Your Wallet May Not Like This: Expect to Pay More at the Pumps

Crude oil prices soared after Saudi Arabia and Iran were getting closer to war. In addition, Saudi Arabia crown prince ordered a sudden purge of the elites.  We can expect to pay more at the pumps.  With a 10-cent per gallon jump, for instance, it will cost about $1.30 more to fill up your car. … Continue reading Your Wallet May Not Like This: Expect to Pay More at the Pumps

Do Airlines Give You the Differences Back After You Buy the Ticket?

3 of them do give you the differences back, and they are not the big 3. Southwest, Alaska, and JetBlue have the most favorable policies for the consumers.  If the fare drops after you buy the ticket, these 3 carriers will give you the differences back.  The big 3?  Delta, United, and American?  No. With… Continue reading Do Airlines Give You the Differences Back After You Buy the Ticket?

Delta: Buy Our First-Class Seats

Delta does not really want to give the frequent fliers the first-class seats.  It wants customers to pay for them. Delta CEO, Ed Bastian, said that any business where you give the majority of your best product away for free doesn’t work.  Delta said back in 2010 that monetization of first class would be a… Continue reading Delta: Buy Our First-Class Seats

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Delta: So You Think You Can Sit at the Front of the Plane in 2019?

Many frequent fliers were very unhappy with Delta.  Why?  Delta made it a lot harder for frequent fliers to get the Diamond status by making purchases with their SkyMiles American Express card.  Amex cardholders, who used to have to spend $25,000 annually to reach the Diamond level without having to spend $15,000 on Delta, will… Continue reading Delta: So You Think You Can Sit at the Front of the Plane in 2019?

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Delta to Me: I Am Not Worthy of the Diamond Status

Delta recently just made the requirements to qualify for its top tier Diamond elite status for 2019 much tougher. The airlines basically made it impossible for flyers who need to depend on the spending on the American Express co-branded cards in order to reach the Diamond status.  Delta is upping the spending requirement from $25,000… Continue reading Delta to Me: I Am Not Worthy of the Diamond Status

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Delta Gave You Free CLEAR

The catch is the free CLEAR membership is given to you when you become a diamond. CLEAR is great.  Typically, there is no line and no waiting.  However, you still merge with the regular TSA Pre line for the luggage and security inspection in the end.  The $179 annual fee is waived and you can… Continue reading Delta Gave You Free CLEAR

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Strategies to Save Money When Searching for Multiple Airfares

Normally, when traveling solo, it’s easier to search for the lowest airfare by trying different date combinations if the travel plan is flexible.  More often than not, flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday could save some money.  When traveling with families, it’s a bit more complicated to find the lowest possible fares and at the… Continue reading Strategies to Save Money When Searching for Multiple Airfares