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United’s New Domestic Free Drink Policy. Is It as Generous as You Think?

Oct 09 2015

United now gives a free first drink to top elite frequent flyers seats in coach. But 1Ks and Global Services members were already getting free drinks (annual drink coupons). if the program replaces drink chits that could mean the end of free drinks for Platinum members. And snacks aren’t included, which makes United the less generous than American and Delta.

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American Business Class Award Space Wide Open to Paris

Oct 08 2015

Between now and March American Airlines award availability between the US and Paris is very good. The absolute best availability appears to be from New York and Philadephia, although there is also some space from Miami, and Dallas.

Monday and Tuesdays are the absolute best, there are days with 7 or more business class award (and upgrade) seats available. But in the midst of winter you’ll see strong availability across several days of the week.

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Citi Lets You Earn Bonuses for Spending on “Entertainment” and Transfer Those Points to Miles. Here’s Why That’s a Broader Category Than You Think.

Oct 08 2015

I love the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. It offers double points on dining (and travel as well, of course).

But what’s unique and worth exploring more is Citi’s Prestige and ThankYou Premier cards offering double points on dining and entertainment. The ‘entertainment’ category isn’t well understood, and it’s very broad.

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