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No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?
No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

No-Lifetime-Language Amex Biz Platinum Offer [Targeted] – What Do We Do with This?

The Offer Yesterday, Philly received a targeted email from Amex with the subject line, “Give your business more power with another Business Platinum Card.” The email expressly recognizes that she already has a Business Platinum card and invites her to…

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?
How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

How to Transfer Hyatt Points Between Accounts, and How Long Does It Take?

Introduction World of Hyatt has a very customer-friendly policy of allowing transfers of points between accounts. We used this process for the first time this week. We’d been a bit anxious about it, but the process went smoothly and quickly.…

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?
AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

AA Lockdown Update – Including Potential Media Coverage and Can I Spend My Way Back Into AA’s Good Graces?

Introduction Over the past few weeks, we’ve written about AA’s shutdowns and lockdowns of AAdvantage accounts, including: My own personal AA lockdown; Coverage and thoughts regarding the AA account shutdowns and lockdowns in general; and Planning and strategy issues for…

Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!
Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!

Listen to Middle Age Miles on the Saverocity Observation Deck Podcast!

Recently, I had the good fortune of being invited by Joe of asthejoeflies to be a guest on the Saverocity Observation Deck podcast. Joe and I recorded a few days ago, and Saverocity has now released the public version of…

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway
IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

IHG Chainwide “4X 2020” Bonus Points Promotion Is Underway

With apologies for being a little behind reporting on this recently-underway promotion, we wanted to cover IHG’s new “4X 2020” bonus points deal, which runs from now through May 15, 2020. The name is a bit misleading, because you won’t…

Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?
Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?

Hyatt “Bonus Journeys” Worldwide Promo Starts Tomorrow (Feb 15) – Details, Analysis, and Should You Mattress Run a “First Stay”?

Summary of the Promotion Starting tomorrow (February 15), Hyatt’s Spring 2020 worldwide promotion gets underway. It has the same name as Hyatt’s Fall 2019 promotion – “Bonus Journeys.” With this promotion, you can earn double points at all Hyatt hotels…

Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts
Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts

Huge Airline News – Alaska to Reconnect with American and Join Oneworld – Details & Our Preliminary Thoughts

Introduction Today was supposed to be Hyatt day at Middle Age Miles (and we’ll eventually get there), but huge airline news that promises a dramatic impact on the travel and points-and-miles world broke this morning. Alaska Airlines has announced that…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 3: Our “Spend Matrix” – How We Use Bonus Categories to Maximize Our Points-and-Miles Earning and Travel for Less

This article is Part 3 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are links to Parts 1 and 2, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?
Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members?

Introduction Here’s an interesting question that I don’t believe I’ve seen addressed by any other points-and-miles blogs – Is Marriott Bonvoy offering reduced requalification thresholds for elite members? Our own situation suggests that this might be the case, and we’re…

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card
What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

What’s In Our Wallet 2020? Part 2: Why We Acquired and Hold Each Card

This article is Part 2 of our “What’s In Our Wallet 2020?” series. Here are link to Parts 1 & 3, and once published, we’ll add a link to the Epilogue. * Part 1 – What’s In Our Wallet 2020?…