The 5 Best American Express Cards

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I frequently offer appraisals of the very best cards, and the very best signup bonuses, but in doing so only offer one or two cards per bank. That means I don’t get down further — what card should you get next, or if you aren’t going to get the one I prefer for whatever reason?

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Regulator Says Airlines Fail to Compensate Travelers for Delays and American Stops Reporting Key Frequent Flyer Data to SEC

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.

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Final Week for 100,000 American Miles from 2 Cards

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Citibank has been running limited-time publicly available signup bonus offers of 50,000 points for the personal and small business American AAdvantage credit cards. Those are reportedly being pulled March 1.

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Emirates Introducing New A380 Business Class Bar With Cafe Tables and Surround Sound

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Emirates is known for its blingy cabins, from first class suites with gold-colored accents to the incredibly shower spa with heated floors at the front of the first cabin to a bar (that isn’t quite as nice as the Qatar A380 bar) at the back of business class.

Emirates is simultaneously advancing its image with new products while cutting costs.

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WIDE OPEN: 8 or More Saver Business Class Award Seats To/From Europe With United Miles This Fall!

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A couple of weeks ago a ton of phantom Swiss first class award space was showing up. This wasn’t bookable, at least unless you were a Miles & More elite member using Lufthansa/Swiss miles.

There was also a ton of phantom business class availability as well, though once you got to summer it was real.

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World of Hyatt is More Than Just a New Loyalty Program Name: Here’s What it Means to You

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Hyatt executives talk passionately about their purpose to care for people so they can be their best. And they’re thinking about “World of Hyatt” as being more than points but the branding of their overall effort to accomplish that and as an expression of their values.

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FARE SALE: Transatlantic Fares $65 Each Way From 3 US Cities on Several New Routes

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I remember as a kid watching Saturday Night Live and their 1986 commercial for the the Adobe, a Mexican important that’s first car to break the $200 barrier. It was made of clay.

Well, the major airlines have been running $400-ish off-season roundtrip fares between the US and Europe. And Wow Air will run some days to Reykjavik for $99 one-way (with the flight back to the US a bit higher).

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Family travel snap: Lee Jones, Lonely Planet’s Web Operations Engineer

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Our travel snap this month takes us on a family bike ride in San Francisco, a fitting end to a two-week long road-trip through California.

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Lonely Planet staffer Lee and his family love exploring other US cities and have travelled to Boston, Charleston, Gulf Shores, New York, Orlando, and Tampa among others. Lee loves a good cup of coffee too and can now advise you on the best local coffee shops along California’s coastline.

 

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10 Most Expensive Places to Live in the World

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If you're looking to ditch your current country and try somewhere new, you'd be wise to click through all ten of these slides—unless money is a factor, of course. Based on Numbeo's cost of living survey, which tracks the price of some 50 items, including accommodations, food and drink from grocery stores and restaurants, clothing, transportation costs, internet, and leisure activities, the international relocations experts at MoveHub crunched the numbers from more than 120 nations and found that these were the ten most expensive countries and autonomous territories in the world. Counting down…

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20 Best Resorts in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Turks & Caicos

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It's hard to improve on an island vacation, but if your time off calls for more than an overcrowded stretch of sand and a half-melted piña colada—say, pristine, private beaches, full-service kids' clubs, and personalized snorkeling excursions—look no further than these 20 resorts, voted the best in the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Turks & Caicos in Condé Nast Traveler's 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. Click here to view as a list. Counting down…

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How To Track Steps Using Your iPhone (Hint: It’s A Built-In Feature)

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Many of you want to track the number of steps you’ve taken during the day or know the distance you’ve covered sightseeing. Activity trackers like Fitbit are good options, but if you’re an iPhone user mainly interested in tracking distance and steps, this functionality is already built-in your phone.

All you need to do is activate the feature from Apple’s Health app and remember to keep your phone on you at all times. Here’s how to do the first part, the second part I’m guessing you started a long time ago.

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You Have a Once a Year Chance to Make Frequent Flyer Programs Hear What You Think

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Since 1988 these awards have recognized the best in loyalty. The Freddie Awards are the most coveted award for airline, hotel, and credit card loyalty programs because they’re voted on by the members who earn and redeem their currency and interact with the program all year long.

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LiLo is Converting to Islam, Getting Profiled By Airport Security Plus 2 Programs With Free Miles

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A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips.

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How to Use Credit Card Category Bonuses to Maximize Points Earning

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If you want to earn the most points for your spending — beyond just earning a big signup bonus — you need to pay attention to what you spend the most money on and which cards give you the best juice for that kind of spending.

If you drive a ton you want a card that maximizes gas spend. If you eat out a lot, there are cards that bonus restaurant spend.

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Passenger Takes Revenge on Woman Who Let Her Dog Poop in the Terminal (and Didn’t Pick it Up)

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A passenger revenge story from a Delta Diamond medallion flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo yesterday is making the rounds.

Comedian and sports columnist Steve Hofstetter was flying business class on Delta flight 7. On the way to his gate he passed a woman whose doing was “doing its business” on the concourse.

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British Airways Asks Staff to Stop Urinating in the Cargo Holds

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We’ve seen reports of passengers not quite finding the lavatory on planes, whether Air India or Vietnam Airlines or on JetBlue or American Airlines. When that happens there’s not much you can do.

It’s usually the passengers, though, not the crew — unless, that is, you’re talking about British Airways baggage handlers.

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AMAZON DEAL: $8.62 Discount On Anything You Want Today Only

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Amazon will give you $8.62 off any order of $50 or more today only.

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Travel Tip: Why You Should Use Your Vacation Days

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Let’s face it. Americans, almost more than any other society, are historically bad at taking their vacation days. About 73 percent of all American workers get paid vacations. But less… Read More…

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