After a period of staying home, travelers are spending heavily and putting miles and points to work for them again. So much so that airport perks and credit card benefits are getting a bit of fine tuning to better manage the surge in demand—especially when it comes airport lounges. Starting this week, some travelers may get the boot when they least expect it. Are you one of them?
Whatever your travel plans and priorities, choosing and using a solid travel-focused credit card should be front and center in your planning. As with any points and miles strategies, knowing what card to use for which kind of travel spending can help you maximize your earnings and improve the travel experience. Newer freebies include credits you can use at home (a holdover from Covid-19 pivots that proved popular) such as food delivery, digital entertainment and ride-sharing benefits.