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PSA: Alila Ventana Big Sur Has Minimum 2 Night Stay For Standard Award Nights

A reader reached out today to give us a heads up about standard award availability at Alila Ventana Big Sur during December that they found via Stay With Points (see Greg's post about Stay...

Delta offering free WiFi to all customers on domestic flights (Now Live)

Last year, T-Mobile announced that it was making in-flight WiFi free for both Magenta and Magenta Max customers (via a program called “Coverage Beyond”). Free internet for T-Mobile customers on Alaska, Delta and American...

Delta makes it Hertz so good

Delta has announced an expansion of their partnership with Hertz.  You can read full details here, but the gist is that you can earn 4 to 8 Delta miles per dollar from Hertz (depending...

Don’t exchange money at the airport: The Schwab Debit card & investor checking account...

Foreign currency exchange is one of the biggest rip-offs a traveler is likely to encounter, closely followed by credit card machines that offer Dynamic Currency Conversion (which is also a scammy sort of offering...
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Cost of CLEAR is going up for United and Delta members

Last week, news broke that CLEAR is intending to increase the price of membership for those who have been getting a discount through United MileagePlus or Delta SkyMiles. While the cost of an individual...

Southwest Having Operational Meltdown, No End In Sight

It might be starting to thaw out in some parts of the country, but it's Southwest that's truly having a meltdown. Unless you've been living under a rock - or, more likely, enjoying the festivities...
ITA Airways Volare Status Extension

ITA Airways Extending Status For Another Year For (Some?) Previous Status Matchers

ITA Airways sent a pre-Christmas gift this past week that you might have overlooked if you were eligible for it. When ITA launched their Volare loyalty program last year, they almost instantaneously offered a status...

How to Fix Missing Amex Marriott Brilliant Elite Nights

When American Express revamped its Marriott card lineup this year, it made significant changes to the Marriott Brilliant card. One of the added features to this now $650/year card was that the number of...
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(Reminder) Nearside Is Going To The Far Side: 2.2% Debit Card Shutting Down On...

Update 12/20/22: Just a quick reminder that Nearside is shutting down in a few days, so it's best to transfer out any money you have in an account now, otherwise you'll have to wait...
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Choice Privileges Mall Is No More

Like many of its bricks & mortar counterparts, the Choice Privileges Mall has closed down. If you're not familiar with the Choice Privileges Mall, it was a shopping portal that allowed you to earn bonus...

Apply Delta Upgrade Certificates Online

Finally, Delta has enabled the ability to apply upgrade certificates online.  In 2021, Delta greatly enhanced upgrade certificate usability by making it possible to view upgrade availability online and to apply them to award...

Caution: Dell portal payouts now split (high payouts only for computers)

I'm not sure when things changed, but I noticed yesterday that Rakuten now lists the payout for Dell as "up to" 10% back. That led me to notice that the Wyndham, Caesars Rewards, and...

Choice privileges showing price in calendar view

Choice privileges has made a nice little update to its website: they now show nightly award rates in their calendar view, making it easy to see at a glance what the award price will...

Marriott Bonvoys elite member soft landing policy

Many rewards programs have, or have had, "soft landing" policies for their elite members. This allows elite members who have not met the criteria for their current elite status to still retain a lower...

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