Happy Sunday to all 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, so we’re passing them along.
- Previously we wrote about some news circulating the internet about Chase canceling Michael Flynn’s credit cards. While the subject of the postcame directly from General Flynn’s account, the story seemed to be missing some details. We now know more of what happened and it wasn’t his cards getting canceled, which you wouldn’t know because he redacted the name from the letter in his post. Chase has now stated that the letter was addressed to Flynn’s wife and apologized that they sent it in error.
- There are a large number of people traveling this holiday weekend, but probably not as many as we could have seen traveling if not for the uncertainty over COVID and the delta variant’s spread. Not helping matters is this is the last chance for many families to travel before the kids go back to school. For those in Chicago, the schools are telling parents that if they travel out of state and the children are unvaccinated; they have to quarantine for 10-14 days before returning to class.
- You may have read about the man whose Avis rental car was repossessed in the middle of his trip. While not getting anywhere when calling the company, his Tweetstorm about the incident did get Avis’ attention, explaining what actually happened. Using Twitter is sometimes the only way to get a quick resolution to a problem. This is why it’s sad that companies like Delta Airlines did away with doing customer service through Direct Message for a while, only to bring it back if one of its reps invites you.
- Travel companies have been dealing with when to roll back some of the customer-friendly changes they made because of COVID. They’ve been hesitant to remove loyalty status for members but more willing to put back restrictions on their cheapest rates. For instance, hotels have been issuing non-refundable advance purchase rates but still letting people cancel for a refund. Marriott has not stopped that policy and states that as of September 1, all rate rules are as listed at the time of booking, including any non-refundable rate. Can anyone say Bonvoyed?
- People lose a sense of self-preservation when trying to get the perfect selfie. No matter if they back into traffic or fall off the edge of a mountain trail. Places around the world have started to put selfie stations into place to keep people from dying, and it looks like the US National Parks will follow that trend.
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