Chase Temporarily Lowers Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee, Adds New Option to Cash Out Points

Chase offers Sapphire cardholders some terrific travel benefits. Unfortunately, the problem with offering great travel-based credit cards is that they're a lot less valuable when you can't travel. Today, Chase has announced several new benefits for these products—including lowering annual fees and adding a way to cash out your points at up to a 50% bonus.
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70K American Airlines Bonus Ending Soon

The limited-time 70,000-mile bonus on the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard® ends in just a few days. This offer is close to an all-time high for this card and not something we’re likely to see repeated anytime soon given current economic woes. The annual fee is waived for the first year, giving you 12 months to roadtest the benefits before deciding if it earns a longterm place in your wallet.

23 Airlines You Can Book Using American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has vastly improved the capabilities of its online booking tool over the past few years. In the past, award travelers looking to book flights with partner airlines would have to dance through extra hoops to find award space and call to book awards. Now, American makes it possible to redeem miles for travel on 19 different airlines on its website. Here’s an overview of all 23 AAdvantage airline partners and which you can book online.

Emirates Skywards Slashes Award Fees by Over 90%

Emirates offers some of the best onboard products in the sky. But booking these aspirational seats can be expensive—even on award redemptions. Perhaps not anymore. Recent searches on Emirates’ site are displaying a massive drop in carrier surcharges across the board. We are seeing some cuts to out-of-pocket costs as great as 90%!

Complete Guide to Capital One Transfer Partners

Capital One transfer partners give you the ability to book flights with dozens of airlines to virtually every destination in the world. Like other transferrable points currencies, the key to maximizing your value is to familiarize yourself with the strengths and weaknesses of each of the partner programs. In this complete guide, we break down all 15 of Capital One’s transfer partners.

Buy United Miles With up to a 75% Bonus [Targeted]

United has just announced its latest mileage sale, allowing MileagePlus members to purchase miles with up to a 75% bonus. If maximized, you’ll pay as little as 2¢ per mile. That’s a decent rate, but not the cheapest rate that we’ve seen United sell miles. Still, it opens the possibility of booking premium cabin awards for a reasonable price—even after United’s recent devaluation.