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Looking for a fast-pass to elite status? Want to know the requirements . . . and the perks? Or if all the time and trouble it takes to get elite status is even worth it? Are you looking for upgrade advice on your upcoming flight? If so, you’re in the right place.  See links to posts written by our highly knowledgeable team of points industry veterans, selected specifically to help you learn the ins and outs of airline and hotel elite status .

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Elite Status Essentials – Airlines

Interested in learning the basics of elite status? Look no further:

Tips for become elite quickly:

Want to book through a credit card portal, but not sure if you’ll get airline miles or elite perks?


Comparing Elite Status – Airlines

Interested in elite status, but not sure which is best? See these posts:


Upgrade Essentials – Airlines


Alaska Airlines

What’s Alaska Elite Status worth?

Trying to earn elite status, but expecting a child? Can’t travel?


American Airlines

What’s AA Elite Status worth?

Is it worth it? TPG himself is skeptical. Read about it, here:


Delta Air Lines

What’s Delta Elite Status worth?

Looking for a card to obtain elite status?


JetBlue Airways

What’s JetBlue Elite Status Worth?

Make the most of your JetBlue Mosaic Status


United Airlines

What’s United Elite Status worth?

Looking for a way around the fees?


Southwest Airlines

What’s Southwest Elite Status Worth?


Elite Status Essentials – Hotels

Looking for tips to become elite?

The right credit card will make it easier.

Is hotel elite status even worth it?


Comparing Elite Status – Hotels

Interested in the best — and most valuable — hotel elite status?


Upgrade Essentials – Hotels

Increase your chances of getting upgraded with these tips:


IHG

What’s IHG Elite Status worth?


Hyatt

What’s World of Hyatt Elite Status worth?


Hilton

What’s Hilton Honors Elite Status worth?


Ritz-Carlton

What’s Ritz-Carlton Rewards Elite Status worth?


SPG/Marriott

What’s SPG Elite Status worth?

What’s Marriott Elite Status worth?

 


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LIMITED TIME OFFER. Aside from the 100,000 points welcome bonus (available until 8/8/18), Amex recently made huge improvements to the Business Platinum Card, including the fact that you will now earn 50% more points on purchases of $5,000 or more, earn 5x on flights and eligible hotels at Amextravel.com and cardholders will receive a $200 airline fee credit each year.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn up to 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points.
  • Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 & an extra 50,000 points after you spend an additional $15,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Offer ends 8/8/18.†
  • Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
  • Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's 1.5 points per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
  • 35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year.
  • You can also receive 35% points back on all First and Business class flights, with all airlines available through American Express Travel.
  • You can enjoy access to The American Express Global Lounge Collection℠ offering access to the most lounges across the globe, when compared with other U.S. credit card offerings. As of 11/2017
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Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
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Annual Fee
$450
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
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