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Travel Roundup: Top US Cities, LA-Brussels $357, A New Low Cost Carrier and More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Travel & Leisure readers ranked the top 15 US Cities. Charleston, SC came out on top followed by Santa Fe, NM. If only to keep up with their European peers, Air France has launched a new low-cost carrier named Joon. The new service takes flight this Fall. Are you... Read more

[Targeted] 15,000 Bonus Starpoints – Worth The Hassle?

An email came in the other day with a somewhat enticing offer. Starwood (SPG) and American Express are offering targeted 15,000 bonus Starpoints after completing $15,000 in qualifying purchases. In simpler terms, you’ll earn 2X Starpoints on each purchase if you complete the spending requirement. Unfortunately, the window to complete the minimum spend only extends until September 30th. Registration for the offer ends August 15th. 15,000 Bonus Starpoints – Worth It? For the everyday person,... Read more

Travel Roundup: LAX-Delhi $440, Golf and More Golf, Annual Fee Calculator

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Do you need help deciding whether a card is worth the annual fee? A new tool we discovered at Worththefee.com gives you a detailed analysis of whether you should hang on to a card. Are you a golf fan, and Priority Pass holder? Priority Pass added the PGA MSP... Read more

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New Tool to Decide if a Card is Worth the Annual Fee!

I am a straight up numbers nerd. Seriously, I love spreadsheets. Just ask my husband what my spreadsheets look like when we go on vacation. I take far too much joy in them. It is very common for me to calculate when cards are worth the annual fee or not via spreadsheet. For instance I broke down how you should cancel (or downgrade) your Chase Sapphire Preferred after checking if the card is worth the... Read more

Travel Roundup: Delta A350, Hilton policy change, $229 to Mexico City, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. Hilton is reportedly changing its policy on cancellations from 24 hours to 48, or even 72 hours, depending on location. This has not been rolled out yet but is anticipated to soon. Delta has officially taken ownership of its first A350, becoming the first carrier in North America to... Read more

Is Argentina Ready For Prime Time?

If you stop to think about it, South America is treated as a second class citizen in the points and miles world. Rarely do you see trip reports, or mileage strategies to get to South America. Part of the reason is there simply isn’t a lot of good products in the air. Fortunately, airline executives are taking notice. Many regard South America, especially Argentina, as the next big market for the industry. Is Argentina ready for... Read more

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Travel Roundup: Mint Expansion, $274 to Trinidad, Best August Travel, and More!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. JetBlue announced an expansion of their popular “Mint” first class product. New routes from Las Vegas and Seattle are planned in the near future. Aeroplan is offering a largest ever 35% bonus when converting from hotel points to Aeroplan Miles. The Doctor of Credit advises that Starwood and Marriott... Read more

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When a Hotel Concierge is Useless vs. Useful

Hotel concierges roles have changed throughout the years. Before the internet they were usually the go to resource when visiting a new city or needing a restaurant reservation. Today, I often find the roles of a hotel concierge useless in many places I visit. Growth is expected to slow in the concierge industry mainly due to technology but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at when concierges can be extremely useful Hotel... Read more

Travel Roundup: Win the timeshare game, Citi Prestige changes, Ann Coulter angry at Delta, and more!

Welcome to the One Stop Travel Roundup from Points Miles and More. Your briefing on important happenings in the world of travel, airline miles, hotel points and more. The Citi Prestige card’s features are being changed. A few changes include being able to book the 4th night free online, a new metal card, 75,000 point sign-up bonus and more. These changes may actually be for the worse however, so pay close attention. Conservative author Ann Coulter was... Read more

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Visa Is Offering $10k Cashless Incentives to Small Business

In an effort to grow sales, Visa is launching a program to incentivize small, food based businesses to ditch cash payments. The new plan is dubbed “The Visa Cashless Challenge.” In exchange for signing up, Visa is offering $10k Cashless incentives to small business that make the switch. The program is limited to cafes, food trucks, and restaurants. Small Businesses & Credit Cards Traditionally, many small businesses reluctantly accept credit cards. Often times processing fees can... Read more