Ian Snyder

Ian Snyder

Staff Writer

After igniting his passion for award travel while planning his honeymoon, Ian now enjoys using points and miles to see the world with his wife and three internationally adopted kiddos. Through the use of points and miles, he wants to demonstrate that extraordinary travel is possible for the ordinary family.

Your Comprehensive Guide to the Hilton Honors Program

Hilton Honors is an excellent hotel loyalty program thanks to the ability to quickly rack up points from stays and promotions, a suite of excellent co-branded credit cards, and a solid elite program. In this post, you’ll learn how to earn and redeem points for top value, the benefits of getting Hilton’s elite status (and some shortcuts on how to get it), plus all of the temporary improvements that Hilton has put in place due to COVID.

Bank of America Premium Rewards Elite Credit Card Review

Bank of America has entered the premium travel credit card world with the Bank of America® Premium Rewards® Elite Credit Card. With a $550 annual fee, the card offers some compelling perks. But it falls short of the competition in terms of earning rate and overall value. Here’s our full review of the product.

All About The Business Platinum Card From American Express

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is a premium business card that commands a high annual fee but offers tons of value through lounge access, hotel and car rental elite status, up to $1,400 in annual credits, travel protections, and even cell phone insurance. Check out our detailed review of the card, covering the welcome offer, earning points, travel perks, and the array of credits that can save you lots of money.

All About The Platinum Card from American Express

Earn 5X points on flights, enjoy complimentary lounge access at airports worldwide, and save significant money each year with the many travel and shopping credits offered by The Platinum Card® from American Express. Excellent travel insurance protections also provide peace of mind. The downside of the Amex Platinum Card is its hefty $695 annual fee.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card Review

Southwest Airlines offers three personal credit cards with varying benefits and annual fees. Sitting at the top of the bunch is the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. While its $149 annual fee might sound intimidating, we’ll show how the Southwest Priority Card benefits more than makeup for its cost.

The Most Valuable World Elite Mastercard Benefits

Most of the time when we discuss credit card benefits, we are talking about the benefits offered by a specific. Underlying every card is a set of benefits determined by the issuing network. You may have heard of Visa Signature and Visa Infinite. These are two of Visa’s card types. Mastercard has their own network card types, as well. Here, we’ll look at the most valuable World Elite Mastercard benefits.

Air Canada Aeroplan Postpones Transition to Revenue-Based Program

Loyalty program transitions are never easy, and we’re happy to report that Air Canada is delaying the transition of its Aeroplan program to a revenue-based earning structure. The new implementation date is late 2022. In the meantime, members will continue to earn miles based on the distance flown and fare class

Ultimate Guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

With highly valuable miles, a strong elite program, and unique partnerships with global airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan is one of the best U.S. airline loyalty programs. Here, we provide a complete guide to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, including how to earn and redeem miles, the ins and outs of elite status, and the best Alaska Mileage Plan redemption options.