Chris Carley


The Business Platinum Card from American Express released five Amex Offers giving cardholders up to 5X points when using their cards in certain categories. But given that consumer/personal Platinum Card from American Express members receive $30 in monthly PayPal credits through June, are the business flavor’s new promotions enough to satiate members?

This year was difficult for almost everyone — and the travel industry was no exception.

Delta Air Lines is the preferred carrier of most of this blog’s readers. While Delta certainly is not perfect, there are reasons most of us keep doing business with them.

With that in mind, let’s take a look back at this past year from a customer’s perspective and see where the mothership truly excelled — and other instances that weren’t so great.

A year-end tradition is fully underway here at the blog.

We’re hearing from readers who are concerned about reaching their Delta Amex Status Boost/bonus MQM thresholds before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. Even if you didn’t qualify for status this year (or last, I guess), you might still be chasing MQM because all of them roll over to next year — regardless of Delta status level.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points could become even more valuable.

CNBC wrote today that JPMorgan Chase agreed to purchase “technology platforms, travel agency, gift card and points businesses of cxLoyalty Group.”

What raised our eyebrows is that Chase ended most of its travel partnership with Connexions Loyalty in 2018 — and opted to go with Expedia instead.