Chase Sapphire

People Aren’t Signing Up For Credit Cards Offered By American And United Airlines. Here’s My Opinion Why Not

American Airlines and United Airlines are both suffering from unexpected drops in credit card sign-ups. That makes a big difference to their bottom line. Here’s why they’re having problems.

Cheap Flights To Cuba and Costa Rica, Camping In Style And A Billion Miles

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Becomes More Valuable

I carry 3 Chase cards in my wallet at all times for a reason. Ultimate Rewards is one of the best currencies out there for earning and redeeming points for award travel. Chase just quietly made Ultimate Rewards better.

Starwood Preferred Guest Adds An Airline Transfer Partner

Not really sure what happened, but I had this scheduled to post over the weekend and it never did.  Operator error?  Anyway,in case you missed the news…. Starwood Preferred Guest has a valuable loyalty program for lots of different reasons.  They have a slew of absolutely beautiful properties around the world.  Even though they’re not as large as some of their competitors they have properties where you want them.  When I talk to people about Starwood Preferred Guest to people who ask, I use the example that having 5 properties […]

$99 One-Way Fares To Paris And 15% Off At Select Hyatt Hotels. The Best of the Rest For Friday, July 17, 2015

Todays’ Best of the Rest includes WOW Air sale to Paris and Amsterdam, SPG Moments at the US Open Tennis Championship, Frontier Airlines big middle seat and more….

Chase Sapphire Giveth And Taketh With New Changes

As reported by View From The Wing, Chase is removing the 7% annual dividend  from the Chase Sapphire card effective immediately for new applications. At the same time, they’re changing/adding other benefits: They’re increasing the trip insurance coverage from $5,000 to $10,000. Rental car insurance is now primary instead of secondary. I never got the Chase Sapphire card for the 7% dividend.  Sure, it’s a “nice to have”.  Who would turn down free points? But, the true value of this card for me are things like double points on travel and […]

Is There Trouble In Ultimate Rewards Land?

For those of us obsessed with interested in the miles and points game, it’s hard to argue with the value of Chase Ultimate Rewards points.  The points transfer to a number of programs on a 1:1 ratio, including: United Airlines British Airways Southwest Airlines Virgin Atlantic Korean Air Hyatt IHG Marriott The two categories of cards that earn Ultimate Rewards points that I personally carry are personal (like Chase Sapphire) and business (Ink Bold and Ink Plus).  These aren’t referral links, just some of my favorite cards. To the best […]