New Loyalty Program, New Travel Visa Requirement, The Dirtiest Seats On The Plane, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Differences Between The Luxury Hotel Program For Sapphire Reserve Cardholders & The One For Everyone Else

The Chase Sapphire Reserve advertises itself as the card for smart, sophisticated travelers. It has many features that justify the hefty $450 a year price tag, like a $300 annual travel credit, primary car insurance coverage, Priority Pass membership and Global Entry/TSA Precheck reimbursement.

If you go to the page on the Sapphire Reserve website, you’ll find a link to the Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection.

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The Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection is a network of more than 1,000 of the world’s finest hotels, resorts and spas. When you use your Chase Sapphire ReserveSM or J.P. Morgan ReserveSM card to purchase your stay, you enjoy complimentary guest privileges including daily breakfast for two, a room upgrade (when available at select properties), early check-in and late check-out (when available at select properties) and a special amenity unique to each property such as lunch or dinner for two, a spa treatment, golf green fee waivers, welcome gift, or airport transfers.

Here’s a direct link to the website. You’ll be asked to log in with your Chase ID associated with your Sapphire Reserve card. When I tried with a different account, the link sent me to the general Ultimate Rewards page. But what if you don’t have a Sapphire Reserve for, you know, reasons? Continue reading “Differences Between The Luxury Hotel Program For Sapphire Reserve Cardholders & The One For Everyone Else”

Going To This Country? If You Don’t Need A Visa, You’ll Soon Need A Waiver

Following in the footsteps of the United States’ ESTA, Canada’s eTA and the upcoming ETIAS (You remember that one, right? It’s a visa! No it’s not!) for the European countries in the Schengen Zone, another country is going to start a visa waiver program on October 1, but registration can begin this month.

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Earn Uber Cash When Shopping Or Eating Out

I’m always looking for ways to earn extra cash back for everyday purchases. Therefore I was interested when I saw an ad the last time I opened the UBER app showing me how to earn UBER Cash with Visa Local Offers.

As it turns out, this is like a dining program or shopping portal but instead of earning miles or cash back, you can earn UBER Cash for our purchases. Signing up is as easy as looking at the UBER app on your phone.

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Opinion: People’s Response To The Upcoming ETIAS Visa/Non-Visa/Maybe ESTA Payback For Going To Europe

I have never, ever seen so much hoopla over international travel before.

I had originally written about ETIAS back in December, when I first heard that the Schengen group of 26 European countries will begin to require that citizens of over five dozen countries, including the U.S., fill out an electronic form to enter this group of countries in the E.U. In late February I read somewhere there was more info, which led me to write, “More Info About Requiring A Visa When Traveling To Europe As A U.S. Citizen.”

And then the comments started…

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