Better Offer: 75,000 American Airlines Credit Card Offer Promoted In-Club

Jun 27 2017

We know that American Airlines is below expected credit card signups this year.

Their 8-K filing with the SEC didn’t tell us whether that was on the Citibank side or the Barclaycard side, since American has two credit card issuers. But since Barclaycard only started adding cardmembers in mid-December it was a good guess that Citi applications were a driver.

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Holy Hypocrisy Batman! Ex-Delta CEO Rails Against Subsidies, Takes Over State Railroad

Jun 27 2017

When Richard Anderson resigned as Delta’s Chairman — suddenly in October, without notice, and without waiting for the airline to be ready to name his successor as CEO the new Chairman — I said that it would be interesting to see what the then-61 year old did next.

Now we know. He’s the new CEO of Amtrak. Hold onto those Guest Rewards points, folks.

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Airlines Could Save $100 Million a Year If Everyone Went to the Bathroom Before Boarding

Jun 26 2017

American Airlines Chairman Doug Parker hates inflight entertainment, I once heard him say he wishes it was never invented. Seat back video is expensive, and the systems are heavy so they contribute to fuel burn.

Airlines that hand out tablets to premium cabin customers save money. Giving pilots tablets instead of their carrying maps and charts supposedly saves major airlines $1.2 million a year each in fuel.

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5 Chase Cards to Get If You’re Over 5/24

Jun 26 2017

In order to root out customers who just want to sign up for credit cards, pocket the bonus and move on, many people who have opened 5 or more new accounts within the previous 24 months don’t get approved for new Chase accounts. That’s frequently referred to as “5/24.”

However some cards are exempt from 5/24, and the number of new accounts you’ve had in the last two years won’t disqualify you from being approved.

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17 of My Favorite Frequent Flyer Award Booking Values

Jun 25 2017

The price of an award ticket can vary tremendously. That’s because the same flight will be ‘sold’ for different mileage prices depending on the frequent flyer program you’re using to book it.

As a result there are what some would consider ‘tricks’ to get your awards at the lowest possible cost. Here are 17 of my favorite.

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