From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... Did we all just miss a huge breakthrough in the points game?Amex launched its belated counterstrike against the Chase Sapphire Reserve this week and thus … [Read more...] about Could the New Amex Platinum 50% Rebate Mean the End of Miles?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... Yes, yes, we're all very impressed with the increased signup bonus on Barclaycard's Arrival+ Mastercard. If you haven't heard (though I'm pretty sure you … [Read more...] about The New Arrival+ Signup Bonus Is Decent, but It’s Not a Keeper Card
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... All good things come to an end. Or they're replaced by something better.Travel loyalty programs are one of the greatest marketing inventions of modern … [Read more...] about Are Bank Rewards Programs Killing Frequent Flyer Miles?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... Sometimes playing Devil's Advocate feels like playing Debbie Downer.There's been massive excitement about the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, … [Read more...] about The Future Already Looks Bleak For The Chase Sapphire Reserve
[UPDATE 8/15/2016 -- Originally there were conflicting reports as to whether the new Ritz-Carlton Visa included the same 3 annual Club upgrades as the old Ritz-Carlton card. It was my understanding … [Read more...] about The Ritz-Carlton Visa Still Ain’t All That
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... I did warn you this was coming.Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a post entitled "Is the Citi Prestige Already Ripe For a Devaluation?" in which I … [Read more...] about Even After The Citi Prestige Devaluation, Is It Still Worth Keeping?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Hyatt is clearly playing games with me.A little more than a year ago Hyatt announced a summertime 20% points rebate promotion for award and Points + Cash … [Read more...] about So Which Way Can I Be Wrong About the Hyatt Rebate Promo This Time?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Certain other bloggers think they've got the market cornered on premium class trip reports. Well, I think readers should get more than just one viewpoint of who … [Read more...] about Devil’s Advocate Trip Review: Ryanair Business Plus (Yes, Really)
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… I don't believe in app-o-ramas. And I believe there's a growing contingent of readers who agree with me.One of the more popular and revisited posts from the … [Read more...] about A New and Better Way To App-O-Rama
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… A few days ago, our friend Gary Leff over at View From The Wing wrote a post arguing the time has come to take the function of airport security screening away … [Read more...] about Three Reasons NOT to Privatize the TSA (#garyleffiswrong)