Marriott Once Again Extends Free Nights, Bonvoy Point Expiration Pause
Marriott Bonvoy members can breathe a sigh of relief. Marriott just made some positive changes – including extending the expiration pause on Bonvoy points and extending to the validity of Free Night Awards. Both are now valid through at least the end of 2021.
FoundersCard Adds New Elite Status Shortcuts. Should I Finally Sign Up?
FoundersCard is a membership program designed for traveling entrepreneurs and business executives. Through its partnerships, members can get a slew of travel perks. For 2021, FoundersCard announced several exciting new benefits, including complimentary Virgin Atlantic elite status. So, in this post, I dive into all of the perks to consider whether a FoundersCard membership is worth the cost.
Priority Pass, LoungeKey Members to Lose Access to Over 100 Plaza Premium Lounges
Priority Pass is set to lose a pretty big lounge partner in a few months. Plaza Premium—which operates 180 airport lounges across the globe—will end its partnership with Priority Pass and LoungeKey effective July 1, 2021. But, we will show you a way that you can still get access to these lounges.
Confirmed: American Express Dropping Centurion Lounge Guest Access for Platinum Cardholders
Centurion Lounge guest access for The Platinum Card® from American Express cardholders is set to change. Effective February 2023, Amex Platinum cardholders will have to pay to bring non-cardholders with them into Centurion Lounges.
All 80 TSA PreCheck Participating Airlines and Credit Cards That Reimburse the Application Fee
Breeze Airways launched in May 2021 as a TSA PreCheck participating airline. That means you can now “breeze” through TSA PreCheck when flying on one of 80 airlines! If you haven’t signed up for TSA PreCheck (or Global Entry) yet, let’s show you why – plus all of the credit cards that reimburse the TSA PreCheck application fee.
Amex Adds Cell Phone Protection to Many Premium Cards
Starting April 1, 2021, Amex will add cell phone protection as a new benefit for several popular card products. If you use your qualifying Amex card to pay your cell phone bill, you can be reimbursed up to $800 for repair or replacement costs in the event it’s stolen or damaged—including cracked screens! Here’s what you need to know about the new benefit and how it compares to other cards.
(Almost) All Alaska Lounges are Once Again Accessible to Priority Pass Members
If you’re a Priority Pass member, you can once again access all but one of Alaska’s lounges. This is good news for travelers flying through Los Angeles, New York JFK, Seattle, Portland, or Anchorage. Three of Alaska’s lounges left Priority Pass, but they’re all now back and ready to host you.
Amex Adds New Dining, Cell Phone Monthly Credits to Many Co-Branded Cards
The good news for American Express cardholders just keeps on coming! Through the end of 2021, Delta, Hilton, and Marriott co-branded cards will receive a monthly statement credit for dining or wireless credits. These credits range from $5 per month on no-annual-fee cards up to $20 per month on Amex’s premium co-branded cards. That’s up to $220 in statement credits through the end of the year!