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[Updated With Valid Dates] Chase Will Extend Timeline To Earn 2nd Tier Signup Bonuses!

Update: Chase has informed me that the timeframe for the 2nd tier bonus extension will be for cards approved between 10/1/19-3/31/20.  AMEX, Bank of America, Capital...

Now Live For June: Sapphire Reserve $300 Grocery+Gas Credit, Plus Earn Bonus Points For Spending On Groceries With Most Chase Consumer Cards!

Update, 6/1: The grocery and grocery delivery bonus for June is now live. If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve you can also use...

AMEX Adds New Card Benefits Including Credits For Dell, Wireless, Streaming, Grocery, Delivery, Spending For Lifetime Status, And More!

AMEX is releasing several new benefits on their cards to make up for the lack of travel benefits due to COVID-19. An FAQ can...

Earn 6 Points Per Dollar On Groceries With Select Marriott Cards

From 5/1-7/31, you can earn 6 Marriott points per dollar at grocery stores on select Marriott cards. On Chase cards the bonus is limited to...

[Update: Cancellation Deadline Extended!] Should You Take A Future Flight Credit Or Electronic Travel Certificate For Cancelling A United Flight?

Update: United has extended the deadline to cancel flights that were booked before 3/3 for travel from 7/1-12/31. You now have until 7/31 to...

The Next Shoe Drops: Here Is United’s Newly Devalued Unpublished Award Chart #UnitedUnfriendly

United devalued their elite program and killed their partner award charts yesterday. But they really want to make sure they have no loyal members to...

United Removes Partner Airline Award Charts, Scott Kirby’s United Is Desperately Trying To Get Rid Of Loyalists #UnitedUnfriendly

United took a $5 billion taxpayer bailout earlier this month. Today they devalued their elite status program and per Zach Griff, they also removed their...

United Doubles Down And Devalues Their Confusing Elite Status Program Just 4 Months After It Launched

Update: United has clarified to me that the PQP limit is per flight segment and not per flight purchased, which means this devaluation is...

JetBlue Will Require Passengers To Wear Masks

JetBlue announced that starting on May 4th, all passengers will be required to wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose. That...

Roundup Of El Al Flights Operating While They Are “Closed”

Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until tomorrow at 11:29pm ET. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel...

Enough Is Enough: The Time Is Now For El Al To Issue Refunds For Cancelled Flights And Stop Violating DoT Policy!

Up until April 3rd, several airlines cancelling flights were refusing to issue cash refunds. JetBlue and United were 2 of the worst domestic offenders...

El Al Appears To Be Pushing Back Service Resumption Yet Again, This Time Until May 31st

El Al previously suspended all commercial service from March 27 through April 4. They later extended that suspension through May 2nd and closed down their...

Israel Will Now Allow Airlines 90 Days To Provide Refunds For Cancelled Flights

The Israeli government has approved a temporary amendment to their aviation law to allow airlines 90 days to issue cash refunds for flights that...

The American AAdvantage Account Shutdowns Are Being Grossly Misreported; Are Their Auditors Struggling To Justify Their Existence?

Airlines have audit/corporate security teams to ensure that people aren't abusing their mileage programs. Historically, airlines have policed the selling of miles and upgrades...

A Week After Accepting $5.8 Billion From Taxpayers, American Airlines Raises Transatlantic Baggage Fee To $150 Round-Trip

Effective for tickets purchased as of today, American is raising basic economy 1st checked bag fees between the US and Europe, Israel, or Morocco...

Marriott Status Downgraded? Tweet For An Upgrade!

I gave up on the Marriott program last year after the program was devalued too many times, dropping from Titanium to lifetime Gold. After Gary...

Citi Adds Emirates As Their Latest Airline Transfer Partner

Citi has added the ability to transfer points to Emirates at a 1:1 ratio. You can also transfer AMEX, Capital One, Chase, and Marriott points...

Chase Offering 5 Points Per Dollar On Doordash And Tock On Freedom/Sapphire Cards And 5 Point Streaming Category On Freedom

Catching up on the news I missed over the Pesach holiday... Chase is offering 5 points per dollar on Doordash and Tock spending. This bonus...

Southwest Extends Companion Pass And Elite Status And Makes It Easier To Earn In 2020; Convert Travel Funds To Points!

Southwest finally announced that they too will extend their members elite status. That follows other North American airlines like Alaska, American, Delta, United, and Air Canada as well...

American Eliminates Free Date Changes On Awards Within 60 Days, Details Their Weak Vacation Discount Offer For Elites

Buried in yesterday's surprising announcement that American would count credit card spending for million miler status, were changes to award ticket change fees. The bad...

Here’s How To Check How Much You’ll Need To Spend To Earn American Million Miler Lifetime Elite Status Without Flying

Update: American has clarified that signup bonuses and double mile categories won't count for million miler status. Earlier today, American announced that miles earned from...

WOW! American Extends Elite Status And Announces That Credit Card Spending From May-December Will Count Towards Million Miler Lifetime Elite Status!

American finally announced that they too will extend their members elite status. That follows other North American airlines like Alaska, Delta, United, and Air Canada as well...

Under DoT Pressure, JetBlue Revises Cancellation Policy From 24 Hours To 2 Hours

Before the DoT reaffirmed that airlines must offer refunds on cancelled flights, airlines like JetBlue and United pushed things to the limits in refusing...

Israel Temporarily Suspends All Flights To Israel; Return To Regular Flight Schedule Not Expected Until September

Update: Israel approved measures on Sunday to force all arriving passengers into quarantine hotels and flights should be allowed to resume, though several have...

Contact CLEAR For A Free 3 Month Service Extension!

Update: As pointed out in the comments, you can click cancel membership and you'll have the option to pause your membership and get a...

Alaska Airlines Extends Elite Status, Lounge Memberships, Certificates, And More!

Alaska Airlines announced today that they will be extending elite status. That follows other North American airlines like Delta, United, and Air Canada. Alaska elite...

United Extends Ticket Validity To 2 Years, Ends 1 Year Wait For Refunds; Tel Aviv Flight Changes Mean You Can Now Get A Refund!

Typically airline tickets must be used within 12 months of when they're issued. United announced that tickets purchased between 5/1/19-3/31/20 are valid for...

Air Canada Will Extend Elite Status, Allow Status Gifting, And Allow Earning Status By Donating Miles

Air Canada will follow United and Delta's lead in extended elite status. You will maintain whatever status you hold in 2020 for 2021 as well. If...

[Updated With Free Award Redeposits, PlusPoints, And Reduced PQP Information] United Matches Delta, Will Extend Elite Status And Club Memberships!

Update: United has made their official announcement here. This post has been updated with the latest information. Earlier today Delta announced they would extend elite...

American Will Delay Its Return To Tel Aviv By An Entire Year Due To Coronavirus

American's exit from Israel had its drama and its return has had its fair share as well. American pulled out of the Tel Aviv market...

[Updated With United Electronic Travel Certificate Refunds And Extensions] Master List Of Airline Coronavirus Fee Waivers, Plus Airlines With Free Award Redeposits

Updates:  United is now allowing you to cancel your itinerary and get a refund to an electronic travel certificate that is valid for anyone...

Delta Extends Elite Status, Club Memberships, And Certificates!

Delta is the first US airline to extend elite status. That makes sense as they're typically a trend-setter, for better and for worse, while...

United Will Suspend Nearly All Flights To/From NYC, Here Are The Flights That Will Remain

Not long ago, United flew some 500 daily flights from NYC. Starting tomorrow, that will be slashed to just 17 daily flights as air...

US DoT Reaffirms That All Airlines Must Issue Full Cash Refunds For Cancelled Flights To/From/Within The US!

The US DoT has long stated that airlines must issue a refund if they cancel a flight. However many airlines have been refusing refunds...

US Transportation Secretary: DoT Guidance For Refunds On Cancelled Flights Is Coming “Very Quickly”

Update: The DoT has reaffirmed that airlines must issue a full refund! U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said in an interview that airlines not offering...

JetBlue Now Refusing Refunds On Flights Changed By 24 Hours!

JetBlue and United have been 2 of the worst actors in their coronavirus refund policies for cancelled flights. United has been all over the place,...

Delta To Travel Agents: We Are Fighting Chargebacks, But We Won’t Charge You If We Lose

Update: As commenters point out, Delta only wrote that they will fight chargebacks on operated flights. If you have a chargeback on a cancelled...

Israel Will Force All New Arrivals Into Quarantine Hotels

Effective immediately, Israel will test all arrivals from abroad for coronavirus and force them to stay in a designated quarantine hotel or designated quarantine...

El Al Selling Rescue Flight Tickets On Its Longest Flight Ever, Between Tel Aviv And Melbourne

Bookable on Orbitz. Tickets purchased from Orbitz today are refundable until 11:29pm PT tomorrow. Use a card like Sapphire Preferred to earn 2 points or Sapphire...

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