14 Mar
No More Chase Sapphire Reserve 100k Bonus… Now What?

Chase first announced the Sapphire Reserve and its MEGA 100k bonus last August and took me by surprise! Initially I was not sure how Chase was able to offer a card that provides so much more value than any other credit card available. But then...

09 Mar
Amex Business Platinum 50% Rebate – For A Non-Cardholder

Back in 2016, American Express  announced some benefit changes to both the personal and business versions of the Platinum Card. In my opinion these benefit changes were significantly more rewarding than the recent changes we learned of this past week or so, but I digress...

07 Mar
Only Cardholders Truly Benefiting from Amex Platinum Changes

It all started last week when American Express announced MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes to their Platinum Card beginning March 30th, including: $200 annual Uber credits 5x earning on eligible hotel bookings (i.e. via amextravel.com) Improved Priority Pass guest access (2 free guests privileges) Plus come other junk like: Complimentary...

06 Mar
Business Platinum Benefit Changes – Amex Doesn’t “Get” it

American Express is at it again - this time with benefit changes to the Business Platinum Card! Last week American Express announced MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes to their Platinum Card coming March 30th, including: $200 annual Uber credit 5x earning on eligible hotel bookings (i.e. via amextravel.com) ...

06 Mar
Searching Last Minute Cathay Pacific First Class Award Seats

Over the course of the past year, I have been working to accumulate Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to redeem for a trip with friends to Tokyo! I was able to construct us a very nice itinerary flying Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK-HKG-NRT,  showcasing Alaska...

03 Mar
Amex Platinum’s MAJOR, Yet Not-So Rewarding Changes

Before I get started, if you haven’t heard, American Express just announced changes to the Platinum Card from American Express. Other BA bloggers have covered this in detail (in random order): Travelling The World One Mile At A Time (OMAAT) Travel Codex Mommy Points Mile To Memories Points, Miles & Martini’s Rather...

03 Mar
Andaz London Liverpool Street – Highs and Lows

I stayed at the Andaz London Liverpool Street this past December. It was just a small part of a great New Years trip! Wildly Inefficient American Airlines Checked Bag Policy Review: American Airlines 767-300 Business Class MIA-MXP – Pretty Good! The Park Hyatt Milan - the...

02 Mar
Helping a Friend Churn Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Cards

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are valuable. I was talking with a friend about an upcoming trip and highlighted my use of Mileage Plan miles to book the trip! He was wondering why one should invest in Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles. Well, how about access...

28 Feb
AYP List of Top Credit Cards February 2017

It's February 28th of 2017. The official last day of February this year, considering 2017 is NOT a leap year. If you were born on February 29th, your birthday  may not exist to most of the world, but AYP hasn't forgotten about you! To all you leap year...

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