Weekly Review: December 5th, 2020

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend and staying safe!

On the points & travel front, this week World of Hyatt reduced elite requirements for 2021, American operated its first non-scheduled 737 MAX flights, the DOT announced a potential ban on emotional support animals, Breeze Airways started hiring flight attendants in an unusual way, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

The New Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)

While I usually review flightsairport lounges, and hotels, in this case I’ll be reviewing an airport (it’s the first airport-specific review I’ve done since the new Istanbul Airport).

We’re not just talking about any airport, but rather about the infamous Berlin Brandenburg Airport, which opened on October 31, 2020.

Strategies For Easily Earning Hyatt Globalist Status

World of Hyatt Globalist is my favorite hotel status out there, and in 2021 it’ll be easier to earn than ever before, thanks to an announcement from World of Hyatt on Monday.

There are so many different promotions right now that it seems to be causing confusion among some members. In this post I wanted to recap the promotions that make it easy to earn status, and then talk about some of the best strategies for getting to Globalist status.

Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices

Marriott Bonvoy has just launched a promotion that could save you points on your next award stay over the coming months.

First for some context, Marriott Bonvoy has three tiers of award pricing at hotels — off-peak, standard, and peak. With this newly launched promotion, Marriott is offering off-peak award pricing at most properties.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

WOW: Marriott Platinum Status With Credit Card Bonus
World of Hyatt Reduces 2021 Elite Requirements
Shangri-La Selling Points With 50% Bonus
World of Hyatt’s Incredible Promotion (Register Now)
Amex Platinum Cell Phone & Streaming Credits Guide
Southwest Credit Card 80K Bonus: Which Is Best?
Strategies For Easily Earning Hyatt Globalist Status
9 Reasons To Get The IHG Premier Card
Buy LifeMiles For 1.1 Cents Each (200% Bonus)
My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card
Earn A Bonus For Funding Your United TravelBank
Hyatt Introduces “Office For The Day” Rates (Great For Earning Status)

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

How To Redeem TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Miles
Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices
Transfer Amex Points To Hilton With 40% Bonus
30% Bonus On Amex Transfers To Marriott Bonvoy
World of Hyatt Milestone Rewards: Which Are Best?
Guide To Hyatt Globalist Suite Upgrade Awards
Did Etihad Guest Quietly Increase Award Costs?

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
Review: Lufthansa Lounge Berlin Brandenburg Airport

NEWS & Updates

American Will Operate 737 MAX Flights To Nowhere
American Airlines Scrapping Plane Involved In JFK “Incident”
Breeze Airways’ Bizarre Approach To Hiring Flight Attendants
Uh Oh: Will American End A321T Premium Transcon Flights?
American AAdvantage Giving All Members A Gift
Singapore & Hong Kong Travel Bubble Postponed Until 2021
Report: British Airways Restoring Service In First & Business Class
EasyJet Reduces Carry-On Baggage Allowance
Delta Blames Thanksgiving Cancelations On Coronavirus
American Airlines CEO Flies On The 737 MAX
United Flight Attendants Have To Prove They’re Sick This Holiday Season
Is This The End Of Emotional Support Animals On Planes?
Couple Arrested For Knowingly Flying To Hawaii With Coronavirus
Ryanair Places Huge Boeing 737 MAX Order
New Psychiatric Service Animal Loophole?
UK Will Exempt “High Value Business Travelers” From Quarantine
Lawsuit: Lawyer Embezzled Money From 737 MAX Crash Victims
Air New Zealand’s New Domestic Safety Video
Virgin Atlantic’s Awesome 747 Farewell Event
Will Trump Prepare His 757 For Life After Presidency?
Marriott Sends Ambassador Members A Gift

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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