US Airways Premier World MasterCard Up to 40,000 Dividend Mile Sign Up Bonus

Tweet Updated May 1st, 2014 with latest offer. US Airways Premier World MasterCard Details 40,000 bonus miles after first purchase. Earn one mile per dollar on every day spending and two miles per dollar spent on US Airways. The card comes with a $89 annual fee that is not waived. To get the card now, click […]

Barclay Frontier Credit Card Review and Value Analysis | 35,000 Mile Sign Up Bonus

Tweet This week I was looking for flights for my wife from Denver to Houston.  This market is very competitive, and so prices are usually quite low.  The lowest price was on Frontier Airlines.  When we lived in Houston, we used to fly them quite a bit on flights up to Denver.  I always thought […]

Travel Credit Cards With Benefits that May Justify an Annual Fee Beyond the First Year

Tweet Every year we’re all forced to think deeply. To cancel or not to cancel.  That is the question.  Whether tis more cost effective to cancel or to keep a credit card account open. Some plastic is clearly only worth the sign up bonus, but other travel credit cards with benefits may in fact be […]

US Airways Dividend Miles Program Introduction and Overview

Tweet Welcome to a longer overdue continuation of a series where I feature some of the basic, introductory material about different award programs.  That way if you’re new to the ‘game’, you can just read this cheat sheet rather than trying to compile all the information by yourself. In this post we’ll be focusing on […]

The Travel Credit Card that Yields the Most Satisfaction Feedback (and the Card with the Most Horror Stories)

Tweet I get emails. In some of the emails I receive, people lavish me with thanks because they’re so glad they’ve been able to start to travel for less than they ever imagined. The card I’m thanked most often for suggesting is the Chase Sapphire Preferred. While I hate to say there is a ‘best credit […]

Airport Lounge Access | Credit Cards that Give You Free or Discounted Access

Tweet Before this year, I’d never stepped inside an airport lounge.  I guess I had a little curiosity about what was behind those translucent doors, but for the most part, I was content to be in the wide open spaces of the airport. This year I stepped into my first airport lounge. At this point, […]

How to Get Compensation from an Airline After a Delay or Cancellation

Tweet Before the airline delay, we were already scheduled to have a 4 hour layover in Detroit. It wasn’t too bad because my wife and I were able to get into the Delta lounge (free perk of the American Express Platinum) and enjoyed the Olympics, a shower, a cold Coke, and delicious hummus. After relaxing […]

An Indispensable Guide to Understanding How Airline Miles and Reward Points Work

Tweet If you’re going to invest any amount of time into earning award points or miles, you must know how to use those points. I always feel really bad when I get emails from folks who have spent a year (or more) collecting a certain type of miles or points only to learn that those points […]

British Airways Visa 100,000 Avios Bonus is Back

Tweet Update: Offer expired.  Instead, you should check out the Chase Sapphire Preferred. I’d love to be able to tell you that the British Airways 100,000 point offer is back and better than ever. But I can’t. What I can tell you is that there is an opportunity on the table for you to earn 100,000 Avois […]

Justifying a $450 Annual Fee: Why I Signed Up for an The Platinum Card® from American Express

Tweet Three or four years ago I first learned about The Platinum Card ® from American Express. I almost chocked on my sandwich when I noticed that some fools were paying $450 per year for the card. I thought those were the type of people who need to visit Help Me Travel Cheap and learn how to […]