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Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards
Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Applying for a Soon-to-be-Discontinued Business Card – US Bank FlexPerks Business Travel Rewards

Introduction First, I apologize for the continued large gaps between posts. Sometimes real life takes precedence over the blog, and I’ve been buried in activities related to selling our current house and moving into our new townhouse. Today, though, there’s…

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card
Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Keep or Cancel – Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card

Executive Summary In our opinion, the keep-or-cancel decision on the Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business card comes down to a single question (barring a good retention offer): Do you think it’s worth the $125 annual fee to get a 35,000-point Marriott…

Southwest Extending Flight Schedule Tomorrow Morning (Mar 12) – Tickets for Sale Through Oct 30
Southwest Extending Flight Schedule Tomorrow Morning (Mar 12) – Tickets for Sale Through Oct 30

Southwest Extending Flight Schedule Tomorrow Morning (Mar 12) – Tickets for Sale Through Oct 30

Executive Summary Here’s a heads-up that tomorrow morning (Thursday, March 12), Southwest will open its schedule for ticket purchases for flights through October 30, 2020. Why are we so excited about this particular schedule opening? Because it extends the schedule…

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives
AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

AA Termination – Update #2 – No Response from AA; Escalation to Executives

Introduction If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know that AA terminated my AAdvantage account recently, as part of their recent waves of account shutdowns. I’ve been reporting at each stage of my lockdown and eventual termination,…

Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!
Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!

Small Wins: Amex Offer for QT Works for Gas Purchases If You Pay In-Store – Get at Least 50% Off!

Sometimes the small wins bring us a lot of joy. Last week, Amex released a new Amex Offer for QuikTrip (QT) convenience stores. The basic terms are that if you spend at least $10 in-store at a QT store on…

Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset
Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset

Re-Match MLife Gold Status to Hyatt Explorist (or Pearl to Discoverist), After Hyatt’s March 1 Status Reset

Introduction At Middle Age Miles, we love status matches, and we especially love program partnerships that allow status to be re-matched again and again. The two major Las Vegas resort chains (Caesars and MGM) each have ongoing partnerships with major…

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17
Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2020 “Unlimited Bonus Points” Promotion Starts March 17

Summary of the Promotion Marriott Bonvoy has announced its Spring 2020 chainwide promotion, called “Unlimited Bonus Points.” Key details are as follows: Earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points for each stay during the promotional period, starting with your second stay…

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce
Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

Middle Age Miles News & Notes 3/3/20 – last day for Marriott reservations at old award rates; airline fee waivers; Amex Offers & transfer bonus for Hilton; Payce

On this Super Tuesday election day here in Texas and in other states, let’s take a much-needed break from AA shutdowns and cover several other topics of interest in the travel, credit card and points-and-miles world: 1 – Last Day…