[credit provider=”seishin17 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seishin17/3216147097/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] American Express increased the sign-up bonus on the Business Platinum card today from 0 to 25,000 points, after you spend $5,000 within the first three months. While 25,000 isn’t necessarily “amazing deal” material, it’s a decent bonus for a card Amex hasn’t really marketed in the past […]
As I wrote about yesterday, I’m probably going to close/downgrade a couple credit cards in anticipation for several rounds of applications this year. Last year I wasn’t very disciplined with my applications–I would apply for limited time offers and try to do one or two other applications that day.
[credit provider=”Flickr/BriYYZ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bribri/470677195/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] If you’ve ever flown to Canada or within, you know that fares are usually pretty high – even for relatively short flights.In fact, I often recommend using miles for Canadian flights since they are usually the same as domestic US roundtrips, but cost more to buy so […]
[credit provider=”ap”] I’ve received a ton of emails today asking my advice on the current American Airlines bankruptcy announcement. Everyone wants to know, “Are my miles safe?”In the short term: Yes. American will operate “business as usual,” which means you will still be able to earn and redeem your AAdvantage miles.
[credit provider=”AP”] A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the best times to buy Thanksgiving airfare, and now it’s time to start considering your December holiday travel plans.As I said before, it can be darn near impossible to figure out when exactly you should buy your holiday airfares—after all, we’ve […]
[credit provider=”John Hackston”] You might have seen the earlier video post on Tuesday from last weekend’s frequent flyer seminar in Chicago where I explained a few key points terms to the audience as a kind of glossary refresher course.I also wanted to share this video of the introduction to my main […]
[credit provider=”Andrei Dimofte via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrei_dimofte/2540981541/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] As the calendar year winds down, many frequent flyers’ stress levels increase dramatically as they scramble to get the elite miles necessary to qualify for elite status, since most programs reset the elite qualifying counters to 0 on January 1.Since it’s that special time […]
[credit provider=”davipt via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/davipt/163212084/”] All airline miles were not created equal.And while some programs are clearly better than others, the only thing that matters is how much value you get from your frequent flyer program.
One of the most frequently asked questions that I get is, “When do I cancel my credit cards?”