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When to Redeem Arrival Miles for First Class Tickets

At which point does it make more sense to buy a first class ticket rather than redeem miles? Cheap first class tickets (in the form of mistake fares or otherwise) don’t come around often. When they do, it’s always best… Continue Reading

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Citi Platinum AAdvantage vs. Barclay Aviator Red: Which Card Should You Keep?

With American Airlines and US Airways merging next year, the US Airways Mastercard issued by Barclays will be converted to an AAdvantage Aviator Red MasterCard. The new card will have the same features as the Citi Platinum AAdvantage card, leaving… Continue Reading

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When to Redeem Arrival Miles for Economy Class Tickets

Earning and redeeming traditional frequent flyer miles isn’t always the best way to go. Sometimes, it makes more sense to buy a ticket and redeem Barclay Arrival Miles for it. This is especially true in terms of value received from… Continue Reading

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Are 10,000 Frequent Flyer Miles Worth $89?

Last week, there was quite a bit of excitement over Barclays’ announcement that the US Airways Premier World MasterCard, which will be rebranded as an American Airlines card after the merger, would continue to pay out a 10,000 mile renewal… Continue Reading

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2,500 Bonus Miles with the Barclay US Airways Mastercard

There may finally be a reason to dust off the US Airways Premier World Mastercard: Through December 31, 2014 Barclays is offering cardholders 2 bonus miles per $1 spent on the following categories:  Gas Dining Toy, game, and department stores… Continue Reading

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When to Redeem Arrival Miles for Business Class Tickets

Does it ever make sense to pay cash for a business class ticket? For the average person, the answer to that questions is “no.” Most of us book our premium cabin seats with frequent flyer miles earned via credit card… Continue Reading