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Southwest extends Companion Pass from June to December

Southwest Airlines had previously extended Companion Passes set to expire on 12/31/20 (earned in 2019) to June 30, 2021. Today they have notified those passholders that they have again extended their companion passes to...

Virgin Atlantic dumps Delta sweet spots (Update: US-Europe sweet spot is back!)

UPDATE 1/11/21: Virgin Atlantic has restored its old award pricing for nonstop Delta flights between the US and Europe! You can now once again book lie-flat Delta One business class from the US to...

Hello, newly-minted Globalist status

Update 1/8/21: I can confirm that I received the additional 30 bonus elite night credits from Bonus Journeys and now have 60 elite nights and all of the associated milestone benefits (free night certificates and...

Relax: Your elite stuff will post

We've been receiving a lot of panicked questions / comments from readers via all of the various channels (email, comments, Facebook, etc) wondering why their elite have not yet posted, so we wanted...

Amex adds $30 monthly PayPal credit to Platinum card for 6 months

Good news for Amex Platinum cardholders: while the previous temporary COVID credit card enhancement statement credit offers expired on 12/31, Amex has now launched a $30 monthly credit for PayPal purchases for US consumer...

Frequent Miler’s 2020 Recap | Video

By now, it's a tired trope to describe 2020 as "unexpected", but going through Frequent Miler's Youtube content to create our 2020 recap video makes it hard to use any other word. We happily...

Chase buys cxLoyalty Group, will bring travel agency back in-house

Chase announced yesterday that they have bought cxLoyalty Group Holdings, which runs Connections Loyalty (the travel agency that has served many bank travel and gift card redemption portals and the group that handled the...

Redeem temporary streaming credit for Amazon gift cards

Dan's Deals has written a few times about how it is possible to indirectly get Amazon Gift Cards with the temporary streaming credits available on the Amex Platinum card. Given that you only have...

Verizon Visa Mini-Review: Good choice for Verizon wireless customers [UPDATE: Maybe not]

UPDATE: Readers have pointed out that you can get the same $10 per month discount by auto-paying your Verizon bill with a debit card or bank account.  To me, this significantly reduces the added...

Health insurance & travel insurance options for your trip

While health insurance for international trips has surely long been a consideration for some travelers, it may be something that has more recently come to the top of mind for others given the pandemic....

Book some Las Vegas strip hotels via Airbnb

Gary Leff at View from the Wing notes that there is a way to save on rooms at some Las Vegas strip properties: book via Airbnb to side-step the resort fee and potentially save...

[Back again!] US Bank Altitude Reserve once again taking applications

Update 12/18/20: This post originally announced that the US Bank Altitude Reserve was no longer taking applications. However, the card is back and available for application once again. No word as to why it was...

Chase to add Air Canada Aeroplan as transfer partner!

Within a press release about Chase partnering with Air Canada to release credit cards in the US, we've learned that Air Canada will become a transfer partner with Chase Ultimate Rewards "starting in late...

Stacking big payouts: Rakuten + Dosh + Amex Offer edition

Many shopping portals have increased payout rates for Black Friday. I'd bet that we will likely see increased rates continue through at least Cyber Monday, though you'll need to check individual stores as some may...

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