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Flying back from a long weekend and wanted to do a quick hit of some news that you may have already seen… or you may not have.
In this article
Capital One Travel Will Be Powered by Hopper
I think this is more cool than most will initially realize.
While it’s amazing that Capital One now offers airline and hotel transfer partners, my guess is that a majority of Capital One cardholders still prefer to use them in the simplest way possible – as a purchase eraser on travel or by simply booking travel through the Capital One portal. Most bank portals are “substandard” (to be generous), but Capital One, which is a major investor in Hopper, will use it to power their portal for airfare. Hopper has technology that helps you determine, based on historical data, if the fare for a particular flight is high, low, or average. More impressive is that you will be able to have your fare tracked by Hopper / Capital One Travel and get fare differences refunded when applicable. Initially available for those with Capital One Venture and Spark Miles cards.
Read more at View from the Wing
Easy Two Months of the Southwest Companion Pass
However, some may be enticed by a simple deal for two months of Companion pass. Southwest is giving you a Companion Pass valid from Jan. 6, 2022 through the end of February 2022 when you register for the promotion and buy a round trip (or two one way flights) by September 9th and travel by November 18th.
More details at Doctor of Credit
Hilton Expands Live Nation Partnership and Revamps “Experiences” Offerings
Hilton PR passed along this news today. Most redemptions seem to give you the expected 0.5 cents per point in value, but maybe you can find some gems – especially if you find an experience you want but isn’t available for cash.
Hilton is expanding its partnership with Live Nation and launching a new offering for members to experience the magic of in-person events.
Tickets with Points: For the first time, members can use their Hilton Honors Points on Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com to access thousands of tickets to sporting events, concerts, comedy shows and theater productions. Plus, they can combine any amount of Points and cash to make purchasing tickets even more rewarding! To buy tickets, members simply need to connect their Hilton Honors and Ticketmaster accounts.
Experiences Platform: Launching at the same time, the Hilton Honors Experiences Platform will now include member-only access to VIP festival packages around the world. Some of the upcoming festivals include:
- Lights On Festival (Concord, CA) – September 10-11, 2021
- TRNMST Festival (Glasgow, UK) – September 10-12, 2021
- Wireless Festival (London, UK) – September 10-12, 2021
- Parklife (Manchester, UK) – September 11-12, 2021
- Music Midtown (Atlanta, GA) – September 18-19, 2021
- Governors Ball Music Festival (New York, NY) – September 24-26, 2021
- Ohana Festival (Dana Point, CA) – September 24-26 & October 1-2, 2021
- EDC Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) – October 22-24, 2021
- EDC Orlando (Orlando, FL) – November 12-14, 2021
- Tortuga Music Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – November 14-16, 2021
To learn more about Hilton Honors Experiences and Tickets with Points, please visit experiences.hiltonhonors.com.
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