News and notes from around the interweb:
- Truck crashes into rental car counter it’s almost the opening to a joke, the punch line I guess is the video.
- Chase will launch new United mid-tier card called Quest $250 annual fee with $125 statement credit for United purchases and 5000 mile rebates on 2 award redemptions per year.
- Some Las Vegas hotels ban outside food and drinks. Outrageous.
- Former British Airways flight attendant faces life imprisonment under Hong Kong’s new National Security Law
- Icelandair Boeing 767 landing on an ice runway at Troll airfield (QAT) in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.
I have the united explorer credit card. Would that prevent me from getting the bonus with the new United quest credit card?
I suspect Chase will adopt “card family” rules similar to their Southwest cards. E.g., (1) card will not be available as new account for current personal United card holders (but available as upgrade), and (2) card will not be available to those who received a United personal card welcome bonus in the last 2 years and have since closed the card.
They’ll probably continue their pattern of advertising a large signup bonus but breaking it into two tiers with the latter tier acting more like a mediocre big spend bonus (e.g., current Explorer and Hyatt offers).
Also Gary, you should credit FT for the Quest scoop. The TPG article is clearly lifted from a thread in the FT United MP forum
I will only get the Quest card if I can use it to earn Sky Pesos
I would be shocked if this card is available to the general public? Why? Because it can earn up to 3,000 PQP each year (I know as I have it, had the great legacy Platinum Visa for 20 years or so by my count).
The UA Insider on FT already confirmed that this benefit would carry over to the Quest Card. BUT – the high end Club Card only lets you spend your way to 1,000 PQP. Can’t see any reason why this midtier card would be such a (positive) outlier.
Of course, TPG is horrible and of course didn’t dig into the single best benefit of this card. Probably because UA doesn’t take him/them to award shows for free.
Delta is minting money with its spend for status Amex lineup. Meanwhile, they’re providing their elites less by monetising the front cabin so effectively and devaluing SkyPesos to 1 cpp.
United’s current limits on spend for PQP is loyalty and business malpractice.