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Here is some of the best travel news and notes from around the Internet:
- Buying gift cards with a Chase Ink card has been one of the most lucrative and reliable sources of easy 5x Ultimate Rewards for quite some time. Now there are reports that Paypal Digital Gifts and other places are no longer giving out 5x. See reports from Doctor of Credit, Miles to Memories and Frequent Miler (among others)
- According to View from the Wing, American’s automated systems now allow you to re-route yourself in case of irregular operations. I could have used that a few weeks ago when I had to sprint through the airport for the first time ever.
- A few weeks ago, there was a targeted offer to California residents for a Southwest Companion Pass after signing up for the Southwest credit card. That offer is now public (but again, only California residents). H/T – Frequent Miler
- Now that Singapore has cut earning on United flights, what program is the best one to credit cheap United flights?
- Hyatt has a new program that allows you to rent homes airbnb style
Up for more travel news? Here’s the previous installment: LaGuardia airport shut down this morning after a bomb threat