These are images from my trip in January 2018 to the Galapagos Islands.
I’ll be unable to post for the next 5 days.
Southwest Airlines offers a Companion Pass to anyone who earns 110,000 Rapid Rewards in a calendar year (with a few restrictions). Today (April 5) they made a change, effective today, that will make this more difficult for most people.
In general, from now on you will probably need to own a business in order to get the Companion Pass.
See the details at The Points Guy.
All The Flight Deals has found bargain round-trip airfares between Austin and Portland for the remainder of 2018.
Check Google Flights to see the price for your date pair.
Award Wallet has a blog post listing credit cards that offer trip-delay insurance, and the details for each one. In general, the best insurance is offered by the credit cards with the highest annual fees.
For example, four cards with $450 annual fee (Citi Prestige, Citi AAdvantage Executive World Elite, Chase Sapphire Reserve and Ritz-Carlton Rewards) will pay out up to $500 for delays as little as 3 or 6 hours.
All the other cards listed (with exception of Barclay Arrival Plus) require that your delay be at least 12 hours.
The frequent-flyer community is excited about a new offering from Chase: the Chase Ink Cash business credit card. This new card has a sign-up bonus of $500 after spending $3000 in 3 months, and is a no-annual-fee card!
Under certain circumstances you can convert the $500 bonus into 50,000 Ultimate Rewards points, which may be used to purchase up to $750 worth of air travel or converted into frequent-flyer miles.
This card is subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule, but does not contribute to it because it is a business card.
This offer is truly worth doing.
Scott’s Cheap Flights has found Basic Economy fares on American Airlines / Delta of just $379 round-trip.
Bermuda has no rivers or natural lakes, so all water is harvested from rainfall. When you go, notice that every house and commercial building has a white roof that drains into a cistern…that is its only source of water!
Search for your vacation date pairs on Google Flights, and enjoy your visit!
Fly from Austin to Paris or Amsterdam just $468 to $525 round-trip with a “Priceline Express Deal.” The name of the airline will be hidden until you purchase the deal.
Click for the EscapeATX deal.
Flights October to January 2019. 7-day minimum stay. Note that this does not include the usual 24-hour cancellation privilege.
See details from Airfare Spot here.
Iberia is a Spanish airline that is a member of the oneworld alliance. That means that you can use Iberia frequent-flyer miles to fly on other oneworld airlines, which include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, LATAM (LAN), Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 and SriLankan Airlines.
Iberia calls their frequent flyer miles “avios”, and they can be interchanged with British Air avios. Sometimes, it takes fewer avios to fly on a partner airline than it would to use that airlines’ own frequent-flyer miles. So, avios can be very handy!
Good news: This card evidently is not subject to Chase’s 5/24 rule!