Airlines Collected More Than $1 Billion in Baggage Fees in Q2

We love to help our readers avoid as many fees as possible. Using credit card benefits, checked baggage fees are some of the easiest charges to avoid. However, that hasn’t stopped airlines from hitting another new baggage fee record. From April to June 2016, US-based airlines collected over $1 billion — $1,072,856,000 to be exact — in…

The Top Rewards Credit Cards With No Fee in the First Year

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express With the recent launch of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card, we’ve spent quite a bit of time talking about this premium travel rewards card and how it stacks up to the…

Exceptional Business-Class Award Availability to New Zealand

United’s once again offering fantastic business-class award availability on its nonstop flight from San Francisco to Auckland, with nine or more seats open for redemption on a handful of dates next summer. These flights are operated by the airline’s 787-9 with its most up-to-date business-class seat — however, it won’t be United’s latest and greatest by…

Award Travel Options to Israel Across All 3 Major Airline Alliances

Israel, home to three major world religions, is a destination on many travelers’ bucket lists — and for good reason. The country has lots to offer, from miles of sandy beaches and a nightlife scene in Tel Aviv that rivals New York City’s to countless UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the best hummus…

Maximizing Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection Program

When you’re traveling, having hotel elite status can make your stay much more comfortable and valuable. However, not all of us can hit the high night and stay requirements needed for top-tier status at one (or more) of the major chains. Fortunately there are a few ways to get elite-like perks when you book hotel…

How to Save on Wine and Wineries with Credit Card Perks

Holding the right travel rewards credit card can unlock numerous valuable perks. Naturally these benefits tend to revolve around travel, including things like lounge access and primary rental car insurance. However, there are also several more obscure benefits to holding certain types of cards, and today I want to focus on a topic that’s near and dear…

How the United MileagePlus X App Can Help You Work Toward Your Next Award Trip

Since its release in 2014, the MileagePlus X App has offered a valuable way to earn bonus United miles on purchases from a variety of local and online vendors. Working in a similar fashion to an online shopping portal, the app allows users to buy electronic gift cards to pay for various purchases from merchants, and…

Buy United Miles For 2.26 Cents Apiece Through September 2

Now through September 2, you can earn up to 60,000 bonus miles when you purchase United miles here. Here’s how this promo breaks down: Buy 5,000-14,000 miles: Get 1,000-2,800 bonus miles Buy 15,000-29,000 miles: Get 6,000-11,600 bonus miles Buy 30,000-90,000 miles: Get 20,000-60,000 bonus miles Here’s how to take advantage of the promotion: Visit United’s…

Register to Earn 3x United Miles at Select Hilton Properties

For a limited time, you can earn 3x United miles when you complete any hotel stay at participating Hilton properties in Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean between now and November 18, 2016. You simply have to register for the promotion before you stay and select United Airlines as your Double Dip miles partner in…

5 Things Amex and Citi Need to Do in Response to Chase Sapphire Reserve

Official Chase Sapphire Reserve Application: Link In case you missed it, Chase announced the Sapphire Reserve card earlier this week. This is the must-have card of 2016, if not the most appealing credit card ever. We’ve run through many of the card’s perks in detail here, but to summarize, there’s a 100,000-point sign-up bonus (after you spend $4,000…