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TODAY'S POSTS: 
- Amex Is Targeting Platinum Cardholders for 10,000 Bonus Points After 10 Purchases  
- Which Airline is Best on Each Shuttle Route?  
- 10 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Faster  
- Basic Economy Flyers Are Using Overhead Bins — But Should They?  
- American’s Pilot Mix-Up Could Cost the Carrier $10 Million  
- 11 Things I’d Like to See in a Super-Premium Marriott Card  
- Why I’m Hopeful About the Future of the SPG Program With Marriott’s New Chase and Amex Agreements  
- United Explorer vs. United Club Card: Benefits, Coverage and More  
- Deal Alert: US Cities to Los Angeles From $82 Round-Trip in Basic Economy  
- Japan Airlines Invests $10 Million in Boom Supersonic 

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Amex Is Targeting Platinum Cardholders for 10,000 Bonus Points After 10 Purchases

By Emily McNutt on Dec 06, 2017 08:15 am
American Express is targeting some cardholders of the Platinum Card from American Express with the opportunity to earn 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points. The issuer is sending out emails to targeted Platinum cardholders with a great offer to earn 10,000 bonus MR points after making 10 purchases with your card. Even if you didn’t receive ...
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Which Airline is Best on Each Shuttle Route?

By Richard Kerr on Dec 06, 2017 08:00 am
Minimize travel time, maximize work efficiency. If you need to regularly commute on one of the three busiest air shuttle routes — Los Angeles to San Francisco, Boston to New York or Washington Reagan to New York — it’s important you find the most cost-efficient and reliable carrier. Today, I’ll look at the airlines that ...
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10 Ways to Get Through Airport Security Faster

By Nick Ellis on Dec 06, 2017 07:00 am
Getting through airport security can be one of the most frustrating aspects of traveling — especially with the TSA having the number of issues that we’ve been seeing in the news lately. Passengers have reported outlandish security checkpoint wait times, airlines (specifically American and United) have had to call in millions of dollars’ worth of reinforcements to help ...
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Basic Economy Flyers Are Using Overhead Bins — But Should They?

By Brendan Dorsey on Dec 05, 2017 06:30 pm
Unfortunately, basic economy is becoming the new normal in the airline industry. The three major US carriers have been rolling it out on more and more routes this year, much to our dismay. Billed as a way for customers to save money, it lets people buy cheaper fares and forego things like seat selection, priority ...
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American’s Pilot Mix-Up Could Cost the Carrier $10 Million

By Emily McNutt on Dec 05, 2017 05:30 pm
When it was first announced, American Airlines’ pilot shortage caused a headache for both the airline and its passengers. While the, uh, nightmAAre before Christmas has since been resolved, and AA says all of its holiday flights will be fully staffed with pilots, the mix-up could come with a hefty price tag for the airline. JPMorgan ...
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11 Things I’d Like to See in a Super-Premium Marriott Card

By Zach Honig on Dec 05, 2017 04:15 pm
This summer, TPG and I met with David Flueck, the head of the combined Marriott/Starwood Preferred Guest program. The key takeaway was that it would be business as usual for both Marriott Rewards and SPG through 2018, but that we’d be hearing more about the chain’s credit card plans by the end of 2017. Those ...
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Why I’m Hopeful About the Future of the SPG Program With Marriott’s New Chase and Amex Agreements

By The Points Guy on Dec 05, 2017 03:00 pm
What We Know: Today, Marriott announced it has signed deals with both Chase and American Express. In 2018, Amex will get a new super-premium consumer credit card and a business credit card. Also in 2018, Chase will get new business card options. If you don’t yet have any of the SPG co-branded Amex cards, I ...
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United Explorer vs. United Club Card: Benefits, Coverage and More

By Eric Rosen on Dec 05, 2017 02:10 pm
When it comes to co-branded airline credit cards, United loyalists have two main options: the United MileagePlus Explorer Card or the United MileagePlus Club Card, both of which are issued by Chase. While the average traveler might get more mileage (so to speak) out of a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or The Amex ...
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Los Angeles From $82 Round-Trip in Basic Economy

By Nick Ellis on Dec 05, 2017 01:10 pm
Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or ...
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Japan Airlines Invests $10 Million in Boom Supersonic

By Emily McNutt on Dec 05, 2017 11:45 am
The potential return of supersonic travel has been a hot topic lately, thanks in no small part to the Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic. Now, the program is getting another boost in the form of an investment by Japan Airlines. JAL announced on Tuesday that it’s investing at least $10 million in the startup, which hopes to return ...
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