Chase’s $300 Million Gamble, Paying $2K in Annual Fees, Under $200 to Scandinavia & More!


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Posts That Caught My Eye

The new Chase Sapphire Reserve card will reduce Chase’s profit by $300 million in Q4

Don’t feel sorry for them though. They are still making a lot of money. We all knew that the Sapphire Reserve had high acquisition costs, so this isn’t really a surprise. Doctor of Credit has a more in depth analysis as well including the possibility of even more new cards coming to the market.

DOJ Approves the Merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America

Well this appears to be a done deal. Some codeshares will American Airlines will be eliminated, but for the most part Alaska came out without having to sacrifice much.

What Over $2,000 in Annual Fees has Earned Us This Year

It sounds counter-intuitive to most people, but paying annual fees can give you a ton of value. Have you ever looked at how much you pay out in annual fees each year and what you get in return?


Great Deals

  • JetBlue is continuing their 12 Days of Deals with $30 fares to Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. You can find the full details here.
  • Norwegian has some amazing fares between New York and Scandinavia! For $198 roundtrip it could be a nice quick weekend getaway. Details here.
  • Virgin America is also having an airfare sale, this time with first class tickets discounted for the holidays. Details here.

Have a great evening!

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