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Confirmed: Citi Prestige Will Earn 5x on Air, Dining But Change 4th Night Free on Hotels

Oct 22 2018

there’s a report that the Citi Prestige card is being relaunched — changes November 4 and possibly January 4 — with a new earning structure. The card would offer 5 points per dollar on airline and dining spend, 3 points per dollar on other travel, and 2 points per dollar on entertainment.

Meanwhile the card would keep its most valuable current benefit — 4th night free on hotel bookings — although one report suggests it would be limited to twice per year.

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12% Rebate on Marriott Reservations, Book Quickly

Oct 22 2018

Historically the payout was less than 2%, so this is an amazing deal that probably won’t last. It’s worth it to make any Marriott (including Starwood) bookings through the site, and to make as many as you may need quickly. Indeed, making cancellable bookings that you may need can make good sense.

Since you’re sent from Ebates to Marriott’s own website you will of course earn elite credit and have elite status recognized, as well as earning Marriott points for your stay and availing yourself of their member rates.

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Hotel Confirms Gutting of Hyatt Cash and Points Awards

Oct 22 2018

On Friday I wrote about a report that Hyatt would be gutting cash and points awards November 1 as well as introducing new premium suite redemption options.

The claim about cash and points was that instead of redeeming points and a fixed cash price, you would redeem points for half off a hotel’s paid rate. That report now has been verified by a hotel which has received information about the change.

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4 Reasons to Get the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card – Instead of Sapphire Reserve

Oct 22 2018

If you want Sapphire Reserve, since it’s become so hard to get (both anecdotally, and based on the data Chase has released), the best way to get it can be getting approved for a Sapphire Preferred Card and then asking to product change after a year.

In fact in my opinion there are 4 reasons to choose the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card over Sapphire Reserve in the first place:

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American’s Far Fetched Claims to the DOT About China

Oct 22 2018

American Airlines is dropping both their Chicago – Beijing and Chicago – Shanghai flights and shifting Chicago – Tokyo flying to joint venture partner Japan Airlines. Hawaiian Airlines is giving up on Honolulu – Beijing as well.

American would like to keep their route authority from Chicago to China even while not using it. They’ve made some rather incredible claims to the Department of Transportation in support of that request.

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Does British Airways Promise Transportation – Or Transportation Free From Urine?

Oct 22 2018

A British Airways business class passenger found his seat similarly soaked and BA offered 40,000 Avios as compensation.

Compensation ought to be the full cost of the ticket at a minimum. British Airways may believe that 40,000 points is generous, that all they promise is transportation from point A and point B (never mind that this was business class). However I believe that they promise transportation from point A to point B free of urine and they failed to deliver what the customer paid for.

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