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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past month of travel information – November was a great and busy month, and here’s a recap of what you may have missed from Points With a Crew

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One of the best ways to get a lot of points quickly is by way of credit card “churns” – this is where you might sign up for multiple credit cards at the same time

This week I planned a November 2015 credit card churn and then got the results: 140,000 points + $200 statement credit

Many of my cards were instantly approved, but a few were marked as pending, but later one was approved without my having to do anything – Not calling the reconsideration line works again!  But then I got something in the mail – so maybe I WILL have to call on my Chase Business card.

On a related note, readers chimed in on when we’ve been most embarrassed about having tons of credit cards?


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American Airlines announced a devaluation of their AADvantage program in November

Here are the Top 5 worst American Airlines award chart devaluations

It’s not quite as bad as it could have been, but it’s still not great

 


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As you probably already know, many people were just being comped to instant Hyatt Diamond status.

While (I think?) the opportunity is now over, it didn’t stop me from listing the 7 places I’m going with my new Hyatt Diamond status

Unfortunately, I didn’t get my Hyatt Diamond status 🙁 – though I have a message for Hyatt Diamond whiners.

This week Hilton got into the game as well – you may be able to match to Hilton (Diamond?) status as well!  I just got my match to Hilton Diamond!

In other status match news, Alaska Airlines is now only matching the Southwest Companion Pass to their mid-tier MVP Gold status


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There are also some pretty good credit card offers available in November

First was the Chase Sapphire card, with a signup bonus up to 50,000 points (my affiliate link)

Chase Freedom also has an increased signup bonus to 15,000 points, AND 10% bonus at select stores this quarter

Of course, you can always get 1 million points on a new card (with $1,000,000 spend)

If you’re applying for a Chase Sapphire or Freedom card, you’ll want to be aware of the Chase 5/24 rule – churners beware!


Here are the rest of November’s stories:

Family Travel

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County progress

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Miles, Points and Credit Cards

News and Notes

Image from the Consumerist

Image from the Consumerist

Still up for more travel news?  Here are the top stories from October: Best of October: eBay weirdness, Point Breaks Map, park #fail, and 62 airports with cheap award tickets

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