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25x United miles on Radisson with card-linked MPX offer

The Mileage Plus X app is offering a card-linked offer to earn 25 United Mileage Plus miles per dollar spent on Radisson hotels on up to $300 spent. This expires on 9/30, so it looks like you could either use it for a stay before 9/30 OR I think you could book an advance purchase rate for arrival any time through the end of schedule — which is through *2022* and earn this return. That could be a great…

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Nick predicts: Hyatt & Marriott’s elite status plan for 2020

Yesterday, we learned that Hilton will extend elite status to 2021 or even 2022 for some. Radisson announced the day before that they are extending elite status. IHG announced two weeks ago that they are reducing 2020 elite status requirements due to the current COVID-19 situation. What about Hyatt and Marriott? Will we see an extension of elite benefits? What are they waiting for in announcing it? We don’t yet know — and in my…

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Hilton extending status until 2022, pausing point expiration, flexible bookings

Hilton Honors has announced their plans to extend member status and pause points expiration and the news is very good: all members whose status was scheduled to be downgraded on March 31st will automatically receive an extension through March 31, 2021. Those who have 2020 status (i.e. those who earned status based on their 2019 stays) automatically receive an extension through March 31, 2022. New bookings — even those at reduced-price advance-purchase rates — will be flexible up…

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(EXPIRED) [Extended through 3/25] Frontier offering $50 bonus for cancelling

Update 3/25/20: This offer has been extended through today, March 25, 2020. You must cancel by 11:59pm Mountain Time. I didn’t notice if they also extended it by one day yesterday — perhaps they will continuously extend it by a day or two at a time to keep encouraging people to take action sooner rather than later. Frontier Airlines has an interesting offer for those willing to proactively cancel upcoming travel: If you cancel by 11:59pm…

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Radisson extending status to 2022 and certificate expiration to 2021

Radisson Rewards has announced that they are extending elite status for those whose status would have expired in February 2021 until February 2022. Furthermore, they are extending the expiration dates for points and free night certificates set to expire in the next few months. This is about as customer-friendly a move as one could want — let’s hope that other chains follow suit. From the announcement from Radisson: As COVID-19 affects travel plans around the world, we…

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Book the world’s best first class now. Fly next year.

Feeling restless?  If you’re anything like me, you miss the challenge and excitement of planning travel.  Deciding upon an ideal destination excites the imagination.  Finding ideal discounted flights or award flights that get you to where you want to go with the least discomfort is as challenging and satisfying as solving a puzzle.  Finding and booking hard-to-get award flights is like winning a jackpot. If you’re stuck at home looking for a way to spend…

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Marriott downgrades status, maybe no soft landings after all

Marriott has updated member status for 2019 activity and many of those members whose 2019 activity did not meet status requirements are finding that their status has downgraded accordingly. While some have apparently gotten soft landings, many have not. It is thus far unclear as to whether or not this is intentional as status has been somewhat glitchy, with at least one of our readers reporting an inaccurate downgrade. It’s possible that there is some…

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Hilton Q1 2020 Points Unlimited Promo: Earn 2,000 Points Per Stay + 10,000 Points Every 10 Nights

Hilton Q1 2020 Points Unlimited

Update 3/22/20: Due to COVID-19, Hilton has extended the promotion date from May 3 to May 31, 2020. ~ Hilton has opened registration for its Q1 2020 promotion which is called Points Unlimited. It rewards you with bonus points for every stay, along with additional bonus points for every 10 nights you stay during the promotion period. The Deal Earn 2,000 bonus points for every stay, plus 10,000 bonus points for every 10 nights you…

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Stuck abroad or know someone who is? Points Pros offers help

One Mile at a Time’s award booking service, PointsPros, is offering assistance to help those stuck abroad who need to get home. To be clear, PointsPros is offering assistance in booking flights for the purposes of repatriation, not for vacation. Here is what they say: We are firmly on team stay home right now, and recommend that if you can stay put, you should stay put. We simultaneously recognize that this situation has caught many people worldwide unawares, and you…

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