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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 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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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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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
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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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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
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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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Filed Under: American, American AAdvantage
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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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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Marriott
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 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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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
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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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
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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
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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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Recap: 7 Opportunities To Buy Points

We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational redemptions. At the moment we're seeing many programs sell points at a discount, so…

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Filed Under: Great Deals
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United Airlines TravelBank 10% Bonus Promo

United Airlines is offering a bonus when you pay now for future travel, but is it worth it? United Airlines is offering a 10% bonus when you add funds to your TravelBank account. For those of you not familiar with TravelBank, this is a way to keep a…

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Transfer Amex Points To Hilton With 40% Bonus

The US American Express Membership Rewards program has just launched a transfer bonus, which is the first one we've seen from the program in several months. Through October 31, 2020, the Amex Membership Rewards program is offering a 40% bonus when you…

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Filed Under: American Express, Hilton
Explora Patagonia

Explora Hotels Selling Vouchers With 50% Bonus

Lately we've seen a lot of travel brands get creative when it comes to generating revenue. With so many businesses having liquidity issues, we're seeing companies offer a deal if you pay now for travel later. In particular, we've seen lots of hotel brands…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals
Singapore Airlines A380

Weekly Review: August 1, 2020

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! On the points & travel front, this week it was announced that British Airways is permanently discontinuing its Club World London City service, Titan Airways operated a cool repatriation flight to Saint…

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