And BOOM, another month is done! Hello, November! Here are our most popular posts for October 2019. Some of them were actually written before October (heads up that rules and offers change and we can’t guarantee that those older ones are still accurate), so take a look to make sure you didn’t miss any of the good stuff:
Priority Pass is a program that provides access to airport lounges and business suites as well as gives credits you can use at airport restaurants. While you can buy a membership in the program, most people from the United States have a Priority Pass Select card by having a credit card that provides membership as a perk. That’s where things get interesting. While the access to the club may be limited due to capacity issues, the cardholder will get in by showing their Priority Pass card (or a digital card if available). If you want to bring in a guest, each card has rules that are worded slightly differently and those small differences may cost you an additional $32 for each extra guest.
The American Express Platinum Card is one of the “Big Three” premium travel cards. The AMEX Platinum, along with the Citi Prestige and the Chase Sapphire Reserve all earn flexible award points which you can transfer to many different travel partners.
You can sign up for the American Express Platinum card by using our referral link and we receive a bonus for everyone who gets the card. Thanks!
Since the Sapphire Reserve has kept the same benefits since its introduction and Citi is acting bipolar with their offerings, what about the Platinum Card. Time to give it a look once again.
American Express is currently the only bank offering co-branded cards with Hilton Honors. They have a diverse card line of cards with options ranging from one with no-annual-fee to a premium card with a $450 annual fee. When I wrote about how I’m stuck at Hilton Gold status, I mentioned that I could just sign up for the Hilton Aspire AMEX and I’d automatically have Diamond status. One comment to the post asked why I just didn’t sign up for the card. Good question. Here’s a look at what the card offers and if it’s worth the annual feel for the benefits it provides.
If you decide that you want to sign up for the Hilton Aspire card, or any of the Hilton credit cards (or any AMEX card for that matter), we’d appreciate if you use our link. We receive a bonus for each referral and that helps us keep Your Mileage May Vary HQ going strong.
The Priority Pass program is a network of airport lounges (and, more recently, restaurants, bars, and even day suites) that allow access to members of the program. They can be airline lounges or locations with no airline affiliation.
The priority pass program has been around for about 25 years. We visited a lounge in Japan with our friend Steve, who had a membership, when we visited there in 2005. At the time, lounges didn’t sell day passes, as access to these rooms were seen as an exclusive perk for frequent flyers. Today, the airlines see membership to the lounges and access to them as another way to generate extra revenue.
Here’s a description of Priority Pass from their website: