I checked my Amex Membership Rewards (MR) statement today and noticed something new. There was an entry for my Platinum card labeled "Points Accelerated." Normally, MR points post two statement closing dates after the points are earned. For example, if points are earned in January they appear on the January statement as pending but do … Continue reading American Express Points Accelerated
I recently learned that the New York Yankees will be playing the Boston Red Sox in a special two game series in London. Naturally, I had to seize the opportunity to experience this unique event. Thanks to points and miles, I will be able to do it with a minimal cash outlay plus cross off … Continue reading Award Booking- London
This morning various media outlets are reporting that Chase has announced the 2019 Q1 bonus categories for the Chase Freedom card will be: Gas Stations Drug Stores Tolls I am pleased by this news as I don't have a solid gas station earning card in my current arsenal. Luckily gas stations are also a popular Freedom … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring
Update 12/5- Amex confirmed that CLT will be getting a Centurion Lounge but in 2020. Other exciting news is that LHR will also be one of the next recipients of one. The American Airlines fortress hub at Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) could see a new American Express Centurion Lounge in fall 2019. Per the agenda … Continue reading Confirmed Centurion Lounge for Charlotte (CLT)
After years of persistence my good friend finally convinced the Mrs. to allow me to go on an extended weekend trip to Vegas. I had not been since I was 10 years old so it was really a new experience for me. To get there I used 12,500 United miles to fly the planned route … Continue reading Vegas Baby, Vegas
I survived my first flight on Spirit Airlines and surprising to some, had a positive experience. I came to book Spirit when I was looking at options for a Sunday return from my extended weekend in Vegas. Spirit offered by far the best price/schedule option with a 9AM non-stop from LAS-CLE. I booked it for … Continue reading I Took My First Flight On Spirit Airlines… and Liked It.
American Express recently added Star Alliance carrier Avianca as a transfer partner with the Memership Rewards program. I personally need to understand more about this program but I'm excited about some sweet spots such as United domestic flights for 7,500 miles one way and business class to Europe with no fuel surcharges for 63,000 miles. … Continue reading Amex Adds Avianca Life Miles As A 1:1 Transfer Partner