Weekly Review December 10-16: There are new bonus offers on airline credit cards, hotel & travel credit cards. New travel deals, and other financial and travel news. In case you missed some of the travel & financial news, deals, and our posts this week, you can catch up by reading our weekly review.
Several airlines have an air fare sale with cheap flights to Malta. If you travel between December and May 2018 you can get cheap flights to Malta from $550 round trip. Check out the details of this air fare sale to Malta.
KLM Airlines is offering people a chance to win a pair of round trip tickets to one of your favorite destinations worldwide. Signup for the KLM Airlines iFly Game promotion is on between now and the end of January. Check out how you can win 2 round trip tickets in the KLM Airlines iFly game.
JetBlue has an incredible gift idea and a chance to get a free round trip flights certificate all in one. The JetBlue Get Packing board game costs $20 and is designed for good family fun. Plus it comes with a great bonus: a JetBlue certificate for free round trip flights anywhere JetBlue flies. But you will have to be fast in order to get one. Read about how you can get one.
Hilton recently announced that they will be introducing smart rooms in their hotels in 2018. The Hilton smart rooms are called Connected Rooms by Hilton. The Hilton smart rooms will allow a customer to control things in the room such as temperature, lights, TV, and other items.
Several airlines have an air fare sale with cheap flights to Auckland New Zealand. If you travel between December and June 2018 you can get cheap flights to Auckland New Zealand from $904 round trip. Check out the details of this air fare sale to Auckland and visit beautiful New Zealand.
JetBlue has a vacations program where you can book JetBlue flights and hotel packages for discounted prices. For a limited time JetBlue Vacations is offering a discount on their vacation packages. Visit vacation destinations such as St. Thomas, St. Croix, Aruba, Hawaii and others for a discounted price.
Brazil's government recently announced a long awaited plan to begin issuing electronic visas for American citizens. The new Brazil e-Visa program will begin in January 2018. The Brazil e-visa program is expected to lead to a significant increase in tourists visiting Brazil. Citizens of Australia, Canada, and Japan will also be eligible to apply for an e-visa.
The Amex Business Gold Rewards card is a good travel credit card to have if you need more Amex Membership Rewards points. American Express is offering a special bonus on the Amex Business Gold Rewards card of 50,000 Membership Rewards points. The normal bonus is 30,000 points. This is a limited time offer.
There are some airlines that will allow you to get a credit if you buy a flight and then the price drops later. The credit is for the difference between the price you paid for your flight and the new price. Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest Airlines are some airlines that have a price drop policy. The JetBlue price drop policy changes are not so good for their customers.
Weekly Review December 3-9: This was another very busy week for new airline frequent flyer program promotions and Cyber Week promotions. Some news about an FTC investigaton of Trip Advisor. There are new bonus offers on airline credit cards, hotel & travel credit cards. New travel deals, and other financial and travel news. In case you missed some of the travel & financial news, deals, and our posts this week, you can catch up by reading our weekly review.
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly investigating Trip Advisor after the travel site was accused of censoring some user reviews that reported some rapes and assaults on the site. The Trip Advisor investigation by the FTC was reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supposedly the Trip Advisor investigation was revealed by the FTC in a letter to a Wisconsin senator.