This is a big week for many runners as it is exactly one week from today that the Boston Marathon will begin! Good luck to all of you who will be toeing that line!
The hits keep coming with the credit cards as one big dud launched and two mediocre cards came out as well. This is on top of Chase potentially laying the groundwork for a new Southwest card by limiting people from getting multiple personal Southwest cards. But, I have booked travel with points and miles at values I am happy with – including one trip for a value of 12 cents per Avios in economy! There is always a way!
Miles, Points, and Deals
- Airline CEO Says Future Flights Could Have Exercise Areas – I love it when airlines get creative with space and this is certainly the most creative I have heard yet!
- The 2018 Daily Getaways Preview Is Here – Getting Cheaper Travel – The Daily Getaways started today and this is a preview of what is coming over the next few weeks.
- New TSA Rule On Snacks and Food at Checkpoints – And Handled Poorly – The TSA is rolling out a rule that they seem to keep saying is not a rule. Yet, people across the country are having their snacks pulled out or being pulled out of line to wait while their snacks are scanned and searched.
- A New Southwest Sale Is Here With Tickets From $40 – Into October! – This Southwest sale is going on for the next couple of weeks so check it out!
- Two Great Targeted Amex Offers for Hyatt and Amazon – Unfortunately, I have neither one of these offers but you should definitely check them out!
- The Toughest Race Ended Without a Single Finisher – No matter what race you have heard of, this has to be the toughest race in the world as it has ended several times without a single finisher! And it happened again this year!
- Nice Deal: Use Starpoints for Sold-Out Races with the Rio Marathon Package+ 3 Nights – Last I checked, this is still at the starting price so check it out if you want to get in on a sold-out race!
- New Amex Offer for JW Marriott Hotel Stays – Have JW Marriott stays upcoming? Check your Amex cards for this valuable offer!
- The New Barclays Arrival Premier Is Live – And Disappointing – This card is the one that was supposed to be special – and it is not even close to special!
- It Pays to Check Your Amex Account for New Offers – Even Days Later – It can save you some money if you check your Amex Offers for a minute every couple of days as some targeted offers do roll out to more people!
- Review: Sbode Bluetooth Headphones – The wireless headphone space has really heated up over the last few years and this is an inexpensive model that Dustin reviewed. Check out his take on this product here.
- New Mobile App Updates: American Airlines and National Add New Features – If you have an iPhone, these app updates can be quite helpful – especially if you are traveling in a group on American Airlines.
- Save Up to 30% With Apple Pay Promos Plus Stack with Boxed.com Amex Offer – There is some more time on these Apple Pay promos so make sure you check them out and stack them with portals and Amex Offers.
- Uber Suspends Service in Greece Due to New Legislation – Uber has hit a big road bump in another country as Greece enacted new legislation to prevent Uber from competing with the taxis.
- Biggest Reason NOT to Apply for the New Barclays Arrival Premier Card – The Barclay Arrival Premier card is a dud for sure and there are several reasons not to apply but this is probably the biggest reason to skip it.
- Get Ready for a New Luxury Hotel – In Space! – I don’t care if it plays up to the “luxury” part or not – I would totally love to book this new hotel! They are hoping to get people in by 2022 but that could be a bit on the wishful side.
- The Southwest Companion Pass Takes a Blow From Latest Chase Restriction – The Southwest Companion Pass loss a big part of the easy avenue toward getting it with a new Chase restriction. Check it out.
- Mixing Cash and Avios Gave Me 12 Cents Per Point – In Economy – Relative or technical value aside, it is amazing how much value you can get out of Avios around the world still!
- JetBlue Schedule Extended – Book for Christmas and New Years! – Since sales do not normally include Christmas and New Years, this is likely the best time to grab your Christmas or New Years tickets!
And that is it for this week! Have a great week!