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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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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

Later one was approved without my having to do anything – Not calling the reconsideration line works again!

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Air travel with children can be stressful – we have people giving out “goodie bags” to fellow passengers

On the other hand we have people telling other passengers that they’re “the type of parent that should not have children”

The latest news came when a mom asked (after getting a few “stares”) – Is early boarding with children rude?




Last week, @HyattConcierge posted on Twitter looking for people interested in swapping loyalty programs.  It turned out that 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!

Here are the rest of this week’s stories:


Miles, Points and Credit Cards

News and Notes

If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: 7 places I’m going as a Hyatt Diamond, a hotel CEO on devaluing points, and a million point offer

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