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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: 

Check out some of the best credit card offers for 2015. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Check out some of the best credit card offers for 2015. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Reminder: Check out the Top Credit Card Offers for 2015

Here’s my list of the top credit card offers for the month of January, 2015. For more information and details on each card, visit this post.

1. The Platinum Card from American Express 
2. US Airways Premier World MasterCard
3. Ink Plus
4. British Airways Visa Signature Card
5. Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite MasterCard
6. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card
7. Citi ThankYou Premier
8. Chase Sapphire Preferred
9. Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard
10. Citi Hilton HHonors Reserve

Earn double and triple points on Club Carlson stays
Earn double and triple points on Club Carlson stays.

Reminder: Earn Bonus Points on Club Carlson Stays

Club Carlson is running its Extend Your Stay promotion, where you can earn 30,000 bonus Gold Points for each eligible stay of three nights or more, or 15,000 bonus Gold Points for each two night eligible stay at more than 1,000 Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide. You must first register for the promotion, which is valid for stays between January 12 and March 29, 2015.

Uber is lowering the price of their service in several cities.
Uber is lowering the price of their service in several cities.

Uber Lowering Prices For Car Service in Several Cities

Uber announced that they would be lowering the price of their service in four dozen cities. Uber claims that they expect that these seasonal price cuts will help bring newer Uber markets in line with our larger ones with lower costs for riders, higher earnings for drivers, shorter wait times for both, and a better experience for all. If you haven’t already signed up, you can join here, where your first ride will be free (up to $20)

Get double & triple points for Hertz rentals
Get double & triple points for Hertz rentals.

Hertz Double & Triple Gold Rewards Points

You can earn double Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points on your first qualifying rental after registering for the promotion, and triple points on any subsequent qualifying rentals. The promotion is valid until March 25, 2015 at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand.

Earn double/triple US Airways Dividend miles on cruises
Earn double/triple US Airways Dividend miles on cruises.

Earn up to 30,000 US Airways Dividend Miles on Cruises

You can earn bonus miles for taking select cruises booked through US Airways. You can earn triple miles by booking a balcony or suite stateroom, or double miles for booking an oceanview stateroom. Book by February 15, 2015 for any cruise departing before December 31, 2015. The bonus  miles can only be earned on new bookings, and miles will post to your account 6-8 weeks after the cruise has been completed. Cruises must be paid in U.S. currency.

Get 50% off award redemptions between Hong Kong and Seoul on Cathay Pacific. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Get 50% off award redemptions between Hong Kong and Seoul on Cathay Pacific. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

50% Discount on Cathay Pacific Flight Redemptions Between Hong Kong and Seoul

Members of the Marco Polo Club can get  up to a 50% discount on Standard Awards in Economy Class between Hong Kong and Seoul on both one-way and round-trip flights. You must book your ticket here by January 19, 2015, and fly between February 1 and March 15, 2015. Blackout dates are February 14-22, 2015. The discount is available on the following flights:

  • Hong Kong to Seoul – CX412/CX438/CX434/CX410/CX418/CX416/CX430/CX420
  • Seoul to Hong Kong – CX437
Get free breakfast at the Marriott if you are Gold or Platinum Elite member
Get free breakfast at Marriott if you’re Gold or Platinum Elite member.

Free Breakfast for Marriott Gold and Platinum Elite Members

If you’re a Marriott Gold or Platinum Elite member, you can enjoy a free continental breakfast for two at JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, and Marriott Hotels across the U.S. and Canada every day of the week, assuming the concierge lounge is open. In Europe, hotels without a lounge offer a choice of breakfast for two in the restaurant or 750 points daily. Platinum Elite members will also get a new Platinum Arrival gift: your choice of either 500 points or a $10 food and beverage coupon to be used during your stay.

JFK T4 unveils new expansion
JFK Terminal 4 unveils new expansion.

Delta Unveils JFK Terminal 4 Expansion

The $175 million renovation work on JFK’s Terminal 4 will soon be ready. The new expansion of T4 (which includes 11 new gates and an additional 75,000 feet to Concourse B) will be unveiled next week. The new gates at T4 will feature encolosed jetways, and will offer flyers proximity to the flagship Sky Club Lounge.

British Airways Visa Signature® Card

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  • 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
  • Every calendar year you make $30,000 in purchases on your British Airways Visa card, you'll earn a Travel Together Ticket good for two years.
  • In addition to the bonus Avios, you will also get 3 Avios for every $1 spent on British Airways purchases and 1 Avios for every $1 spent on all other purchases.
  • Pay no foreign transaction fees when you travel abroad.
  • Chip Technology allows you to use your card for chip based purchases in Europe & beyond, while still giving you the ability to use your card as you do today at home.
Intro APR Regular APR Annual Fee Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Rating
N/A 16.24%-23.24% Variable $95 0% Excellent Credit