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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past week of travel information – here’s a recap of what you may have missed from Points With a Crew over the past week or so
I just got back from Arizona, California and Nevada, where I took advantage of the Hertz one way car rentals (deals still available)
Here’s the one thing I wish I knew about Hertz Gold Plus Rewards before I booked
It nearly ruined my trip for me; thankfully I was able to work around it.
Many of us in the travel hacking world have a LOT (30+ or more) of credit cards
Normally this isn’t a huge problem, but have there ever been times when you’ve been embarrassed about having so many credit cards?
On the other hand, there have been a few instances lately where I’ve seen merchants blatantly violating their credit card merchant agreements.
I wrote a few months ago that you could turn the Southwest Companion Pass into Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K status
This was especially valuable because you can get the Southwest Companion Pass without actually flying a mile.
It does appear now that Alaska is now only matching Southwest Companion Pass holders to MVP Gold status (their mid-tier status)
Even more, they seem to be also requiring you to submit documentation that you actually got your Companion Pass through FLYING
Here are the rest of this week’s stories:
- The Anthem Veterans Memorial is super AWESOME on Veteran’s Day. Its 5 ellipses were engineered to align perfectly on November 11th at 11:11 a.m. – I was there to see it this year and it was spectacular
- Top travel news from around the Internet – 1300 free Flexperks, buying $20K (and more!) in gift cards, and a cheaper way to get Global Entry
If you’re still up for more travel reading, here’s last week’s recap: Staying at 1-star hotels, screwing up travel bookings, a 15,000 mile spend offer, and free money