American Express Membership Rewards Partners: JetBlue

With all of the higher than normal signup bonuses lately with American Express cards that participate in the Membership Rewards program, and also with changes to some airline transfer partners, there has been a lot of discussion as to the best ways to use Membership Rewards points.  In this series, we take a look at each one of the Membership Rewards transfer partners and discuss if you should use them, and how to best use them.  Today we are going to look at Jet Blue.

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Finding The Most Spacious Domestic Economy Airline Seats

Last month my Father flew from Los Angeles to Boston on Jet Blue. While my Father takes a couple trips a year, he is by no means a frequent traveler, nor does he peruse travel blogs and such.  Upon his arrival in Boston he telephoned me while waiting for his Uber ride.  The first words out of his mouth were, “I haven’t been on a plane with that much room in a long time.”  That got me thinking, did Jet Blue really give him more space? So began the quest of finding the most spacious domestic economy airline seats. Continue reading Finding The Most Spacious Domestic Economy Airline Seats

4,500 Avios Bargains In Europe

As Sub Divo said in his post on British Airways Executive Club Changes Avios Rewards in United States, beginning February 2016, mileage redemption requirements for all Zone 1 short haul flights to and from the United States will be increasing to 7,500 Avios.  There are still 4,500 Avios bargains in Europe though.  In this post today, we will take a look at a Zone 1 flights in Europe that will continue to be available at 4,500 Avios and determine whether or not they are a good use of Avios.

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Hyatt In Talks To Buy Starwood Hotels

According to CNBC, Hyatt is in talks with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to purchase the hotel giant in a deal that could be as close as a week away.  They have been talking for a few weeks trying to work out a deal.  Should it go through, Hyatt management will take control of all operations.

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British Airways Executive Club Changes Avios Rewards in United States

In an email sent out to Executive Club members today, British Airways announced a change in its Executive Club Avios redemptions on flights to and from the United States. Beginning February 2016, mileage redemption requirements for all Zone 1 short haul flights to and from the United States will be increasing. Continue reading British Airways Executive Club Changes Avios Rewards in United States

Maximizing The Chase Ink Plus For Household Expenses

Earning enough points and miles to book award flights and hotel stays for a family can be extremely difficult, but it is possible.  One of the most powerful travel rewards credit cards out there is the Chase Ink Plus.  Although it is a business card, it is obtainable for many people and today I am going to talk about how the typical household can maximize the 5x categories to meet their travel goals.

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Details Leaked About New Costco Visa

As of April 1, 2016, American Express Costco cards will become Citi Costco cards.  This is all part of the Costco transition from using the American Express network to the Visa network.  Up until now, the details of the new card have not been available, but some details have been leaked about the new Costco Visa and the rewards program.

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How To Book 5 Free Nights In A Club Carlson Category 7 Property

Since the Club Carlson devaluation, not much has been mentioned about their rewards program.  Although the Club Carlson program was MUCH more competitive and valuable before, I still believe that there is value in their program, and having points in their program gives you some diversity when trying to find hotels for your travels and should be a part of any family strategy for travel.  In this post, I’m going to show you how to book 5 free nights in a Club Carlson Category 7 property, and we are also going to look at some of their Category 7 properties in Europe.

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Chase Ultimate Rewards Partners: United

This is the first post in a series about the Chase Ultimate Rewards transfer partners, and we will take a look at the value of each transfer partner.  Some are better values than others, and some should not really be utilized at all.  We start this series with a look at United, one of the more popular Ultimate Rewards transfer partners.

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