Frequent Flyer Program Updates and Extensions

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations. We have the latest information from airlines and hotels all around the world. Many frequent flyer programs are extending qualification for their elite statuses and more. Frequent Flyer Program Updates and Extensions With many borders […]

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Should you book Thanksgiving travel now? Here’s what we found

Written by Liz Hund and Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Editor’s note: The team at The Points Guy loves to travel, but now is not the time for unnecessary trips. Health officials note that the fastest way to return to normalcy is to stop coming in contact with others. That includes ceasing travel. We are publishing some travel tips because we should all use this …

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Delta joins American and United in slashing New York network

Written by Zach Wichter @ The Points Guy

Delta has joined the other legacy U.S. carriers in significantly reducing its footprint in the New York metro area for April. The Atlanta-based airline is reducing schedules at all three airports even more than expected this month, making the new round of cuts as New York City emerges as a hotspot in the nation’s battle …

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Compass Airlines Bites the Dust

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Well, it looks like COVID-19 is beginning to claim its first airline victims. And, the biggest one so far (in the US) is one many may not even realize they’ve flown as Compass Airlines bites the dust. Background Compass Airlines is a regional airline based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota as a division of Northwest Airlines. […]

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Here’s how Delta, Hilton and Hyatt impressed me during a crisis

Written by Scott Mayerowitz @ The Points Guy

Loyalty in the travel industry is a very strange beast. For most airline, hotel and car rental programs the clock resets on January 1 and travelers find themselves scrambling to requalify for the following year. Sure, there are some lifetime elite status tiers that can be hit. But generally, you are only as valuable to …

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Delta becomes the first U.S. airline to extend elite status

Written by Victoria M. Walker @ The Points Guy

Here at TPG, one of the questions readers have posed to us most during the coronavirus pandemic is what airlines and hotels plan to do about elite status. We’ve seen some big moves from hotel chains, but today, Delta Air Lines announced a big move of its own regarding elite status, Sky Club membership, Delta …

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Delta SkyMiles Extends Medallion Status By 12 Months + Other Positive Enhancements

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Delta Air Lines today announced its SkyMiles Medallion status extension of 12 months through January 31, 2022. Also, all elite qualifying miles earned in 2020 will be rolled over to 2021. Delta will extend club memberships, global and regional upgrade certificates by six months. These are in response to the worldwide coronavirus (COVID019) pandemic that […]

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All major US airlines cut in-flight service, lounge access due to coronavirus

Written by Zach Griff @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world have been overwhelmed by the effects of the novel coronavirus, with many slashing routes and parking jets. In the U.S., American Airlines announced plans to cut its domestic schedule by 30% in April and 80% in May, and Delta Air Lines plans to ground half of its fleet. United Airlines has cut …

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What TSA Sees On Body Scanners Nowadays, Heartless MCO Layoff, Reverse Bonvoy!, New 3-Letter IATA Codes, & More!

Written by SharonKurheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Hey travel friends, it’s Saturday! Although if you’ve been smart and staying at home, it’s kind of hard to keep track. So for those who need to hear it –…
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How will airlines rebuild their route maps after the coronavirus?

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

The sun is streaming through the windows and over rows of chairs. Several people are seated. One is reading, another looks at a phone. A teenager wears headphones to drown out the world. A plane sits outside, several more tails visible in the distance. A gate agent calls passengers for Flight 123 to New York. …

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American, Delta, United among first applicants for coronavirus aid

Written by Edward Russell @ The Points Guy

Multiple U.S. airlines have submitted the first set of applications for the $25 billion in grants available to airlines under the government’s CARES Act that aims to offset some of the economic toll the novel coronavirus pandemic has taken on the industry. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — the nation’s three largest …

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Airline inflight magazines are being pulled. Will they return after the pandemic?

Written by Benet Wilson @ The Points Guy

Four of the top five U.S. airlines have removed their inflight magazines from seatback pockets in the wake of plummeting traffic caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Delta Air Lines has removed its Sky magazine from its planes, citing a new aircraft cleaning process. The magazine, published by MSP Communications, had a pre-coronavirus circulation of 5 …

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] DELTA Los Angeles to Madrid from $2,107

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their basic season/shoulder season midweek business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Los Angeles and Spain (also available to BCN/VLC/PMI) for travel until March 2021 and no change fees. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare […]

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Airlines That Are Still Operating Flights

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. With the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak countries all over the world are taking precautions in order to minimize the risk. Just a few weeks later the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Following the news, many airlines were forced […]

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Your ultimate guide to credit card annual perks

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

With the sheer volume of credit cards available it can be difficult to figure out which is best for you and why. Whether you’re just starting out in the points and miles game or are well-versed in the rewards program space, it’s important to know which cards offer which perks. Here we’ve put together the …

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