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Sapphire Reserve negative changes coming. May be a good thing?

Doctor of Credit reports three changes coming to the Chase Sapphire Reserve card on August 26th 2018: Airport Lounge Access: Priority Pass Select benefit goes from unlimited guests to 2 guests (yourself plus 2 guests) Say goodbye to up to 900 points: The Sapphire Reserve card offers $300 in automatic travel reimbursements each year.  The card also offers 3X rewards for travel & dining.  Currently, the benefits stack together: on your first $300 in travel…

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Cleveland airport restaurant joins Priority Pass

Priority Pass has added yet another restaraurnt to the growing list of places where you can get a $28 dining credit with your Priority Pass membership: Bar Symon at Cleveland Airport. According to the key terms on the Priority Pass page for this location, you must present your card prior to ordering and you will receive a $28 credit for you and $28 for each guest you bring, billed as 1 visit per guest to your Priority Pass card. …

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JFK restaurant now taking Priority Pass

Over the past year or so, Priority Pass has added partnerships with a number of airport restaurants, where you can now get a dining credit of ~$28-$30 at a number of participating restaurants (amount of credit depends on the location/currency). The newest addition is at New York’s JFK Airport, and that will no doubt make it pretty popular. Unfortunately for domestic travelers, it is located in an international terminal, but for those traveling from Terminal 8 and looking for…

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Alaska allowing guests again with Priority Pass

Back in May, Alaska airlines stopped allowing Priority Pass holders to bring guests into its Boardroom lounges (and access even for primary cardholders was often being restricted due to space constraints). However, effective yesterday, access has been expanded and Priority Pass holders are now permitted to bring two guests into Boardroom locations in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Of course, lounges could (and probably will) still be capacity-controlled. However, this change is obviously a net positive…

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Traveling to FTU Minneapolis? Check out the MSP Escape Lounge

If you’re heading to Minnesota this weekend for FTU Minneapolis (and you should — Greg and I will be there and look forward to meeting you!) and you have a Priority Pass, you’ll have your last chance to enjoy the MSP Escape Lounge unless you are also an Amex Platinum (business or personal) or Centurion card holder. As of June 14th, this lounge will be leaving the Priority Pass network in favor of an exclusive…

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Improved Priority Pass already rolling out with Amex Platinum

In the excitement disappointment over the new Amex Platinum card benefits, one new key benefit has slipped in with little fanfare: an improvement in the Amex Platinum Priority Pass offering. Priority Pass covers a network of airport lounges around the world — currently more than 1,000 lounges in 500 cities across 130 countries. Many of the lounges in the network are independent, but some airline-specific lounges accept Priority Pass (like Alaska Boardroom locations and the Virgin America…

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Your Sapphire Reserve Card arrived. Here’s what to do next…

Sapphire Reserve bonus

Thanks to its generous signup bonus, excellent perks, and $300 in annual travel credits, the $450 Chase Sapphire Reserve Card is a great card for almost anyone who can get it.  Whether or not its worth keeping after the first 12 months depends upon how much you value its perks (3X points for travel & dining, airport lounge access, primary rental car coverage, $300 in annual travel credits, etc.). Whether you decide to keep the…

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