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American Airlines Will Fly Boeing 787-9 To Alaska

American Airlines has been operating wide body aircraft in all kinds of interesting markets (given the lack of demand for international travel), so here's another flight to add to the list. Flying to Alaska could be quite comfortable this summer, as…

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Delta Platinum Amex Card Review (90K Bonus Miles)

American Express and Delta have had a close relationship for many years, and as part of that, they issue seven co-branded Delta Amex cards, including the Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Reserve cards (with the exception of the Blue product, all the others…

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World Of Hyatt’s New Hotel Bonus Offer

There are lots of ways to earn World of Hyatt bonus points for hotel stays. One way is to take advantage of whatever Hyatt's current global promotion is. However, there's another ongoing promotion that I've never written about, which I think is at least…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals, Hyatt
Fly Armenia Airways
Weekly Review: March 6, 2021

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! On the points & travel front this week, Amex added cell phone coverage to select premium cards, a Fly Armenia Airways 737 mysteriously diverted to Iran, Surinam Airways got rid of its new 777, Frontier…

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Gold Delta American Express Card Review (2021)

American Express and Delta have had a close relationship for many years, and as part of that, they issue seven co-branded Delta Amex cards, including the Blue, Gold, Platinum, and Reserve cards (with the exception of the Blue product, all the others…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
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Aer Lingus’ Manchester Transatlantic Flights Going On Sale Soon

Airlines sure are trying new things during these tough times. A couple of months ago I wrote about how Aer Lingus was expected to put its new transatlantic flights out of Manchester on sale within days. That didn't end up happening, so I wanted to provide…

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EgyptAir Will Fly To Israel, Replace Mysterious Air Sinai

It looks like EgyptAir will soon start "officially" flying to Israel, which would also mean the end of one of the world's most mysterious airlines. Globes is reporting that EgyptAir has requested permission to operate three daily nonstop flights between…

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SITA Responsible For New Airline Data Breach

If you have frequent flyer accounts with a variety of airlines, chances are that you received one or more emails in the past couple of days about a data breach. What's going on, exactly? On February 24, 2021, SITA suffered a "highly sophisticated" attack…

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Filed Under: Travel Technology
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American Airlines’ Employee Vaccination Incentive

American Airlines has just given employees an incentive to get vaccinated, following a similar announcement from Marriott yesterday. American Airlines employees who get the COVID-19 vaccine will receive an extra vacation day in 2022, plus $50 in Nonstop…

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Guide To Four Seasons Private Jet Experiences

While miles & points is the primary focus of this blog, sometimes it's fun to look at some of the other travel experiences out there. In that sense I wanted to take a closer look at the Four Seasons private jet, which is a pretty unique (and pricey!)…

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Filed Under: Hotels
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Delta Pay With Miles: Everything You Need To Know

While Delta SkyMiles isn't my favorite mileage currency, one of the things I do appreciate about SkyMiles is that the program has a higher "floor" value for miles than American and United. That's to say that you can potentially "cash-out" SkyMiles towards…

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Filed Under: Delta, Reward Programs
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China Requiring Anal Coronavirus Test For Travelers

Man, and here I was thinking the nasal coronavirus test was unpleasant. China's borders are largely closed to foreigners, and those arriving from abroad are subjected to a strict monitored quarantine. Not only is the quarantine now up to 21 days, but…

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Air France 777 Vandalized By Greenpeace

An Air France 777 has just been vandalized by Greenpeace at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Today a group of Greenpeace protestors spray painted an Air France 777 green at Charles de Gaulle Airport. It's not known how exactly they managed to bypass security…

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American Airlines Business Extra New Member Bonus

The excellent American Business Extra program is currently offering a great bonus for new members who register and fly within 90 days -- fly once and you'll get enough points for an upgrade within the US. What is American Business Extra? For those of…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals
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Qatar Airways Privilege Club New Member Bonus

It's fairly rare to see an airline loyalty program offer a compelling bonus for new members nowadays. One exception lately is Qatar Airways Privilege Club, which has been constantly offering bonuses for new members for the past several months. At the…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
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Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)

In mid-January, Hilton Honors rolled out its current promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promotions offered by the program. While the promotion was supposed to expire today, it has just been extended through Monday. Through…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
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Huge New Delta Amex Welcome Bonuses

Some phenomenal new limited time welcome bonuses have just been rolled out on co-branded Delta Amex cards. While Delta SkyMiles is far from my favorite mileage currency, I at least appreciate that miles in the program have a "floor" value, based on all…

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Filed Under: American Express, Delta
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New York Eases Restrictions For Vaccinated Travelers

New York is starting to eliminate its domestic travel restrictions, but only for vaccinated travelers. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that domestic travelers arriving in New York are no longer required to quarantine or test out within 90…

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UK Air Passenger Duty Increasing (Again) In 2022

The United Kingdom has what's known as the Air Passenger Duty (APD), which is the highest passenger tax on air travel anywhere in the world. It looks like it will be increasing even further in 2022, despite the travel industry having collapsed. The United…

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Frontier A320
Frontier Flight Narrowly Avoids “Catastrophic” Deicing Incident

A few days ago I wrote about how a Frontier Airlines flight attendant's quick thinking avoided what could have been a "catastrophic outcome" on a recent flight out of Nashville. We now have some more information, including statements from the airline…

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Marriott Rewarding Vaccinated Employees

Marriott is giving employees an interesting incentive to get vaccinated. It has been announced that Marriott has created the Vaccination Care Program, which will provide financial rewards to associates at managed properties in the United States and Canada.…

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Finnair A350 Business Class – 1
Finnair Plus Selling Points For 40% Off

The Finnair Plus program has just launched its first promotion of 2021 on purchased points. While Finnair Plus is no doubt a niche program, the cost to purchase points is extremely reasonable, so it's at least worth being aware of this offer. Finnair…

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Lufthansa Plans 2022 New Business Class Launch

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Lufthansa was "reassessing" the timeline for its new business class product, which was initially announced in 2017. We now have a better sense of what to expect. In November 2017 (yes, well over three years ago),…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa