U.S. Bancorp is increasing the perks on its travel-rewards card — and taking a subtle swipe at a former airline partner along the way.

The Minneapolis company said Thursday that it will allow its FlexPerks Travel Rewards Visa Signature cardholders an additional $5 toward airline "nuisance" fees when they redeem FlexPerks points for plane tickets. U.S. Bancorp's FlexPerks cardholders traveling on rewards tickets will receive $25 to use toward baggage fees, in-flight food or beverages or other airline travel fees.

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