Air France Klm Lounge Toronto – 27

US & Canada Border Closure To Be Extended

The border between the US and Canada has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21. Up until now the border has been closed for non-essential travel through July 21. It's now being reported by CBC that that closure will be extended by an additional…

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Waldorf Astoria Bangkok – 1

Hilton Honors’ Rollover Elite Nights For 2020

Back in late March, Hilton Honors became the first major hotel group to extend elite status by a year. Now the program has announced another great initiative. Hilton Honors will be rolling over all elite nights earned in 2020 to the 2021 program year.…

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Qatar Airways 777

Huge: ICJ Rules That Qatar Blockade Is Illegal

Well this is a massive win for Qatar, and in turn for state-owned airline Qatar Airways... at least on paper. The Qatar blockade began in June 2017. With this, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, introduced a land, sea, and air…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 29

Virgin Atlantic Secures New Financing

There has been lots of uncertainty about Virgin Atlantic's future. While the airline is resuming service as of July 20 and is undergoing a major restructuring, up until now the airline lacked the financing to continue operations for much longer. Virgin…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Delta One A330 900neo – 59

Delta Air Lines Reports MASSIVE Second Quarter Loss

Delta Air Lines has just become the first major US airline to report its second quarter earnings, and goodness is it rough... as you'd expect. Delta Air Lines has reported its second quarter results: The airline had a GAAP pre-tax loss of $7.0 billion…

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Filed Under: Delta
Iass Lounge Honolulu Airport – 14

Hawaii Delays Tourism Reopening To September 1

It was hinted at a couple of days ago that this would happen, and it's now official. Hawaii won't welcome tourists without a 14-day quarantine until at least September 1, 2020. In late March Hawaii introduced a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to…

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Filed Under: Travel
Aman Sveti Stefan – 56

Aman Hotels Gift Card Promo: Don’t Even Bother

Unfortunately this is the third time I'm writing about Aman's gift card promotion. Not because I want to, but because Aman keeps changing the terms. This has gone from a great deal for any Amanjunkies, to a hard pass (at least for me)... Anyway, lately…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals
Bodrum Edition 3

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With 60% Bonus (Last Chance)

There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points,…

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Filed Under: Marriott
Conrad Bora Bora Room Watermark

Hilton Aspire Perks: How They Work

I picked up the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card a bit over a year ago. This card has a $450 annual fee, and is easily one of the all around most compelling hotel credit cards out there. This card has many huge benefits, and almost seems too…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards

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Paying Taxes By Credit Card: How To Come Out Ahead

Ah, tax season. As many Americans are starting to procrastinate finalize their tax returns, questions about earning points for making those payments always come up. That's particularly relevant this year, and individuals and businesses may be paying…

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Filed Under: Advice, Credit Cards
Apple

Today Only: Earn 5x Airline Miles On Apple Purchases

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spending. Whenever I make…

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Filed Under: Great Deals
British Airways 787

British Airways’ Creative Deal With Pilots

It looks like the current dispute between British Airways' pilots and management may be coming to an end... Airlines around the globe are suffering right now, and are having difficult conversations with labor groups, as redundancies loom. British Airways…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
Uber Eats

Earn Bonus Capital One Rewards With Uber Eats

Given how much consumer behavior has changed in the past few months, many of the credit card benefits that members used to appreciate most aren’t as valuable anymore. We’ve seen card issuers get creative with perks, to give members an incentive to keep…

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Filed Under: Capital One, Credit Cards
El Al 787 Business Class – 2

A 20-Year-Old Is Negotiating To Buy EL AL

EL AL has been looking for a new investor for the past several months. The airline was in a bad financial situation before the current pandemic started, and of course this situation just exacerbated EL AL's problems. A couple of weeks ago it was revealed…

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Filed Under: El Al
Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

United MileagePlus Selling Miles With A Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, July 16, 2020, United is offering a bonus on purchased miles. Different accounts may be eligible for different bonuses, but the accounts…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
La Compagnie Business Class A321neo – 32

La Compagnie Suspends Operations Until September

We've seen many airlines around the world suspend operations in recent months, and all business class airline La Compagnie was among them. I wanted to provide an update on the airline, since this doesn't seem like an ideal time to be running an airline…

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Filed Under: La Compagnie