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JetBlue Ends Change Fees for Most Tickets

JetBlue already has a waiver in place for changes and cancellations on tickets booked through March 31st, 2021. Today they announced a series of changes that lock in fee free changes and cancellations moving forward, except for those on “Basic Blue” fares. And for all except Basic Blue, they will now guarantee you room in the overhead bin for your carry-on or, if unavailable, credit your JetBlue bank with $25.

If you are changing to a more expensive fare, you’ll pay just the difference in fare. If you change to a cheaper ticket or cancel, the balance goes into your JetBlue bank for use within 1 year.

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Want more granular details? You can check out Seth Miller’s post on the changes.

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Passes Away

At just 62 years old, Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson left this world way too soon, following an almost 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. My own world (family and friends) has been absolutely rocked by the beast that is cancer in the last year, in ways I’d never imagined, and my heart absolutely breaks for Arne’s family.

You can read more in the Marriott newsroom.

Could Some of Your Citi Points be Hiding?

I’ve never heard of this before, but Citi being Citi, I’m not too surprised…

Miles To Memories reports that there are some ThankYou points that can go sort of dormant in your account, out of reach but easily reactivated with one click. I have no idea how or why this would happen but you can read more here.

Citi PremierCiti Premier Bonus Offer Get 60,000 Citi ThankYou points when you spend $4,000 in 3 months. Great for transferring to Turkish to book United flights within North America | How to apply for this offer.


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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.


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