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UK Self Isolation Requirement Update: Singapore, Sweden & Thailand Off the Isolation List as of September 19, 2020

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Ubicquia Raises $30 Million For Smart Cities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Skift

American Express Re-Opening Some (Two) of Their Closed Centurion Lounges from October 5, 2020

Loyalty Lobby

UK Travel Corridors: More Open Up (Singapore and Thailand), Some Close (Slovenia and Guadeloupe)

Economy Class & Beyond

Four Reasons ‘Payroll Support’ is Really a Bailout For the Airlines

View from the Wing

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts: 10 Most Popular Locations and 10 Best Redemptions [2020 Guide]

Upgraded Points

Air Canada Offers Infinite Flight Pass Starting at $1,520 USD Per Month

FlyerTalk

Southwest Grounds 115 Aircraft Over Weight Issues

FlyerTalk

Travelport Dodges Bankruptcy Thanks to $500 Million Pact with Lenders

Skift

Airline Leaders Go to Washington One Last Time For Additional Funding

FlyerTalk

Passport Application Processing Backlog Slowly Decreases Again: September 10, 2020 Update

The Gate

3 Cats Ran Loose on a Transatlantic Flight as Passengers Crawled the Floor Searching

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Disney Wish, the First of the Cruise Line’s Triton Class, Has Been Delayed

The Points Guy

Chase Sapphire Preferred Review (With 80K Bonus)

One Mile at a Time

Occupancy Rates For China’s Hotels Show First Year-Over-Year Growth Since Pandemic’s Start

Skift

An Airline That’s Been Closed For 6 Months Will Now Be Controlled By a 27-Year-Old

The Points Guy

Aegean Airlines Adds a Surcharge as Distribution Upheaval Continues

Skift

Best Credit Cards For Groceries and Supermarkets (September 2020)

One Mile at a Time

After Just 3 Days, Delta Ups the Mortgage on the SkyMiles Program By 38%

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One Free Night For Every Award Night; Bonus $75 Resort Credit with Miraval Resorts & Spas

The Gate

New Delta American Express Limited Time Offers (50k/60k/70k)

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First ATR72-600F Takes to the Sky

Economy Class & Beyond

New Limited Time Offers For Four Delta Amex Cards

RenesPoints

New Singapore Airlines Deal Signals a More Flexible Travelport on Distribution Tech

Skift

Delta Amex Cards: Limited Time Welcome Bonuses

One Mile at a Time

Delta Increases Its SkyMiles-Leveraging Loan

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Vistara Launches Inflight Wifi Service on Dreamliner Fleet

Wandering Aramean

United Airlines Loses a Rock Star in Sydney

Live And Let's Fly

Stupid Human Tips – Check to See If Uber Eats is Now Available in Your Hometown

RenesPoints

How to Maximize Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

The Points Guy

Avoid Long Lines at US Airport Immigration with This Easy Travel Hack

God Save The Points

Intelsat Sees Upside in Commercial Aviation Vertical

Wandering Aramean

Delta Opens Biggest-Ever SkyClub in SLC

One Mile at a Time

7-Hour Qantas Flight to Nowhere Sells Out in 10 Minutes

Secret Flying

IHG Hotels Greater China Autumn Sales For Stays September 17 – October 10, 2020

Loyalty Lobby

Choosing the Best Credit Cards For Delta Flyers

The Points Guy

The Chase Freedom Flex is the Most Compelling Card of 2020

Monkey Miles

The Future of Contactless Tech in Hotels Past the Pandemic: New Skift Research

Skift

Sapphire Showdown: Chase Sapphire Preferred vs. Chase Sapphire Reserve

The Points Guy

Airlines Seeking More Federal Aid in Meeting at White House Today

Point Me to the Plane

7 Customer-Friendly Innovations at Delta’s Newest and Largest Sky Club That Could Become the Norm

The Points Guy

Qantas Considers More Boeing 787 Sightseeing Flights

Executive Traveller

BA's New Boeing 777 First Class Suite to Have a Door?

Executive Traveller

Qantas Ready to Bring Stranded Australians Home

Executive Traveller

Former PM’s Private Info Exposed After Snapping Baggage Tag

Executive Traveller

The Civility of SFO

Live And Let's Fly

Pack Your Sunglasses, South Africa is Reopening to Travel Next Month

God Save The Points

Sad: Las Alcobas Napa Valley Leaves Marriott

One Mile at a Time

What Credit Score Do You Need For the Amex Blue Cash Preferred?

The Points Guy

We’re Now Up to 9 Cruise Lines That Have Resumed Limited Sailings. Here, the Complete List

The Points Guy

Hawaii Will Allow Visitors Without Quarantine Starting October 15

View from the Wing

Mastercard No Longer Offers Postmates Discount

One Mile at a Time

9 Lesser-Known Benefits of the Amex Blue Cash Preferred Card

The Points Guy

In Hawaii, Kauai ‘Resort Bubble” Let’s You Vacation with Ankle Bracelet

God Save The Points

South Africa Welcomes Back Many International Tourists from October 1, 2020

Loyalty Lobby

Dinner in Brussels For Miles – a Mileage Run? Why Not. I Miss Travel the Way It Used to Be (pre-COVID).

RenesPoints

10,000 Mile Bonus For One-Way Star Alliance Award Booked with TAP Air Portugal Miles

View from the Wing

Hawaii Will Reopen to Visitors on October 15 (With Testing)

One Mile at a Time

Why JSX is Being Kicked Out of Orange County Airport

Cranky Flyer

Review: British Airways Lounge Washington Dulles (IAD)

Live And Let's Fly

Air Canada Covid-19 Insurance For Tickets Purchased September 17 – October 31, 2020

Loyalty Lobby

Emirates to Scale Up Its Moscow Service – Enter the A380

Economy Class & Beyond

British Airways Heathrow Checking-In, Galleries F Lounge & Business Flight to Rome Experiences

Loyalty Lobby

No Escaping Climate Change For the Travel Industry Even When Covid-19 Becomes a Distant Memory

Skift

Why UK Corp Travel Agencies May Lose Business to U.S. Rivals

Skift

Parsing Hotel ‘Hygiene Theater’ from Truly Effective Health Protocols

Skift

TourRadar Review – Specializing in Multi-Day Tours & Travel Packages [2020]

Upgraded Points

Caddie Ends Up in a Motel Room of Horrors

RenesPoints

South Africa is Reopening For Tourists, But Will U.S. Travelers Be Allowed to Visit?

The Points Guy

[Roundup] San Francisco Airport Makes Boarding Announcements Tougher to Hear

View from the Wing

2x Earnings and 10,000 Bonus Points For Cardholders: Is IHG’s Latest Promotion Worth It?

The Points Guy

U.S. And Europe Rulemakers Consider Temporarily Waiving Slot Requirements

FlyerTalk

These Airlines Accepted the Most Government Support During COVID-19

FlyerTalk

Pandemic Consequences: Homesickness

Point Me to the Plane

Southwest Airlines Won’t Take Loan Against Rapid Rewards

FlyerTalk

IHG Rewards Club: Register For Double Points and an Extra Bonus For Cardmembers

View from the Wing

JetBlue’s First Mint A321neo Breaks Cover

Wandering Aramean

For Real: 80,000 Bonus Points For Chase Sapphire Preferred Approvals

RenesPoints

Amex Centurion Lounges Finally Reopening (With New Procedures)

One Mile at a Time

One of My Favorite Promos is Back: Get $50 For Every Two Hotel Stays This Fall

The Points Guy

Demand So Far in September Leaves 2 Airlines Bullish, Sort of

Skift

Passenger Pushes Gate Agent Over After Being Denied Boarding

Live And Let's Fly

Chase Has Improved the Freedom Unlimited Card

View from the Wing

Southwest Airlines Caps Bookings Through Thanksgiving as Holiday Season Looms

The Points Guy

10 Ways Coronavirus Could Forever Change the Future of Travel

The Points Guy

American Incentivizes Redeeming AAdvantage Miles Ever So Slightly

One Mile at a Time

Gogo’s Avance L3 Now Available Line-Fit on Pilatus PC-24

Wandering Aramean

Up to 50 Percent Discount For Stays in Thailand Through 2021 with Marriott

The Gate

Activate and Earn 5x at Walmart & PayPal with Chase Freedom + New Chase Freedom Flex

Monkey Miles

American Express Announces Centurion Lounge Reopenings Starting in Seattle and Philadelphia

Point Me to the Plane

Air Canada’s Infinite Canada Flight Pass Offers Unlimited Travel For a Fixed Rate

The Points Guy

Amex Centurion Lounges Will Start Reopening

Points, Miles & Martinis

Air Canada Now Selling Unlimited Flight Pass

One Mile at a Time

American Express Will Being Re-Opening Lounges October 5, on Track For 5 New and Expanded Clubs

View from the Wing

Pan Am Returning to the Skies Using 747s?

Live And Let's Fly

How to Redeem American Express Membership Rewards For Maximum Value

The Points Guy

Get Up to 2,000 AAdvantage Miles on Award Travel October 2020

The Gate

Desperate For Cash, Thai Airways Will Sell You Time in Their Flight Simulators

View from the Wing

After Long Delay, Park Hyatt Auckland Finally Opens

One Mile at a Time

US State Department Warns Against Travel to China and Hong Kong

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