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Is Amex’s Platinum Business Card Worth $12 Extra A Month?

No denying this has been a big year for change in the credit card landscape. Hyatt changed its policy on how cash and points nights are determined, the Citi Prestige 4th night free benefit is fading into the sunset, and Amex updated the Gold card benefits. Just when you’re catching your breath, ouch, American Express strikes yet again with an annual fee increase on the Business Platinum credit card.

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Could We Replicate the Netflix / “Friends” Revolt with the AMEX Business Platinum Changes?

Updated at 10:50am PT on 12/5: According to the New York Times, Netflix paid $100 million to keep “Friends” for 1 more year.  That is the power that “Friends” fans have over Netflix.

Good morning everyone.  I am not sure if you heard the 2 big stories that broke Monday morning: Netflix was planning on removing the TV show “Friends” from their service beginning January 1 and American Express announced BIG changes to the American Express Business Platinum Charge Card.  Not surprising, Netflix users freaked out and started complaining on Facebook and Twitter.  Here are a few complaints from this USA Today article.  After a few hours, Netflix reversed course and granted users’ wishes: “Friends” would be on Netflix through 2019.  That’s one win for the little guys!  But what about the second big story from Monday?

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Changes to American Express Centurion Lounge Access – Are you Affected?

American Express has made changes yet again to their lounge access policy. So of course the first thing we want to know is what those changes are and will we be affected. I wrote about the American Express Centurion Lounges and asked readers how they were feeling about them. Readers were mixed, with the chief complaint being the overcrowding of lounges. American Express did start limiting the number of guests cardholders could bring in with them, and as of October 2, they’ve made an even more restrictive change.

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Centurion Lounge in Las Vegas – Travel with Grant meetup

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JetBlue TrueBlue Points Match Bonus Posted & Timeline of Events

Good morning everyone, happy Thursday!  I logged into my JetBlue account last night and saw a huge increase to my JetBlue TrueBlue points balance.  After looking at my account activity, I saw the 50,000 bonus JetBlue TrueBlue points, thanks to the JetBlue Points Match promo that ran a few weeks ago.

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Trip Report: Mileage Running with JetBlue Mosaic Status from SFO-LAS and 2 Centurion Lounge Meetups


Good morning everyone, happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  I just returned from my JetBlue mileage run from San Francisco (SFO) to Las Vegas (LAS) on Saturday.  The flight was only 414 miles, but the day was spent talking miles, points, travel and much more (not to mention eating/drinking our way through several lounges and enjoying inflight snacks).

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