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News and notes from around the interweb:
- Last month Chase and American Express announced increased earning for their respective Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express, Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card and Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card products — with Starwood cards earning bonus points for spend at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton properties, and Marriott and Ritz-Carlton cards earning bonuses for spend at Starwood properties. This reciprocal bonus-earning has been extended to card products in Canada, the UAE, Japan, and the UK.
- Delta claims not to have an award chart but here it is.
- Etihad offered elite status after just one flight. Now they’ve changed the terms and conditions. Of course they’ve played this game before. And… before.
- ATPCO is the company that distributes airfares. What’s its future?
- Will American’s introduction of premium economy lead to a devaluation of their award chart for business class so soon after the last one on March 22?
- China Eastern seeking government approval to become an investment firm
- American Express will be adding 77 new properties to their Fine Hotels and Resorts program next year. I love this benefit of Platinum cards, nicer hotels generally give you throw-ins like breakfast, upgrades, and late checkout without extra cost.
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