Weekly Review: October 17, 2020

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Hello from Germany! We are doing our first road trip since getting to Berlin, which has been fun. I look forward to sharing more details (including a full hotel review) shortly. The weather is getting noticeably colder and rainier here, and that’s definitely going to take some getting used to for a Floridian like me…

On the points & travel front, this week we saw some great American Express card offers, JetBlue devalued Mosaic status, American improved the AAdvantage program for 2021, we saw some hotel award night sales, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

Excellent New Amex Gold Card 60K Bonus!


The American Express® Gold Card, which I consider to be one of the most underrated cards out there, has a phenomenal new publicly available welcome bonus.


How To Use Chase Offers Program To Save Money


Many people are probably familiar with the Amex Offers program, which gives American Express cardmembers the opportunity to earn cash back and bonus points for purchases with select retailers.

Well, many probably aren’t aware of a similar program offered by Chase, which I wanted to cover in more detail in this post.


More Amex Centurion Lounges Reopening (With New Procedures)


American Express shut down its popular Centurion Lounges back in mid-March. This was presumably done due to a combination of lack of demand, as well as a need for updated procedures.

Well, after a closure of over six months, Centurion Lounges are starting to reopen.


One Week at a Time

One Week at a Time
One Week at a Time

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

How The Benefits On The IHG Premier Card Work
United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus
Up To 12% Cash Back (Or 12x Amex Points) With Rakuten
How To Use Chase Offers Program To Save Money
6 Reasons To Consider The Amex Blue Cash Everyday (And 2 Reasons Not To)
Etihad Guest Selling Miles With 20% Bonus
Amazing Deals On Vancouver Hotel Stays
WOW: Marriott Platinum Status With Credit Card Bonus
Excellent New Amex Gold Card 60K Bonus!
Marriott Bonvoy Extends Global Promotion (Register Now)
Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade To The IHG Premier Card

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Radisson Rewards Offering 25% Off Award Nights
Wow: British Airways Offering 50% Off Award Tickets (Last Chance)
Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices (Last Chance)
Shangri-La Offering Up To 50% Off Award Nights
British Airways Secretly Raised Award Prices

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card Review (2020)
American Express Gold Card Review (2020)
Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Review (2020)

NEWS & Updates

New York & London Air Bridge: Coming Soon?
Here’s Why Avatar Airlines Won’t Fly A380s
Wow: British Airways CEO Alex Cruz Steps Down
Lufthansa Cuts First Class On All US Routes For Winter
US Approaches One Million Daily Air Travelers
Air Canada Cuts Air Transat Purchase Price By 72%
Whoa: Southwest Launching Flights To IAH & ORD
Rimowa & Moncler Debut $3,200 Reflective Carry-On
More Amex Centurion Lounges Reopening (With New Procedures)
Lufthansa Will Base Four A350s In Frankfurt
Emirates Bringing Back A380 Bar & Showers!
Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld On March 31, 2021
Delta Q3 Results: $2.6B Loss On $2.6B Of Revenue
ITA To Become Italy’s New National Airline, Replace Alitalia
American Airlines Moving To Beijing Daxing Airport
LOL: Qantas Now Selling $305 Cashmere Sweaters, $250 Beach Totes
Trump Supporter Kicked Off Southwest Flight: Why, Though?
Positive American AAdvantage 2021 Program Changes
JetBlue Devalues Mosaic “Even More Space” Perk
Cool: Qatar Airways Launches Vegan Business Class Menu
There’s A Hyatt Regency Coming To JFK, But…
Opening Soon: Tokyo EDITION Toranomon (You Have To Read This Press Release)
Hong Kong & Singapore Establish “Travel Bubble”
Pilots Report Mysterious Jetpack Near LAX… Again!
Virgin Australia Appoints Controversial New CEO
Boeing 737 MAX Cleared By European Regulators
United Reports Q3 Loss, Claims To Beat Competitors
Qatar Airways Threatens Pilots For Taxiing With Two Engines
Uganda Airlines’ Gorgeous New A330-800neo
All-Female Qatar Airways Crew “Draws” Ribbon In Sky With 787


I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!