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Delta Extends Blocked Middle Seat Policy Through April 2021

Delta announced this morning that it will extend its pandemic-related middle seat blocking through at least the end of April 2021. This is yet another extension of their industry leading middle-seat blocking policy that both...
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Don’t Want to Mask Onboard? Fly Cathay Pacific

Updated with new information about the length Cathay Pacific has had this policy in effect and if this press may cause that to change. Additionally updated to clarify that Qatar does not allow mask-free rides,...
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Rose Gold Amex is BACK!

I get a ton of web traffic to MilesTalk every day from people searching for the Rose Gold Amex. The Rose Gold version of the Gold Card was issued when American Express first refreshed the Gold...

Another Delta Devaluation? C’Mon, Man!

I can't believe that while still in the midst of a raging global pandemic, I'm writing about Delta devaluing their partner awards for a second time in the same pandemic! The last time was back...
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Marriott Bonvoy Category Changes from March 3rd, 2021

On March 3rd, the annual re-categorization of Marriott's Bonvoy category levels will take place. That means that: If you see a property going up in category, you can book now and lock in the...
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JetBlue Crushes Mint Redesign

Man, I love what JetBlue has come up with here. They have unveiled a refresh to the Mint cabin (to make it more luxurious and suitable for their upcoming New York to London route)...

Is that credit card annual fee worth it? Try this worksheet (excerpted from MilesTalk:...

** This chapter is excerpted from the book "MilesTalk: Live Your Wildest Dreams Using Miles and Points" available now on Amazon ** Chapter 9: High-End Credit Cards: You Can Get More Than You Give  If you...
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Hyatt Offers Free On-Property COVID Testing in LATAM

Hyatt's out with a response to the new US rules requiring a negative COVID test wherein, starting today, all passengers ages 2+ are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72...
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US DOT Wants Feedback: Do You Prefer Deceptive Airfare Advertisements?

History of the Full Fare Advertising Rule Prior to 2006, airlines were not required to display the total cost of a flight in an advertisement as one "all-in" figure. You would see things like this: $99 (Plus $384...
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Nope, Europe Won’t Be Traveling to the US Quite Yet

About 3 hours ago, you may have seen a story by Reuters (now updated) that says that states that the Trump administration is ending the travel ban on Europe and Brazil (but yet, oddly, leaving...