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Amtrak And United Break Up: Goodbye To ZFV

Continental and Amtrak were natural partners in Newark, with Amtrak providing feed from locations like Philadelphia. United inherited that codeshare relationship from Continental. As part...

Check To See If You’re Targeted For Bonus Miles For Flying United

Click here and enter your United MileagePlus number to see if you’re targeted for bonus miles for flying United. I'm targeted for 7 bonus miles...

Emirates Will Apparently Block Partner Airlines From Booking First Class Awards

Alaska Airlines partner page for Emirates says that partners will no longer be allowed to book Emirates First Class awards as of 4/1/21: That matches...

Book American Lie-Flat Business Or 3 Cabin First Class Awards To Hawaii For Just 45K Miles!

Before COVID-19 became part of our vernacular, American typically commanded between 85K-140K miles each way to fly in lie-flat business class seating to Hawaii. Hawaii...

World Of Hyatt Card Changes Anniversary Night Qualification, Earn 2 Bonus Nights In 2021!

The Chase World Of Hyatt Credit Card is one of my favorite credit cards. It earns valuable Hyatt points and allows me to earn Hyatt...

[Update: Now Live!] Check To See If You’re Targeted For Bonus Points On Amazon, Groceries, Or Marriott Stays With Chase Cards

Update: Spending on these categories is now live, don't forget to register your card! Originally posted on 10/27: Check To See If You’re Targeted For Bonus...

Register To Earn 8 Points Per Dollar At Amazon, Target, And Walmart On Marriott AMEX Consumer Cards

Check your AMEX Offers to register your Marriott AMEX consumer cards to earn 6 bonus points per dollar on US purchases at Amazon, Target,...

$100 Uber/Uber Eats eGift Card For Just $79.99 From Costco!

$100 Uber/Uber Eats eGift Card For Just $79.99 From Costco! These gift cards work for Uber or Uber Eats and your balance will be shared...

Check To See If You’re Targeted For A Qantas Transfer Bonus!

Qantas is back with another targeted transfer bonus. If you received the targeted email (Subject: Transfer now for up to 25% more Qantas Points) you...

[Update: Now Bookable At Lower Rates] Hyatt Extends Points And Awards Validity, Lowers Award Categories On Select Hotels And Postpones Program Changes

Update: You can now book the hotels listed below at their new lower rates. For example the Stonebridge Inn can now be booked with...

Signup For Chase Freedom Unlimited And Get 20K Points, Plus 5 Points On Groceries, And Now With Bonus Points On Travel, Drugstores, And Dining!

Signup For Chase Freedom Unlimited And Get 20K Points, Plus 5 Points Per Dollar On Groceries, Now With Bonus On Travel, Drugstores, And Dining! Signup...

Costa Rica Opens Borders To Everyone Today, No COVID Test Required

As of today, Costa Rica is opening their borders to everyone. No COVID-19 test is required. Previously only limited locations were allowed entry into Costa...

Get Fee-Waived $200 Visa Gift Cards From Staples!

Staples is waiving the $6.95 purchase fee on $200 Visa gift cards through 11/7 in-store only. Use your Chase Ink Cash Card or Ink Plus card and get 5 points...

[30 Minutes Left] Chase’s 3rd Transfer Bonus: 20% Bonus Points When You Transfer Ultimate Rewards Points To Southwest

Update: This bonus offer ends at 11:59pm ET! Chase Ultimate Rewards has only had 2 transfer bonuses in its history, a 30% bonus for BA...

Ends Tomorrow: Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points Into Marriott Points And Get A 40% Bonus

Ends Tomorrow: Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points Into Marriott Points And Get A 40% Bonus AMEX points normally transfer into Marriott points at a 1K:1K ratio,...

Ends Tomorrow! Targeted: Use 1 Chase Ultimate Rewards Point And Get $15 Off $50 From Amazon!

Update: There are a few versions of this offer. There is a $15 off $50 offer that expires tomorrow, there is a $15 off...

Ends Tomorrow! Transfer AMEX Points Into Hilton Points At A 1K:2.8K Ratio; Stay In An Overwater Villa With Private Pool From 27.1K AMEX Points/Night!

Update: This offer ends tomorrow! Originally posted on 8/2: Transfer AMEX Membership Rewards Points Into Hilton Points At A 1K:2.8K Ratio! The AMEX Membership Rewards transfer ratio...

[Update: Ends Tomorrow!] Level Up Your Competing Elite Status With Delta!

Update, 10/30: Tomorrow is the last day to apply for this offer. Note that some non-targeted accounts are being matched, while others are being...

In Surprise To Nobody, El Al’s CEO Will Step Down

El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin announced today that he will step down by January with a goodbye letter that says it does not identify...

Israel Will Allow Foreign Business Travel From All Countries

Earlier this week Israel announced that foreign business travelers from green countries could apply for entry. Now Israel will allow foreign business travelers from all...

El Al Targeted Offer: Save Up To $1,500 Off Flights! Fly Round-Trip From The US To Tel Aviv From $398 Coach Or $1,698 Business!

El Al is offering some truly incredible deals to targeted Matmid members, with fares that I haven't seen since the $336 round-trip El Al...

[Update: Available For A 2nd Time!] Contact CLEAR For A Free 3 Month Service Extension!

Update: I was able to chat with CLEAR and get another 3 month extension! Officially this is called a "pause" though the membership continues...

Register To Save $75 Off $250 At Hyatt Independent Collection Brands With A Hyatt Card

Register To Save $75 Off $250 At Hyatt Independent Collection Brands With A Hyatt Card Register your legacy Hyatt or World of Hyatt card via...

Earn Up To 100K Points On The JetBlue Consumer And Business Cards

Barclays JetBlue Plus Consumer Card Barclays JetBlue Business Card Both the JetBlue Plus Consumer Card and the JetBlue Business Card are offering a 50K signup bonus...

Delta Continues To Stealthily Make Massive Devaluations To Their SkyPesos

Delta was the first airline to delete their award charts, back in 2015. Since then, they have continued to devalue their miles. Miles required on...

[Update: New Chicago/ORD And Colorado Springs Routes Now On Sale!] Southwest Will Add Service To Chicago O’Hare And Houston Intercontinental!

Update: Southwest will begin flying the following routes on 2/14: Chicago-ORD to/from Baltimore (4 daily nonstops) Chicago-ORD to/from Dallas-DAL (4 daily nonstops Chicago-ORD to/from...

Legacy Hyatt Cardholders: Register For A Free Night After Spending $4,000, Stackable With Amazon And Grocery Spending Offers!

If you have the legacy Hyatt card pictured above you can register here to get a free category 1-4 night for spending $4,000 on...

[Update: Flight Dates Extended!] COVID Route Wars: United Strikes Back With New Nonstop Service Between Florida And LaGuardia, Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, And More!

Update: United is now selling tickets on these routes through April 5, 12, or end of scheduling as indicated below! That's excellent news for...

Hilton Extends Certificates, Status, Will Make 2021 Status Easier To Attain, And More

A few weeks ago Hyatt extended award certificates and more through 12/31/21. Yesterday Marriott extended certificates and more through 7/31/21. And today, Hilton announced a number...

Signup For A 12 Month Uber Eats Pass, A $119.88 Value, For Free With An AMEX Consumer Green, Gold, Or Platinum Card!

If you’re new to Uber Eats you can signup here and use the following promo for $20 off $25 on your first order: eats-uberdansdeals You can...

Marriott Extends Expiration Of Free Nights And Travel Packages

Marriott previously announced that they would extend free night awards from credit cards, travel packages, choice benefits, or promotions that expire in 2020 until...

Israel Will Allow Foreign Business Travel From Green Countries

Globes is reporting that Israel will allow foreign nationals to fly to Israel for business travel. They will need to be coming from a Green...

Get Fee-Waived $200 Mastercard Gift Cards From Staples This Week!

Staples is waiving the $6.95 purchase fee on $200 Mastercard gift cards from 10/25-10/31. This is valid in-store only. Officially per the weekly ad, there...

Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals Through At Least December 1st

Israel has extended its ban on foreign nationals through at least 8:59pm on December 1st according to this NOTAM:   Israel closed their borders to foreign...

Sudan And Israel Will Normalize Relations!

Not long ago, Sudan was an international sponsor of terror and harbored Osama bin Laden. Now the country will be removed from the US list...

Use Paypal Key To Earn 5x Points Everywhere With Freedom/Freedom Flex This Quarter!

Paypal Key is a virtual card number that you can assign to any credit card in your Paypal account. There are no fees or...

WestJet Promises Refunds On All Cancelled Flights After Air Canada Calls Their Statement Misleading

Canadian airlines have long resisted providing any refunds during the pandemic. Back in March I wrote how the Canada Transportation Agency gave their blessing to...

New York And New Jersey Are Supposed To Require Anyone Who Has Been In New Jersey To Quarantine, But They Won’t

Since June, the NY Tri-State area has required those returning from states that have a high COVID-19 infection rate to quarantine upon their return....

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