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Tips to Elevate Your
Delta Basic Economy Flight

The rise of "Basic Economy" fares by the big airlines may save you some money, but the fare class does not come without its own hiccups. As a follow-up to my earlier post about United's Basic Economy fare, I share some tips to elevate your next Delta Basic Economy flight. Comparing United and Delta, I would choose Delta every time - and now you'll see why I make the distinction. Follow these three travel tips for a better Delta Basic Economy experience: Travel Tip #1:Become a Delta/American Express Credit Card Holder If you are a frequent flyer, or someone who is a smart credit card user, racking up dollars on a Delta/American Express Credit Card is a quick way to...

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How to pick the best travel credit card

Points, free hotel stays, cash back, amenities – the many perks of a travel credit card holder. How best to wade through the many offers, benefits, and requirements when researching potential travel credit cards? I recently underwent an exhaustive search to find the best travel reward card. I considered which airline I am most likely to fly in the coming year, how much spend was necessary to receive the sign up bonus offer (and if such a spend was realistic), and the overall value of the benefits offered. Our recent trip to the 2017 New York Times Travel Show allowed us to hear first hand from the experts on travel reward credit cards. The founders of Award Magic shared some useful...

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