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- You can now fly to Cuba on US flagged carriers without going on an out of the way path. But, is Cuba really ready? All indications point to the answer being “no.”
- Southwest has extended their schedule to April, 2017. A word of warning though – increasingly lately, I’ve been noticing Southwest is 2x the price, so definitely cost compare. That said, lower fares are usually available when the schedule first opens.
- It is possible to get the illustrious American Airlines Gold Status (pretty much bottom tier) through Credit Card spend. Just not in the US. No word on how easy MS is though.
- Is the Pacific the next big thing for the Miles and Points community?
Miles and Points:
- Doctor of Credit has even more intel on the Chase Sapphire Reserve!
- Miles to Memories has a new cheaper way to get 5x at Office Depot. I’m also part of the Travel Hacking 101 group that this came out of – if you’re not in that group, you should be.
- United has long been known for having very relaxed routing rules. Unfortunately, as One Mile at a Time reports, this appears to be changing. Things are still a little murky, and, rules are usually enforced via IT, and well, we know, IT is hard. More to come, but, at a minimum, book any awards you know about, before October 6!
- Travel Codex has a guide on searching for award travel on Air France.
- Gary has a great post on Korean Air SkyPass.
- Where should you credit your miles and points.
- Diamonde the Giraffe visits the Grand Hyatt Dubai
- Increased TopCashback Payout if taken as an AMEX Reward Card
- A look at how Amazon Fulfillment Centers Operate
- My Disappointing experience at the Grand Hyatt Dubai