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.
- While stories about the causes behind problems with the 737 MAX continue to come out, airlines are also preparing for when the airplane is cleared to fly again. Remember when the only thing to worry about with the 737 MAX was how small the bathrooms were? While most airlines have been overly optimistic about the return, only pushing out the timeline a month or two at a time, Gary from View from the Wing writes about comments from United’s CEO Oscar Munoz saying how United will be looking to more agencies than just the FAA before flying the plane again.
- The Points Pundit writes on Travel Update about how it’s best not to mess with AMEX right now. They’re on the lookout for any signs of abusing their rewards system. I’m in agreement with many of the points in this post since I’d rather take the slow and steady approach with my accounts.
- Point Me to the Plane shared a tip I wasn’t aware of, to get some extra American Airlines miles from AwardWallet. It is a really easy way to add some miles, albeit a small amount, to your balance. I already use AwardWallet, and if you aren’t doing so, here are five reasons why you should be.
- We’re getting closer and closer to the launch of the Disney+ streaming service. There have been several pre-launch discounts such as one for D23 members, and these discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders and Disney Vacation Club members. This week, Miles to Memories let us know about an offer from Verizon which provides a free one-year Disney+ subscription to their wireless subscribers.
- With all the recent changes in regards to travel to Cuba, I’m really glad that we got to go in 2016. It’s presently difficult for most US citizens to travel to Cuba so the information on new restrictions on flights makes it even more inconvenient. One Mile at a Time goes over the new ban on all commercial flights except those going to Havana. While I’m not sure that US airlines ever understood the needs of most people traveling to Cuba, I can’t see how this restriction does anything more than the current ones already in place. The only thing it does it drive people from the US who are traveling to any area except Havana away from commercial flights and back to the charter flights they used before these scheduled flights started.
- Michael W Travels writes about a Washington DC museum that’s closing and how they’re putting a 9-11 artifact they had on loan from the Port Authority into storage instead of giving it to the 9-11 Museum. While I don’t think that all the items have to be displayed at the September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York, if it’s not yours and you’re not displaying it, then give it to someone who will.
- Greg writes on Frequent Miler about how he solves the problem of what to do when the Wi-Fi login page doesn’t pop-up. While this will solve the problem most of the time, I’ve collected a list of several other things you can try if this method doesn’t work.
- I found Ed’s article from Pizza in Motion about how his decision to stay away from American Airlines flights wasn’t personal, just business to be a good read. I’ve personally avoided booking with them due to the dependability issues they’re having. I just wonder how we got to the place where we feel the need to justify the reasons why we’re not supporting a corporation. It should be up to them to figure it out when enough people stop giving them money and fresh faces are brought in to right the ship.
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