Free Points to Downgrade? Yes, Please!

A few weeks back, I wrote about my recent call to Citibank to see what kind of retention offers they had available for the Citi ThankYou Premier Card. Being a Citi ThankYou Prestige cardholder, I wasn’t interested in paying the annual fee on the Premier card, as well. All three offers presented were interesting and worth considering, but…

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Citi ThankYou Premier Retention Call

I signed up for the Citi ThankYou Premier credit card in July of 2015, when it still had its 50,000 ThankYou point sign-up bonus. Now that my one-year anniversary has come around, it was time for my Citi ThankYou Premier retention call to make the decision we all face at this juncture: keep, cancel, or…

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How I got 10,000 courtesy Starpoints from American Express

With the (probable) upcoming merger between Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott, nobody really knows what will happen to the programs, the points, or award availability. It is common that every year around late summer, SPG raises the standard bonus on their American Express personal and business cards from 25,000 points up to 30,000 points.  Not wanting…

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Flying American Airlines This Weekend? Plan Ahead…

As reported by the Wall Street Journal in July, this Saturday, October 17th, will be the date that American Airlines and US Airways will completely merge their reservation systems. Here are the actions American is taking to try to make this transition as smooth as possible, as reported by The Chicago Tribune earlier this morning:…

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United Expands Their Bar in the Sky – Now Serving Buffalo Trace and Moscow Mules

United is expanding their bar in the sky, and thereby making your flight experience with them a little more pleasurable! From the Chicago Tribune article: The airline is trying to up its drink game, announcing Thursday that it would expand its selections to include Chicago-based Crafthouse Cocktails’ Moscow Mule, a vodka and ginger beer premixed…

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Farm-to-Tray Table – JetBlue Changing the Future of Airport and Airplane Food?

When JetBlue was launched in 1998, they were the first domestic airline to put seat-back televisions with satellite TV as standard on their planes. Now they are trying to re-define “green” by opening their own “farm” at New York City’s JFK Airport, after a three year approval process. Initially, the goal is to try and…

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