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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 Chase IHG card is one of the few cards that I am actually willing to pay the annual fee on.

The reason is that it comes with a free night at ANY IHG hotel on your card anniversary (get 2 at the same time!)

The signup bonus on the Chase IHG card is now up to 75,000 IHG points, which is slightly higher than it’s been recently

American Express just sent me a credit card offer in the mail but they won't let me USE it!!

Sometimes it pays to look in your email and physical mail for good credit card offers

Fortunately for me, American Express just sent me a GREAT offer in the mail!

Unfortunately, they won’t let me use it!


The truth of the Traveler’s Triangle says that if you want to go where everyone wants to go when everyone wants to go there, it’s going to be tough to use miles (or you’ll have to pay a ton!)

One loyal reader wants to use miles to go to the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan in prime summer season – is that even possible?


You can get 250 Virgin America Elevate points for free in about 20 seconds.  You can also get up to 2500 Virgin America points for signing up for the program if you haven’t already

You can also get 250 Avios for preregistering for the AerClub loyalty program.  That can go well with British Airways household accounts (you can combine your whole family’s Avios together!)

Other news of the week


If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: Why flight attendants hate Diet Coke, banning children from premium cabins, and a business class flight review

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