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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Ryanair Rewards Passenger For His Dramatic Racist Tirade

Oct 21 2018

There’s an apocryphal story that’s made rounds on the internet since at least the late 1990s about a racist passenger complaining about being seated next to someone they deemed undesirable and demanding a flight attendant do something about it.

That happened on Ryanair on Friday — but this time the story ends very differently. And it’s deplorable.

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How to Redeem British Airways Awards Without Paying Big Fuel Surcharges (Trick That May Not Last)

Oct 21 2018

British Airways offers reasonably good award availability, and it’s no secret why. You don’t just pay miles for awards on their flights, you pay a huge cash co-pay, a practice .that a former American Airlines pricing executive called unethical.

There are several ways to reduce those surcharges, such as booking one way awards for less than a roundtrip. However there’s another trick or glitch that allows you to reduce fuel surcharges on premium cabin tickets.

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