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This Should Make Every United Elite Furious

Posted By ViewFromTheWing on Credit Cards

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - It seems there's always a first class seat still available whenever I'm checking in for a United flight. Perhaps it's the routes I'm flying.I'm not a United elite, and a first class seat is offered to me as a buy up.Here's a recent check-in offer I received: Continue reading This Should Make Every United Elite Furious...

Best Credit Card of 2016 for Grocery Shopping

Posted By PointStrategist on Credit Cards

http://www.pointstrategist.com - One key aspects of maximizing points is taking advantage of areas where you spend your money most frequently.  In this article we will be discussing one of the most utilized spending categories, supermarket shopping. The American Express Blue Cash Preferred Card is our favorite card for supermarket shopping.  With a 6% earning potential (up to $6,000) it crushes the competition.  Although you are not earning points (reducing leveraged returns on the conversion) it is hard to turn down 6% on an earnings category that is a necessary part of everyday life. American Express Blue Cash Preferred Ca

United Is Offering an Enticing Saver Awards Sale for a Limited Time

Posted By nila on In the News

http://www.frugaltravelguy.com - Those who have purchased airfare to Europe understand that making the journey can be an expensive endeavor. Between the high price of fares and fuel surcharges added on top, trekking across the pond often costs thousands of dollars. However, those who are patient often get rewarded through the many forms of fare sales—and United Airlines […]

Mid-Year Check-in: How I’m Walking My Talk on Elite Status

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - There are really only 3 elite statuses that I care to requalify for.Now that we're midway through the year I decided to check in and share where I'm at qualifying for each. I've already requalified with American and with Starwood. I'm well past halfway towards Hyatt Diamond again.The nice thing on the airline front is that it frees me to be even more of a free agent (buying on schedule and price) that I have been already -- and I've already been doing it more than in past years.Continue reading Mid-Year Check-in: How I’m Walking My Talk on Elite Status...

Best Last Minute Airfare to the Kentucky Derby Using Points

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - If you’re looking to make a last minute trip to the Kentucky Derby (and the Oaks) we have you covered. NYC: 39.4 k points (Thursday night to Sunday morning) Outbound LGA to SDF: 14,413 points on Southwest Inbound: SDF to LGA : 25,000 points on American Airlines (first class on one leg) Chicago: 26.9k points (Thursday to Sunday) Outbound MDW to SDF: 12,072 points on Southwest Inbound: SDF to MDW : 14,874 points on Southwest SFO: 34.6k points (Thursday to Sunday) Outbound SFO to SDF: 18,337 points on Southwest Inbound: SDF to SFO : 16,272 points on Southwest Buying tickets via cash is app

Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie

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http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com - There's no question that, from their earliest days, flight attendants have faced sexual harassment. It's probably somewhat less common, at least in the U.S., than it used to be -- which isn't to say it's uncommon. Continue reading Passenger Molests Flight Attendant While Taking Selfie...

5 Reasons Why This Unexpected Place Is a Must See for Cheap Travelers

Posted By nila on In the News

http://www.frugaltravelguy.com - Although nearly eight million tourists visit Vietnam each year, less than 500,000 are from the United States. This is understandable as it is a daunting journey and many U.S. travelers may wonder how they might be treated there. I was more concerned about the heat and humidity than the reception I’d receive when I reluctantly […]

Q3 Chase Freedom Bonus Categories

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http://www.pointstrategist.com - The Chase Freedom bonus categories for Q3 are some of the easiest to maximize to earn up to 6,000 bonus points.   Between July 1 and September 30 Chase Freedom cardholders will receive 5% cash back or 5x points on purchases made at restaurants or wholesale clubs like Costco, BJ’s, and Sams club.  Please keep in mind this benefit caps out at $1,500 combined spending, so it may be best to switch spending to a different card once your benefit is maximized. To activate this benefit simply click on the link below and follow the instructions: https://creditcards.chase.com/freedom/activateThe