Articles tagged “credit cards”

Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

Capital One Adds Frequent Flyer Mile Transfer Option to Its Credit Cards

Grant Martin, Skift

A new tool coming from Capital One will make its travel credit cards more competitive with American Express and Chase. Only seasoned travel pros, however, may find it useful.

2 months ago

American Airlines Makes Elite Status Harder For These Credit Card Holders

American Airlines Makes Elite Status Harder For These Credit Card Holders

Grant Martin, Skift

Use it or lose it. That is apparently the reason American Airlines is making it more difficult now for some card holders to earn elite status as perks are removed.

3 months ago

Credit Card Giant Chase Jumps Into Tours and Activities

Credit Card Giant Chase Jumps Into Tours and Activities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tours and activities partnerships like the one between Atlas Obscura and Chase seem like a win-win. Card companies acquire knowledge about trends in the sector, and what travelers are demanding. Meanwhile, tour operators get access to loyal consumers willing to shell out for the trip of a lifetime.

4 months ago

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

United Is First U.S. Major Carrier to Match JetBlue’s Bag Fee Increase

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline executives often say they don't know why consumers hate their industry so much. Bag fees are among the reasons.

5 months ago

Hotel Credit Card Wars Heat Up as Hyatt Relaunches Its Chase Card

Hotel Credit Card Wars Heat Up as Hyatt Relaunches Its Chase Card

Grant Martin, Skift

Hyatt's new World of Hyatt credit card launched Thursday does a better job of targeting younger and thriftier travelers. Big spenders, on the other hand, may be unhappy with some of the new perks.

7 months ago

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rich get richer. A Supreme Court decision on Monday is a win for the loyalty program members who are wealthy and credit-worthy. But can American Express still keep charging these rates to merchants given the competition?

7 months ago

Wells Fargo Boosts Credit Card Rewards to Better Compete for Travelers

Wells Fargo Boosts Credit Card Rewards to Better Compete for Travelers

Hannah Levitt, Bloomberg

The credit card rewards scene continues heating up as more providers try to give travelers what they want. With increasingly compelling offers, why get a card that ties you to a single airline?

7 months ago

Airlines to Test Consumer Payments That Bypass Credit Cards for Direct Sales

Airlines to Test Consumer Payments That Bypass Credit Cards for Direct Sales

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Care to buy a plane ticket without needing a credit card? Soon a few airlines will test enabling air travelers to pay for their tickets by taking payments directly from consumer accounts. Three cheers for testing innovations.

8 months ago

AmEx and J.P. Morgan Will Keep Sharing Marriott’s Credit Card Program

AmEx and J.P. Morgan Will Keep Sharing Marriott’s Credit Card Program

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

AmEx breathes a sigh of relief with this deal to hold onto the Starwood credit card business, which Marriott will merge into a combined program in 2018. But we're skeptical the new cards will buck the trend in travel loyalty co-brand cards generally becoming less rewarding for consumers than general-purpose credit cards.

1 year ago

Credit Cards May Pay When a Traveler Crashes Their Rental Car

Credit Cards May Pay When a Traveler Crashes Their Rental Car

Gregory Karp, Associated Press

But beware the fine print, as ever. For example, collecting reimbursement from a card company can take a while, so you may have to front money for expenses.

1 year ago

Uber Enters the Loyalty Game With New Credit Card

Uber Enters the Loyalty Game With New Credit Card

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It makes sense for Uber to enter the credit card and loyalty arena. This card could be a solid alternative for frequent travelers who don't want to shell out a large annual fee.

1 year ago

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines

Chase Sapphire Reserve Card Buzz Could Be a Problem for United Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, a lot of people have ditched their airline-branded credit cards. But even people who have snazzy new cards, including the Chase Sapphire Reserve, like to redeem points for free travel on United and other airlines. For that reason, United MileagePlus miles are still valuable to Chase.

1 year ago