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Delta Blocking Middle Seats through September 30th

Delta has announced they’ll be extending its seating capacity for passengers in all cabins including Main Cabin, Comfort +, First Class, and Delta One onboard both mainline and connection carriers through September 30th. Delta previously was blocking middle seats on all flights through June 30th, so this latest announcement extends for an additional three months.…

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Several Las Vegas Hotels Waiving Resort Fees

Las Vegas is allowed to reopen on June 4, 2020, with many resorts planning their reopening. We shared that Bellagio, New York-New York, and MGM Grand, The Cosmopolitan, Wynn/Encore, Caesars Palace, and Venetian all will be open starting this Thursday. Last month it was announced that MGM Resorts Offering Free Parking Upon Reopening with most hotels on the strip…

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Earn Up To 120,000 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles

American Airlines has announced their latest Buy Miles promotion, where you can earn up to 120,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage miles through June 30, 2020. American Airlines constantly offers promotions when purchasing miles, so I’m not the least surprised to see another one being offered. With this new offer if you wanted to buy 200,000 American AAdvantage…

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Southwest Airlines Plans Full Recovery Plan by 2020 End

Southwest Airlines has released their latest schedule which runs through January 4, 2021, and to say the airline is optimistic about a recovery from the impact of COVID-19 is an understatement. The latest schedule which includes flights for November and December of this year is only reduced less than 2% from last year. The largest…

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Bellagio, MGM Grand, and New York-New York Reopening June 4th

MGM Resorts announced they’ll be reopening Bellagio Las Vegas;New York-New York Hotel and Casino; and MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on June 4th as the first resorts they open. Additional hotels and amenities will open in the coming months based on demand, the company says. Here’s a glimpse at what guests can expect: Bellagio Bellagio’s Conservatory will…

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CBP Extends Global Entry Enrollment Suspension

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the suspension of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers, meaning if you’re looking to sign-up for Global Entry, you’re gonna have to wait even longer. The latest extension runs until July 6, 2020, with the possibility of a further extension. There’s one exception to getting approved earlier if you…

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Delta Restricting Comfort Plus Seating for Platinum and Diamond Medallions

We shared how Delta Suspends Automatic Complimentary Medallion Upgrades, however it seems like Delta is not only suspending First Class upgrades, but they’re not allowing Platinum or Diamond Medallions to select Comfort + seats at booking, as previously allowed. This is due to COVID-19, with Delta reducing the capacity onboard all their flights to 50%…

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Southwest Airlines Resumes Limited Inflight Service

Southwest Airlines is slowing adding back amenities that they’ve slashed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the first being canned water and a snack mix onboard all flights over 250 miles. Presently, the airline isn’t offering any sort of service onboard. Limited snack and beverage service on flights over 250 miles beginning May 22  Starting…

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Times Square EDITION Permanently Closing

The Times Square EDITION will be ceasing operations effective August 13, 2020 and will be permanently closing. Several factors went into this decision including the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the hotel to close. The is the brand’s second EDITION location in New York City and we’ve confirmed that the original New York EDITION near Madison Square Park will…

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Southwest Airlines Double Rapid Rewards Points on All Flights

Southwest Airlines announced they’ll be offering double Rapid Reward points on all flights through August 31, 2020. Be sure to register for this offer prior to purchasing your flights. I suspect we’ll see most airlines start to offer similar promotions in the coming months as travel starts to return. Southwest Airlines recent announced A-List, A-List Preferred…

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United Airlines Voluntary Separation Program

United Airlines has announced a new Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) that’s open to all Management & Administrative (M&A) employees in the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Airlines will permanently need to shrink their staffing by 30% come October, so has started offering voluntary separation packages. If the airline…

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Delta Air Lines Retires Entire Boeing 777 Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced they’ll be retiring their entire Boeing 777 fleet the end of the year. Due to COVID-19, we can expect all 18 Boeing 777 aircraft used primarily on longhaul international routes to be retired. This news comes after Delta’s earlier announcement to retire MD-88, MD-90 fleets in June, which reduces Delta’s mainline fleet…

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Earn 500 Bonus American AAdvantage Miles on New Bookings

American Airlines has launched a new promotion where American AAdvantage members can earn bonus miles on new bookings. You’ll earn 500 bonus miles for each booking you make by May 18th for travel between July 1- December 31, 2020. To sign up, head over to American’s promotion page, which will require you first to login…

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