Capital One Venture X Priority Pass Cards Losing Airport Restaurant Credits

Dec 02 2022

Capital One is eliminating non-lounge airport facilities from Venture X Priority Pass cards effective January 1, 2023. This follows a similar move by American Express in summer 2019.

As a result, Capital One Priority Pass cardholders will not longer be able to swipe their cards for $28 credits at participating restaurants. Chase, by contrast, will still cover restaurant swipes for their Sapphire Reserve cardmembers.

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Lufthansa Starts Selling Miles, Figuring Out How To Circumvent German Law

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Dec 02 2022

In 2019 Lufthansa abruptly terminated the ability to transfer points from Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and others into Miles & More. That made it tough for Americans to get their points. For most, it meant you’d need to spend on a Barclays-issued co-brand Miles & More credit card, or credit flights to Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program.

The explanation at the time was that German law made it impossible for them to continue allowing. Germany’s Payment Services Supervision Act was being interpreted to count a mileage transfer as a payment service which requires registration, government supervision, and “strong customer authentication” among other requirements.

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[LAST CHANCE] Bigger Southwest Credit Card Offer Comes Along At The Perfect Time

Dec 01 2022

Chase and Southwest are out with new bigger bonuses for their Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit cards – and it turns out this is the perfect time strategically to benefit from this.

All three of their consumer cards have 75,000 bonus point offers after $3000 spending on purchases in the first three months. That’s 50% more points than the offer it replaces.

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Review: Aloft Dallas Love Field With No Shampoo Or Hot Water

Dec 01 2022

Aloft isn’t one of my usual brands. In fact I hadn’t stayed at one in nearly six years. I needed a one night stay near Dallas Love Field for Southwest Airlines Media Day and the Aloft seemed like a reasonable choice at $144, while reacquainting myself with Marriott’s brand.

This one is a combined Aloft and Element in the same building, with separate entrances. Aloft is a limited service, lower-scale chain with modern aesthetic that was dubbed ‘a vision of W Hotels’. Element is an extended stay chain with Westin branding tie-in.

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