Best Credit Cards for Product Return Protection (Updated Decmeber 2018)by Jess Farley
Returning purchased or gifted items back to the retailer can be a pain, often made harder by inflexible store return policies, and there’s a good chance you’ll wind up stranded with unwanted items. The right credit card might come to the rescue.
How to Avoid Close-in Booking Fees on American & Unitedby Jess Farley
Last minute award booking fees are a penalty assessed by airlines, purely because they can. That said, there are some strategies to avoid these with a little bit of thinking outside the box.
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%.
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.
Best Rewards Cards for Travel Purchases in 2019by Jess Farley
Bear in mind, the ‘best’ card is subjective. You need to factor in your circumstances to decide what card works best for you. Take into account your current travel goals and upcoming holiday plans. Which flexible currency transfers to your chosen airline? Is there a card with ancillary benefits that provide additional value like free checked bags or a particular insurance benefit? The answers to these questions will help you nail down an earn and burn strategy to reach your travel goals.
How to Replace Non-Compliant State ID’s Affected by the Real ID Actby Jess Farley
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.
Best Points & Miles to Fly Between New York and Londonby Jess Farley
New York to London is the busiest long-haul international route in the world. Check out how to get the best redemptions between these mammoth metropolises.
U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Cardby Sam Helmy
U.S. Bank is getting into the Ultra Premium Travel Rewards credit card market with a new card, the U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Card. This card comes with a hefty $400 annual fee, but it is loaded with benefits, including a unique opportunity to earn unlimited 3x points on mobile purchases.