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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past week of travel information – here’s a recap of what you may have missed from Points With a Crew over the past week or so

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The big news this past week has been the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.  The online application is live, though Chase Sapphire Reserve 5/24 data points aren’t looking good.  Some people were able to get their Chase Sapphire Reserve card last week.  Then again, who should fill out a Chase Sapphire Reserve application?  Plus comparing the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Amex Platinum and Citi Prestige, why The Sapphire Reserve card might make redeeming Southwest Rapid Rewards obsolete, and comparing the Chase Sapphire Reserve vs Chase Sapphire Preferred card.


Here's my travel bucket list - what's yours? Some of the best family travel sights and inspiration from travel expert Dan MillerI keep a travel bucket list for places I want to go and things I want to do

Since I started a year or two ago, I’ve crossed off 12 things off my list

So now it’s time to add some more things to my travel bucket list!


We flew around the world in first class on a RTW trip for pennies on the dollar using airline miles

Earlier this year, my wife and I used airline miles to take a round the world trip in first class

We flew Japan Airlines first class from Chicago to Tokyo

Then Emirates First Class from Singapore to Dubai and Emirates First Class from Dubai to New York.


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For some reason, many people feel the need to comment on my (and others’) travel choices

While I can take it, I believe you can travel how you want to travel, and I’ll travel how I want to travel

So maybe you could stop telling me (and others!) how they “should” travel?


If your family is traveling, you'll want to avoid these 6 huge packing mistakesPart of going on any trip is packing

My wife shares 6 big packing mistakes (and how to avoid them)

This has been a lifesaver several times over for our family


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Even though the Chase Sapphire Reserve is the new hotness, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a pretty good card.

Here are 5 reasons I keep recommending the Chase Sapphire Preferred card for people starting out

And a comparison of the Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Chase Sapphire Reserve card.


amex-platinum-200-airline-credit-logoA few months ago, the American Express Platinum card had a signup bonus for 100,000 Membership Rewards points (it’s dead now)

Most folks have already made their spend and gotten their points, but reports are coming out that American Express is clawing back some people’s 100,000 point bonus – did that happen to you?


Family travel

Miles, points and credit cards

News and notes

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If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: $18,030 in gift cards, cards I’ll pay the annual fee on, and people taking their bags in an airplane evacuation

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