United Airlines Strengthens Onboard Mask Policy

United Airlines announced they’ll be strenghting their current onboard mask policy for customers. These new changes take place effective June 18, 2020, and violators will be placed on an internal do not fly list with the airline. It’s not clear what’s exactly acceptable behavior if you’re allowed to take off for eating, but it sounds…

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Marriott Bonvoy Members Getting Elite Qualifying Nights

Marriott has shared that Marriott Bonvoy members will be getting bonus Elite Qualifying Nights deposited into their accounts in late July, which will count towards 2021 status. Marriott has previously announced a Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Status Extension for All Members, however now they’re addressing an option for those looking to earn a new or higher…

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Southwest Airlines Extends Blocking Middle Seats

Southwest Airlines announced the airline will continue blocking middle seats onboard flights through at least September 30th in order to create space for customers. With this latest update, Southwest plans to limit bookings to two-thirds of its normal capacity, and will add additional flights once flights reach that level if needed. Southwest Airlines shared the…

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Luxor, Mandalay Bay and ARIA Vegas Resorts Reopening

We’ve previously shared that 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. Since the initial announcement, MGM Resorts…

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World of Hyatt Triple Points Bonus Journeys Promotion

World of Hyatt has announced their latest promotion which will span most of the summer. World of Hyatt members can earn triple points on eligible spend starting with their second qualifying stay from June 15 through September 15, 2020. Additionally, World of Hyatt elite members will earn 2,500 Bonus Points on their first stay. For context, World…

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Double American AAdvantage Miles on All Flights

American Airlines has launched its latest promotion where American AAdvantage members can earn double miles on new bookings through September 30, 2020. You’ll earn up 10,000 bonus miles for each booking you make by June 30th for travel by September 30, 2020. This offer is more lucrative than last month’s Earn 500 Bonus American AAdvantage…

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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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