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The Joys Of Modern Day HUCA; Hang Up Chat Again!

For years I've extolled the benefits of HUCA, or hang up and call again, when you get an answer from a customer service agent...

Multiple Avenues Of Contacting United Means It’s Easier Than Ever To Play HUCA

One of my strategies when dealing with airlines, banks, or pretty much any customer service line is to HUCA, or Hang Up and Call...

Schedule Change On A Partner Airline Award Ticket? It’s Going To Take A Whole Lot Of HUCA, But Don’t Give Up!

I book dozens of trips a year, but have never had quite the experience like this one. But I live by my HUCA motto. Hang...

HUCA And DROPR Lessons; Don’t Forget To Finish Your Sapphire Reserve Travel Spending Before Your December Statement Prints!

Update: Many commenters have been asking if they can still apply now and get the 2016 travel credit. People are reporting applying now and...

HUCA To Save With United’s Award Sale

Several DD readers have posted that they have had United call them and gotten refunds for award tickets that are now on sale with...

A DDF Day For The Books And The Joys Of HUCA, Take 2

Update, 11am: Got home thanks to United and the kind AA phone agent.  One unlucky guy on the plane came up to me and...

The Joys Of HUCA.

Over at the simply awesome DansDeals Forums we have our own acronym language along with a thread for airline/travel acronyms and regular acronyms. PUTPAC...

Targeted: Get Another Free Line For Select T-Mobile Plans With 2+ Lines!

Update, 12/18/23: This offer is alive again for targeted accounts. You'll have to reach out to T-Mobile to find out if you are targeted for...

[Now Partially Working Again Online] No, JetBlue Hasn’t Killed Off Using Travel Bank Funds On Award Tickets, They Just Made It More Difficult

Update, 10/11/23: You can once again use JetBlue Travel Bank funds to book award tickets online. However, you must have enough funds to cover...

Don’t Fall For This Increasingly Common Airline Scam: A DansDeals Follower Goes Viral Sharing His Warning About Using Google For Airline Contact Info

For some time now, scammy travel agencies have exploited Google to get the search company to display the wrong results or fake ads when...

Check Your Expiring Amazon No-Rush Credits Expiring Today, Try Chatting Or Calling To Upgrade Them Into A Sitewide Credit!

Update, 5/31/23: Check to see if you have credits expiring today!  Update, 9/15/21: I just chatted with Amazon and had no problem getting a sitewide...

2.5 Million Helpful Posts From 30,000 Family Members: Happy 15th Birthday To DDF, The DansDeals Forums

Happy 15th birthday to the DansDeals Forums and the DDF community! Community? We're more like family! I started blogging on my 20th birthday in November 2004...

Dan’s Trip Notes

Traveling is my passion. Especially when it’s using miles and points! Here are some of the notes from my trips: USA: Baltimore/Washington D.C.: A Quick Jaunt To...

Ends Tonight: Cardholders/Elites Can Save More Than 50% Off United Award Flights To Hawaii; Stack With A Free Interisland Stopover!

Today Only: Cardholders/Elites Can Save More Than 50% Off United Award Flights To Hawaii, Stack With A Free Interisland Stopover! United is offering coach award...

DDF To The Rescue: Getting A Newlywed Couple To Their Shabbos Sheva Brochos

Instead of running off on a honeymoon, newlywed religious Jewish couples celebrate the week after their wedding with daily feasts known as Sheva Brochos,...

Today Only: Save On United Award Flights To Hawaii

Today Only: Save On United Award Flights To Hawaii United is offering coach award flights to Hawaii for 35K miles round-trip, a discount of 10K...

[JetBlue Now Posting 15K Bonus Points And Mosaic For $15K Card Spending!] JetBlue Announces New 2022 Mosaic Benefits, With A Poorly Conceived New Top-Tier...

Update, 1/25: I reached out to JetBlue this morning about the 15K points that is normally awarded upon Mosaic qualification for people who spent...

[Final Days!] Spend $15K On A JetBlue Plus Card And Earn Mosaic Status!

Update: This offer ends on 12/31. In 2022, Mosaic members and companions will get access to even more space seats at no charge after...

Hyatt Is Quietly Extending And Giving Points For Expiring Certificates!

Hilton, Marriott, and IHG all extended elite status and certificates and point expiration dates yet again, while Hyatt took the bold strategy of doing nothing. How...

United Now Allows Electronic Travel Certificates To Be Redeemed For Partner Airline Travel!

During the early days of the pandemic United allowed people to choose between electronic travel certificates (ETC) and future flight credits (FFC) when cancelling...

[Update: Extended Through 1/31/23!] United Extends Global Services Status Through 1/31/22 And Adds New Benefit After Years Of Cutbacks; My Experience Flying As A...

Update: United has once again extended Global Services status, this time through 1/31/23. This is the first US status to be extended for another...

It’s 5/24 Day; What’s Your Chase 5/24 Strategy?

Originally posted on 5/24/19: Today is 5/24 day, a sad day for mileage junkies. For many years it was easy to open hundreds of credit cards...

5/16/21 News Roundup: Violence In Israel, Meron Thoughts, Get Away With Murder, Inflation, Chinese Vaccine, Delta Abuse, Nazi Escape, Rental Car Shortage, And More!

Some stories and deals don’t get their own post, but should get some coverage. Here are some quick takes on stories that caught my eye. Let’s...

United Will Allow Refunds For A Penalty On Non-Refundable Tickets And Credit For Changes To Cheaper Flights!

United shocked the airline industry when they announced last July they would permanently eliminate change fees on domestic flights. Things snowballed from there and most...

Thanks To DDF, A 141 Year Old Siddur And Family Tree Finds Its Way Back Home

DDF, or the DansDeals Forums, is a great place to discuss everything from trip planning to politics with DansDeals readers. The DDF community is awesome and...

United Extends Ticket Validity Due To COVID-19

In April 2020 United announced that tickets issued from 5/1/19-3/31/20 would be valid for 24 months instead of the usual 12 months. United is now...

[Now Live!] WOW! JetBlue Offering Mosaic Elites Free Companion Travel On Paid Flights! Plus, More Mosaic Changes For 2021

Update: You can now book free companion tickets by calling the JetBlue Mosaic line! On domestic flights you will still owe $14.40 in taxes...

[Update: Dead, But Readers Are Calling And Getting Orders Honored!] Huge Saving At Ann Taylor After Stacking Discount Codes! $269 Coats For $29.70, $228...

Update 11/30: Almost all orders have been canceled, but multiple readers are reporting being able to call Ann Taylor and replace their orders at...

American Airlines’ Shocking Formal DOT Response; Don’t Mess With AAdvantage!

Last year I wrote about AA shutting down accounts for creating multiple or dummy AA accounts in order to generate credit card mailers that...

JetBlue Updates Accounts With Mosaic Status, Here Are Your New Published And Unpublished Benefits, Including One I Just Learned About Today!

Update: Multiple commenters note that Mosaic members and their companions get overweight bags (51-70 pounds) for free, a value of $150/bag each way! Premier...

Singapore Opens Up Business Class Partner Award Space On The World’s Longest Flight, Newark To/From Singapore

Disclaimer: The health of DansDeals readers is this website’s paramount concern. For your sake and the sake of those around you, the best way for...

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...

Poll: Have You Been Able To Get A Refund For Your Cancelled Flight?

If an airline cancels your flight, the law is clear, they must refund you. That's why I always advise people to wait until the...

United: Wait 12 Months For A Refund

United has been desperately trying to avoid handing out refunds. Previously they tried saying that your flight schedule would need to change by 25 or...

Marriott Travel Packages Haven’t Been #Bonvoyed Again, But Good Luck Finding Someone That Knows That

Related: Earn 100,000 Bonus Points On The Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Consumer Card, Plus Where You Can Use Anniversary Nights! Last March I wrote about...

On The Heels Of Removing Nearly All Card Benefits, Citi Creates Their Own Incredible Credit Card Trifecta

As of yesterday, most Citi cards no longer have standard protections that come with most credit cards. All Citi cards (except for the Costco card)...

Unicorn Award Space: Fly United Business Class Nonstop From Newark To Honolulu This Sunday For 12.5K Miles!

Once upon a time Continental business class space to Hawaii, such as Houston-Honolulu and Newark-Honolulu, was plentiful:   After the United merger, long-haul business class saver...

Ends Tonight: Save Up To 45% Off United Award Tickets To Hawaii!

Update: This offer ends tonight! Save Up To 45% Off United Award Tickets To Hawaii! With this sale you'll save more miles if you have a...

Don’t Forget To Convert Your Marriott Travel Package Certificates To New Certificates Before They Expire!

Marriott pulled a fast one on loyalty members last August. Their social media representatives made posts implying that Marriott would treat members who purchased travel...

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