Top Credit Cards for Trip Interruption & Trip Cancellation Insurance by Jess Farley
With roughly 15% of US travelers having to cancel or change their travel plans each year, investing in quality travel insurance is a must. But one of the issues with travel insurance is it can be prohibitively expensive, with 3rd party insurance plans increasing the cost of travel by as much as 10%.
Benefits for Authorized Users on Rewards Credit Cards (Updated November 2018)by Jess Farley
The list of carryover benefits differs for each card, as does the cost of adding authorized user accounts. We’re not covering cards in this post that provide bonus points to the primary cardholder for adding an authorized user, as we’ve covered those cards in detail in another post. This post is aimed at the authorized user cards and the perks they receive.
Can I Use Airline & Travel Credits to Pay Award Change and Cancellation Fees?by Jess Farley
Most airline loyalty programs now charge award change or cancellation fees, with costs ranging from a reasonable $20/25 for select changes on KrisFlyer, Emirates, or Etihad, to a slap-in-the-face $150 per ticket for close-in changes or redeposits through Delta’s SkyMiles program. That’s cold hard cash you’ve paid to the airline for the privilege of not flying with them. But thanks to travel credits provided on some of our favorite travel rewards cards, that cash doesn’t have to come from your wallet. Instead, you can pay the award change or cancellation fee using your credit card, and have the charge wiped as a statement credit.
Airline & Flexible Points Rewards Cards Awarding 50,000+ Points for New Cardmembersby Howie Rappaport
50,000+ points or miles in the right program can take you far. Are you collecting the right points and miles to get you where you want to go?
How to File a Flight Delay Claim with Chase or Citiby Jess Farley
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.
How To Get Free Rental Car Upgradesby Jess Farley
Numerous credit cards offer complimentary car rental elite status, in addition to formalized status matches from some of the most prominent car rental agencies in the U.S. We’ve included our favorite methods to score free car rental upgrades.
Which Credit Cards Provide Free Roadside Assistance?by Jess Farley
No matter which state you’re traveling in, one quick call can put you in touch with a roadside assistance dispatch center which will keep you on the phone while organizing the help you need. And the best part? If you hold one of these credit cards, you can use this service up to four times a year free of charge!
Citi Prestige vs Sapphire Reserve – Which Provides More Value?by Jess Farley
Head to head Citi Prestige vs Sapphire Reserve: Which would you pick?
Which Credit Cards Have the Best Flight Delay Insurance? by Jess Farley
Almost every rewards card features ancillary benefits ranging from purchase protection and extended warranty coverage to roadside assistance and a slew of different travel insurance perks. One of the most valuable (and widely used) of these benefits is Trip Delay Reimbursement, which can cover your expenses in the event of a delayed or canceled flight.
How to use the Amex Gold & Platinum Airline Travel Creditby Jess Farley
Back in 2010, American Express launched an innovative first for premium credit cards, introducing a $200 airline fee credit to to cover the costs of checked bags, in-flight food, airfare change fees, lounge passes, and more. While groundbreaking at the…