(Ed. Note: The Weekly Travel Roundup is a week delayed- mostly because Trevor ran outside the United States, while we couldn’t find Joe at all. The editorial team is back, and without further delay we are proud to present the Weekly News Roundup!)
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The (Credit) Game is Afoot!
Miles Remaining is starting a new monthly series sharing the credit cards he has, the ones he’s getting rid of, and more. We’ll be interested to see how this goes, as there will no doubt be interesting points going forward.
Doctor of Credit and View From The Wing report on a new prepaid card that can be loaded with a credit card (yay!). In fact, Gary reported 2 – while The Doctor reports even more than that. How long it’ll last is anyone’s guess. Its already on FlyerTalk.
For you US Airways Credit Card holdouts (guilty): Chasing the Points has an introduction to the new American Airlines cards. Expect this to end up in your mailbox or wallet somewhere down the line. I know I’ll have one…eventually.
Meanwhile, On Other Airlines…
Speaking of introductions, Carolina Travel Girl introduces us to the AirAsia Asean Pass. The question remains though: do you really want one?
Trevor forgot that he wrote a Southwest Companion Pass post many moons ago. None the less, the American Travel Project wrote one better than the two of us could have completed together – so go check it out! We’ll wait for you here.
Did you know it’s possible to get upgraded on a Alaska Airlines award ticket as a Delta Medallion? Points Summary found a way to do it – and frankly, I’m impressed! I guess Alaska & Delta can get along, after all.
Around the World in 80 Different Ways
Scott of TravelCodex shares an interesting post about how 13 frequent flyer programs view the world as far as regions. Its interesting how each program breaks regions up in some cases, or combines in others.
Drew from Travel Is Free shares a pretty cool graphic on telling the difference between some of the more common planes around the world. Most everyone should be able to identify an A380 or B747, but can you pick out an A330 from a 767? If you can’t…you may need a reminder in the style of Monty Python.
The information is coming out about DOT’s decision on United’s Latest Fare. Meanwhile, Wandering Aramean has the most in-depth post we’ve seen so far, although Trevor’s also made the point of what kind of message this sends to non-US consumers.