Some Labor Peace at United, 25% Off Flights Discount From Visa, and Discounted Hotel Redemptions

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  1. Re: using the Citi Double Cash card to purchase Avianca LifeMiles – don’t! While it’s my new favorite card and I use it for everything now, it still has a FOREX fee and if you use it to buy LifeMiles you’ll get hit with a 3% fee. Much better to use a card that gives you 3X points for airline purchases (and no FOREX fee) since Avianca sells these directly.

  2. @Ted my advice is not to use the Double Cash card to buy the LifeMiles, it is to put spending on the Double Cash card.. pocket the savings… use cash to buy lifemiles (though i suppose also worth making clear not to use double cash card for the actual lifemiles purchase transaction)

  3. any idea if the copa 737-800a has a nice business class ? looking online and not seeing any picture (the 737-800b is nice but im booked pty-yyz on the old plane)

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