Weekly Review: May 22, 2021

Weekly Review: May 22, 2021

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I just embarked on another awesome trip with my mom, which I’ll write more about tomorrow. It has been an adventurous few days, as international travel sure isn’t easy right now. Fortunately my mom has been a trooper, and we’re having a great time. Stay tuned for the details!

On the points & travel front, this week Breeze Airways put flights on sale, Hilton Honors replaced breakfast for elite members with a hotel credit, JetBlue’s flights to London went on sale, the European Union continued to move forward with allowing vaccinated travelers, and more.

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

Featured Stories

IHG Rewards Extending Free Night Certificates

IHG Rewards is extending credit card anniversary free night certificates — free nights originally issued in 2020 will now expire no earlier than December 31, 2021.

This latest update applies specifically to free night certificates earned on IHG’s co-branded credit cards in the United States and United Kingdom, and not free night certificates earned otherwise, like through promotions.


European Union Opening To Vaccinated Travelers

For a few weeks now we’ve been hearing about how the European Union intends to open to vaccinated travelers from around the world. This is now one step closer to becoming a reality, as European Union officials today agreed on a policy.


Four Seasons Maui At Wailea Review

Ford and I recently stayed at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, which is a hotel that has long intrigued me.

The property opened in 1990 (worry not, the resort underwent a full renovation in 2015), and was one of Four Seasons’ first-ever resorts, as the brand previously focused on city business hotels.

With 383 guest rooms and suites, I was curious to see if this property would be able to live up to the Four Seasons standard, especially in coronavirus times (spoiler alert: it sure did, and I’ve never been to a resort this large with such good service).


One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Buy Air France-KLM Flying Blue Miles With 100% Bonus
Register Now: Best Western Rewards Summer 2021 Promo
Revealed: Choice Privileges Summer 2021 Promo
Best-Ever Chase Sapphire Sign-Up Bonus
Amazing Deal: JetBlue Mint To London For $795 Roundtrip
World Of Hyatt Selling Points With 30% Bonus
Buy Alaska Mileage Plan Miles With Up To 60% Bonus

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

IHG Rewards Extending Free Night Certificates

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

Marriott Bonvoy Welcome Gift Guarantee: Should I Request $100?

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Four Seasons Maui At Wailea
Review: United Airlines 787-9 Business Class (Oh, The Food…)

GUIDES & Programs

Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite Status

NEWS & Updates

Mystery: Lufthansa Launching Newark To Malta Route?!?
Eastern Airlines’ Strange Habit Of Canceling New Routes
Iceland’s PLAY Launching Flights This Summer
Americans Can Now Travel To Italy, But Only On “Quarantine-Free” Flights
Italy’s Neos Launching Milan To New York Flights
Cocaine-Snorting Anti-Masker Causes JetBlue Diversion
Starlux Airlines Delays LAX Flights, Likely To 2023
British Airways Introduces Lounge Sleep Pods
New Record: FAA Fines Abusive Passenger $52,500
Fragile Hong Kong & Singapore Travel Bubble “Pops” Again
Oops: SpiceJet Crew Stuck On Plane For Overnight Layover
Capital One Improves Savor Card Bonus Categories
HUGE: JetBlue Flights To London Now Bookable!
Lufthansa Crew Caught In Vancouver Hotel Union Dispute
US & Canada Border Closure Extended (Again)
Alaska Airlines Restores Inflight Service, First Class Meals
Hyatt Updates Mask Policy For Vaccinated Guests
European Union Opening To Vaccinated Travelers
Former United Employee Sues Marriott For Getting Him Fired
Report: Porter Airlines Orders Embraer E195-E2s, Expanding To Toronto Pearson Airport
Airline Startup Breeze Airways Is About To Launch!
Report: American AAdvantage Will Make It Easier To Earn Status, Extend Upgrades
Flying Blue’s Surprising New Brand Film
Spirit Airlines’ “Lucky” New Special Livery
Hilton Honors Adds Elite Food & Beverage Credit, Cuts Free Breakfast
Southwest Airlines Resumes Alcohol & Coffee Service
Qatar Airways CEO Appointed Oneworld Chairman
Wow: Las Vegas Hotel Adds “Energy Surcharge”
Full Details: Breeze Airways Tickets Now On Sale
About That Guy Who Caused A JetBlue Diversion… Oh My
Eurowings Discover Adds Frankfurt To Salt Lake City Flight
Marriott Bonvoy Welcome Gift Guarantee: Should I Request $100?


I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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  1. jetjock64

    "Trouper" (It's a common mistake.)

  2. Joe1293

    You blog is the best make sure you continue to spend quality family time

  3. Ethan

    I hope it's Italy! I have flights booked for September, and would be interested in knowing what is open and what remains closed.

  4. JB

    I'm going to take a guess that your maybe in Italy?

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jetjock64

"Trouper" (It's a common mistake.)

Joe1293

You blog is the best make sure you continue to spend quality family time

Ethan

I hope it's Italy! I have flights booked for September, and would be interested in knowing what is open and what remains closed.

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