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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...

Spend $15K On A JetBlue Plus Card And Earn Mosaic Status!

JetBlue has added another way to earn Mosaic status. If you spend $15,000 on a JetBlue Plus card between 10/1/21-12/31/21, you'll be Mosaic through 12/31/22. Opt-in...

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

Update, 9/15: Some credits expire on 9/15! I just chatted with Amazon and had no problem getting a sitewide credit in exchange for my expiring...

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...

Alive Again! Get Another Free Line For T-Mobile Plans With 2+ Lines!

Update, 3/17: This offer is alive again and you can add another free line, even if you took advantage of this deal previously! Targeted...

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...

Turkish Airlines’ INSANELY Generous Star Alliance Awards Can Now Be Booked Over The Phone, But You’ll Need Luck On Your Side

Turkish Airlines has a ridiculously generous Star Alliance award chart. Here is the North America version of the chart with one-way award pricing: As part of...

Who Is Responsible For The Disappearance Of El Al NYC-Tel Aviv Awards Via Qantas Points? Here Are The Workarounds You Can Use!

Read this first: Everything You Need To Know About Booking El Al Awards With Qantas! A few weeks ago I wrote about how El Al...

Everything You Need To Know About Booking El Al Awards With Qantas!

“All about” posts take an in-depth look into various topics. See all of them here. Have a topic you want to read more about? Sound off in...

Qantas Removes Erroneous Award Fees On El Al Flights! Here Are The Current Fees And The Bargain Infant Fees Between The US And Israel!

Update: Several DDF members have received a refund of the extra taxes paid by sending an SMS to Qantas at 1-478-772-6827. One reader said...

How To Search For El Al Awards With Qantas Points; The Trick To Booking From 15 Airports That Aren’t Bookable Online!

“All about” posts take an in-depth look into various topics. See all of them here. Have a topic you want to read more about? Sound off in...

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...

Fly Nonstop In Delta Business Class Between Detroit And Honolulu For Just 37.5K Virgin Atlantic Miles Each Way

Virgin Atlantic has some great saver business award availability to fly on Delta nonstop between Detroit and Honolulu. They charge a mere 37.5K miles+$5.60...

The 737 MAX Is Being Grounded Around The World, Except For North America; Here’s What You Need To Know

While we don't yet know the cause of the Ethiopian flight 302 tragedy, airlines across the world are grounding their 737 MAX fleets until...

Here Are The Ways You Can Spend Your 2018 AMEX Airline Fee Credit

There are 4 AMEX cards that give a credit to use for incidental fees on the airline of your choice. The AMEX airline fee credit...

Chat To Upgrade Your Expiring Amazon No-Rush Credits Into A Sitewide Credit!

Amazon offers No-Rush credits for Prime members if they agree to slower shipping options when they order Prime items. You can check your no-rush balance...

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