Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far. Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along
- In an attempt to ease concerns about flying during coronavirus, Delta has promised to cap the number of tickets sold for a flight at 50 percent in First Class and 60 percent in Main Cabin, Delta Comfort +, and Delta Premium Select. Points Miles and Martini’s did some searching and found that many of Delta’s routes are totally sold out. Delta’s delay in adding capacity back into the system is demonstrating it’s not as easy as flipping a switch to get planes back in the air.
- It’s no secret that getting an appointment for your in-person interview to complete your Global Entry is nearly impossible. The most recent extension of the office closures because of coronavirus runs through July 6th. After getting conditionally approved, our friend at The World According to Dev has been trying to get an interview slot since March with the first two times getting canceled. She managed to snag a new time and I sure hope the third times the charm!
- Banks are going to look to reduce their exposure to outstanding credit during this economic downturn. It’s due to the crazy logic that banks use to extend credit in the first place. Now that people might need to use credit, banks are less likely to lend money. Barclays is sending letters informing cardholders that if they don’t use a card within 30 days, the account will be closed. You need to keep a close eye on your accounts during these times and remember to do this one thing to keep banks from closing your accounts.
- The eyes of the entire travel blogging community opened wide when a news story came out saying that to stimulate tourism, the Japanese government would pay for half of your trip to the country. Plans for 1/2 price vacations were forming but it was shortlived as the program was clarified to say the purpose was to stimulate Japanese domestic tourism. I’m not sure that even a 50% refund would get us comfortable enough to go on our trip to Japan.
- Miles For Family shares why she has a love/hate relationship with British Airways Avios. I also have mixed feelings about Avios. My first big haul of them made me realize that for our needs, they are challenging to use. Years later and I’m still trying to burn through those Avios.
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