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.
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 use the Chase Sapphire Reserve $300 Travel Credit
The has been a runaway success since its release in August 2016. It has been so successful that JPMorgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, noted during an investor conference that the rapid take-up of the card would put a $200/300 million…
5 Reasons the Chase Sapphire Reserve is the Ultimate Family Travel Card
Lounge access, easy to redeem travel credit, flexible redemption options and some of the best complimentary insurance products available are key reasons we think the CSR is the right card for family travel.
Maximizing the Citi Prestige $250 Travel Credit
Despite the mid-year announcement of adverse changes to the Citi Prestige® Card, the card still has serious appeal. With standout features like the 4th-night free when booking a hotel through Citi Concierge, an annual $250 airline travel credit, 3X points on airfare & hotels, and 2X points on dining & entertainment, the Prestige Card consistently ranks as one of the best premium travel rewards credit cards on the market.
How Does the Ritz-Carlton Card’s $300 Annual Travel Credit Work?
Back in August 2016, Chase made some significant enhancements to The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card which included an increased signup bonus, reissuing the card as a Visa Infinite card, and the addition to some stellar new benefits that make the…
Success in 2017 With Points & Miles
Certain times of the year are of particular importance with points and miles. The beginning/end of the year, whenever you approach the renewal of a credit card account and the day you reach or elevate any elite status are just a few important days that occur throughout the year. The beginning of the year is particularly important, especially if you want to maximize the value across all of your programs.
Best Credit Cards with Travel and Airline Credits for Incidentals 
Does your credit card give you some form of a statement credit or rebate based on certain types of travel expenses? Are you maximizing it? See what is out there.