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Earn a bonus 10,000 points for just adding an authorized user on your Hilton HHonors credit card from American Express. (This offer is obviously only available to current account holders of the HHonors Hilton American Express card.)
You are now one step close to staying at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort Hotel, Phoenix, AZ – Pool Area (above picture) for free. As alays we love staying in hotels and vacationing for free. 10k free HHonors points is a sure good way to start the week.
If you don’t have a Hilton Credit card yet, what are you waiting for? Click on the link below to see many of the current available offers. Some special offers are the:
Chase United 75k +$50
American Express PRG 65K (incognito)
Bank Of American Alaska Air 30k
Get 10,000 bonus Hilton Points for adding an Authorized User
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HOT! Receive 50,000 Delta miles after $2,000 in spend within three months of account opening, receive a $100 statement credit after your first Delta purchase. Annual fee of $95 is waived the first year. Delta has released a new card offer on their Delta Gold credit card. This offer is available for the public, without any special invitation codes.
Card earns at the following rates:
2x miles on all purchases made directly with Delta
1x miles on all other purchases
No foreign transaction fees
Both offers are valid until July 6th, 2016
You cannot get the bonus on the cards if you’ve ever had the card before
Go to Delta.com
Search for and select any flight
On the next screen you’ll see the offer below the standard booking
Click ‘Yes! I’d like to apply now for a Card and then complete my booking”
Hat tip to US Credit Card Guide
This should bring up the 100k American Express Platinum Offer
A $450 annual fee applies.
The bonus will only be awarded if you haven’t previously had a Platinum card.
American Express Membership Rewards is offering a 30% bonus on transfers to Etihad Guest through June 15. American Express only added Etihad as a transfer partner two weeks ago so it’s great to see them bonusing transfers. They are probably trying to boost this partner so they are offering this promotion. In the past we have seen promotions on other partners like british Airways and El Al.
That means the points from your Amex Everyday Preferred, Premier Rewards Gold, Business Gold, Business Platinum and other Membership Rewards earning cards carry more weight. One third times more weight!
Etihad has a very good first and business class product, and because availability has been generally excellent. Now to be sure the single best first class product in the sky — the Etihad First Apartment, which is scheduled for Abu Dhabi – New York JFK< London, Sydney, Melbourne, and Mumbai — can be tough to get.
Availability goes in cycles (and for awhile has been much easier to get Abu Dhabi – US than US – Abu Dhabi). I’ve flown it several times this year on the New York JFK – Abu Dhabi route but availability for that flight isn’t a gimme.
Nonetheless, Etihad offers first class service with other aircraft to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Washington Dulles. They offer service that features business class as the top cabin to Chicago and Toronto.
Award prices aren’t cheap. For instance,
Business class is somewhat cheaper, for instance 88,391 one-way for New York – Abu Dhabi.
Etihad also adds surcharges to awards: $50 per segment for economy, $100 per segment for business, and $150 per segment for first class.
Etihad has several airline partners, which have to be booked by phone. Etihad agents are often unfamiliar with their partners, and with how to book them.
What’s more, the cost of awards on partner airlines can be high. Nonetheless, they can also be strategically useful. For instance, Etihad partners with Philippine Airlines and they almost always have business class award space between the US and Asia. And they partner with American. Etihad partners with carriers like Virgin Australia, Royal Air Maroc, Garuda Indonesia, Oman Air, and Hainan Airlines as well as a variety of others.
Partner award charts can be found here and are much more lucrative,but partner awards are not bookable online, which means you have to play call center roulette. You also need to book partner awards 14 days in advance.
Every airline has their own award chart. For example:
There are no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly from JFK-Brussels in coach for 21,972 miles or about or about 16,902 AMEX points round-trip.
-You can fly from JFK-Brussels in business for 36,620 miles or about or about 28,169 AMEX points round-trip.
-You can fly from Brussels-Tel Aviv in coach for 12,096 miles or about or about 9,304 AMEX points round-trip.
-You can fly from Brussels-Tel Aviv in business for 20,160 miles or about or about 15,508 AMEX points round-trip.
To summarize that is 26,206 points to fly round trip JFK-BRU-TLV in coach or 43,677 miles to fly in business. Judging a normal business class ticket to Israel would run you around $6,000 this is a $.13 redemption per mile. That is ten times the normal redemption.
Chase Freedom Unlimited is offering a $150 Bonus after your spend $500 or More (on purchases within the first 3-months of your account opening) + 1.5% Unlimited Cash Back on every purchase.
Note, the disclosure about limitations on who will receive the $150 bonus only refers to current Freedom Unlimited customers. Freedom and Freedom Unlimited are two different products in the Chase ecosystem.
The Chase Freedom Unlimited is a simple credit card that gives you 1.5% cash back on all purchases. It does not have the 5% categories that the regular freedom has. Personally it makes more sense to get the Citi Double cash for 2% cash back on all purchases, and the standard Freedom card for 5% categories.
There’s no annual fee, and there’s no minimum amount for redeeming for cash back. As for the sign-up bonus, you’ll earn $150 after spending $500 in the first three months of account opening. Additionally, Freedom Unlimited currently offers 0% introductory APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first 15 months, with APR matching the Freedom card after that period.
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The new Chase Freedom Card has a signup bonus of $150, and gives 1.5% back on all purchases.
I can’t rationalize a merger between Alaska and Virgin America as much, though. They have completely different fleets, completely different corporate cultures, completely different approaches towards their onboard products, completely different frequent flyer programs, and brand equity which isn’t really combinable.
Well, unfortunately it looks like that’s the merger which is happening.
Alaska Airlines is expected to buy Virgin America in a ~$2 billion deal as soon as the next few days.
Per The New York Times:
Alaska Airlines is near a deal to buy Virgin America for about $2 billion, a person briefed on the matter said on Saturday, describing a move that would unite two popular smaller airlines in the latest round of consolidation in the industry.
An announcement could come as soon as Monday, said the person, who spoke anonymously and was not authorized to speak about the matter, and who cautioned that details were still being negotiated and the talks could fall apart.
Alaska squared off against JetBlue, with final bids being entered in recent days.
Like I said, I really can’t rationalize this deal, and specifically how Alaska values a takeover of Virgin America more than JetBlue does. Alaska has always been successful because of what a lean, disciplined operation they run. I think with this merger we’re finally reaching the point where airlines are merging “just because,” given that virtually all US carriers are turning profits. But presumably that’s only cyclical, and the economy and/or oil prices will change things up again at some point.
Last time I wrote about the potential of an Alaska and Virgin America merger, a lot of people thought I was crazy for suggesting it doesn’t make sense. So I figured I’d address a few of the points people disagreed with me on (the quotes in bold are some of the points people made):
It looks like Alaska will be taking over Virgin America, and that it could happen as early as this coming week. But I have to wonder what they’re thinking with this merger. Just about the only thing these two airlines have in common is that they’re smaller carriers. Other than that they’re so different, and not in the sense that they’d complement one another.
Alaska and Virgin America are two brands which a lot of consumers love, but for very different reasons. Unless they plan on running two separate operations, there’s no way they can combine the two brands without losing what makes them special.
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SPG. The name evokes fond memories in my brain, if it was the quick trip in Miami at the Four Points or a trip to the SLS in California, the value of redeeming the points is extremely valuable. The usual signup bonus for the SPG card is the 25k bonus points (10k right away and an additional 15k for spending $5,000 in 6 months). In the summer there is an offer the comes around for 30k. Now is that time of the year again.
American Express has limited the sign up bonuses to once in a life time. Therefore, if you had this card in the past, you will not be able to get it again with the full bonus. Rumor has it that you can get a smaller bonus, but it is not worth the credit pull.
American Express has brought back out a 35K offer of the SPG card this summer. This card is only available until the end 3/30/2016 , so hurry if you want to get it. If you had the card in the past, don’t bother applying.
We will not be applying for this card, as we already have both in our wallet. If you do not have the SPG card and you are planning on applying for one, this is the biggest bonus we have seen on this card ever. Now is as good time to take advantage of it. This card will decrease to the 25k at the end of March.
Get the American Express SPG card now for the largest signup bonus ever for this card. This is your last chance to get this card with 35,000 bonus signup points.
17.24% (Variable) APR
17.24% (Variable) APR
No balance transfer fee
$0 intro for first year; $59 after that