Make Business Travel More Rewarding with Southwest Rapid Rewards Business

Southwest, long the stalwart of leisure travel, is entering the realm of business travel with the launch of the new Rapid Rewards Business program. The program is designed to reward businesses by offering their travelers an opportunity to earn Rapid Rewards points. 

The companies can now earn Rapid Rewards points that can be applied toward travel on the company’s behalf.

Best Ways to Earn and Redeem LifeMiles

LifeMiles is a frequent flyer program of Avianca, Colombia’s biggest and oldest airline. Avianca is one of the Star Alliance member airlines so when you earn or redeem LifeMiles, you have access to the biggest airline alliance in the world and its extensive networks. Theoretically, you can get anywhere in the world with LifeMiles. 

The program has lots of fans, but it’s not the easiest to use. Airlines don’t grant all of their partners the same access to award space, and LifeMiles’ website also leaves a lot to be desired.

Marriott Eliminating Award Charts; Extending Status & Certificates

Marriott has announced major changes to its Bonvoy program. There were a couple of good things in today’s announcement, but overall, the changes aren’t positive ones with the announcement that they are eliminating their award chart in March 2022, and award pricing will instead be fully dynamic. 

The short story is that award pricing is likely to go up in most cases.

An Overview of American Express’ Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR)

If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees) or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees), you’ve probably poked around the benefits page and came across the Fine Hotels + Resorts program. 

The FHR program provides elite-like benefits at select properties for hotels booked through the program. In order to get all the benefits, you do need to book through the FHR program and not directly with the property.

Best Ways to Book United Flights with Citi ThankYou Points

Citi ThankYou Points are almost an afterthought for many points and miles collectors. However, if you are ignoring ThankYou Points, you are doing yourself a disservice.

Greece 2021 Trip Report – Part 2

This is part 2 of my travel report. My husband and I recently spent two and a half weeks in Greece so if you’d like to know what it’s been like traveling in Greece when it just reopened, how I booked our tickets and the COVID-19 restrictions, you can read part 1. 

Here I’ll cover the places and islands we’ve visited, where we stayed and some of my finds and must do things on each island, such as tours, activities and restaurants that we loved in each place.

Chase Ultimate Rewards Adds Air Canada’s Aeroplan as a Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of our favorite flexible rewards currencies, and today’s news adds a much needed boost for Ultimate Rewards.

New $200 American Express Travel Hotel Credit – Don’t Sleep on It

If you’ve been following the news in our hobby, you’ve probably already heard of the “enhancements” recently added to The Platinum Card® from American Express: 

Annual fee is now $695 (Rates & Fees) for new accounts opened on or after July 1, 2021 For existing cardmembers, the new annual fee will take effect on the annual renewal date on or after Jan.

American Express Adds Welcome Offer on One of Its Best No-Annual-Fee Business Cards.

I’ll never get tired of saying that The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is one of our favorite cards. This $0 annual fee card (Rates & Fees) that earns 2X on all purchases up to $50,000 a year (1x thereafter) should be in each business owner’s wallet. 

Quite a few people who are eligible for small-business cards don’t realize that they have a legitimate business and can, in fact, quality for one.

Citi ThankYou Adds AA AAdvantage as a Limited Time Transfer Partner

In a little bit of a shocking move, Citi has announced a new limited time ThankYou Points transfer partner - American AAdvantage.

Starting July 18, 2021 and running through November 13, 2021, if you have either the Citi Premier Card or the Citi Prestige Card, you can transfer ThankYou Points 1:1 to American AAdvantage miles. If you have the Citi Preferred or the Citi Rewards+ cards, you can transfer the points 2:1.