Which Airline Credit Cards Offer the Best Priority Boarding Perks?

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Airline credit cards offer a variety of flashy perks, including sign-up bonuses of tens of thousands of miles, companion tickets worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, access to airport lounges and free checked bags. One of their most fundamental perks, though, is about saving time rather than money. That’s where the priority boarding benefit …

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Where Do Airline Credit Card Benefits Go From Here?

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

It might seem counterintuitive, but there’s never been a better time to apply for a travel rewards credit card. Many airlines continue to devalue their frequent flyer programs, and the rate of consolidation within the hotel industry also seems to be accelerating. Both developments leave travelers with fewer choices and lower value propositions for their …

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Marriott Bonvoy Boundless vs. Marriott Bonvoy Amex: Which Marriott Personal Credit Card Is Right for You?

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

When Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and Ritz-Carlton Rewards combined and rebranded as Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott took the opportunity to overhaul its credit card portfolio with new products from both American Express and Chase. The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card, the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card …

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Which Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card Is Right for You?

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Back in February, American Express launched limited-time welcome bonuses of 100,000 points each (after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months) for the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card. Those offers end on April 24, so if you have been thinking about applying for one or …

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Reminder: 10% Redemption Rebate on Some AAdvantage Credit Cards Ending May 1

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Not all airline mileage devaluations come in the form of award chart changes like United’s recent announcement. American Airlines announced it would be eliminating an underrated yet key benefit of some of its cobranded credit cards. As of May 1, a 10% mileage refund on award redemptions worth up to 10,000 miles per calendar year …

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18 Hotels You’ll Want to Book for the Bathtub

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

There are plenty of reasons to book one hotel over another. Motivations include room rates that fit your budget and a convenient location. There are points-specific incentives such as the loyalty program in which a hotel participates, the availability of award nights and whether your elite benefits are likely to be honored. Then there’s the …

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Using Points and Miles to Stay in London

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Whether you’ve seen the crown jewels at the Tower of London, climbed the dome at St. Paul’s, perused the artifacts at the British Museum, or wandered Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey, there’s always something new and interesting to discover in London. The city has up-and-coming neighborhoods galore, one of the world’s best collections of museums, …

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10 of the World’s Cheapest Cities for Luxury Points Hotels

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Staying at a fabulous luxury hotel like a Park Hyatt, St. Regis or Waldorf Astoria can cost well over $1,000 a night in destinations such as New York City, Paris or the Maldives. While redeeming hotel points can certainly save you money on such stays, award rates can also skyrocket to well over 100,000 points per …

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Planning Award Travel With a Lap Infant

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

Planning family travel can be complicated. There is the expense of booking multiple tickets and hotel rooms, finding seats together on the plane, double-checking baggage and carry-on restrictions and more. But one surprise expense may be that you have to pay for putting your infant or lap child in your lap. Those new to lap infants …

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Using Points and Miles to Get to London

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

London regularly ranks among the world’s most-visited city thanks to its historical sights, world-class museums, fabulous hotels, a dynamic dining scene and a diverse patchwork of up-and-coming neighborhoods. While there are often cheap flight deals to or connecting through London, using points and miles to fly there can be an expensive proposition because of huge …

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Privacy Please — Best US Airline Seats for Lap Babies and Nursing Moms

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

If ever you fly with a lap baby, you’re going to want as much of your own space on the plane as is realistically possible. Whether you want privacy for nursing, or you simply want to minimize disruptions so your baby can stay asleep in your arms, some seats are much better than others. For …

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These Rewards Credit Cards Can Get You Into the World’s Best Restaurants

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

There’s never been a better time to be a foodie. Dynamic, creative chefs the world over are reinventing traditional cuisines and helping diners discover new tastes. There are also plenty of rewards credit cards that offer lucrative earning bonuses on restaurants and dining out. Beyond the chance to earn double or triple points on your tab, …

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