Tag Archives: frequent flier

A Primer on Priority Pass Select Airport Lounge Membership

Since the announcement of the immensely popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card, many questions have arisen about one of its benefits–Priority Pass Select membership. The confusion stems from the number of different Priority Pass membership levels and the fees associated with each. Here are answers to some of the more common questions I’ve seen asked lately. What… Read More »

50% British Airways Transfer Bonus from Amex Membership Rewards

For a limited time, you can get 50% more British Airways Avios when you transfer from your American Express Membership Rewards account.  For every 250 MR point you transfer, you’ll get 300 Avios instead of the usual 200. This offer is good through 11:59 p.m. CT on October 10, 2016. If your travel plans include British… Read More »

Chase Adds Flying Blue to Ultimate Rewards Partners

Chase has added a new partner to its Ultimate Rewards program. Effective immediately, you can now transfer your UR points to Flying Blue, the frequent flyer program of Air France and KLM. In addition to those airlines, Flying Blue miles can be redeemed for reward flights on SkyTeam Member Airlines like Delta, AlItalia, and AeroMexico.… Read More »

Which Credit Cards Pay For Global Entry or TSA PreCheck?

Long security lines at U.S. airports have been making many headlines lately. According to various news media reports, arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport 2 hours early was not enough time for 450 American Airlines passengers to make their flights earlier this week. Long delays are expected to last through the peak summer travel months. Delays… Read More »

My Latest Credit Card Retention Call

It’s been a year since I was approved for my Chase United MileagePlus Explorer credit card. At the time, my account was targeted for 50,000 MileagePlus Miles after spending $3,000 in addition to the usual no annual fee for the first year. I was able to take advantage of that offer AND get a $50… Read More »

Miles and Points Programs Expiration Rules – What You Need to Know

Cash back and rewards points earned in credit card programs like Chase Ultimate Rewards, Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards, don’t expire as long as you keep your card open. However, when you transfer those points to your airline frequent flier or hotel loyalty account, they become subject to the terms and conditions of those… Read More »

Do Credit Card Points Expire? Not if You’re Careful

You’ve earned all those credit card rewards points from spending and sign up bonuses, it would be a shame to lose them. The good news is that these points typically don’t expire, but if you’re not careful, you can accidentally forfeit them. Read on to make sure that doesn’t happen. Cash back credit cards are consistent… Read More »