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Save 10% At Hyatt With Chase Offers (Targeted)

With Chase Offers you can save money for purchases with select retailers. These promotions are targeted, and you'll see different bonuses on different card accounts. There's a great new offer for anyone who is planning a Hyatt stay in the next couple…

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Filed Under: Chase, Great Deals
United Polaris Lounge Watermark

Review: United Club Infinite Card (With 100K Bonus)

United Airlines and Chase issue several co-branded credit cards. At the moment there are increased welcome bonuses on two of the popular personal credit cards. I recently reviewed the United℠ Explorer Card. In this post wanted to take a closer look at…

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US Ends Blanket International Travel Warning

The US has lowered its international travel warning, though there aren't many implications to this as of now. Back in March: The US State Department issued a Level 4 "Do Not Travel" health advisory for all non-essential international travel The US Centers…

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Filed Under: Travel
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Munich Airport’s Epic Statue Of Liberty Impersonator

This is probably my favorite thing I've seen all week... This week United Airlines resumed nonstop flights between Newark and Munich, after the route was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the most part there's not much fanfare associated…

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Hot Food Returning To American Admirals Clubs

Back in March, major US airlines closed their airport lounges. This was both due to a lack of demand, as well as due to a need for updated procedures to keep guests safe. We've now seen airlines slowly start to reopen airport lounges. Initially this…

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IATA Now Charging For COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map

Well this is pretty disappointing... It can be extremely difficult to keep up with international travel regulations, given how frequently they change, and how complex they are. A couple of month ago I wrote about IATA's COVID-19 travel regulations map,…

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Filed Under: Travel Technology
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Republican Senators Push For Second Airline Bailout

Over a dozen Republican senators are now onboard with US airlines getting a further $25 billion in payroll support... The CARES Act currently provides roughly $25 billion in payroll support for US airlines. The government is essentially covering a majority…

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United Polaris Watermark

United Explorer Card Review (2020)

Chase and United offer a suite of co-branded credit cards, and at the moment we're even seeing limited time welcome bonuses on some of these cards. In this post I wanted to take a closer look at the United℠ Explorer Card. Is this card worth getting,…

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Filed Under: Chase, United
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IHG’s Bizarre Promise Of Free Spirit Airlines Flights

IHG made a rather strange promise to members of its paid loyalty program last week, and I'm not sure what exactly to make of it. Last week IHG launched a great promotion for those who join the paid InterContinental Ambassador program. For those of you…

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Filed Under: IHG Rewards, Spirit
Money

$30 Bonus For New Rakuten Members (Last Chance)

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending. Rakuten…

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New York Adds Coronavirus Quarantine Checkpoints

Not only are Americans banned from visiting most of Europe, but we're increasingly seeing domestic travel restrictions as well, as many states see a surge in coronavirus cases. In late June New York announced a travel quarantine, and that has now been…

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Hyatt Expands Guest Face Mask Policy

A couple of weeks ago Hyatt introduced a policy requiring guests to wear face masks while indoors at its hotels, and that policy is now being expanded. Since July 27, 2020, and for the foreseeable future, Hyatt is requiring guests at all US and Canadian…

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Recent Trip Reports

Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 30% Bonus

Wyndham Rewards has just introduced its latest promotion on purchased points. This follows the program making changes to how it sells points earlier in the year. Through Sunday, August 16, 2020, Wyndham Rewards is offering a 30% bonus on purchased points:…

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Emirates Pulls Out Of Fort Lauderdale

Airlines around the world are making all kinds of temporary route cuts, though it looks like Emirates is permanently axing one of its US destinations. Emirates has updated its schedule to permanently pull its Dubai to Fort Lauderdale flight. The route…

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Spirit Airlines

Meh: Spirit Airlines’ 5x Miles Promotion

Spirit Airlines has just introduced an incredibly generous promotion for future flight bookings, at least on the surface. Spirit Airlines is offering 5x Free Spirit miles for new flight reservations: This is valid for tickets booked between August 5…

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Filed Under: Spirit
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Amex Platinum Offering $100 Dell Credit

Card issuers have added all kinds of temporary perks in light of the current pandemic. The latest such benefit is on the American Express Platinum Card, which is now offering a one-time credit that most cardmembers should be able to get value out of.…

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Virgin Atlantic Files For Chapter 15 Bankruptcy

A few weeks ago Virgin Atlantic revealed the full details of its planned recapitalization, and this week the airline has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy in US courts. What exactly is going on here, and is this as big of a deal as one might think? For…

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Filed Under: Virgin Atlantic
Etihad Face Masks

Etihad’s Innovative New Face Mask Doubles As Scarf

I'm surprised it took an airline so long to come up with something like this. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is offering new protective wear to first and business class passengers, and it's intended to be both practical and fashionable. Specifically,…

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Hyatt Place Page

Hyatt’s Brutal Second Quarter Financial Results

It's a tough year for the travel industry (and many other industries, for that matter). I've written in the past few weeks about the second quarter financial results of some major airlines. Well, this week Hyatt reported its second quarter results, and…

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