Category Archives: Benefits

Status Match: Marriott Gold to National Exec Elite and Hertz PC

This is the first in a series of posts on Status Matches. If you’ve earned elite status at a hotel chain, car rental company, or cruise line, competing chains might upgrade your status in their loyalty programs as well. Over the next few days, I’ll go over a few of these for you. First up,… Read More »

Chase Sapphire Reserve to Limit Priority Pass Guests

In an effort to reduce costs, Chase is reducing some benefits of its premium Sapphire Reserve card. New Priority Pass Guest Limit In the “most inevitable change” category is the limitation on Priority Pass guests. The benefit will now match competing credit cards by limiting the number of free guests to 2. Additional guests will… Read More »

Priority Pass Adds Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK

In an effort to increase its offerings over the past few months, Priority Pass has begun to add restaurants to its list of airport lounges. The newest addition is Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in New York’s JFK International Airport (Terminal 8). Simply present your valid membership card, order off the menu as you normally would, and Priority… Read More »

New American Express Centurion Lounge at PHL Opens

American Express has opened its newest Centurion Lounge at Philadelphia International Airport. The Centurion Lounge offers fresh, seasonally-inspired fare developed in partnership with renowned local chefs, signature cocktails, premium spirits and curated wines, and high-speed Wi-Fi. These services and amenities are offered at no additional cost once you enter the Lounge. Access to The Centurion Lounge… Read More »

TSA Adds 5 New Airlines to Pre Check

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the expansion of TSA Pre✓ to 5 additional domestic and international airlines, bringing the total number of airlines participating in TSA Pre✓ to 42. Eligible passengers traveling on All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Contour Aviation, Finnair and Korean Air will now have the opportunity to experience expedited screening.… Read More »