Hello from Berlin! I’m thrilled to be here, though it’s a rainy few days, and the weather is definitely starting to get a bit colder. This is going to be an adjustment compared to Florida. 😉
On the points & travel front, this week assembly of the world’s final A380 was completed, SkyMiles eliminated change fees on domestic awards, details emerged about the new X1 Credit Card, the Capital One Venture Card got a great new bonus, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines introduced coronavirus testing programs, and more.
With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:
This week the final Airbus A380 to ever be produced rolled out from the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. Airbus held a special event for employees to commemorate this milestone, which was attended by Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
The final A380 has the manufacturer serial number (MSN) 272, so that’s how many A380s have been produced since production started in 2005.
A few weeks ago we saw five major US airlines eliminate change fees on domestic tickets (at a minimum), including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines.
Some airlines included award tickets for the waived change fee policies, while others didn’t. Delta was among the airlines that didn’t. Fortunately that has changed as of this week.
Chase has some of the all around best credit cards, in terms of the welcome bonuses, return on spending, and perks. This is especially true with their business credit cards.
For example, the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card (review) has the single best welcome bonus of any credit card right now, and I’d argue is the most well-rounded business credit card. Meanwhile the no annual fee Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card (review) and Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card (review) have their best-ever welcome bonuses right now, and are generally great cards for maximizing points.
I have all three of these cards, so in this post I wanted to take a closer look at who is eligible for these cards, and how you can go about getting approved for all of them. In particular, I wanted to provide an update about how it appears that it’s once again a bit easier to get approved for Chase business cards, which I’ll cover in the next section.
TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos
New X1 Credit Card: Too Good To Be True?
8 Reasons To Get Ink Business Preferred With Best-Ever 100K Bonus
Save At Radisson Hotels With Amex Offers
Save At Conrad & Waldorf Astoria With Amex Offers
Chase Freedom Flex: Product Change Or Apply?
10 Best Credit Card Offers September 2020
Incredible Southwest Companion Pass Promo
Applying For Chase Ink Business Cards: What You Need To Know
Save Up To 40% On Delta Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)
Recap: 9 Opportunities To Buy Points
Marriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members
Chase Ultimate Rewards Credit Cards (2020 Guide)
Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays
Buy LifeMiles With 200% Bonus (Best-Ever Deal)!
Earn Status When You Buy Emirates Skywards Miles
IHG Rewards Club Selling Points With 75% Bonus
Increased Bonuses On Hilton Amex Cards
Ink Business Cash Card: 8 Reasons To Apply
TRICKS: Redeeming Miles
Hyatt 40 Night Milestone Reward: Which Is Best?
New Air Canada Super Elite Perk: Free Drink & Snack In Economy
SkyMiles Eliminates Domestic Award Change Fees, Extends More Perks
Capital One Miles: Everything You Need To Know
TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)
REVIEWS & Trip Reports
Capital One Venture Card Review (100K Bonus Venture Miles)
Chase Sapphire Preferred Vs. Capital One Venture: Which Is Better?
Review: Frankfurt Airport’s Free Coronavirus Testing
Review: Jumeirah Hotel Frankfurt
Capital One Showdown: Venture Vs. VentureOne
NEWS & Updates
Cool Concept: Special Nike Boeing 787 For Athletes
Silvercar Moves From Airports To Audi Dealerships
Yay: Rossiya Will Acquire British Airways 747s!
WOW: Airbus’ Zero-Emission Commercial Aircraft Concept
“No Future” For Austrian Airlines 767s & 777s
Ryanair Mocks Irish Government With Fake Job Posting
Official: Lufthansa Retiring Entire A380 & A340-600 Fleet… Probably
Fiji Airways 737’s Epic Journey To Europe
UIA Will Fly 737s To New York (12+ Hours): World’s Worst Flight?
New York To Los Cabos: Look At That Capacity!
Cathay Pacific’s Interesting New Pittsburgh Cargo Flights
Marriott CEO Supports “Hygiene Theater” Concept, And I Tend To Agree
Qantas Put Fully Stocked 747 Bar Carts Up For Sale
Video: Air Force 2 Suffers Bird Strike On Takeoff
Virgin Points: Virgin Atlantic’s New Rewards Currency
United Airlines Introduces Airport COVID-19 Testing
Sad: The Final Airbus A380 Has Been Assembled
Qatar Airways Offering Free “Super Wifi” For 100 Days
Marriott May Lose 122 Hotels Over Dispute
Hawaiian Airlines Will Offer Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing
Man Jailed In Thailand For Negative Hotel Review
Delta Retiring CRJ-200 By 2023, 717 & 767-300 By 2025
I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!