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Middle Age Miles

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Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Planning & Strategy in the Face of an AA Lockdown

Introduction Even when things are going smoothly, travel planning and making the best use of credit card & points-and-miles benefits can be a challenging task. Compound that with uncertainty, and the entire process can become overwhelming. As most Middle Age…

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MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

MS DP Series – Follow-Up Part 1 – Reviewing Episodes 1-4

Introduction Our recent Manufactured Spend Data Points (MS DP) series proved to be very popular. As regular readers will recall, we started off as total rookies on the subject of MS with Visa Gift Cards (VGCs) and Mastercard Gift Cards…

Our Amex Hilton 2-card Aspire-Surpass Upgrade-Downgrade Strategy – How Has It Worked?

Our Amex Hilton 2-card Aspire-Surpass Upgrade-Downgrade Strategy – How Has It Worked?

Introduction Amex has a terrific lineup of Hilton co-branded credit cards with some terrific sign-up/upgrade offers and benefits. Back in late May/early June, we posted two articles about using two of these cards – the premium Aspire card and the…

Mattress Running for Hyatt Elite Qualifying Nights in Vegas – or Simply Staying for Less!

Mattress Running for Hyatt Elite Qualifying Nights in Vegas – or Simply Staying for Less!

Introduction Middle Age Miles is in the midst of Going for Globalist in 2019 with Hyatt. Globalist status requires 60 elite qualifying nights with Hyatt (55 if you’re renewing the status this year), and the opportunities to manufacture elite nights…