NASTY Delta Elite Medallion Downgrade: Confirmed Regional Upgrades Now Gone if Schedule Change – #KeepDescending Delta!

NASTY Delta Elite Medallion Downgrade: Confirmed Regional Upgrades Now Gone if Schedule Change – #KeepDescending Delta!

The Best of Times (Square)? A Review of the W Hotel Times Square New York!

During a recent trip to New York, my wife and I experienced two different hotels: the InterContinental Times Square (reviewed here) and W New York – Times Square. (The InterContinental is basically Times Square-adjacent. But the W is right there in Times Square.) Our stay was brief (about 24 hours) — but one we thought was […]

Trigger Warning: ATL Earned a Dubious Distinction When It Comes to Firearms. Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Building a Resort in Florida.

Congratulations(?) to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport: it’s the top spot for the TSA finding guns at checkpoints. Plus, Allegiant Airlines parent company is building a resort. (Imagine the fees they can charge!)

Big Changes for One of My Favorite Travel Cards: the Amex Business Platinum Card

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express just received a fairly significant refresh.

How to Earn Delta MQM [2021]

We’ve received several messages about how people can ramp up their MQM balances before the end of the year. This is sort of an unofficial tradition at the blog. Right around October, some readers scramble to accumulate MQM and MQD so they earn or requalify for Delta Medallion elite status. Delta Air Lines announced that […]

DEVELOPING: Southwest Employees Will Protest COVID Vaccination Mandate on Monday?

Will Southwest’s troubles get worse next week?

A Simple, Quick Way You Can Make Someone Else’s Day — and Yours, Too!

Some family members needed help modifying several hotel reservations yesterday. So I called Marriott to personally make the changes and make sure everything was shipshape.

Should Airlines Charge Non-Vaccinated Passengers More Money (or Miles) Than Those Who Are Vaxxed?

COVID-19 vaccinations became readily available this past summer. Pretty much anyone who wanted a jab received one. Some recipients are already in the “booster” phase, while others are waiting their turn. But others say they will not get a COVID-19 vaccination. Ever.

Doing Las Vegas — James Bond Style. Canada Will Require COVID Vaccinations for Anyone Traveling on Plane or Bus.

If you (or someone you know) is a James Bond fan and also love Las Vegas, there’s a fun Bond-esque self-guided tour you can take in Sin City. Plus, you better have a COVID-19 vaccination if you want to travel in Canada.

Office Depot/OfficeMax Chase Offer: Save 10%!

It’s been quite the day for office store promotions across the credit card world!

Royal Caribbean Amex Offer: Save $500 on a Cruise Purchase!

Itching to get on a boat? A Royal Caribbean Amex Offer can save you $500 on a purchase of at least $1,500! (That’s a 33% rebate!)

Staples Amex Offer: Save $25!

Targeted American Express cardholders can save $25 when spending $100 at Staples, thanks to a new Amex Offer!

Earn 10X at Restaurants with the Amex Platinum Card! (Great for the Upcoming Holidays?)

The Platinum Card® from American Express is offering an insane 10X Membership Rewards points on worldwide dining purchases for new cardholders approved during the current promotion! And it could be especially helpful for the upcoming holiday season.

Amex Platinum Card Adds Walmart+ and Soul Cycle Statement Credits

American Express continues to enhance The Platinum Card® from American Express.

CDC: Unvaccinated People Shouldn’t Travel (But Still Can…)

The CDC recently updated its “Domestic Travel During COVID-19” guidelines. And you’ll be shocked ( 😉 )to learn they discourage unvaccinated people from traveling — even domestically.

Business Class Mileage Run for Delta MQM and MQD: Dallas (DFW) to Amsterdam (AMS) — Est. $5324 MQD and 20,220 MQM!

We received some requests for Delta partner MQD runs. Truth be told, we haven’t seen anything too exciting recently. But we spotted this interesting Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Amsterdam (AMS) mileage run in AeroMexico business class.


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