Good morning everyone, I hope your holiday season is going well. Yesterday, I wrote The Results Are In! My Wild & Crazy 2023 Airline, Hotel & Credit Card Predictions. In that post, I shared how my 2023 predictions did (spoiler: not great). But I am not deterred because 2024 is a new year and I have several new predictions that are surely to come true. Without further ado, here are my predictions for 2024:
My 2024 Airline Predictions
Alaska Airlines or Southwest Airlines will introduce a “family pooling” benefit for miles or travel credit.
American Airlines will allow Web Special awards to be changed online (currently, they can only be cancelled).
British Airways will add another airline (besides Finnair) to the Avios family.
Delta will change their 15% SkyMiles discount for Delta credit cards holders.
United will allow you to combine multiple travel bank funds and future flight credits for the same reservation.
Updated at 7am PT on 12/28/23: 1 correction made to the UA “Miles & Money” prediction. I am now up to 4 / 31 :)
Good morning everyone, I hope you are having a great holiday season so far! Now that we are approaching the end of 2023, it’s time to review my 2023 predictions and see how (badly) I did. Correct predictions are in green and incorrect predictions are in red.
My 2023 Airline Predictions (1 / 4)
American Airlines or Alaska Airlines will be added as a transfer partner from a transferable points currency. – No, AA and AS were not added as a transfer partner in 2023, but AA is still a transfer partner of Bilt.
British Airways will change their award chart to calculate the number of Avios needed on a combined distance flown, not on a segment by segment basis. – No, BA has not changed their award chart to calculate combined distance flown.
Delta Airlines or United Airlines will introduce a “Miles and Cash” payment option for award tickets (pay 10,000 miles or pay 8,000 miles + $40). – Yes, UA does have a “Miles & Money” payment method that offers between 0.75 CPP – 1.0 CPP (Frequent Miler article).
Southwest Airlines will work very hard to make up for their December 2022 travel nightmare by offering a transfer bonus from Chase and spending offers on their credit cards in January 2023. – No, SWA did not introduce any transfer bonuses in 2023.
Good evening everyone, I hope your holiday season is going well. With the end of the year right around the corner, I decided to publish my 2023 version of credit card annual fees I paid this year. For comparison, here are my previous credit card annual fee posts:
Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well. A few weeks ago, I wrote about My 6 Credit Card App-O-Rama: Results & Reconsideration Calls. In that post, I talked about my instant approval for the Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red Credit Card that currently has a 75,000 American Airlines Miles sign up bonus after adding an authorized user and making a single purchase on your card and the authorized user card. I love these type of sign up bonuses since it doesn’t get much easier than that! But then I wondered, how long would it take for the sign up bonus to post to my America Airlines AAdvantage account? In this post, I will lay out the timeline of events so you know what to expect when you are waiting for your 75K AA Miles to post.
Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday! A few weeks ago, I applied for 6 new credit cards in my most recent App-O-Rama (which doesn’t work as well as it used to work, back in the good ol’ days), but I wanted to share my results and reconsideration calls. Warning: I don’t recommend applying for multiple cards in the same day (“do as I say, not as I do”). With that said, I started with the American Express Blue Business Plus Credit Card that has a 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points signup bonus after spending $15,000 in 12 months. Check out this Doctor of Credit post for more info.