Chris Dong, The Points Guy

Chris Dong

The Points Guy

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

Review of Delta One during the pandemic, LAX to JFK

Here's what it was like to fly Delta One across the country in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Earn bonus miles on award tickets with American's latest promotion

Through October 2020, American is offering 250 bonus miles per segment on award flights. → Read More

Emirates launches new credit cards that offer instant elite status

Here is what you need to know about the new U.S. Emirates cards issued by Barclays. → Read More

How I saved 40,000 points and $250 in fees with this ongoing hotel promotion

How I earned 40,000 Hyatt points and saved $250 in cash thanks to bonus promotions and point rebates. → Read More

American 5,000-mile Economy Web Specials return

American Airlines has brought back 5,000-mile economy web specials on a variety of routes. Here's how to find and book these inexpensive award tickets. → Read More

Review of the Delta Sky Club LAX during the pandemic

Here is what the Delta Sky Club is like in the midst of COVID-19. → Read More

How to maximize the 4 Citi Premier bonus categories

These are the bonus categories that you'll want to maximize on the Citi Premier card. → Read More

Review: Is American Flagship First still the most exclusive domestic flight during the pandemic?

Here is what flying one of the most premium domestic flights is like during the pandemic. → Read More

American Airlines eliminates Flagship First service because of COVID-19

During the downturn in travel, American has temporarily eliminated Flagship First service. Could it be gone for good? → Read More

Latest consumer study paints a rosy picture for the credit cards market

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau study shows that the consumer credit card market isn't as bleak as you may have thought. → Read More

9 ways the pandemic has transformed the American Airlines lounge experience

Here is what to expect from the American Airlines lounge and ground experience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

American now charges more to access Wi-Fi across multiple devices — what changed?

It is now more difficult — and expensive — to connect to Wi-Fi on multiple devices with American Airlines, though the carrier says a fix is coming. → Read More

The secret to getting more (and sometimes better) Amex Offers on your card

Here is the secret to getting more Amex Offers deals to show on your American Express credit card accounts. → Read More

The 6 best starter cards for building your credit

Wherever you are on your financial journey, here are six cards to help build (or rebuild) your credit profile. → Read More

The 5 ways I use my hotel card benefits to travel in luxury

Here is how to leverage your credit card benefits to travel in luxury, all while on a relative budget. → Read More

Delta now makes it even easier to earn elite status without flying — but is it worth it?

With a limited-time promotion to earn more elite miles, it's now easier to earn Delta elite status than before -- but should you do it? → Read More

Credit card showdown: The World of Hyatt card vs. Hilton Surpass

An in-depth comparison of two popular mid-tier hotel credit cards. Which one comes out on top? → Read More

Fly with Star Alliance? You can now use fewer miles with latest Citi transfer bonus

Here is the latest transfer bonus for converting Citi ThankYou points to Avianca LifeMiles. → Read More

A guide to Southwest's generous change and cancellation policies

Positives in the travel industry are hard to come by in recent months — so we’ll take a win when we can. One positive change is the removal of change and cancellation fees with most airlines. With shifting coronavirus case counts and ever-changing U.S. state and country restrictions, flexibility in travel is more important now … → Read More

You can now earn up to 30,000 Membership Rewards points with increased Amex referral offers

For some American Express cardholders, you'll now be able to receive up to 30,000 Membership Rewards points for each approved referral, up to 55,000 points per year. → Read More