The Weekly Travel News Roundup is a collection of headlines from around the internet that caught the attention of the Tagging Miles team. Content on these blogs do not necessarily reflect the positions of Tagging Miles, and should not be considered endorsements. Have a great story we should read? Contact us now and let us know.
- You know American’s done something wrong when even The Points Guy is giving up the pursuit of top tier status… Guess American’s changes to the program last year were the final nail in the coffin.
- American Airlines is revamping its flights to Sydney and Auckland. Hopefully this is only temporary.
- Did you know that you can order a cake on Cathay Pacific?
- Always pay in the local currency. Always.
- Copa reduces mileage earning.
- A round-up of airlines quarterly growth (or shrinkage) in available capacity from some of the major hubs around the US.
- Trains delayed by cows. But you’ll never guess where the cows actually were!
Miles, Points, Reselling and Amazon
- Doctor of Credit has a great post on the best cards for unbonused spend. This is especially meaningful when you consider that despite all of the complexity travel hackers introduce to our credit card strategy, sometimes it just makes sense to have an easy, “no thinking required” back-up credit card in your pocket.
- There’s a lot of buzz about a new credit card coming to town. Many are calling this the Chase Sapphire Reserve killer. Its a US Bank card – which many folks have found value with (I have not), so I’m cautiously optimistic.
Tagging Miles Posts of the Week
- Were you targeted for up to $50 in cashback for using Discover Android Pay?
- The next Maryland Meet-up is Saturday 22 April. Will you be there?
- Hyatt’s Award Cancellation / No Show Policy. This one could leave you with a nasty surprise.
- Saverocity Observation Deck Episode 53 – Taxes for Travel Hackers and Resellers