Category Archives: Rental Cars

Citi Increases Price Protection to $2,500, Improves Trip & Baggage Delay Coverage!

Starting May 15, 2016, you’ll get improved trip cancellation insurance, baggage delay protection, car rental insurance, and more when you use Citi’s credit cards.

And Citi is more than doubling the yearly price protection coverage with its Citi Price Rewind program.

Citi Increases Price Protection To 2,500 Improves Trip Baggage Delay Coverage

Was Your Trip Interrupted or Cancelled? Citi Cards Will Reimburse You Up to $5,000 per Traveler!

These benefits come with Citi credit cards at no additional cost!  I’ll explain what’s changing!

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News You Can Use – Delta Adding New Class of Service to International Flights & Better Bag Tracking, LifeMiles Cards Converted to FlexPerks, Silvercar Expanding

1.   Delta Adding Premium Economy to International Flights

Via Skift, Delta is adding a Premium Economy class to international flights around mid-2017.

This is NOT simply a coach seat with a bit more legroom.  Delta promises a more comfortable  seat along with higher quality meals and service.

It will be included in Delta’s new Airbus A350s, which should be delivered in early 2017.  These planes will replace their 747s, which fly mostly on their trans-Pacific routes.

News You Can Use Delta Adding New Class Of Service To International Flights Better Bag Tracking LifeMiles Cards Converted To FlexPerks Silvercar Expanding

Delta Is Adding New Premium Economy Seats to International Flights. They Haven’t Revealed All the Details, but It’ll Be Interesting to See How These Seats Are Sold. And How You’ll Be Able to Use Miles!

With this new service, Delta will have to update their mileage charts, booking system, and determine how upgrades will work.

This follows American Airlines, which was the first US airline to publicize plans for the new premium international cabin.

2.   Delta Will Use RFID Technology to Track Bags

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Earn 30,000 Miles (Worth $300 in Travel) With New PNC Premier Traveler Card

Via Reddit, there’s a new travel rewards card which earns flexible miles you can redeem for travel, gift cards, or statement credits.

The PNC Bank Premier Traveler card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 miles (worth $300 in travel purchases) when you complete the minimum spending.

But you must have an address in:

  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Emily and I don’t earn a commission for this card, but we’ll always tell you about the best deals!

Earn 30,000 Miles Worth 300 In Travel With New PNC Premier Traveler Card

Redeem Miles From the PNC Premier Traveler Card for Travel Purchases – Airfare, Cruises, Hotels, and Car Rentals All Qualify!

This card is similar to the Barclaycard Arrival Plus and Capital One Venture.  But there are a few important differences.

And I’ll explain why folks new to miles & points should NOT sign-up for this card, while those of y’all who already have lots of cards might be tempted!

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Do You Still Get Primary Rental Car Insurance When You Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to Pay for Your Rental?

I wrote about the terrific primary car rental insurance coverage you (and authorized users) get when you rent a car using the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Million Mile Secrets reader Tommy commented:

If you use your Chase Ultimate Rewards points to pay for a rental car, is the insurance still covered?  Or what would your best advice be there?

Excellent question, Tommy!  Using Chase Ultimate Rewards points for paid car rentals through the Chase Ultimate Rewards Travel Portal can often be an excellent deal.

The good news is, you’re still covered by your Chase Sapphire Preferred card as long as you meet certain conditions!

Do You Still Get Primary Rental Car Insurance When You Use Chase Ultimate Rewards Points To Pay For Your Rental

Yes, You Can Still Be Covered by the Chase Sapphire Preferred’s Primary Rental Insurance If You Use Points to Pay for Your Car!

I’ll explain how it works!

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News You Can Use – Hilton Status Match Extended, 5,000 JetBlue Points, 20% Off Silvercar, & More

1.   Hilton Status Match Extended to March 2018

Update:   The Points Guy reports Hilton is having trouble with its status match website.  However, you may still be able to request a match through this link.  Or by emailing proof of status with a competing chain, proof of stay and Hilton HHonors account number to hhonors@hilton.com.

Via The Points Guy, Hilton has extended its status match program.

So, if you have elite status with a competing hotel chain, like Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, or Starwood, Hilton will upgrade your HHonors Elite status to match.

You can submit your status match application online by June 30, 2016.  Along with something that shows your elite status with another program (like a screenshot).  And proof of a stay with that program in the past 12 months.

You’ll get Hilton HHonors elite status through March 31, 2018.  And they’ll match to Silver, Gold, or Diamond, depending on your status in another program.

News You Can Use Hilton Status Match Extended 5,000 JetBlue Points 20 Off Silvercar More

Hilton HHonors Diamond Status Offers Late Check-Out. Who Would Want to Leave a View Like This at the Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri?

And remember, certain credit cards give you automatic hotel elite status.  For instance, the Chase Hyatt card gives you Hyatt Platinum status.  And folks with the Chase IHG Rewards Club Select receive automatic IHG Platinum elite status.

During Hilton’s last status match promotion, many folks reported receiving Hilton Diamond status (executive lounge access, room upgrades, late check-out when available, and free breakfast at some hotels) when they matched to IHG Platinum elite status.

So this deal is a no-brainer for folks with the Chase IHG card, which comes with automatic Platinum Elite status!

2.   5,000 JetBlue Bonus Points (Targeted)

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Do Chase Sapphire Preferred Authorized Users Get Primary Rental Car Insurance?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Sumeet, commented:

Do authorized users also get full car rental insurance benefits like the primary card member on the Chase Sapphire Preferred?

One of the perks you get with Chase Sapphire Preferred card is primary car rental insurance.  When you’re renting a car insurance costs add up quickly.  While this is NOT comprehensive coverage, it will still save you money when you rent a car.

And authorized users are covered too!

You can currently earn 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points when you sign-up for the Chase Sapphire Preferred card and spend $4,000 on purchases within the 1st 3 months of opening your account.  This is the highest bonus I’ve ever seen for this card.

Do Chase Sapphire Preferred Authorized Users Get Primary Rental Car Insurance

Find Out What’s and Who’s Covered Under the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card’s Primary Car Rental Insurance

I’ll explain the details of the coverage!

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5 Hotels Where the 5th-Night-Free Perk With the AMEX Hilton Cards Is a Great Deal

Ready for a break?  Get more award nights with Hilton’s 5th night free perk on award stays!

With the limited-time highest ever offers on the American Express Hilton HHonors and American Express Hilton HHonors Surpass cards, you can earn enough Hilton points for a 5-night stay worth hundreds of dollars at Hilton hotels around the world!

5 Hotels Where The 5th Night Free Perk With The AMEX Hilton Cards Is A Great Deal

Get the 5th Night Free at Hilton Hotels Near and Far! I’ll Show You 5 Fantastic Hotels Where This Perk Stretches Your Points and Helps Your Wallet, Like the Hilton Mexico City Reforma!

I’ll show you my favorites.  And how much you’ll save!

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