Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy sell-up round trip non-refundable fares between New York (JFK/EWR), USA and Santiago (SCL), Chile.
Another calamity in the European skies might be on the way as Czech Airlines has notified the authorities that it intends to terminate up to 430 employees.
This official notice which is a legal requirement in the Czech Republic would mean that the entire workforce of CZ is in limbo if management elects to exercise this option.
With countries sporadically opening up for tourism again many if not most now require to show proof of health insurance coverage (including Covid-19 treatment) so it’s recommended to contact your health insurance and ask them to provide certification.
Most travelers have either a regular health insurance or a travel insurance that could issue such a letter, however it’s important that such a letter is noted with Covid treatment to be included.
Today, Wyndham expanded its partnership with Vacasa allowing Wyndham Rewards members to redeem their points at more than 15,000 new vacation rental properties.
You don’t earn points for booking Vacasa rentals but can redeem points for stays at them at the rate of 15,000 points PER BEDROOM per night. The number of points required is dependent on how many bedrooms the Vacasa unit has.
Many Australian states have welcomed arrivals from New Zealand even when the country itself (New Zealand) has required full quarantine for returning Kiwis.
Now, this arrangement from Australia’s side has come to a sudden end after a cluster of Covid-19 cases in Auckland.
It isn’t easy to believe that it was just four years ago when the mobile roaming within the European Union + Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein became free (Switzerland is not part of this program).
EU had already worked for 10 years by 2017 to reduce the roaming fees that member states travelers were facing when moving around in the common area until they were eliminated. EU is set to extend the free-roaming by 10 years when the current roaming rules are expiring on June 30, 2022.
Alaska Airlines has launched the Come Back for the Status Match-campaign for elite members from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, or Southwest.
The special match is valid for applications through April 15, 2021, and comes with a 50% EQM boost for Alaska Airlines flights through the end of the year. The status is valid through December 31, 2021.
European Commission has sent letters to Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden that have all restricted intra-Schengen travel, and countries have ten days to reply.
The commission doesn’t like the restriction of EU/EEA citizens’ movement that these countries have instituted violating the Schengen-agreement.
United Airlines a week ago launched a new MileagePlus buy miles sale with up to 100% bonus. The offer ends tomorrow (February 25, 2021).
United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year, including any possible bonuses up to 175K).
Some people rely on TripAdvisor reviews when choosing hotels that is problematic because the platform is plagued with fake reviews (paid positive), while hotels try to suppress critical ones.
Whine Wednesdays this week revisits W Bogota that was featured on our recent currency scam piece that they used to inflate hotel rates by 10%+.
IHG Hotels yesterday launched a 30% off Flash Sale for stays at participating hotels in Europe between March 26 – September 5, 2021.
The only problem was that there was no English version page available yesterday, now there is, and we linked to a German one. You must make the booking for this rate plan by March 1.