The 10 Best Cards from Chase and How to Get Them

Jul 20 2017

I frequently offer appraisals of the very best cards, and the very best signup bonuses, but in doing so only offer one or two cards per bank. That means I don’t get down further — what card should you get next, or if you aren’t going to get the one I prefer for whatever reason?

And the ‘best’ Chase cards have changed over the past several months since I last looked at their new products and limited-time signup bonuses. 5/24 doesn’t apply to all of them, and several of these are not my own referral links, but I do think the cards are outstanding.

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Man Pounds on Cockpit Door Cancelling Flight. He’s Not Arrested, Goes Berserk in Terminal

Jul 20 2017

On Monday evening 46 year old Aussie Gregory Butler reportedly pounded on the cockpit door of an AirAsia flight AK371 at 9:20pm from Bali to Kuala Lumpur claiming that someone was trying to kill him — causing the pilot to return to the gate.

Curiously, the man wasn’t taken into custody or apparently even questioned. The flight was cancelled, the man left the aircraft, and thus began a ‘freak out’ and 90 minute standoff..

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United Q2 Earnings Call Question Reveals a Big Problem For MileagePlus

Jul 19 2017

Airline frequent flyer programs have bigger credit card deals than ever before. Each of Delta, American, and United are bringing in over $2 billion a year from their cards. And their frequent flyer programs earn better than 50% margins.

However the future isn’t all that bright. Stifel analyst Joe DeNardi has suggested airline stocks could be worth double their values if only the market realized how great these frequent flyer programs are.

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United Admits They’re Losing Business Because of Basic Economy, Will Keep At It

Jul 19 2017

Airlines earnings calls are often fascinating. You’d expect airlines to say as little as possible in public, even in respoinse to analyst and journalist questions, but I still love to listen because executives will drop wisdom and share how they’re thinking broadly.

Scott Kirby has always been one of the best (and most infuriating as a customer) to listen to. United’s 2nd quarter earnings call this morning was no exception.

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The 6 Best Small Business Cards

Jul 19 2017

Small business credit cards often have bigger and better offers than personal cards. That’s because small businesses spend more than individual people do on average. Acquiring a business as a customer means more spend, which means a card company can invest more marketing to obtain the customer.

Right now there are some fantastic offers worth looking at.

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Finally a Priority Pass Lounge for Air France Passengers in Paris!

Jul 19 2017

Priority Pass has had several lounges at Paris Charles de Gaulle but the various concourses aren’t connected past security, and you can’t simply enter a concourse that’s not the one you’ll be departing from.

A gaping hole in the Priority Pass network in this major European hub has been lounge access for transatlantic passengers flying the airport’s main tenant Air France.

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