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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 of the week was that American Express was changing the access policy at their Centurion lounges

Amex devalues Centurion lounge access; sticks it to families

(WARNING: Angry comments ahead!)

The UK is a popular place for US tourists to go – we went there a few years ago

You can get to the UK pretty cheap, but leaving the UK can be expensive due to their APD tax

Here are 4 ways to avoid paying the UK Air Passenger Duty


Sometimes when traveling, you end up with a layover in a city lasting the whole day

And while some airports are nice, you might not want to stay there for >12 hours…

So Sam tried to answer the question – “Can you leave the airport during a layover?

It’s time for that one popular basketball tournament I can’t name without getting sued

So we’ll run our own “Card Madness” to figure out the best credit card

Starting with the first four cards on Tuesday morning – check back then!


One of the benefits of some of the “premium” credit cards is Priority Pass membership

Each card has different access policies

So here’s Comparing Priority Pass guest policy for AMEX, Chase, and Citi

I have had truly great hotel customer service before

But I think this one takes the cake

Thanks, Hyatt, for cleaning the vomit out of my car!


I’ve used Plastiq before to pay my mortgage for “free” money

I’ve had nothing but good experiences with them so far but…

This month I had some trouble with Plastiq (not) paying my mortgage

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Miles, Points and Credit Cards

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If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: Whiny complaints, stiffing the hotel maid, and a place that’s hard to get to

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