Chase Increases Sapphire Bonus Waiting Period, 3 Airlines Raise Bag Fees and More
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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.
If you’ve been waiting to get a bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you now have to wait twice as long, and the Sapphire Preferred likely isn’t far behind.
There are a few different ways Lifetime SPG and Marriott Platinums can be grandfathered into the newly created Lifetime Premier Platinum status.
It’s easy to leave if things don’t work out.
Last week, we shared the scoop that JetBlue was raising checked baggage fees. That’s now gone into effect, and two more airlines have followed suit.
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For just a few more weeks, you can combine this great sweet spot with a transfer bonus for incredible business class awards to Europe.
The airline has also confirmed plans to resume seasonal flights to more than 20 international destinations.
Bon vivant for a night. Experiencing Air France’s chic business class from NYC to Paris.
Earn enough points for two award nights valid at Hyatt properties around the world with this just-announced promotion.
Flying in an Etihad Apartment is a true bucket list item—here’s everything you need to know about what it’s like, where to find it and how to book it.
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- Earn 50,000 Bonus Miles and 5,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $2,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
- Plus, earn up to $100 back in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants with your card within the first 3 months of membership.
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