Thursday, September 24, 2020

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In February 2020, Alaska Airlines announced the airline would join the oneworld alliance by summer 2021. This was major news in the points blogosphere, especially for fans of Alaska Airlines’ frequent flyer program, Alaska Mileage Plan, famous for its...
Despite record numbers of COVID-19 cases, airlines are back in the sky and have no plans to ground planes again. To help restore faith in flying, back in March each major US airline started allowing flexibility for new tickets...
There’s plenty of news coming from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) this summer as it has announced a number of changes to its TTPs, including Global Entry. Here’s the latest. New York residents are again eligible for Global Entry...
Despite the recent popularity of using credit card points to simply pay for award travel, many cards still allow—and even promote—credit card point transfers to partner loyalty programs. These include frequent flyer programs for redeeming award seats and hotel...
As the world begins to travel again, Priority Pass is implementing new rules and standards across its 1300+ lounges to help keep travelers healthy and safe during the global pandemic. Some Priority Pass lounges have already reopened internationally and...
While COVID-19 may be reaching record numbers in the United States and many countries have blocked Americans from visiting, many Caribbean islands are reopening their borders to us. All are requiring the use of masks in public spaces and...
Despite record numbers of COVID-19 cases, airlines are back in the air and have no plans to ground planes once again. To help restore faith in flying, each major U.S. airline has pledged a commitment to health and safety...
American Airlines (AA) is rather famous in the world of points and miles for its epic mileage sales, so it should come as no surprise that the airline is again selling miles through a new promotion from June 1–30,...
By mid-April 2020, all major US airlines had mapped out what flyers with elite status could anticipate for the rest of 2020 and 2021—with the exception of JetBlue. As the weeks passed, the airline kept mum on the future...
There are so many different lines at the airport, and we frequent flyers are always looking for new ways to cut the line (insert grimacing face emoji here). So, just when we thought TSA Pre-Check had become a bit...

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