This Week in Points Travel Blogs

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As a service to our readers, we are starting a weekly aggregation of  travel blog posts of interest 

August 14, 2018,

Dan’s Deals

HOT! Fly Nonstop Between NYC And Europe From Just 22K Delta Miles Round-Trip!
Last Chance! Book Hotel Awards Now Before The Starwood-Marriott Merger!

Deals We Like

Maximizing the Hyatt 10% Promotion for My Family
Marriott Still Doesn’t Know How They are Going to Handle Existing Travel Packages

Doctor of Credit

Delta Flash Sales: Round Trip To Europe From 22K Miles, Mexico/Carribean From 12k & Domestic From 10k
Free Year of AARP Membership with $15 Walgreens Purchase
DFW Centurion Lounge: New Lounge To Open In October, Existing Lounge Won’t Reopen
Marriott Travel Package Chaos: What Will Happen To Existing Certificates After August 18th?
Priority Pass Adds Two Restaurant Options To BOS

Economy Class and Beyond

TRIP REPORT: Planes, Donuts and Sun – An afternoon on the mound near Dublin Airport – Donuts on the Mound
London Euston Station: Closed the next three weekends 

Frequent Flyer

A case for gambling on top tier travel packages
Frequent Flyer Bonuses

Frequent Miler

Crunch time! Final pre-Marriott/SPG merger checklist
New $500 opening bonus on a revamped Savor card
A case for gambling on top tier travel packages
Now book Finnair with Alaska miles 
New $500 opening bonus on a revamped Savor card
Free redbox, Reebok discount, more w/ T-Mobile Tuesdays
Now book Finnair with Alaska miles
Crunch time! Final pre-Marriott/SPG merger checklist

Frugal Travel Guy

Why Southwest is Still America’s Most Family-Friendly Airline

God Save the Points

Introducing The Credit Card Offering Unlimited 4X Cash Back On Dining And Entertainment…
Emirates Offering $399 Round Trip Flights From New York To Milan Or Athens…
An Amazing Trick To Save On The Best Hotels In India…
How The UK’s Curve Card Saves Money And Earns Extra Points On Travel…
British Airways Wins Family Travel Award For Exclusive Family Perks…

 Hustler Money Blog

Canadian TD Bank Checking Promotion: $300 Bonus (Canada)
National Bank of Canada Checking Promotion: $200 Bonus (Canada)
JetBlue Airways Promotion: 15% Off Base Fare

Live and Let’s Fly

Business Class Lunch From Easter Island On LATAM
I Loved Flying Air France (777-300 Business Class)
SkyTeam Sends Me A Note On Delta Lounge Incident

Live from an Lounge

Vistara Freedom Fares: Tickets INR 1099 onwards
Axis Bank credit card bonus points on Vistara co-brand cards!

Loyalty Traveller

5 Stare Miasto-Old Town Pubs in Prague
Frontier $28.40 roundtrip fares on 19 routes. Buy by Aug 15, Fly by Oct 3.
SFO to Amsterdam $346 Icelandair Sep-Oct
SFO-Munich $411 Icelandair for last weekend of Oktoberfest

Inside Flyer

Mile Value

Marriott Travel Package Hotel Certificates Will Be Unusable For One Month

Miles to Memories

Amazon Gold Box Deal: Boscov’s & 3 Other Gift Card Deals
Hurry!!! Cheap RT Flights to Mexico & Caribbean Starting at 12k or 43K/$533 First Class + Taxes/Fees 


United Million

Million Mile Secrets

Delta Award Sale: 22,000 Miles Round-Trip to Europe! And Other Great Awards to Mexico, and the Caribbean!
Really?! US News & World Report Names Choice Hotels One of the Top Hotel Rewards Programs
Marriott Hotel + Air Packages – Rumors, and Strategies to Get the Best Deal
Ends Tomorrow! Last Chance to Apply for the Improved United Explorer Offer
Get a 5-Night Stay & Save Over ~$1,000 at the Hyatt House San Diego With Hyatt Points!
Boston Gets More Love From Priority Pass With Another Addition!
Ultimate Guide: How to Use American Airlines Miles [Updated August 14 With British Airways Award Search] 

Monkey Miles

Hot! Citi Aadvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard 75k welcome offer.

Miles to Memories

Southwest Airlines Sued Over Flights Canceled Last Winter

Nomadic Matt


No Mas Coach

Alaska Airlines offers double miles on Condor Routes

One Mile at a Time

Southwest Airlines Updates Policy On Emotional Support Animals
You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles On Finnair
Avior Airlines Flies A340s To Miami, And They Have First Class?!
Air Belgium Makes Some Interesting Claims About Their Success
North Korea Suspends Tourist Visas
Video: Iberia A340 Has Scary Aborted Landing In Quito
Earn 3,000 Transferable Miles When You Spend £150 At Heathrow Airport
Review: Amanzoe Dining & Activities
SpiceJet’s New Streaming Entertainment Is Called WHAT?!
Ryanair Pilots In Five Countries Go On Strike, Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled

Point Me to the Plane

Which Credit Cards Will Pay Your Global Entry Fee
Tricks to Finding United MileagePlus Saver Awards
To Pissoir, or Not To Pissoir: Open-Air Urinals in Paris


Top Credit Card Higher than Normal Sign Up Bonuses for August 2018

Points with a Crew

2 days only – Delta Skymiles flash sale to Northeast from 10,000 miles roundtrip

Points, Miles & Martini’s

Rock’n Good Deals! Delta Award Sale To Europe
Partially Undressed Lady Tied Up On Flight
United Chance To Win 1 Million Miles
More Cheap Delta Award Tickets
Another New Priority Pass Restaurant!

Redd r/churning

The Flight Deal

The Points Guy

Korean SkyPass Sweet Spots to Book With Ultimate Rewards Before August 25
Deal Alert: Flights to Mexico City From $218 Round-Trip
Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights to Greece & Italy From $389 Round-Trip
This Koala Had an Entire Row to Himself on a Flight to Scotland
One Day Only: Special Disney Character Meet-Ups and Photo Experiences Coming Soon
Young Traveler Challenges TSA Officer to a Dance-Off at Newark Airport
Delta’s Hiring 1,000 Flight Attendants in 2019
United Details Preferred Seating, Coming Later This Year
A Utah Pilot Committed Suicide by Flying Into His Own House
Southwest Limits Emotional Support Animals to Only Dogs and Cats
Delta Flash Sale: Domestic Awards From 10,000 SkyMiles Round-Trip
Paris Now Has Public ‘Open-Air’ Urinals, and Many Locals Aren’t Happy
Amtrak Flash Sale: Northeast Corridor Routes From $19 One-Way, $38 Round-Trip
Southwest Grounds Dozens of Aircraft After Weight Issues Discovered
The TSA Says Following People in Airports and on Planes Is A-OK
10 Tips for Flying JetBlue With Kids
‘Raw Sewage Overflowed Into Our Family’s Hotel Room’: TPG Reader Nightmare Experience
How Flight Simulators Might Have Helped the Seattle Airplane Thief
The Elite Status My Kids Can Earn: Chick-fil-A Launches Elite Status Tiers
At Least 25 Dead in Highway Bridge Collapse in Italy
How Capital One Fixed a Rewards Mistake I Never Should Have Made

The Points of Life

Iberia Velázquez Premium Lounge: Good, Not Great

Prince of Travel

All about the refundable hotel trick

The  Short Final

Coffee on a Plane? Why You May Want to Say No to a Cup of Airplane Joe
Norway Flight Deal: San Francisco to Oslo Under $350 Round-Trip!
An Easy Way to See How Many Credit Cards You Have Open

The Wandering Aramean

SpiceJet launches streaming IFE solution fleet-wide 

Travel Codex

Marriott Stays Not Posting Automatically – Plus Long Hold Times

Travel With Grant

Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and AAdvantage Points Sale–Expiring Starting Tomorrow!

View From the Wing

New: 4% Cash Back on Dining Plus $500 Reward
Last Day for United Explorer Statement Credit and Initial Bonus Offer
American’s President Explains How Maintenance Is Dragging Down Their Operation
American Will Leave San Francisco’s Terminal 2 and Alaska Will Build New Lounge There 

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