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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Hot Deals for August

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Amex Platinum Dell

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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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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Chase Sapphire Reserve Watermark 1200

Chase Extending “Pay Yourself Back” Feature

We've seen credit card issuers add all kinds of limited time perks in light of the current pandemic, which has greatly changed consumer behavior. Over the past several weeks we've seen Chase introduce limited time benefits on its cards, including the…

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Singapore A380 Watermark Suites

Best Credit Card Duo For Maximizing Points

There are a lot of great credit cards out there. Personally I have over two dozen at the moment. While I know some people are like me in terms of how many cards they have, I know other people say "I don't want that many cards, I could never keep track…

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Recent Trip Reports

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Buy United MileagePlus Miles With 100% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, August 27, 2020, United MileagePlus is offering a mystery bonus on purchased miles. Different accounts may be eligible for different…

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American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 100% Bonus

American AAdvantage constantly has promotions on purchased miles. At the beginning of the month American launched its latest such promotion, though something was a bit off with the pricing, making it look like American raised the cost to purchase miles.…

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Marriott Credit Card Promo: 10x Bonus Points

The world has changed a lot in the past few months, and credit card issuers have had to adapt. The valuable travel perks that people used to seek out in credit cards are now significantly less worthwhile, so we've seen card issuers add temporary benefits…

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Money

Up To 10% Cash Back (Or 10x Amex Points) With Rakuten

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 or cash back in addition to the rewards you’d earn for credit card spending.…

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American Airlines Lobster Sandwich – 3

American Airlines May Permanently Change Inflight Meals

We know that airlines have temporarily adjusted onboard service in light of coronavirus, but American Airlines has now hinted at some possible permanent changes to the way it approaches meals. View from the Wing notes some interesting comments made by…

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Hyatt Hana-Maui Resort: New Hawaii Points Hotel

Hawaii has historically been one of the most popular destinations for people looking to redeem points, and there's another addition coming to Hyatt's portfolio there (though this will only be useful for most when Hawaii reopens to tourists without a…

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Coronavirus Sniffing Dogs

Dubai Airport Introduces Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs

For months there has been talk of dogs potentially being able to detect coronavirus. Well, this testing is finally becoming a reality at one global hub. Dubai Airport has become among the first in the world to introduce coronavirus-sniffing dogs. How…

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Intercontinental Willard

Amex Offers: Save $60 On A $300+ InterContinental Stay

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, IHG Rewards
Kimpton Weho

Amex Offers: Save $40 On A $200+ Kimpton Stay

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, IHG Rewards
Southwest 737

Southwest Reduces Aircraft Cleaning Between Flights

Over the past few months we've seen airlines greatly improve their cleaning protocols. In my experience planes have been spotless unlike ever before. Well, at least one major US airline has reduced its aircraft cleaning protocols as of the beginning…

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