Merchants Would Like To Refuse Premium Reward Credit Cards

In what could spell bad news for the industry, large merchants like Amazon and Walmart want the right to be able to refuse premium reward credit cards according to The Wall Street Journal. The key to the merchant’s desire is mitigating the interchange fees they pay for accepting various credit cards.

JAL Award Chart Devaluation Coming November 20, 2018

Japan Airlines (JAL) has announced a devaluation to its JAL Mileage Bank award chart. The coming change will take effect on November 20, 2018; however, don’t wait until the last minute to make an award booking, since the exact deadline is 08:59 Japanese time on November 20, 2018—which is late afternoon/evening on November 19, 2018 in the US.