Dangers of Traveling – 50 Cent Edition – and Free Business Class Tickets

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Gary, do you have a post where you talk about the basics of which programs to look for when trying to fly on miles around the world? For example, I need to fly BOS-KRK in Aug and I can do in using 140K United miles and $108 to fly LH in C, but I have lots of Starwood points and lots of Chase points.

    Do you have a post about which programs I should at least take a look at transferring points to before I just use my United miles?

  2. @Gary re: CC rewards. FWIW… I know this is not a top card to you, but as you well know Capital One Venture has 2% points redeemable for travel spend. What is new (to me) is that you can repeatedly redeem against the same travel purchases until they expire in three months. I confirmed this with a rep to make sure I was not double dipping.

  3. @Jim L – CapOne pulls credit reports from all 3 agencies, and the best you’ll do is 2% on travel which isn’t as good as Barclaycard Arrival+ (2.1% on travel) or a 2% cash back card. It’s a strong return but that’s why I’m not big on CapOne Venture.

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