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1. Southwest Extends Schedule
Southwest is now taking reservations for flights into 2019!
If you’re planning to travel for Thanksgiving or Christmas (or if you just want a warm escape from the colder months), you can book Southwest flights through January 6, 2019! Southwest flies to lots of fun destinations in the US. And lots of beautiful places south of the border, like the Caribbean and Mexico!
It’s a good idea to book your Southwest tickets as far in advance as possible. If your plans change (or the price of your ticket drops), you can change or cancel your flight without penalty.
2. Travel to (or From) London for 50% Fewer British Airways Avios Points
When you book an award flight with British Airways Avios points before June 17, 2018, you’ll only be charged 50% of the normal amount of points!
Here’s what you need to know:
- Valid for travel between September 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019
- Only valid for British Airways operated flights
- Only valid for coach seats
- You must be traveling to or from London
You can see the full Terms & Conditions here.
This promotion could save you 16,000+ British Airways Avios points! For example, a round-trip coach flight from Los Angeles to London during off-peak dates normally costs 32,500 British Airways Avios points. But now it will cost just 16,250 points!
However, British Airways passes along hefty taxes & fees when you fly on British Airways planes. You’ll have to pay $500+ in taxes for this flight.
Because of this, I do NOT recommend flying on British Airways across the ocean. But if you plan to do it anyway, this is the deal for you!
3. AMEX Platinum Cards Get Improved Lounge Access in Germany
Beginning tomorrow, June 1, 2018, folks with either The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express will have access to Lufthansa Lounges at the Frankfurt airport through March 31, 2019! Members already had temporary access to Lufthansa lounges in Munich, but AMEX is prolonging that benefit through May 31, 2019.
The AMEX Platinum cards have the most comprehensive lounge access of all. Folks with these cards get membership to the AMEX Global Lounge Collection, which includes access to well over 1,200 lounges worldwide. So it’s impressive that they continue to add lounges!
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