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Looking at the citi executive world elite card (for lounge access + miles), but am I losing out by not using a cash back card for reimbursed travel expenses?

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Newbie here - do I need to credit points to the airline that I have status with to get the alliance benefits? For example, I have star alliance gold alliance status (with ANA status) and have an upcom… more

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Has anyone traveled on Turkish Airlines here when the ticket had no middle name but their passport had a middle name? Any issues? Specifically looking for a comment only for those who have traveled on… more

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For Ambassador Elites on the board.
I am Titanium for life, but have never reached Ambassador in a single year. I have run the numbers for this year and I will be 2 nights short by mid December.… more

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Looking to make a big purchase on a new MacBook (5k budget). Thinking about opening a new credit card to pay outright and get points. Any tips? Also I live in NY but regularly go to NJ. Do you think i… more

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Have lifetime Bonvoy gold elite, no longer traveling much and won’t be able to hit platinum each year. Expect to travel 15-20 nights a year, should I go the CC and spend route to get to lifetime plati… more

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Quick question - on United, if I upgrade at check-in (as in, I bought an economy ticket but first class upgrade was available for $200), will that additional $200 count towards PQP for the year?

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If you’re doing a destination wedding can you get points for all the money you’re spending at the hotel?

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New to this - just got my corporate amex green and no sure about travel situation yet though I think I'll be traveling occasionally. How much spending per year is needed to break even the $55 fee … more

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Looking for Venture X referral. Anyone willing to split the ref bonus. Thanks

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Probably going to fall a couple nights short of Titanium this year - worth just getting the Bonvoy Bold (vs. paying for nights)? I’ll probably still use my Sapphire for my travel, would just be for th… more

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Sitting on 180k points. Anyone see any good flight deals for December Christmas - NYE this year for somewhere warm? Traveling out of nyc. Last minute for points I know but just canceled my existing pl… more

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Anyone has Citi ThankYou Points/ Capital One Miles or Turkish Airline Miles? Looking to buy 250k.

When you accidentally book the end of your European vacation to coincide with fly day in a major hub. I’m triggered by the quarter zips, y’all. The Tumi backpacks. The Cole Haan Nikes. The boarding lo… more

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Let me know if any one is looking for amex gold referral you will receive 30K points more on top of 60K welcome bonus + $50 on top from me once I recieve my 30K points

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Does anyone have both the CSR and Amex Platinum? Does it work out nicely or do they dilute themselves? I’m currently a CSR guy but saw Amex’s 150k point bonus

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Marriott Bonvoy question:

Do you accumulate elite night credits when you book a room using a Marriott Bonvoy points?

I have the CSR and will be flying more for work. Primarily Delta since based out of UT. I want a card that will get me Delta Lounge access. Recommendations? As of now Between Amex Plat or Delta skymil… more

Anyone want a Capital one venture x referral?

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Not specifically points related but… if I buy an Apple product (AirPods) outside of the US should I buy Apple care+ at the time of purchase or when I return to the US?

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Have some big purchases coming up and would like to open a new travel credit card. We already have chase sapphire preferred and Amex platinum doesn’t seem worth it to us as we likely won’t use up all … more

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I am staying in a Bonvoy property. Last night I saw two spiders in my shower. I asked the front desk to please remove them. I get to my shower tonight and there's another spider in there. I hate t… more

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Has anyone bought AA upgrades this way? It’s unclear if it’s for both ways and/or for all the segments on either of those… I’m currently flying 2 segments each way (premium economy on 2 transcontinental segments and economy on 2 short domestic segments).

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If I cancel a Hyatt free night award, does the award go back into my account or is it lost forever and ever?

FYI for Chase Sapphire Reserve ppl:
There is a new benefit you can sign up for. Instacart+ free membership with $15 credit per month

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DM if anyone needs referral to Capital One Venture X! Great sign on promo right now, get back $300 in statement credits for flights per year + $100 in points each year along with travel benefits like … more

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Was planning on going to Hawaii next summer. Opened the Chase Sapphire card and got 100,000 chase points last year. Plan is to convert to Hyatt and use those for hotels. Trip now got delayed a year or… more

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Anyone got the 150K platinum referral that they could share please?

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I have a $6K bill that codes as travel for the World Cup accommodations and can’t decide what are to use. I have the CSP 2X, looking at maybe upgrading it to the CSR for 3x plus the 50% bonus points … more

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I’m a JetBlue/Marriott person but hear that these are the of the worst partners to transfer points to from Chase - thoughts on what to do instead? I don’t have status with other hotels/airlines so uns… more

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Damn…my suite award only got me a partial ocean view from no view. But there’s availability for better rooms.
These awards are useless

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WHICH CARD SHOULD I GET?

Flight to a wedding is ~$650 and Google flights says that’s cheaper than usual (typical range is $900-1,200). Are there cards where the sign on bonus could cover th… more

Trying to determine if I should book a flight through Chase with points, or push to Airline and use miles? Using Chase and preferred airline is United.
Anyone have thoughts?

Does United still do Saver Award waitlists?

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Flying EWR - LHR next week on United and 50% of Polaris business is empty. Chances anyone has expiring PlusPoints to share 😁

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No status across any major hotel or airline given little to no travel (and expected to stay that way). However, want to do luxury travel at minimum out pocket expense. What would be your point/card st… more

Planning to get the Chase Sapphire Preferred. Anyone want to throw a referral and reap the benefits?

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Anyone have both Gold and Platinum AMEX? Do you ever feel it’s not worth it?

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Bilt cardholders - do you have any creative ways you hit the 5 transaction monthly minimum? I’ve already set my rent up with autopay, would love to set it and forget for the other transactions…

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