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News You Can Use – 4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check, 1,000 United Airlines Miles and Southwest Points, and AccorHotels Bonus Points

1.   4 Airlines Added to TSA Pre-Check

TSA Pre-Check is a great way to save time at the airport.  Via One Mile at a Time, there are 4 new airlines participating in TSA Pre-Check.

The new additions are Aeromexico, Cape Air, Etihad, and Seaborne Airlines.

News You Can Use 4 Airlines Added To TSA Pre Check 1,000 United Airlines Miles And Southwest Points And AccorHotels Bonus Points

Fly Through the Airport Security Line! TSA Pre-Check Is Expanding to Include 4 Additional International Airlines

This means when you fly these airlines at eligible US airports, you’ll have expedited security screening and won’t have to take off your shoes or remove a laptop from your bag.

You can apply for TSA Pre-Check, but it’s a better deal to sign-up for Global Entry (which comes with TSA Pre-Check).  Plus, with Global Entry you’ll get through US Customs faster when you travel back to the US.

Global Entry costs $100 and is valid for 5 years.  But the fee is refunded if you pay with one of these cards:

Remember these tips for getting a quicker Global Entry appointment.

2.   Free 1,000 United Airlines Miles

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Hotel Cards With the Best Ongoing Perks

Want a free hotel night, hotel points, or reimbursed travel fees each year?  There are lots of hotel credit cards with great sign-up bonuses.  And many of them are worth keeping for their excellent ongoing benefits!

Hotel Cards With The Best Ongoing Perks

Get a Free Night at the InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa (or ANY other IHG Hotel Each Year) When You Have the Chase IHG Card!

Let’s look at how they rank!

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News You Can Use – Earn 50,000 United Airlines Miles, 2,500 Southwest Points, Free TripIt Pro, & More!

1.   Earn 50,000 United Airlines Miles With a Targeted Card Offer

Link:   Chase United Airlines Card 50,000 Mile Offer (Log-in Required)

Folks on Reddit report a targeted offer for the Chase United Airlines Explorer card when they visit this link and log into their United Airlines account.

If you see the offer, you’ll earn 50,000 United Airlines miles when you spend $1,000 on purchases in the 1st 3 months of account opening.

News You Can Use Earn 50,000 United Airlines Miles Bonus Southwest Points Free TripIt Pro More

No 50,000 United Airlines Mile Offer for Me! But Check to See If You Were Targeted

You’ll also get a $50 statement credit after your 1st purchase.  And you can add an authorized user to earn 5,000 bonus United Airlines miles after they make a purchase within the 1st 3 months.

I checked my account and only got the regular offer to earn 30,000 United Airlines miles after meeting the minimum spending requirements.  But if you’re targeted, this is a terrific way to earn lots of United Airlines miles.  It’s worth trying!

2.   Earn 2,500 Bonus Southwest Points (Targeted)

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Fairmont Hotels Will Be Bought by Accor Hotels

Via View From the Wing, Accor Hotels is in the final stages of an agreement to buy Fairmont Hotels.

We’ve seen a lot of hotel mergers recently, including when IHG bought Kimpton Hotels, and the upcoming takeover of Starwood by Marriott.

What’s Happening?

Link:   Accor Hotels Fairmont Merger Press Release

Accor Hotels is buying the parent company of Fairmont Hotels.  This also includes the Raffles and Swissotel brands.

At this time, we do NOT know what will happen to the Fairmont points program after the merger is complete.  It may be combined with Accor points under 1 program.  Or they could be kept separate, like IHG and Kimpton’s loyalty programs.

Fairmont Hotels Will Be Bought By Accor Hotels

If You Want to Get the Chase Fairmont Card, Now’s a Great Time. But I Wouldn’t Rush to Redeem Your Fairmont Points Because of This News, Unless You Want a Free Night at a Fairmont Hotel Like the Beautiful Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Canada

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How to Get Free Internet in Hotels!

I don’t like paying extra fees for hotel stays, so I’m happy to see that more hotel chains are offering free internet to their guests!

In the past, many hotels included free Wi-Fi as a perk for their elite guests only.  But that’s changed!

How To Get Free Internet In Hotels

Do You Know Which Hotels Offer Free Wi-Fi?

Let’s see which hotels have free Wi-Fi and what you’ll have to do to get it!

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News You Can Use – Big Travel With New Wyndham Card This Summer?, Frontier $19 Fares (Today Only), & More!

1.   New Wyndham Credit Card Bonuses Could Be Coming This Summer

Last week, I told you about some big changes Wyndham has made to their rewards program.  Starting May 11, 2015, you can book ANY Wyndham hotel for 15,000 points.

And via The Points Guy, the Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards credit card may soon come with a new sign-up bonus!

With the current Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards bonus you’ll be able to get 2 free nights at expensive hotels in places you may not expect like France, Hawaii, and New York City.

Check out my post on the Wyndham Rewards changes for more details on this card.

News You Can Use Big Travel With New Wyndham Card This Summer Frontier 19 Fares Today Only More

For 30,000 Wyndham Points, You Could Stay at the Stylish Dream Hotel Downtown in New York City! This Hotel Can Cost ~$418 per Night!

So I’m looking forward to seeing what a new card offer might entail.  Stay tuned!

Emily and I don’t earn a commission on this card, but we always tell you about the best deals!

2.  Frontier Airlines 1-Way Fares as Low as $19 (Today Only!)

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Emily’s Birthday Trip to the Dominican Republic: Part 2 – Hotel Nicolas de Ovando in Santo Domingo

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Emily:  One of my best friends lives in Arlington, Virginia, so I don’t see her very often.  We met in college and have been friends ever since.  The first (and last) time we took a vacation together was to Barcelona, Spain in 2007.

Sofitel Santo Domingo

Emily’s Best Friend Kristen In Front Of The Sofitel Santo Domingo

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