Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend. 2 weeks ago, I did an App-O-Rama where I applied for a bunch of credit cards, mostly with mixed results. I will share more details of the App-O-Rama and reconsideration calls in another post, but today, I wanted to share my process of getting the new Cathay Pacific Visa Signature Credit Card (direct credit card link). The credit card is issued by Synchrony, the same bank that issues the Ebates Visa Signature Credit Card and many other store credit cards. The credit card currently offers 50,000 Cathay Pacific Asia Miles after you spend $2,500 in 3 months. Even though I don’t have concrete plans for the 50,000 Asia Miles, I am sure I can find a good use for them. In this post, I will tell you about the application process and show you the card design and welcome kit.
Buenas dias everyone!
I’m a bit late on this, but I wanted to let you know that we started a round-the-world trip earlier this week and will be sharing some updates along the way.
After spending the weekend with some friends in Austin, we took off for Madrid in business class on an American 787-9 – booked with Citi Thank You Points and upgraded with AA System Wide Upgrades. (Four other friends were on our same flight, but we left them behind in Premium Economy…and then they left us behind at the Madrid airport!)
We immediately hopped on a train to Valencia to visit a friend of my partner’s, crashing at an Airbnb for two nights, and are now on our way to spend two nights at the Holiday Inn Express Barcelona City 22@. Two other members of the group got to Barcelona yesterday, so tomorrow we’re doing the same EatWith cooking class that Whitney wrote about last week. On Friday, we’ll be taking a short flight to Algeria on Air Algerie, then hopping on a Qatar business class mistake fare to Hong Kong via Doha. (Two other friends will be on the ALG-DOH flight, and we’ll meet up with the other four in Doha and fly the rest of the way together). Continue reading
Let me start off by saying that British Airways Avios are awesome. If you fly short, non-stop flights, British Airways Avios cannot be beat. I’ve written a few posts about British Airways Avios in the past:
- Book British Airways Avios Award Tickets
- Cancel / Refund British Airways Avios Award Tickets
- Transfer British Airways Avios to Iberia Avios (useful to save on fuel surcharges)
- 2 Tickets to Hawaii for $105 (great for many flights from the West Coast)
With that said, I have been asked a few times about the current 40% Transfer Bonus to British Airways from American Express Membership Rewards that is ending on January 31. To me, this is probably the best Membership Reward transfer bonus I have seen in the last 2 years.