Big Capital One Improvements To Miles Transfer And New Airport Lounges Opening

Apr 19 2021

Capital One has done more than any other issuer, I think, to improve the benefits across several cards but most especially the Venture card which has a 100,000 mile initial bonus offer right now. On top of other new benefits, Capital One introduced transfer of its miles to several airline programs at the end of 2018.

Now Capital One has introduced new airline transfer partners and improved the rate that miles transfer to some of those programs, and provided new details on its forthcoming network of airline lounges and new travel booking portal.

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Singapore Airlines Brings Back First Class Service Starting In June

Apr 19 2021

There’s a future for international first class, and it’s sooner than many had thought. Singapore Airlines had zeroed out first class from sale through March 2022, but now they’re bringing it back in June.

Singapore Airlines had stopped selling first class last year because it wasn’t clear which routes would see a plane that offers a Suites or First Class cabin again, and when.

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Deal: 3M N95 Masks Just 79 Cents Apiece, Shipped

Apr 18 2021

Early in the pandemic you might pay $7 or even $10 per N95 mask, and there’s been a tremendous amount of fraud and scammy masks (especially scammy KN95 masks, made in China ostensibly to the Chinese standard) and KF94 South Korean masks that strangely have all Chinese language writing on the packaging.

But the truth is that masks just aren’t that hard to come by anymore.

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CDC Travel Advice That Makes You Go Hmmm

Apr 18 2021

Thailand has a new outbreak of Covid-19, threatening tourist re-opening. In the Maldives cases are falling dramatically, over 90% of tourism workers have been vaccinated, and nearly all visitor life is outdoors. Yet the CDC categorizes Maldives as the highest possible risk ‘do not travel’ and Thailand the lowest risk.

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American Airlines Plans To Buy More Planes As Soon As They “Start Growing Again”

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Apr 18 2021

Last week American converted 5 Boeing 787-8s on order to larger 787-9s and deferred those to 2023 when 25 of those aircraft are slated to begin delivery.

Late in the week CEO Doug Parker gave additional context on the carrier’s thinking on future aircraft orders at an internal employee event, a recording of which was reviewed by View From The Wing. Since American has just retired planes, when they’re ready to grow they’re going to need to buy new planes again since the ones they have on order larger just replace aircraft they’ve gotten rid of.

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Get A Free 3-Month Extension Of CLEAR (Even If You Already Got A 3-Month Extension)

Apr 18 2021

Early in the pandemic I did a bit of cleanup of my recurring subscriptions. I cancelled my Gogo monthly internet service, saving $49.95 a month. And I asked CLEAR for an extension. They pushed my membership renewal date out three months.

Well, I asked CLEAR for another three month extension and they gave it to me. And now I’ve asked for a THIRD extension.

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