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    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 is complimentary for global Platinum Card and Centurion Members. Platinum Card members who receive complimentary access may enter with up to two guests at no additional charge. Centurion members may enter with up to two guests or immediate family (spouse or domestic partner, and children under 18)  at no additional charge. Located in PHL Terminal A West, near Gate A14, the newest…

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    Citi Hilton Cards Moving to Amex in January

    Back in June, Hilton announced that American Express would become the exclusive issuer for Hilton Honors co-branded credit cards in the United States beginning January 1, 2018. As that date is approaching, the question of what would become of current Citi Hilton Card holders as finally been addressed. American Express has revamped its portfolio of Hilton Honors credit cards. They’ve added two new cards and increased benefits to re-branded versions of their 2 existing cards. Current Citi Hilton cards will be automatically replaced with one of those two re-branded cards on January 30, 2018. The Citi Hilton Honors Card will automatically be replaced with a Hilton Honors American Express Card. If you have…

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    Four New Amex Hilton Credit Cards Including One With Diamond Status

    On January 18, 2018, Hilton and American Express will be releasing four new Hilton credit cards featuring enhanced benefits and even more perks. Next year, American Express will become the exclusive issuer of Hilton credit cards, with existing Citi Hilton cards being moved over to Amex. The four new cards are: the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card. The most interesting is the premium Aspire Card, which comes with Hilton Diamond status and up to $500 in annual travel credits for a $450 annual fee. Details of Each Card…

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    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. What is TSA Pre✓ TSA Pre✓ is an expedited security screening program for known and trusted travelers departing from airports within the United States. On dedicated TSA Pre✓ lines, there is no need to remove your shoes, belts, or light jackets. In addition, laptops and 3-1-1 liquids can remain packed in your carry on bags. The program requires…

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    Increased Signup Bonus for Capital One Venture

    Capital One is rolling out an increased bonus offer for its Venture travel rewards credit card. You can now earn 50,000 bonus miles (increased from 40,000) after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Depending on which online link you use, the annual fee is $59 or $95 but waived the first year. Link to $59 annual fee AND 50,000 mile bonus What are Reward “Miles”? Although Capital One uses the word “miles” to describe the rewards that you earn when you spend using this card, Venture is more like a cash back card. Each “mile” is worth 1 cent towards travel purchases charged to the card. This…

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    New 50k Bonus Offer for United MileagePlus Club Card

    For a limited time, Chase and United are offering a 50,000 mile welcome bonus for the MileagePlus Club card. This premium card has a $450 annual fee (not waived the first year) but comes with a United Club airport lounge membership (normally $550/year). Keep in mind, this card is subject to Chase’s 5/24 approval rule. The public application link can be found here. I’ve seen various welcome offers for this card in the past: $100 bonus after first purchase, waived first year annual fee, and bonus MileagePlus miles. This is simply the latest bonus flavor. If you’re a frequent flyer thinking about a United Club membership and covet MileagePlus miles,…

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    Priority Pass Restaurants

    Note: This post is updated regularly to include new restaurant additions UPDATE: American Express has eliminated Priority Pass restaurant credits on its credit cards effective 8/1/19. In an effort to increase its offerings, Priority Pass has added restaurants to its list of airport lounges. When dining at these participating venues, simply order off the menu as you normally would and Priority Pass will provide you and your guests with a credit toward your meal. A current list of participating restaurants follows at the end of this article. Credits are typically $28 per person depending on the restaurant. You are responsible for gratuity. Simply present your Priority Pass card before placing an order…

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    Alaska Air Lounges Nix Priority Pass Guest Access

    Beginning May 1, Alaska Air will no longer accommodate guests of Priority Pass members at most of its airport lounges. The new access policy will be in effect at its lounges in Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), and Portland, Oregon (PDX). As of this writing, Alaska’s Anchorage (ANC) lounge has not indicated any change in access. This policy change only affects Priority Pass members, not those with an Alaska Lounge membership. Alaska Lounge Members are welcome to bring immediate family (spouse or domestic partner and children under the age of 21) or as many as two guests at no extra charge. What is Priority Pass? Priority Pass is a membership club that provides frequent travelers…

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    Should You Cancel Sapphire Preferred after getting the Reserve Card?

    Congratulations! You’ve been approved for the extremely popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card! Now what should you do with the your other Ultimate Rewards earning cards like Freedom and Freedom Unlimited? Should you cancel Sapphire Preferred? The answer is different for each card. There’s no reason to cancel the cards that don’t charge an annual fee, but Sapphire Preferred does and also shares many of the same benefits as Sapphire Reserve. I’ll go through each card and explain what your options are. Background Having additional Chase credit cards that earn Ultimate Rewards is a great complement to the Sapphire Reserve. You can earn points by purchasing goods and services with one card, then…