Here’s what I’m reading about today in the world of miles and points:
Cheap Flights of the Day: $120 round-trip to Las Vegas. More money to gamble!
In Case You Missed It: Hyatt made us wait for their first promo of 2016, but it’s a really good one (if not “FFN great”).
Auction ending soon..8 people, 4 nights in a Villa in Koh Samui, Thailand for roughly $750.
You can use airline miles to purchase TSA PreCheck. But, should you?
Here’s what JetBlue is doing with new slots at Long Beach airport. I like the addition of Reno service. Folks heading to Tahoe are likely more affluent travelers, where JetBlue’s extra amenities might score them profitable fares.
Hyatt is quickly adding a property to the new Unbound Collection. They’ve purchased the Thompson Hotel in Miami Beach and will rebrand it the Confidante. That’s great news. I was a bit disappointed when Hyatt announced the new collection without much in the way of new properties.
A pretty interesting tool to track when your Southwest Airlines fare goes down. The reason why this is such a big deal is that Southwest doesn’t charge you a change fee when your ticket price goes down. I’d be shocked if this site lasted a long time before Southwest found a way to block this, but you never know. Great find by Deals We Like!
While we’re on the subject of Southwest, Early-Bird check-in is getting more expensive. I planned to write about it last week before things went very South with our family dog. As an occasional Southwest traveler who likely will fly them more in the future, I can appreciate that Southwest hasn’t moved the price much since its inception. I think this is a welcome change to thin the herd a bit. We flew Southwest this past week for spring break and bought our tickets a few months ago. We still ended up with boarding passes in the mid A40s.
AT&T users can now make wi-fi phone calls overseas for free. Niche use, for sure. But, should make some folks happy.
Smart travel apps. I really like the idea of PackPoint. My wife plans to test it.
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