart and take...

Europe 2021: United business class awards wide open (book for 45K w/ Turkish)

I just got an email alert from Thrifty Traveler Premium alerting me to tons of United business class saver award space on many routes from the US to/from Europe through the end of the schedule...

7 ways to increase credit card spend from home

Earning miles, points, and cash back from home is an attractive option whether you're avoiding contracting and spreading a virus or you simply prefer to avoid malls and Walmart stores.  Regular readers of this...

Citi shows points earned with each ThankYou card transaction

Four days ago, I emailed Nick to ask him about a comment he had made in one of our Frequent Miler Live discussions.  He had said that Citi shows points earned with each transaction. ...

Best ways to get to cities in the US and Canada using miles

Over the past couple of months, we've covered the best ways to get to around the world in premium cabins using miles from transferable currencies, but apart from a post on the Caribbean /...

Is it time to get an Amex Hilton Card?

Amex recently announced a slew of new (but temporary) perks for many of their cards.  I covered the details here.  The most impressive perks are specifically for their Platinum and Hilton credit cards. The enhancements...

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