Weekly Review: January 2, 2021

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This is the first weekly review of the new year, so happy and healthy 2021 to everyone! Here’s to hoping that this is a much better year than 2020, and that this is also the year where we see the return of widespread international travel.

On the points & travel front, this was a fairly quiet week as you’d expect, given the two sets of holidays. We saw Chase introduce new spending bonuses, Amex introduce a new $30 monthly PayPal credit, JetBlue take delivery of its first Airbus A220, Etihad decrease its stake in Air Serbia, and more.

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

Featured Stories

The 10 Most Popular OMAAT Posts Of 2020

Around the new year I always like to share the most read OMAAT posts of the year. Suffice to say that 2020 has been unlike any other, and I’m excited for 2021. Not because stuff is suddenly going to change with the new year, but rather because there’s a light at the end of the tunnel in more than one way.

Chase Targeted Spending Bonuses: Are You Eligible?

Credit card issuers have been offering all kinds of additional perks and bonuses on spending in order to keep cardmembers engaged in these difficult times.

For the past several months, Chase has been offering limited time spending bonuses on select cards. That trend is continuing, as Chase has just rolled out the first 2021 spending bonuses for cards.

Use Your 2021 Amex Card Airline Fee Credits

Happy 2021! There’s a lot to be excited about with the new year. For one, 2021 isn’t 2020, so it has that going for it.

On the credit card front, one of the things that I ordinarily like about the new year is that certain annual benefits reset. One of those is the airline fee credits that are offered by several American Express cards. Based on the cards that I have, this is an opportunity to get hundreds of dollars of value per year.

In this post I wanted to talk a bit about the current state of Amex airline fee credits, given that it’s a new year, meaning that a lot of peoples’ credits have just reset.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite Status
Singapore KrisFlyer Promo: 15% Credit Card Transfer Bonus
Starlux Airlines COSMILE Status Match: Get Top Tier Status For Four Years(!!!)
How & Why To Get All Three Chase Ink Credit Cards
Register For Hilton Honors Points Unlimited Promo
World Of Hyatt Credit Card: Now Is The Time To Apply
Marriott Bonvoy Offering Targeted Promotions
LifeMiles 125% Mileage Transfer Bonus (Last Chance)
World Of Hyatt Selling Points For 25% Off (Last Chance)
Chase Targeted Spending Bonuses: Are You Eligible?
Hilton Honors Selling Points With 100% Bonus (0.5 Cents Per Point)
Chase Freedom Flex 5x Points Categories Q1 2021
Alaska Mileage Plan Offering 50% Bonus Elite Miles
Guide: Earn Marriott Bonvoy Elite Nights With Credit Cards
American Selling AAdvantage Miles With 70% Bonus
16 Best Credit Card Offers January 2021
Awesome: Amex Platinum Adds $30 Monthly PayPal Credit
Citi Prestige $250 Travel Credit More Flexible In 2021

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Select Your 2020 Marriott Choice Benefits
Use Your 2021 Amex Card Airline Fee Credits
Ugh: Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Devalues Delta Awards

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

I Have Questions About Hotel Bedding…
The 10 Most Popular OMAAT Posts Of 2020

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Grand Tirolia Hotel Kitzbuhel, Hilton Curio Collection

NEWS & Updates

Air Canada 737 MAX Has Engine Issues & Diverts: Nonstory?
KLM 787 Operates Nine Hour Flight To Nowhere
Man Hands Out $100 Bills On Flight (As One Does)
Azores Airlines’ Fascinating Bermuda Route
United Airlines Cuts Cocktail Picks, Saves $80K/Year
Revealed: Emirates Premium Economy, Refreshed A380 Cabins
Sad For AvGeeks: Air France A380 Gets Dismantled
Alaska Becomes First US Airline To Ban Emotional Support Animals
Emirates Delays Boeing 777X Deliveries To 2023
Buy The Adria Airways Brand For ~$12K
Singapore Restaurant Sells Japan Airlines Inflight Meals
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi Launching Early 2021
Qatar Airways Will Fly To Seattle, Partner With Alaska
JetBlue Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-300
Etihad Decreases Air Serbia Stake: Now What?
Sonesta Acquiring Red Lion Hotels
Canada Requiring PCR Test & Quarantine For International Travel

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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