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Amex has made it harder to get a welcome bonus on the American Express®...

Unfortunately, following a recent update to the terms and conditions that accompany the American Express® Gold Card, a significant number of American Express customers who do not yet hold this card, will not be eligible for a welcome bonus should they apply for the card in the future.
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United Airlines delays the return of three transpacific routes

United Airlines probably has the strongest international route network out of all the US carriers and that network was due to get even stronger with the reinstatement of a transpacific route that fell by the wayside when the Covid pandemic hit and two other transpacific routes that were suspended last year. With the latest schedule changes, however, that all changed.
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Hyatt is losing one of its smaller “London” properties

Recently, I've been checking rates at some of the lower category Hyatt properties within easy reach of Los Angeles and London (I'm contemplating a year-end mattress run) and a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that, rather mysteriously, the Hyatt Place West London Hayes wasn't offering any rates past the end of October.
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I’m not “done with Bonvoy” but my Marriott strategy has definitely changed

The Marriott Bonvoy program has been on a downhill trajectory for some time (some would say it's been on the decline ever since it gave up the pretense of keeping all the good parts of the SPG program) and with the removal of award charts and the move to dynamic pricing, we've finally reached a point where I've had to sit down and think seriously about whether or not it's worth persevering with the program at all.
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Delta is refreshing its Premium Economy dining service and amenities

Delta has confirmed that as of today, 20 September 2022, customers flying in its Premium Economy cabins (Delta Premium Select) can expect to find an improved dining experience onboard and that starting next month, Premium Economy flyers will start to see new handmade amenity kits waiting at their seats.
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American Airlines will launch new Business Class suites in 2024

American Airlines has today announced that it will be fitting new Business Class and Premium Economy seats on aircraft that it expects to be delivered in 2024 and that select existing aircraft will be getting new premium cabins too.
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New Zealand will reopen its borders earlier than expected

I can't think of another country that has closed itself off from the rest of the world as tightly as New Zealand has over the past couple of years so it's great to be able to report that it looks like the days of the country's international isolation are coming to an end sooner than we were expecting.
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DEAL: Stack A Targeted AMEX Offer & Accor’s 40% Off Sale

Accor is currently running a sale in which it's offering up to 40% off rates at Fairmont & Sofitel properties in the US and Mexico for stays through the end of the year and this should stack nicely with an Amex offer that has appeared in targeted accounts that gives cardholders a nice rebate.
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Trying To Use Marriott’s Suite Night Awards Continues To Be Incredibly Annoying

Marriott's Suite Night Awards are supposed to be one of the best benefits that the Marriott Bonvoy program offers as they're only offered to members who credit a minimum of 50 nights to their Bonvoy accounts in a calendar year, but the more I try to use them the more convinced I am that they're not a particularly useful benefit at all.
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Are We Really Going To Criticize American Airlines For This?!

Last week, American Airlines used various social networks to share a great picture taken by @bee.kreates and originally posted to Instagram. The picture, as you'll see below, shows a silhouette of an aircraft flying across a Chicago skyline and while it got nothing but positive comments on American's Instagram feed, some of the comments on Twitter were considerably less complimentary.
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GREAT NEWS: British Airways Doubles The Number Of Guaranteed Award Seats In Most Cabins

With the UK travel industry still struggling to get a recovery underway thanks to government regulations surrounding COVID testing, self-isolation, and mandatory quarantines, British Airways has announced that it will be offering more guaranteed award seats on every flight than it has ever offered before.
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Booking The UK’s HALO Covid Test? Be Careful!

Up until recently I've had no reason to be anything but satisfied with the HALO Verify test, but that's probably only because I had only used the test when time wasn't of the essence. If you're considering using the HALO Verify COVID-19 test before you fly out of the UK or if you're considering using it as part of the 'test to release' program, you should read on.
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You May Have Missed This (The Weekly Round Up)

Welcome to the Traveling For Miles weekly recap. This is a summary of the key posts that appeared on the blog this week with links to the full articles for anyone who'd like more information. With an amazing new credit card coming to market, a number of very useful flash sales, a new end of year hotel promotion, a fantastic targeted Hyatt offer and good news out of Hawaii, there was a lot of news around this week.

Credit Card News & Offers

Miles & Points On Sale

Air Fare Deals

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