Can I Use Airline & Travel Credits to Pay Award Change and Cancellation Fees?
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.
Create a First-Rate Membership Rewards Credit Card Combo
American Express Membership Rewards is one of the premier flexible rewards programs available to points and miles fans. You can earn Membership Rewards (MR) via a slew of different credit cards, and you can collect every point into a single account which then transfers to almost 20 different airline and hotel partners.
Airline & Flexible Points Rewards Cards Awarding 50,000+ Points for New Cardmembers
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?
Which Credit Cards Provide Free Roadside Assistance?
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!
How to use the Amex Gold & Platinum Airline Travel Credit
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…
How to Receive Elite Hotel Benefits Without Elite Status
If you want the benefits of elite status within a hotel program but don’t happen to have that status, leveraging luxury hotel programs could deliver just what you’re looking for. Upgrades, complimentary breakfast, and late check-out are just a few of the perks you’ll be eligible for with the right program.
How to Replace Non-Compliant State ID’s Affected by the Real ID Act
Starting October 20, 2018, residents of states impacted by the Real ID Act will need to update their identification to a TSA approved ID to fly any commercial flight, domestic or international. The states involved have all failed to issue a drivers license or state ID that is compliant with the Real ID Act. Who knows if this revised date will stick, but it is something to be aware of.
Non-Travel Benefits of Rewards Credit Cards (Updated October 2018)
We’ve covered various travel insurances offered by premium rewards cards such as Auto Rental CDW and Trip Delay coverage, but did you know that your credit card most likely offers perks that have nothing to do with travel?