JPM Palladium approvals, Etihad First Class $3.5k RT (under $2k in Business), Qatar Business to Yerevan under $2k, Citi Checking $400 Bonus, US Bank $200 bonus

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 10.11.55 AM

– Apparently it is possible to get approved for a JPM Palladium card (essentially a Chase Sapphire Reserve card) with no Chase Private Client relation ship – get it while it lasts!

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.47.39 AM

Etihad has great fares from Pakistan to the US (incl. the well reviewed First Class Apartments to New York) for under $3,500 RT (half for a one-way), Business Class is under $2k for the Round Trip – book directly at

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.47.50 AM

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.48.00 AM

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.51.57 AM

Qatar Airways has a Business Class special (bookable until September 6th) from Los Angeles to Yerevan (Armenia) a place that is on my list – it is ~$4,000 RT for TWO people – the fares only come up on the Qatar website

– Citibank still has the $400 checking account bonus (if you hadn’t participated in the many checking account promotions before this is an easy one)

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.45.52 AM

– US Bank offers $200 as a checking account bonus – if you have a credit card with US Bank there is no fee for having a checking account

MightyTravels 2016-09-02 at 9.45.45 AM