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Marriott will launch its new loyalty program in August 2018, combining the Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and SPG programs. The program is broadly positive for general travelers. Certain types of miles and points travelers lose out.

The post Marriott-SPG: The Types of Travelers that Lose Out Look Familiar appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

The Amex Delta Platinum 70k offers are good through 5/16/18 with my refer-a-friend links.

The post My Refer-a-Friend Offers: Amex Delta Platinum 70k + $100 Credit appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Chase Offers launched in late 2017 and ends March 31, 2018. Use up your offers by 3/31 if any interest you. Is this the final end of Chase Offers or is a better version run by Chase on the way?

The post The Short Life of Chase Offers, Is a Second Act Coming? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Best Unknown Card, Found Lost Amazon Villages, The Mako Mori Test appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Delta really wants you to spend big in 2018 on your Amex Delta Platinum and Reserve cards. Targeted offers for $75,000 and $90,000 annual spend have been emailed to personal cardholders. The move to a $250,000 MQD waiver for Diamond status may have put many of these cards in the sock drawer.

The post Delta’s $250k Gambit Off to a Rough Start? Check for Amex Spend MQM Offers appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Ireland’s Alcatraz, Radisson’s Brands Explained, Trouser Revolution appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Delta Sky Clubs now have fingerprint check-in, facilitated by fingerprint readers from CLEAR that Delta is helping itself to member biometric data.

The post Here’s that Delta Sky Club Fingerprint Scanner, With Data Courtesy of CLEAR appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Last call for the Amex SPG Business 35k offer, get it by March 28, 2018 if you've never had the bonus before. Here's my wife's refer-a-friend link, pass it on!

The post Last Chance to Use My Wife’s Amex SPG Biz 35k Refer-a-Friend Link (3/28/18) appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Ethiopian Airlines Girl Power, Qantas Points for El Al, Chocolate Chip Cookie Inventor appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

A quick reminder to get your last Amazon orders in today, 3/26/18 to earn 3x JetBlue TrueBlue points. Starting tomorrow, you'll need to submit those orders on JetBlue in-flight wi-fi to earn 3x.

The post Last Day for Amazon 3x, Even JetBlue is Sad Face (3/26/18) appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Join us tonight March 20, 2018 for our Reach for the Miles NY miles & manufactured spend meetup. See you at 6:00 at Professor Thom's!

The post Tonight 3/20: NY Miles & Manufactured Spend Meetup appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

The FTU Washington, DC schedule has been announced. Join us August 11-12, 2018 and enjoy a $30 off flash sale through March 22, 2018!

The post FTU DC 2018 Schedule Announced and $30 Off Flash Sale appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

The FTU New York schedule has been announced. Join us June 9-10, 2018 and enjoy a $30 off flash sale through March 22, 2018!

The post FTU New York 2018 Schedule Announced and $30 Off Flash Sale appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Economics of Poke, Kayaking Icebergs, Time to Leave Mallorca appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Aspire Tops? Can Putin Leave? Why Fly an Old British Bomber? appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

The Barclays Arrival Premier is a $150 annual fee travel credit card with few travel benefits and weak airline transfer partners.

The post Barclays Arrival Premier – A $150 Clunker appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post Meh Singapore Airlines, America’s Forgotten Fruit, Teens for Governor appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

A surprise announcement on the Chase IHG credit card has brought a storm of criticism from the card's worst customers. They want an uncapped free anniversary night in perpetuity.

The post The Chase IHG Credit Card’s Worst Customers Revolt Over ‘This Flaming Piece of Garbage’ appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

A no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee chip-and-pin credit card, with a $200 sign-up bonus, that earns 2% cash back, too? The State Department Federal Credit Union has launched the Premium Cash Back+ card.

Doctor of Credit has the rundown and instructions for eligibility, membership in the American Consumer Counsil (see DoC's instructions for free membership).

The sign-up bonus is $200 for $3,000 spend in the first 90 days. One commentor reports that SDFCU is sensitive to appliants with many cards and credit inquiries.

The published list of benefits are:

The post New 2% Cash Back Chip-and-Pin Card with $200 Bonus, No Foreign Transaction Fee, No Annual Fee appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

Hacks, travels, events, and ideas from the world and the world of travel. My daily take on what's new and thought-provoking.

The post 2-Fer Cards for the Average Joe, DNA Change in Space, Fiji Profit appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.