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.
- Gary shared a story about how a passenger onboard a plane this week couldn’t help but notice that every in-flight TV screen was watching the same thing. I’ve said that airlines will never get in-flight entertainment screens just right but sometimes it’s more about the content showing than the screen it’s playing on.
- Miles to Memories wrote a post reminding those who are serving in our military that there are rules in place to reduce bank fees and that American Express goes an extra step by waiving annual fees for their cards, including the $550 fee for the Platinum card.
- One of the articles I look forward to every week is The Critical Points by Richard Kerr on The Points Guy. Agree or disagree, his comments always make me think. This week, he described why he’s avoiding on ridesharing services. I understand some of his reasons but despite our problems with fraud (like this one, and this one) I think they still have an important place in our travel plans.
- On Point Me to the Plane, there was a post about a study showing the best way to beat jet lag. While we’ve shared ways to recover from a long flight, I’d love to try this one out. At least I can use my World of Hyatt card to get a bonus for the expense.
- We just wrote about a way to find out if your hotel will charge a fee and how much. The things included in these fees are ridiculous, ranging from a free cup of coffee, towels at the pool to a credit at the overpriced hotel restaurant. However, Travel Update may have discovered the craziest item for which a hotel has ever charged a fee.
- Brian from The Gate wrote about how Expedia will now be penalizing hotels that charge extra fees by showing them lower in their search results.
- Changing gears, here’s another fee-related article, but this one’s about airlines. Until this week United Airlines was charging a $75 fee to make a reservation using your MileagePlus miles within 21 days of your travel date. Well, that fee was eliminated when United went to dynamic pricing for rewards. Guess what else happened? Matthew from Live and Let’s Fly reports that United is now charging 2,500 miles extra for their own flights and a 3,500-mile premium for partners for awards booked within 30 days of travel.
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This post first appeared on Your Mileage May Vary