Hyatt Launches Fast-Track to Elite Status, Milestone Rewards Through Credit Cards

Chase and Hyatt just launched a great new promotion for co-branded cardmembers, making it easier to earn World of Hyatt elite status and Milestone Rewards—like free nights, bonus points, lounge access awards, gift cards, and more—even from home! Depending on your situation, now might be the perfect time to boost yourself into the next tier or earn the next Milestone Reward.

AA Extends Elite Status, Lowers Elite Requirements for 2020, Waiving Mileage Redeposit Fees

American Airlines, fashionably late as always, has finally announced the extension of elite status in response to COVID-19. With elite status extensions, lowered elite requirements, waived redeposit fees, and the ability to make up the loss on your Million Miler journey through spend, it’s an impressive wave of updates that will make a lot of travelers happy. But, there’s a potential devaluation hidden in the good news.

Hyatt vs. Marriott: A House Divided

Our family has long been loyal to Marriott, too long as far as I’m concerned. I’ve decided that it is time for us to move our loyalty over to Hyatt – but this requires my reluctant husband to switch over his business travel. I’m outlining my case for making the move here, are you convinced?

Southwest Moves Goalpost for Companion Pass

Southwest has announced that the coveted Companion Pass will require 125,000 points, starting with the 2020 qualification year. Many are justifiably frustrated that the new policy was published immediately after the Chase co-brand credit cards wrapped up a limited-time offer that put the previous target of 110,000 easily within reach. To help you plot your strategy, we’ve summarized the ways you can accelerate your progress towards earning the Companion Pass.