Some Airlines Will Soon Offer Travelers a New Gender Option When Booking

Written by Jane Frye @ The Points Guy

Backed by the Airlines for America (A4A) association, major airlines including Southwest, United and American are taking steps to incorporate a new nonbinary gender option into the flight booking process for passengers who do not identify exclusively as either male or female, according to The Daily Beast. Members of the association, as well as the …

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You Can Now Get American Express Membership Rewards Points Rather Than Cashback From Ebates

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

One of the fundamentals of the points and miles hobby is to always shop online through a shopping portal. Starting today, shopping through the Ebates portal just got a lot more lucrative. Instead of redeeming for cashback, members can now cash out Ebates earnings for American Express Membership Rewards points. Based on current TPG’s valuations, …

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Great News for Delta Mileage Runners: Vietnamese Airlines Can Now Fly to the US

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

Vietnam Airlines voiced its support for a nonstop flight to Los Angeles (LAX) back in 2016. The only problem? International carriers need the Federal Aviation Administration’s blessing to fly from their home nation into the United States. This week the FAA announced that “Vietnam complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 …

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Bonus United Airlines Miles – Up to 10,000+ for Completing Tasks (Targeted)

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

United Airlines has brought back their Mile Play promotion.  If you qualify you’ll get a customized offer.  I was targeted to earn 6,000 bonus miles after taking 1 flight that cost $175+ before March 10, 2019.  And other offers have bonuses of 10,000 United Airlines miles.  So it’s worth taking a second to see if you …

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Your Next United Complaint Could Score You Free… Booze

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Got a trivial but troublesome problem? In life, you may just have to deal with it, but onboard United flights, voicing your peeve might earn you a drink from a sympathetic flight attendant. According to leaked internal employee communications, United recently began empowering its flight crew to offer inflight beverage vouchers to compensate customers who experience …

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You Can Soon Enjoy Virtual Reality On Board Some Iberia Flights

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Your next in-flight entertainment experience could be multidimensional. Spanish airline Iberia is launching a six-month trial of virtual reality (VR) headsets on board its two daily A350-900 flights between Madrid and New York City, as well as on its daily A330-200 flight between Madrid and Tel Aviv. The second-generation Pico devices by Inflight VR will …

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Southwest Likely Just Days Away From Receiving Certification for Hawaii Flights

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Despite the rumors, we knew Southwest wasn’t going to begin selling tickets to Hawaii on Valentine’s Day (as ‘LUV’-ly as that would have been). But we also know that lots of TPG readers have a Southwest Companion Pass and Rapid Rewards points burning holes in their pockets, so we want to keep a close watch …

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You Might Be Down for the Count After Facing These Boxing Grannies in South Africa

Written by Marcus Manoogian @ The Points Guy

We’re partnering with Capital One on our Purposeful Travel Hub. If you have unique ways you like to pay it forward when you travel or just love exploring new places with family and friends, we want to hear about it. Share your most treasured travel moments and purposeful travel tips with us using #MeaningfulMoments. For most of us, …

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Earn 10,000+ Delta Miles for Flights To/From NYC and Possibly Other Cities (Targeted)

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Delta is sending out targeted offers to earn bonus miles for for flights to/from select cities.  The main offer is for flights to/from New York City, but it looks like some people may be targeted with promotions for other cities. The exact terms of the promotion vary, but at least one deal allows you to …

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In Hawaii, Dangerous Snow and Ice Shuts Down Popular Tourist Area

Written by Darren Murph @ The Points Guy

The words “snow” and Hawaii” aren’t typically found in the same sentence, though it’s also not completely unheard of in areas of high elevation. But what’s happening right now in one of America’s most stunning national parks is still an extremely rare sight. And for travelers headed to Hawaii right now, the extreme weather is having …

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Free Nights for Only 3,500 Points Out of Pocket – Earn Up to 75,000 Hyatt Points With the Best Hotel Promotion for Award Stays

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

Hyatt has just announced the Make Your Travel Add Up promotion, their first global promo of 2019.  Given how valuable Hyatt points are and with all the lack luster hotel promos out there, I think it’s the best hotel promotion for award stays. You can earn up to 1,500 Hyatt points per night starting with your …

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Is the Dumb End of JetSmarter in Sight?

Written by Michael Y. Park @ The Points Guy

It sounded like the natural next step in the new rideshare economy: a private jet service where status-conscious flyers could get unlimited access to their own planes for an annual subscription. Industry analysts freely bandied about comparisons to Uber and Netflix, and the startup attracted the likes of A-list investors like Jay-Z and the Saudi …

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Flying While Intoxicated: Drunk Pilots Grab Headlines, But Are a Rare Occurrence

Written by Jessica Puckett @ The Points Guy

David Hans Arntson had been a captain for Alaska Airlines for more than 20 years when the airline randomly administered him a test for drugs and alcohol on June 20, 2014. The test results showed the longtime pilot had put passengers in serious danger that day. After flying two flights for the airline, Arntson’s blood alcohol …

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The A380 Program Might Be Dead, But You Can Still Fly on One

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

With a dwindling backlog of A380 orders, airlines cancelling orders, no interest in the secondary market for leased planes that have been returned to their owners and no one rallying around the superjumbo, Airbus has officially announced the end the A380 program. The current world-wide fleet of A380s stands at 232, with Emirates leading the pack with 109, …

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Struggling Norwegian Air Expanding From Chicago and NYC to Europe, Fares From $160 One-Way

Written by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Low-cost carrier Norwegian is expanding yet again. This time, the carrier, known for its deep transatlantic footprint and low fares, is adding nonstop seasonal service from Chicago to Barcelona and from New York to Athens. The following seasonal routes will be added to Norwegian’s route network for summer service: Chicago (ORD) to Barcelona (BCN) — …

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4 Simple Tips for Finding Delta’s Hidden Award Sales

Written by Jason @ Million Mile Secrets

One of the more pleasant changes to the miles & points world this past year has been Delta’s introduction of regular award sales.  If you want to stay in the loop with all these deals subscribe to our newsletter.  Sometimes there are limited-time sales that will expire before our newsletter goes out, so to get notified …

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Ryanair’s ‘Frequent Flyer’ Program Has Only 1 Small Issue: No Miles to Earn

Written by Jordan Allen @ The Points Guy

Ryanair has just launched its own annual frequent flyer subscription. But, unfortunately, you won’t be able to earn miles on it. Not too different from its “Ryanair Plus” program, which offers customers 20kg checked bag, priority boarding, two cabin bags and a reserved standard seat for an added fee of £24 per ticket, “Ryanair Choice” …

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British Airways: Brexit Outcome Won’t Affect Our Flights

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

British Airways announced today that the airline would “continue to fly all our customers to their destinations and operate a normal schedule whether a deal is agreed or if the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place.” Codeshare flights would also continue operating per usual, as well as new European routes. The United Kingdom’s …

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