[AJK: Frankly, it was harder to secure a shower than I thought it would be. Perhaps it’s just me, but I expected that passengers flying First should have priority over those flying Business, but apparently it’s first come, first serve, regardless of class. That said, being assertive worked and I was finally given shower room. Mid-shampoo, when I heard final boarding call for our ANA flight back to New York, I jumped out of the shower and high-tailed it to the gate, which fortunately was only a couple minutes away.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
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If I want to stay in a 5 star Park Hyatt in the Maldives, Melbourne, NYC, Paris, Sydney, or Tokyo that would cost over $1,000/night, I can instantly transfer 25-30K points to Hyatt to do that, a value of up to 6 cents per point. If I need a one-way flight from Cleveland (or Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Montreal, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Toronto, etc) to NYC that can cost $500 each way, I can instantly transfer 7.5K points to British Airways to book a short-haul on American with no last minute booking fees. Or if American doesn’t have availability I can instantly transfer 10K points to United for their short-haul award. That’s a value of up to 7 cents per point. If I want to stay in a non-chain hotel that costs $300/night and don’t want to pay cash, I can redeem 20K points for the room thanks to my Sapphire Reserve card’s minimum redemption value of 1.5 cents per point. If I want to fly in a $25,000 ANA First Class Suite round-trip from the US to Tokyo, I can … [Read more...] about Reader Question: Which Chase Ink Card Should I Apply For?
Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards Ink PreferredSapphire ReserveSapphire PreferredInk CashInk Unlimited FreedomFreedom Unlimited Signup bonus80K points for spending $5,000 in 3 months.50K points for spending $4,000 in 3 months 50K points for spending $4,000 in 3 months 50K points for spending $3,000 in 3 months.50K points for spending $3,000 in 3 months.15K points for spending $500 in 3 months 15K points for spending $500 in 3 months Annual Fee$95$450$0 for the first year, then $95 $0$0$0$0 Additional Cardholder Fee$0$75$0$0$0$0$0 Allows you to transfer Chase points from any card to airline milesYes Yes Yes NoNoNoNo Annual Travel Credit (Airfare, hotels, car rentals, Uber, etc) $0$300 $0$0$0$0$0 $100 Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee RefundNoneOnce every 4 years for Primary cardholder NoneNoneNoneNoneNone Priority Pass membershipNonePrimary and secondary cardholders can bring 2 guests into a loungeNoneNoneNoneNoneNone Value of points towards … [Read more...] about Ultimate Comparison Chart Of Chase Ultimate Rewards Cards; Supercharge Your Earnings By Creating Your Own Killer Quinfecta!
You can transfer points to airlines like ANA, Air Canada, Avianca, or Singapore for Star Alliance travel. Points transfer to Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France/KLM, or Delta for Skyteam travel. Transfer to BA, Cathay Pacific, or Iberia for OneWorld travel. Other transfer options include El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JetBlue, or Virgin Atlantic. This can make sense for one-way, last-minute, or premium class travel. The value with airline miles can be under a cent each if used poorly, but properly used the points can be worth 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents, or even more per point, the sky is the limit. … [Read more...] about Last Chance To Lock In A Lower Annual Fee On The AMEX Business Platinum Card!
Second, when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an AMEX business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. … [Read more...] about 1 Hour Left: Last Chance To Lock In A Lower Annual Fee On The AMEX Business Platinum Card!
-Chabad of Honolulu is located at 410 Atkinson Drive, adjacent to the Ala Moana Hotel. It has the only daily minyan in all of the Hawaiian islands. There is daily shacharis at 8:30 and mincha/maariv can be arranged for someone who needs to say kaddish. There is a minyan every shabbos and you can join communal meals on Friday night and Shabbos day. The cost for both meals is $70 for adults and $45 for kids and reservations should be made beforehand. … [Read more...] about DansMeals: Hawaii For The Kosher Traveler. Part 1: General Info And The Island Of Oahu