Cheap Flights To Cuba, New Southwest Elite Benefits And A Few “Don’ts”

Here’s what I’m reading about in the world of miles and points:

Cheap Flights of the Day: 

$528 to Vienna is a solid fare, though it almost seems high given the $300-$400 fares that have been popping up so often.  We just got back from a trip that included a day in Vienna.  What a fabulous city!

A pretty reasonable fare if you’re looking to try out Cuba.  Lots of people are heading to Cuba, and I’m certainly curious. But, I’m still not sure if I’m ready to go.  I suspect it won’t have the same charm by the time I make it there.

And, these fares for less than $400 to Tokyo seem to still be alive as of the writing of this post.

In Case You Missed It: 

A couple of articles about 9/11 worth taking a few minutes to read.

United Airlines will automatically extend your travel voucher.

Auctions Ending Soon: If you have a BIG family, consider this villa for 16 people outside Rome.

If you’re not traveling with an entire caravan of people, here’s a good one for 2 nights in Paris that ends today.

Southwest Airlines appears to have arrived at new agreements with their unions.  As Cranky Flier points out, management seems to have really caved in on these new terms.  That’s not necessarily the surprising part.  The surprise is that it took them this many years to cave.  It would seem that this deal could have gotten done sooner, with significantly less acrimony and hand-wringing.

Here’s a good tip on how to get a reservation at sold-out restaurants.

United Airlines will already let you buy up to elite status.  Don’t.  Just don’t.

On the subject of “just don’t”, please don’t buy this.  Please.

When’s the best time to book your Thanksgiving flights?

Southwest Airlines is offering free same-day changes to their elite members.  You’re only eligible starting 2 hours prior to your original flight, which isn’t the most generous of elite benefits.  But, it’s another nod towards the business traveler that Southwest seems to spend more time catering to nowadays.

Last day to get a $500 bonus for opening a Chase checking account.

For those of us with kids, Amazon is having a pretty good sale on toys for Prime members.

You might be able to snag 500 bonus points for using the Hyatt app to book a room.

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