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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 signups – this is where you might sign up for multiple credit cards at the same time

This week I planned a November 2015 credit card signup 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?


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



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


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 – beware!

Here are the rest of November’s stories:

Family Travel

County progress

County progress


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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