Weekly Review: September 12, 2020

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I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

On the points & travel front, this week LifeMiles launched its biggest ever bonus on purchased miles, Starlux Airlines ordered A330-900neos, World of Hyatt revealed the details of its incredible new fall promotion, United announced five new long haul international routes, and more.

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

Featured Stories

Why Most US Airports Still Can’t Accept Flights From “Travel Ban” Destinations

I was recently trying to help someone book a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Philadelphia for October. The flight showed as bookable and wide open, and then a few days later it didn’t show in the schedule anymore.

I was initially confused about that, but then realized what was going on, and figured it was worth a post. This is worth being aware of if planning future travel.


Southwest Credit Card 65K Bonus: Which Is Best? (Offers Ending Soon)

Southwest Airlines is one of the most popular airlines in the US thanks to its extensive domestic route network, lack of change and cancelation fees (though other airlines have largely matched in the meantime), two free checked bags, and generally great customer service.

It’s not surprising that a lot of people have Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards credit cards. However, the reality is that it can be tough to decide which card is best, given that there are five Southwest Visa Cards, including three personal cards and two business cards.

In mid-August, Chase and Southwest launched new limited time welcome bonuses on all three personal cards. It’s worth noting that these offers are expected to be pulled on Monday, September 14, 2020, by 5PM ET. If you’ve been considering one of these cards, now is the time to apply.


Wow: World Of Hyatt Launching Incredible Promotion

World of Hyatt has just shared the details of its next global promotion. This follows the current “Bonus Journeys” promotion that’s being offered for stays through September 15.

It goes beyond that, though — not only is a new promotion being introduced, but current promotions for award redemptions and parking are being extended.


One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Buy LifeMiles With 200% Bonus (Best-Ever Deal)!
Register For Hilton Honors Double Rewards Promo
Guide To Hilton Honors Status Match Program
Wow: World Of Hyatt Launching Incredible Promotion
Buy United MileagePlus Miles With 100% Bonus
Southwest Credit Card 65K Bonus: Which Is Best? (Offers Ending Soon)
Best Western Promo: $25 Gift Card Per Night

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

LifeMiles’ Star Alliance Award Sale (Including For First Class)

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

Clearing US Immigration When Arriving From “Travel Ban” Country: My Experience

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Chase Freedom Unlimited Review (2020)
Review: New SWISS A340 Business Class
Hilton Honors Business Card Review (2020)

NEWS & Updates

Starlux Airlines’ A350s Will Feature First Class!!!
Why Most US Airports Still Can’t Accept Flights From “Travel Ban” Destinations
American Airlines Staff Can Now Wear Black Lives Matter Pins
Etihad Introduces Free Coronavirus Travel Insurance
Rossiya’s Cool & Surprising New Safety Video
Spend The Night In A Former Etihad Airways Plane
Man Kicked Off Allegiant Flight For Asking Flight Attendant To Wear Mask
Surprise: American Airlines Resuming Daily Sydney Flights
Can You Guess United Airlines’ Mysterious New International Routes?
WestJet Flight Canceled Over Bizarre Toddler Mask Incident
The $160K American Airlines Gift Card Scam
Pilots Warn Of Risky, Vomit-Inducing Takeoffs From New Berlin Airport
Cool: United Airlines’ Africa, India, And Hawaii Expansion
Alaska Airlines Won’t Join Oneworld Alliance In 2020 After All
US Ends International Traveler COVID-19 Screenings
Flight Diverts To Kick Off Anti-Masker… In Japan?!?
JetBlue Adds Two Dozen New Leisure Routes
Whoa: Starlux Airlines Orders Airbus A330-900neos
United Airlines Modifying 787-9s For New Longest Route
RwandAir Cancels A330-900neo & 737 MAX Order
Report: Air France Will Install First Class On A350s
Aman Nai Lert Bangkok Opening In 2023
Report: Lufthansa May Retire All A380s & 747-400s
Useful: Marriott’s New “What To Expect” Coronavirus Page
Qatar Airways Privilege Club Offering New Member Bonus
France Considers Massive Airline Eco-Tax (Up To ~$470 For One-Way Ticket)
India Threatens To Ban Airlines That Allow Photography
United Airlines Being Sued For Staffing NFL Charters With “Attractive” Flight Attendants
Singapore Airlines May Launch Flights To Nowhere


I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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