Best Credit Cards For Groceries And Supermarkets (June 2020)

We all have to eat, whether that comes in the form of eating at restaurants or at home. I’ve written in the past about the best credit cards for dining out, and in this post wanted to write about the best credit cards for grocery store and supermarket…

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United 787 Polaris – 2

DOT Answers Key Questions About Flight Refunds

We know that a lot of airlines have been playing games when it comes to issuing refunds for cancelled flights and significant schedule changes. Here in the US, the Department of Transportation is the governing body that oversees that. In early April…

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Virgin Atlantic 787 Upper Class – 4

What Happens To Miles If Airlines Go Bankrupt?

With many airlines struggling to stay alive, one common question has revolved around what happens to your frequent flyer miles in the event of airline bankruptcy. Unfortunately there's no one size fits all answer to this, though let me address this on…

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Philippine A350 Business Class – 1

Dear Frequent Flyers: Please Stop Whining

It doesn't really bring me any joy to write this post, but I feel like someone needs to say this? Let me note upfront that this is addressed to a very small percentage of people in our little "world," and it's not intended to be personal. Rather it's…

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What’s Up With The Ski Industry Right Now?

There's no doubt that COVID-19 has impacted travel plans globally. One particularly hard-hit has been the ski industry, which relies largely on spring skiing sales as a major form of revenue. For skiers, the refund process has been a roller coaster (mogul-coaster?)…

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Money

What Is Even Going On With Those Small Business Loans?

Ever since Congress passed the CARES Act on March 27th, it seems like it's been dominating the news cycles as much as COVID-19 itself. As small business owners, we've all been trying to wrap our heads around it, and when the topic came up with Ben and…

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Salon Icare Paris Orly Airport – 27

Coronavirus Travel Policies & Advisories

The situation is changing by the hour, and while there will be worldwide social and economic fallout from this pandemic, the impacts on the travel industry are far-reaching. If you're looking for information and updates on the virus itself, please check…

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Frontier Airlines Planes

US DOT Clarifies Flight Refund Rules

My goodness, the blog today might as well be renamed "One Refund Policy at a Time," because there's so much to talk about when it comes to flight refunds. DOT clarifies flight refund rules The US Department of Transportation has today issued an enforcement…

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Silo Hotel Cape Town – 59

Credit Card Disputes For Travel Purchases: Will They Work?

There are all kinds of benefits to making purchases with credit cards over other forms of payment -- you can earn rewards, you get fraud protection, you can dispute charges, and with some cards you even get purchase protection and other travel coverage.…

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Emirates New First Class – 25

What Should I Be Watching On TV?

Nope, this post has nothing to do with travel, but given the point we're at, I figure TV advice is probably more useful than travel advice. ;) I'm not usually that huge of a TV watcher -- in the past I typically kept up on a few different shows, and…

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Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 30

Should You Plan Future Travel Right Now?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who is daydreaming at the prospect of getting on a plane. At this point I'd be giddy about a middle seat in the last row on a Spirit Airlines flight taking me to a Holiday Inn Express just off an interstate. I continue to…

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Frontier Airlines Planes

9 Tips For Cancelling Flights During Coronavirus

If you have any upcoming air travel planned, chances are you're dealing with uncertainty, confusion, and a lack of clear communication from airlines. Frankly that's not surprising, since at this point airlines are struggling with what to make of the…

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American Main Cabin Extra – 8

Can You Get A Refund If Your Flight Is Cancelled?

Airlines are going great lengths to try and deny people cash refunds for cancelled flights. They're doing quite a good job with it, because most consumers seem to believe they aren't entitled to cash refunds, which simply isn't true. Let's take a look…

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Alaska 737

US Airline Executives Take New Tone On Government Aid

Much of the travel industry has been asking for government aid, given the unprecedented situation we're in. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding US airlines requesting government aid, given that they've used much of their profits over the…

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Iga Lounge Istanbul Airport – 19

Need Help Finding Flights Home? We Can (Try To) Help!

It's been a complicated few weeks for air travel, to put it mildly, and we're hearing a lot of stories from people who are in the middle of a trip, or otherwise trying to get home, and are being stymied by the constantly changing flight schedules and…

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Boeing 737 Max

Boeing 737 MAX & COVID-19: What’s The Impact?

Prior to a couple of months ago, arguably the biggest crisis in the airline industry was the the Boeing 737 MAX, which has now been grounded for over a year, following two 737 MAXs crashing. A Twitter user asks about the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, in…

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