Weekly Review: March 13, 2021

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far!

On the points & travel front, this week we learned more updates about the USA vaccine timeline, airline startup Breeze Airways was cleared to start operations, Air Serbia acquired a used A330 to replace its existing A330, a shot bar opened at Seattle-Tacoma Airport, Etihad revealed that it intends to retire its A380s, New York announced plans to end its domestic quarantine requirement, and more.

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

Featured Stories

What Does USA Vaccine Timeline Mean For Travel?

With President Biden’s latest update on the timeline for vaccine distribution in the US, I wanted to talk about what that means for travel. I’ll share my take, noting of course that I’m not a doctor, scientist, or anything other than a guy who likes planes and travel.

Applying For Amex Business Cards: What You Need To Know

American Express has a great portfolio of small business cards, and the cards often have increased welcome bonuses. For that matter, a lot of card issuers have been focused on small business cards over the past several years, and you’ll often find that they have better welcome bonuses and benefits than personal cards.

For those who may not be familiar with the process of applying for business cards, in this post I wanted to talk about Amex small business cards — what offers are available, what are the advantages of applying for Amex business cards, and how should you go about applying?

What Are The World’s Best Airline Brands?

In this post I wanted to share my favorite airline brands in the world. I think this is a fun topic that fellow aviation geeks may appreciate, especially at a time when borders are largely closed, and when travel opportunities are greatly reduced.

One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

World Of Hyatt’s New Hotel Bonus Offer
Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With 50% Bonus
British Airways Executive Club Extends Elite Status
Spirit Airlines Launches Status Match Challenge
Radisson Rewards Selling Points With 100% Bonus
IHG Rewards Club Offering Status Fast Track
Air Canada Aeroplan Launches Awesome Status Pass Perk
13 Best Credit Card Offers March 2021
IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 100% Bonus

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Singapore Airlines Pulls First & Suites Availability Through February 2022
Yay: American Now Displaying Partner Airline Record Locators
Hyatt Peak Award Pricing Launches July 2021

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

My Surprise Amex Business Platinum Application
I Also Applied For The Amex Business Gold… Oops?
What Does USA Vaccine Timeline Mean For Travel?
How I’ve Been An Amex Cardmember Since Before I Was Born

GUIDES & Programs

Delta Platinum Amex Card Review (90K Bonus Miles)
Applying For Amex Business Cards: What You Need To Know
Delta Reserve Credit Card Review (2021)
Earning Delta Status With Credit Card Spending
Delta Blue Amex No Annual Fee Card Review (2021)
6 Reasons To Get The Citi Premier Card
What Are The World’s Best Airline Brands?

NEWS & Updates

American Airlines Will Fly Boeing 787-9 To Alaska
Thompson Coming To Palm Springs, Replacing Andaz
Las Vegas Hotels Ban Outside Food & Drinks?!?
PRAGUSA.ONE, Unique New Airline Startup
Retired British Airways 747s Headed To Bermuda?!
United Airlines Faces Lawsuit Over Engine Failure
Italian Airline Neos Plans USA Flights
Whoa: French Bee’s 488-Seat Airbus A350s
Pilot & Flight Attendant Get Into Fight, Leading To Broken Arm & Missing Tooth
Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos Opens This Summer
Unique: Spirit Airlines Adds Flight Between LGA & LAX
Air Iceland Connect Being Integrated Into Icelandair
Garuda Indonesia Orders Rare A330-800neo
Azumi, New Modern Japanese Ryokan Concept From Founder Of Aman
US Startup Breeze Airways Cleared To Fly
Optimistic: Greece Claims It’s Opening To All This Summer
Four Seasons Hotel Opening In Taormina, Sicily
Online Travel Agency Kayak Opening Hotel In Miami Beach
Report: Southwest Airlines Plans Big Boeing 737 MAX Order
Sad: Etihad “Very Likely” To Retire A380 Fleet
New York Ends Domestic Quarantine Requirement
Lufthansa May Install First Class On Some A350s?!?
OMG: Walk-Up “Shot Bar” Opens At Seattle-Tacoma Airport
World Of Hyatt’s Surprise 2021 Category Changes
Brussels Airlines Offers Chauffeur Service?!?
Delta Air Lines’ Huge Summer Alaska Expansion
Air Serbia’s Interesting A330 Swap

I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

  1. And still, AA probably didn’t pay their advertising fees to get recognized for their expansion out of AUS. Weird times, but “A member since 88” article still gets put up. Huh…………….

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