This week, United informed MileagePlus members the miles in the program are no longer subject to an expiration date. Previously, an account needed to post activity at least once every 18 months in order to maintain its mileage balance. This move brings United on par with Delta and JetBlue as domestic US airlines whose frequent … Continue reading United Miles No Longer Expire
Our Transfer Partner Matrix has been updated today to reflect the addition of Emirates as a 1:1 Chase UR transfer partner. While the rates aren't the lowest and taxes and fees could be high if you have a large amount of very flexible UR points in the bank, Emirates might offer some decent options through their massive … Continue reading Chase Adds Emirates as UR Transfer Partner
This morning, The Points Guy tipped us off that American Express Membership Rewards gained a new transfer partner, Australian flag carrier, Qantas. The relationship will have the typical 1:1 transfer ratio. The Transfer Partner Matrix has been updated appropriately. This brings the total airline transfer partners for Amex to 19.
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)