Happy Sunday, everyone! Here are some articles we’ve read this week from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
- For a while, we’ve heard about difficulties using Chase Ultimate Rewards to book stays at Walt Disney World. Fortunately, you could use a work around to purchase Disney World travel packages by calling Chase’s Travel & Cruise desk. Doctor of Credit reports that’s no longer possible and only Chase Freedom cardholders can buy Disney tickets though the Chase portal.
- Steph from One Mile At A Time was stuck overnight at Chicago’s O’Hare airport due to a flight cancellation. Here’s the details of her filing a claim under her credit card’s trip delay coverage.
- John from Loyalty Lobby shared an article from The Telegraph where Richard Quest asks “What’s wrong with British Airways?”
- Halloween is approaching and Erin from Million Mile Secrets put together a list of her favorite Halloween theme park celebrations. I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical of any list that doesn’t include the Golden Ticket winning Halloween Horror Nights at Universal.
- Gary writes on View From The Wing about his need to cancel an award ticket due to a family emergency. One airline stepped up and showed they are able to be compassionate and act like human beings instead of being bound by company policies.
- Many people are tempted by low cost fares on trans-Atlantic flights. The World According To Dev shared a tale of a flight on WOW Air that didn’t end up as planned. It’s an interesting read because the passenger involved works for another airline and is able to describe events better than most others could.
- Mark on Miles to Memories reminds us that it’s always a good idea to have the airline apps loaded onto your phone before traveling. I fully agree and include them as part of my travel apps you need to have.
- Ed from Pizza in Motion was looking for hotel rooms around Disney World and stumbled upon this hidden use for Wyndham Rewards points. I never even knew this resort existed but if you’re traveling with a large group, it looks like a great option.
- Lastly, there has been a lot of frayed nerves over the Marriott/Ritz Carlton/SPG loyalty merger. Some things are working, others are not and there’s no ETA on when everything will be fixed. However, in instances like this you’re occasionally able to find a hidden value if you know where to look. Nick from Frequent Miler managed to snag a 5 night stay at the St. Regis in Bora Bora for 48,000 Marriott points a night. Not bad considering the Swan or Dolphin at Disney would cost 40,000 points per night for a 5 night stay. (Five night award stays at SPG/Marriott/Ritz hotels get the 5th night free)
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