Possible Devaluation Of Chase Sapphire Reserve Benefits Coming Soon

It appears as though Chase will be cutting some benefits from the Chase Sapphire Reserve®. The move comes relatively quickly after Chase abolished Price and Returns protection across most of its cards. According to a document obtained by Doctor of Credit, the changes will affect some of the 3X earning on travel, as well as the guest access policy for the complimentary Priority Pass membership.

Chase Eliminating Price & Return Protection on Credit Cards

When we reviewed the best credit cards for Price Protection, Chase cards came out on top. Sadly this will no longer be the case. Chase has quietly eliminated Price Protection and Return Protection from nearly all of its cards. When you visit the landing page of most Chase cards and click on Service & protection or Travel & purchase coverage, you will no longer see either benefit listed as a card feature.

How to File a Flight Delay Claim with Chase

Flight delays are inevitable when traveling by air. Planes get held up by weather, mechanical, or personnel issues, or you may get bumped due to the flight being overbooked. But, provided you pay with the right card, you won’t have to rough it in the departures lounge or wear the outlay of an expensive airport hotel. If you hold a Chase or Citi travel rewards card, it’s highly likely you have access to some of the best Trip Delay protection available, provided you follow all the steps listed out below.

Chase Adds Restrictions to Southwest Consumer Cards

Chase has added eligibility restrictions to the consumer versions of its Southwest Credit Cards. The new eligibility criteria affect the Southwest Rapid Rewards® Plus Credit Card, Southwest Rapid Rewards® Premier Credit Card, and Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. The change may make getting the Southwest Companion Pass a little more difficult going forward.

IHG Reduces Value of Free Night Certificate

IHG has reduced the value of its annual free night certificate earned by being an IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card cardmember. Certificates issued as of May 1, 2018, can only be redeemed at properties that have standard award nights priced at 40,000 points or less. Category 8 or higher properties will no longer be eligible for redemption with the free night certificate.