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Business Platinum Card Authorized User Fee Rising June 1st

Effective June 1st, 2022, the annual fee on the Business Platinum Card will rise from $300 to $350. This will apply to new and existing Authorized Users, so if you are thinking about adding one, you may as well do it before June 1st…

This is especially pertinent now, given that Amex will be restricting guests starting in 2023, meaning that you will either pay $350 for someone to be an AU and get free access, or you’ll pay $50 a pop (unless you spend $75,000 in a calendar year on your card, the math of which does not make sense given how many points you would be giving up compared to putting that spend elsewhere).

If you are in a cash crunch, you should avoid travel rewards credit cards until you are caught up. Here are our favorite credit cards for Intro 0% APR offers and for balance transfer offers

HT: Travel with Grant

Maldives Ending Testing for Vaccinated Travelers

Per OMAAT, your trip to the Maldives will get much easier now, as long as you are vaccinated against COVID-19.

This will be from March 5th, 2022.

Lufthansa Announces new First and Business Class Seats

This is particularly exciting to me as Lufthansa tends to have the most award availability to Europe, but the worst seats.

The new configurations will alternate 1-1-1 and 1-2-1 seats, meaning a new “throne seat” in alternating rows in the middle.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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