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Were you busy traveling to exciting locations yesterday (on points or miles, of course)? Never fear — we’ve got your back with a recap of the previous day’s top stories, including news, reviews and more.
US-based airlines make for easy targets, but Amy Schumer took an unexpected (and hilarious) turn on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Buckle up and finish off that drink before you click through to watch Amy and crew attempt to operate a Delta flight.
At the end of a 10-day trip to Asia last month, TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig flew home in Japan Airlines’ new 777-300ER business-class Sky Suite, which he booked using 50,000 American AAdvantage miles. JAL’s new Sky Suite has been called the world’s best business class several times in the past, but does it live up to its reputation? Read more.
Rewards Card of the Week: Chase Sapphire Preferred
If you don’t already have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, now’s the time to get it. You can currently earn 40,000 bonus points when you spend $4,000 within the first three months. Points transfer instantly to many travel partners — for example, 40,000 bonus points can be converted to 40,000 United miles or Hyatt points.
With autumn in full swing, many of us are looking forward to quick escapes across the pond. If you haven’t planned a getaway yet, TPG Contributor Richard Kerr is here to help, with a look at the top European destinations with plentiful award space. Read more.
Want more of the week’s hottest stories? You’ll get your fill in our Saturday recap right here.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards