Paris-Bangkok-Koh Samui-Hong Kong-Tokyo-Seattle. One Vacation. 13 days. (Part 2 of 2)

The goal of this blog is to show how a regular person with a job can afford to jet set on a grand level. Well, time to prove, as I showed in Part 1. In this post, I will detail exactly the miles, points and dollars required for my next vacation. 1) Lufthansa Business-Class: New…

Canceling My Chase British Airways Card: A Weird Phone Call

I applied for, and received, the Chase British Airways (BA) credit card last year when the bonus was 100,000 Avios (BA’s term for miles) after spending $20,000. I thought I would try for the BA Travel Together ticket, but I found myself not being able to justify the $800-plus fuel surcharges that are charged when redeeming…

New Benefit of Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Credit Card – Starting June 1st

The Chase Explorer card is getting a new benefit starting June 1st – no more foreign transaction fees, as they helpfully explain in the email, below: This is an ancillary benefit – in other words, it’s not one of the primary reasons to apply for the card. Here’s why – Chase charges 3% on each foreign transaction and…

New Chase Sapphire Preferred Benefit: I no longer have to call Chase and let them know my travel information ahead of time

My biggest credit card fear is that someone else will somehow get my personal information and use it maliciously. Banks often do state in the terms and conditions that you will not be held liable for such acts, but it’s a huge hassle to have your identity stolen and I’d prefer not to have it happen to me anytime soon.…