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U.S. Bank Baggage

U.S. Bank is offering relief for escalating baggage fees charged by airlines by increasing the allowance on the “FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature” card. When FlexPerks Travel Rewards cardholders redeem FlexPoints for an airline award ticket they will also get a $25 allowance for that trip to help pay for baggage, in-flight food and drink or other airline fees. The innovative benefit, which was previously set at $20, was designed to enhance the overall award travel experience and help drive home the notion that free award travel should actually be free. U.S. Bank introduced FlexPerks in mid-2009 and in December was named the âÂÂBest Credit Card if You Want Travel Perksâ by KiplingerâÂÂs Personal Finance. FlexPerks enables customers to quickly earn points toward free flights â which can be redeemed with as few as 20,000 FlexPoints for airline tickets valued up to $400 on over 150 airlines with no blackout dates, capacity controls or e-ticket booking fees.

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