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I pay over $4,000 in credit card annual fees, but I'm happy to. Here's why it makes sense for me.

I pay over $4,000 in credit card annual fees. The costs add up quickly with cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, and the Citi Prestige® Card. I travel about eight months out of the year, so I need credit cards that …

southwest airline - Business Insider
1:11pm PDT - October 7th, 2019

5 of the best luxury credit cards that can get you into exclusive airport lounges

Some luxury credit cards like the Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve include access to airport lounges with free drinks, fast internet, and clean bathrooms, among other perks. American Express is known for its wide range of lo…

southwest airline - Business Insider
12:53pm PDT - October 4th, 2019

Frequent flyer miles aren't always as valuable as Chase and Amex points, but you should still consider an airline credit card for these 5 reasons

When it comes to rewards credit cards, the most valuable options are generally those that earn you bank points, like Amex points with the American Express® Gold Card and Chase points with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card. However, there are several reasons t…

southwest airline - Business Insider
9:16am PDT - October 4th, 2019

Amex Gold Card vs Chase Sapphire Preferred: Which rewards card is right for you?

The American Express® Gold Card and Chase Sapphire Preferred Card are two of the best travel rewards credit cards available now. Both cards earn points that transfer to over a dozen travel partners. Amex points can be converted into Delta SkyMiles and Hilton …

southwest airline - Business Insider
5:54am PDT - October 4th, 2019

My go-to travel credit card costs $450 a year, but I consider its value to be unbeatable

I pay $450 a year for the Chase Sapphire Reserve, but I'm happy to do it — I think it's more than worth the cost. For one thing, its effective fee is more like $50 a year once you take into account a $300 rebate you get for spending on travel. Also, the Sapph…

southwest airline - Business Insider
1:51pm PDT - October 2nd, 2019

UPS just beat out Amazon and Google to become America's first nationwide drone airline (UPS)

Courtesy of Tom Lopez/UPS The US Department of Transportation said Tuesday it granted its first full Part 135 certification for a drone airline to UPS. UPS currently conducts drone deliveries at a large hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. It will now be able…

southwest airline - Business Insider
7:20am PDT - October 1st, 2019

'System is not broken' after 737 MAX crashes: review panel chair

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration process for certifying new airplanes is not broken but needs to be improved, the chair of an international panel of air-safety regulators, tasked to review Boeing Co's 737 Max, said on Friday.

southwest airline - Reuters
2:23pm PDT - September 27th, 2019

Here's why flight attendants avoid drinking tap water on airplanes

The next time you order drinks on a flight, you may not want to order tap water. Go with the bottled drinks to be safe. We spoke to one flight attendant who told us, "Flight attendants will not drink hot water on the plane. They will not drink plain coffee, a…

southwest airline - Business Insider
7:05am PDT - September 27th, 2019

Frequent flyer programs have become a ridiculous caste system. Is it time to end them?

The gap between elite and non-elite airline passengers has never been wider or more shameful. We'd be better off without this ridiculous caste system.

southwest airline - USA Today
4:30am PDT - September 26th, 2019

Brex is a unique corporate credit card with strong rewards and discounts, but it's not for everyone.

The Brex Card is a corporate card that doesn't require a credit check or any personal guarantees. It connects to your corporate bank account, and offers a number of benefits tailored to businesses. There are two versions of the card: the Brex Corporate Card f…

southwest airline - Business Insider
6:36am PDT - September 24th, 2019

The Amex Business Platinum vs. the Amex Business Gold: How these two premium business credit cards compare

The Business Platinum® Card from American Express and the American Express® Business Gold Card are the top-of-the-line business credit card options from Amex. The Business Platinum comes with a higher annual fee but more perks and cardholder benefits, especia…

southwest airline - Business Insider
12:13pm PDT - September 23rd, 2019

If you only want to pay $450+ for one premium credit card, which should you choose?

Rewards credit cards with the highest annual fees, like the Platinum Card® from American Express and the Chase Sapphire Reserve, tend to come with valuable perks. These include airport lounge access, annual travel credits, and hefty bonus earning categories. …

southwest airline - Business Insider
8:57am PDT - September 21st, 2019

Cards like the Amex Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve offer annual credits for travel that can offset their high annual fees. Here's what you need to know.

Premium cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Platinum Card® from American Express generally charge high annual fees, but they offer lots of benefits in exchange. One such benefit is an annual travel credit: essentially a statement credit that reimbur…

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5:55am PDT - September 20th, 2019

Southwest is selling a lunchbox of its discontinued peanuts for $29

Southwest Airlines joined most of its competitors when it stopped handing out peanuts on its flights in 2018, citing allergy concerns. But people really miss the nuts, we guess, so the airline is releasing a line of peanut-related products. The merch is avail…

southwest airline - Mashable
2:07pm PDT - September 17th, 2019

Photos show the history of the Boeing 737, from the early days to the grounding of the 737 Max

The Boeing 737 was first imagined in 1964, and made its maiden voyage in 1967. In the 55 years since, more than 10 variants of the 737 have flown, and it's become the best-selling commercial airplane of all-time. Following two fatal crashes of the latest mode…

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7:27am PDT - September 14th, 2019

450+ flights canceled or delayed on Day 2 of San Francisco Airport runway construction

The San Francisco International Airport closed one of its major runways for repairs Saturday, causing hundreds of flight delays and cancellations.

southwest airline - USA Today
5:17pm PDT - September 8th, 2019

Hurricane Dorian travel update: 700 Wednesday flight cancellations; Charleston airport to close

Several Florida airports, including Orlando International Airport, remain closed. The Charleston, South Carolina, airport closes Wednesday afternoon.

southwest airline - USA Today
5:13pm PDT - September 3rd, 2019

The Boeing 737 Max could be grounded through the holidays thanks to a series of new delays, and airlines are cancelling thousands of flights because of it (BA)

New delays in the effort to get the Boeing 737 Max back in the air could mean the plane won't be back in service by the holiday travel season, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. A Boeing briefing to international regulators in August was cut short…

southwest airline - Business Insider
10:28am PDT - September 3rd, 2019

Check your reservation: American Airlines extends 737 Max cancellations into December

The airline has removed the grounded plane from its schedule through Dec. 3, a month longer than planned.

southwest airline - USA Today
7:14am PDT - September 1st, 2019

The 737 Max has 'no value' after 2 deadly crashes as passengers no longer trust the plane, the lawyer for an aviation firm suing Boeing says

A lawyer representing an aircraft leasing company suing Boeing says the 737 Max no longer has any "no value" after two deadly crashes undermined customer confidence in the plane. Avia Capital Services, an aircraft leasing company, is suing Boeing, claiming th…

southwest airline - Business Insider
2:07am PDT - August 31st, 2019

I have 26 credit cards and travel more than 4 months out of the year. These are the perks I value the most

Holly Johnson has 26 credit cards, many of which offer superior perks and consumer protections. Priority Pass Select airport lounge membership is probably her favorite perk, since it lets Johnson access over 1,000 airport lounges worldwide. It's available thr…

southwest airline - Business Insider
2:15pm PDT - August 29th, 2019

Traveling This Weekend? Here’s What to Know About Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is set to make landfall as a Category 4 hurricane Sunday night into Monday. Here's how it might affect your travel plans.

southwest airline - Time
12:42pm PDT - August 29th, 2019

Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk?

There are bargains aplenty in hurricane-prone areas, but make sure you have your bases covered in case of a storm.

southwest airline - The New York Times
2:00am PDT - August 9th, 2019

Airline pilot flies dad's remains home from Vietnam 52 years after seeing him off at same Dallas airport

When Air Force Maj. Roy Knight, Jr., left Dallas for Vietnam 52 years ago, his 5-year-old son, Bryan, came to Dallas Love field to see him off. On Thursday, Bryan, now a captain for Southwest Airlines,  brought back his father's remains aboard a flight to the…

southwest airline - USA Today
1:15pm PDT - August 8th, 2019