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.

Chase Freedom Credit Card Review

The Chase Freedom® is one of a handful of rewards cards straddling fixed-value and transferable rewards. As a standalone card, the Freedom Card is a fixed-value rewards card featuring 5% cashback on quarterly revolving bonus categories, and 1% on all other purchases.