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Julian Kheel

Content Contributor

2 Published Articles

About Julian Kheel

Julian Kheel first learned the ins and outs of credit card rewards and travel loyalty programs while flying more than 200,000 miles a year as a TV producer and director for World Wrestling Entertainment (and yes, of course, it’s all real).

With over 15 years of professional experience studying travel loyalty programs, Julian has served as CNN’s Senior Editor covering travel and credit cards, as well as the Editorial Director of The Points Guy, and has worked as a consultant for the Big 3 U.S. airlines. He previously wrote about travel for U.S. News and World Report, along with creating weekly columns for the travel websites Frequent Miler and Travel Codex.

Julian has appeared as an analyst to discuss travel and loyalty programs on national television segments for CNN, Bloomberg News, CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Yahoo Finance, and Cheddar TV, as well as on ABC and CBS Radio. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Tribune on travel-related topics as well.

Originally from South Florida and currently based in New York, Kheel is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. His hobbies include managing his ever-changing personal inventory of 25+ credit cards while maintaining a credit score of over 800.

You can follow Julian on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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World of Hyatt Explorist, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold

Delta Silver Medallion

Star Alliance

Lufthansa 747-8

JetBlue Mint (domestic), Cathay Pacific (international)

Roundtrip to Asia in first and business class with stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Hong Kong for less than 200,000 miles and $300.

American Express Membership Rewards and Bilt Rewards

Julian's Latest Articles

Amex Delta Platinum & Reserve Cards: How To Use the Monthly Ride-Share Credit [2024]

Amex Delta Platinum & Reserve Cards: How To Use the Monthly Ride-Share Credit [2024]

When American Express recently added new benefits to its family of Delta credit cards, one of them was a new set of monthly credits that can be used with various ride-sharing services (upon enrollment). While not everyone uses ride-shares on…

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Pro Tips for a Seamless Upgrade From the Delta Gold Card to the Delta Platinum Card [2024]

Pro Tips for a Seamless Upgrade From the Delta Gold Card to the Delta Platinum Card [2024]

If you’ve got a Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card, there’s never been a better time to consider an upgrade. That’s because Delta recently made a number of changes to its family of American Express cards, adding new benefits, but…

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