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Trip Delay – Flight Cancellation Because of Weather – Case Study & Lessons Learned

Trip Delay – Flight Cancellation Because of Weather – Case Study & Lessons Learned

Introduction Last Saturday evening (5/18/2019), Middle Age Miles was scheduled to fly from Denver (DEN) to DFW on American Airlines. Severe thunderstorms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area earlier in the day caused ripple-effect delays and cancellations impacting AA’s operations far…

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Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Marriott Free Night Certificates Can Be Used With Cash to Book Upgraded Rooms and Suites

Introduction Marriott free night certificates are fairly widely available as anniversary benefits on several Marriott co-branded credit cards. These cards offer an anniversary free night certificate worth up to 50,000 points: Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card (formerly Amex SPG Luxury)…

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

Changes to Amex & Chase Marriott/SPG Cards – All of the Details, and Our Take on All the Changes

For several months, we’ve known that Amex and Chase would be modifying their Marriott and SPG cards. We’ve known that SPG branding would be eliminated, and in light of Marriott’s recent announcement that its loyalty program would be renamed “Bonvoy”…

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

Big-Spend Credit Card Bonuses & Benefits for 2019 – Yes, No or Maybe?

With 2019 kicking off, I thought it would be useful to review the big-spend bonuses and benefits available on our credit cards and give you our thoughts on each of them. We’ll break them down into: Yes, Definitely; On the…