President Trump Signs New PPP Flexibility Act Into Law!

The federal government’s PPP loan was designed to allow contractors, self-employed individuals, and small businesses under 501 employees to get emergency funding to keep...

Delta Extends Middle Seat Blocking Through September 30th, Will You Stick With Airlines Promising An Empty Middle Seat?

Delta announced that they will continue to block middle seats through September 30th. They accomplish that by selling just 60% of the economy seats, 50%...

[Update: Hyatt And Airbnb Extend Their Free Cancellation Policy] Master List Of Hotel Cancellation Waivers And Nights, Points, And Elite Status Extensions

Update, 6/3: Hyatt and Airbnb have extended their free cancellation policy. Expect other hotels to match! Originally posted on 3/13: Accor: Date modifications allowed on...

Check Your Email To See If Your Healthcare Hero Won Free JetBlue Tickets!

Update, 6/3: A new round of winners has gone out today, be sure to check your emails and have your nominee respond within 3 days...

Israel Voids All Entry Permits For Unmarried Foreign Students!

Israel was one of the first countries to ban foreign nationals due to coronavirus. Recently they started easing restrictions, allowing in foreign students and people...

Roundup Of US Airlines Offering Bonus Miles Or Free Tickets For Traveling And Elite Miles For Credit Card Spending

Alaska: 50% bonus EQMs (elite qualifying miles) on flights through 12/31, no registration required. Earn 2.5K EQMs elite qualifying miles for every $5K...

[Update: Nomination Period Ends Today!] JetBlue Finally Extends Mosaic Status! Plus Gift Mosaic Status, Double Points On Flights And Spending, And More!

Update: Today is the last day for Mosaic members to nominate someone else to have Mosaic status from 6/15/20-6/15/21. Have an extra nomination? Offer...

Now Live For June: Roundup Of AMEX Credits, Bonus Offers, Freebies, And New Benefits Added Due To Coronavirus; Where Have You Used Your Credits?

Update, 6/1: You can now redeem your monthly credits for June! If you have a Marriott Brilliant or Hilton Aspire card you can also...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals In June

Globes is reporting that Israel will not open their borders to foreign nationals in June. Previously the ban was extended to June 15 and...

Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Cancellation Fees Through June 30th

If you flight is cancelled or is significantly changed, you can receive a cash refund per DoT regulations. That's why I don't recommend cancelling a...

Israel Is Now Offering Quarantine Exemptions For Qualified Entrants That Have Recovered From COVID-19 With Antibodies

Israel's ban on foreigners currently runs through 6/15, though it has been extended several times and seems likely to be further extended. There are exceptions,...

25 KN95 Face Masks For $29.99 Shipped From Newegg

25 KN95 Face Masks For $29.99 Shipped From Newegg These KN95 masks don't offer medical grade protection, but do offer more protection than a 3...

Disney World Plans To Reopen In July; BYOM

Disney World is seeking approval from the state of Florida to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11th and EPCOT and Hollywood...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/25/20: Super-Spreaders, Second Wave, Immunity Passports, El Al In Turkey, Worldwide Restrictions Roundup, Amare Stoudemire, And More

Previous COVID-19 roundups: COVID-19 News Roundup 3/14/20: New Travel Bans, Airline Suspensions, Israel Shutdowns, An Alternate COVID Approach, JetBlue Ban, TSA Changes, Poll, And More ...

US Bans Foreign Nationals Who Have Been To Brazil In The Past 2 Weeks

The US currently bans entry for foreign nationals who have been to China, Europe, Iran, and the UK within the past 2 weeks. Brazil is...

Air Canada Offering Miles Or Non-Expiring Vouchers For Cancelations, Insists They Are In Compliance With The DoT For Not Refunding Flights

Air Canada is now allowing for bookings made from 3/1/20-6/30/20 to be converted into a voucher that has no expiration date. Alternatively, you can convert...

President Trump Declares That Places Of Worship Are Deemed Essential, Will You Go Back Now?

President Trump announced today that the federal government deems places of worship to be essential and that he would override governors that don't allow...

Air Serbia’s New Schedule Causes Tel Aviv Flight Cancellations, But Don’t Rush To Cancel

In January and February many DansDeals readers grabbed what seemed like the deal of a lifetime, tickets to Israel for under $300 round-trip. Now that...

[Updated With Extended Foreigners Ban And Cancellations] Roundup Of Airlines Cancelling Service To/From Israel Due To Coronavirus, And When Service Is Scheduled To Restart

Update, 5/20: Israel has extended their ban on foreigners and mandatory quarantine for returning citizens through at least 6/15. Returning residents can apply for...

Free Night In A Suite At The Venetian Las Vegas For All Essential Workers!

The Venetian Las Vegas is giving away a free night in a suite for all essential workers! Get 1 complimentary night as an essential...

US-Canadian Border Closure Extended For Another 30 Days

The US-Canadian border will remain closed for non-essential travel by mutual agreement through at least June 21st. This is the 2nd extension of the border...

Ends Today! Qatar Airways Giving Away 100,000 Systemwide Tickets To Healthcare Workers!

Update: The final batch of codes will be made available at 5:01pm today! Originally posted on 5/11: Starting at 5:01pm EDT, healthcare workers can request a...

El Al Has Started Processing Refunds For Cancelled Flights!

A few weeks ago, I called out El Al for not issuing refunds on cancelled flights, in violation of US law. El Al said they...

El Al Extends Ticket Validity And Free Changes Through December 2021

El Al previously announced that customers with tickets for travel through 8/31/20 would be able to make changes to travel through 4/30/21. They are now...

PSA: Lower Your Mileage And Save On Your Auto Insurance

Update: Lots of commenters below are reporting success, especially from Geico! Most auto insurance companies are giving automatic partial refunds or credits to their customers...

COVID-19 News Roundup 5/12/20: Distancing On A Plane, De Blasio, OU Kosher PSA, True Number Of Deaths, Murder Hornets, Free Eilat Flights, Goodbye $10,000...

As our lives are interrupted by a deadly virus, we will keep posting deals to keep everyone's shelves stocked without needing to leave the...

SBA Says They Won’t Scrutinize PPP Loans Under $2MM, Have You Received A Forgivable PPP Loan?

The federal government's PPP loan allows contractors, self-employed individuals, and small businesses under 501 employees to get funded to the amount of 2.5 times...

Europe’s Airlines Decry The European Commission’s Refusal To Allow Them To Steal From Passengers

Earlier today, the European Commission published some common sense recommendations here for airlines faced with an unprecedented number of refunds due to cancelled flights. They...

Uber And Lyft Will Require Riders And Drivers To Wear A Mask, Riders Must Sit In The Back

Related post: Roundup Of Airlines That Require Masks For Travel: AA, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Lufthansa, Southwest, Spirit, United, And More Effective 5/18, drivers...

Air Serbia Extends Suspension Of Flights To Israel, Will You Take A Flight Change Or A Refund?

Update, 5/13: Flights to Israel have been suspended through at least 6/14. Update, 5/1: Flights to Israel have been suspended through at least 5/17. DDF member Kersetier...

Cathay Pacific To Travel Agents: Stop Offering Credit To Passengers Instead Of Issuing Refunds

The DoT had to step in twice after getting tens of thousands of complaints about airlines playing games with refunds. They have now included...

Don’t Forget About This Little Known Trick To Get Your Stimulus Check Approved

Update: Numerous readers below report success by entering an AGI of 0 (along with either the correct refund amount or a 0 refund amount),...

US DoT To Airlines And Travel Agents: Stop The Shenanigans Or Else!

The DoT has issued new guidance clarification regarding flights cancelled due to COVID-19. This comes after they reaffirmed that airlines must provide refunds for cancelled...

5 Pack Of KN95 5 Layer Masks For $15.99 Shipped Or Less!

5 Pack Of KN95 Masks For $15.99 Shipped Also available is a 10 pack for $28.99 or a 20 pack for $56.99 shipped. 95% filtration...

El Al Adds Refund Form For Cancelled Tickets!

El Al has added a refund form on their site if your flight has been cancelled or significantly delayed. The DoT requires refunds for flights...

Israel Ends Forced Hotel Quarantines For Israelis Returning From Abroad

Since April 1st, Israel has required Israelis returning from abroad to be taken to a hotel for a 2 week quarantine  That requirement is now...

Israel Approves $400MM Bailout For El Al

Ynet reports that Israel has approved a $400MM bailout of El Al. The offer comes with strings attached, including requiring the lead shareholder to inject...

Avianca Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy In The US

Update: Lifemiles has put out a statement that they have a strong balance sheet, remain separate from Avianca, and will continue normal operations as...

While El Al Is “Closed” And Refusing Refunds, 95% Of Their Fleet Has Been Converted To Cargo Operating Flights 7 Days/Week

El Al claims that they are closed and that's why they haven't issued refunds for flights cancelled over the past 2 months. That ignores...

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