American Airlines Domestic First Class Gets All New Meals Starting Wednesday, Here’s What’s Served

Nov 13 2018

American Airlines is rolling out new menus for domestic first class lunches and dinners this week, and will be flying starting Wednesday. New breakfasts follow next year.

Here’s what’s for lunch and dinner starting tomorrow — we can expect these meals, designed by chef Julian Barsotti, to be standard fare for the next year. That should give me plenty of time to try the new lunch cheeseburger.

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Amazing: $2000 Credit Card Signup Bonus Transfers to 150,000 Airline Miles

Nov 13 2018

Incredibly Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business has just increased its initial bonus offer: 50,000 miles after $5,000 spend in the first 3 months and 150,000 more miles when you spend $50,000 in the first 6 months from opening your account.

Today’s news about transferring Capital One points to airline miles for certain cards means your 200,000 miles would be worth $2000 — or could be transferred to your choice of 150,000 miles with any of these 12 airlines (starting next month).

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Capital One is Adding Points to Airline Miles Transfers at a Great Rate, Venture Becomes Double Threat

Nov 13 2018

Capital One miles will transfer to airline frequent flyer programs starting next month. I love when programs make their miles worth more, without taking anything away from customers at all.

You earn 1.5 frequent flyer miles per dollar in the airline program of your choice (out of these 12 to start) or you can still use the card for 2% rebates towards travel.

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Buy Up to 200,000 IHG Hotel Points at Just Half a Cent Each

Nov 13 2018

IHG Rewards Club – the loyalty program for Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and related brands — is offering a bonus up to 100% on purchased points through November 30. This applies to purchases of 7000 or more points.

It can be an amazing deal to buy points cheap and redeem them for reward stays in conjunction with the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card 4th night free benefit.

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Motel 6 Will Pay $7.6 Million Settlement After Racially Profiling Guests, Trying to Get them Deported

Nov 13 2018

Last year I wrote about Motel 6s in Phoenix working with ICE to get their guests deported. When Motel 6 would ‘leave the light on’ it was really the police siren light accompanying La Migra. Motel 6 Phoenix – Northern Avenue, Credit: Motel 6 At one Motel 6 the hotel would fax guests lists over to the police without even having been asked to do so. At another property “anyone who didn’t look American” would get reported to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The chain which was sold by Accor to Blackstone Group in 2012 has agreed to pay $7.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit for violating the privacy rights of its guests. Up to $5.6 million will go to Motel 6 guests who faced immigration removal proceedings after their personal information was shared.…

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Hawaii Service Used to Be So Glamorous United Airlines Offered Its Own ‘The Residence’

Nov 12 2018

Hawaii service used to be something special. That isn’t really true anymore. It’s exciting that Southwest Airlines is on the cusp of flying to Hawaii, especially for holders of the Companion Pass (designated companion flies for just the taxes whether you’re paying for your ticket with points or cash). But the product is going to be standard Southwest — no meals or seat power.

But did you know that Untied Airlines used to offer its own version of the modern Etihad Residence — a private stateroom on their Hawaii flights 70 years ago?

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Why Big Credit Card Initial Bonus Offers Matter — To The Banks

Nov 12 2018

When Barclays introduced a new card earlier this year with points transferring to airline miles and bonuses for spend each year, the rest of the industry waited with baited breath to see what would happen.

There was no sign up bonus. And even Barclays’ competitors were rooting for them to succeed. Is it possible to get consumers to adopt a rewards card without a big up front bonus?

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7 Simple Ways to Meet Minimum Spending on a Credit Card Without Breaking a Sweat

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Nov 12 2018

There’s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card.

It’s not super complicated and you probably have access to more spending that you can put on a credit card than you think — so it’s far less daunting to meet credit card minimum spending requirements than you think in order to earn a signup bonus.

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