Dangers of Traveling – 50 Cent Edition – and Free Business Class Tickets

I receive compensation for content and many links on this blog. Citibank is an advertising partner of this site, as is American Express, Chase, Barclays and Capital One. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by my advertising partners. I do not write about all credit cards that are available -- instead focusing on miles, points, and cash back (and currencies that can be converted into the same). Terms apply to the offers and benefits listed on this page.

News and notes from around the interweb:

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

More articles by Gary Leff »

Editorial note: any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer. Comments made in response to this post are not provided or commissioned nor have they been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any bank. It is not the responsibility of advertisers Citibank, Chase, American Express, Barclays, Capital One or any other advertiser to ensure that questions are answered, either. Terms and limitations apply to all offers.


  1. Gary, do you have a post where you talk about the basics of which programs to look for when trying to fly on miles around the world? For example, I need to fly BOS-KRK in Aug and I can do in using 140K United miles and $108 to fly LH in C, but I have lots of Starwood points and lots of Chase points.

    Do you have a post about which programs I should at least take a look at transferring points to before I just use my United miles?

  2. @Gary re: CC rewards. FWIW… I know this is not a top card to you, but as you well know Capital One Venture has 2% points redeemable for travel spend. What is new (to me) is that you can repeatedly redeem against the same travel purchases until they expire in three months. I confirmed this with a rep to make sure I was not double dipping.

  3. @Jim L – CapOne pulls credit reports from all 3 agencies, and the best you’ll do is 2% on travel which isn’t as good as Barclaycard Arrival+ (2.1% on travel) or a 2% cash back card. It’s a strong return but that’s why I’m not big on CapOne Venture.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *