Yet another month flies by. Here’s a recap of what we covered in the world of travel deals and news this month on The Points Pundit. Again, a huge thanks to our growing community of readers and supporters who read and comment on this blog. I really appreciate all the kind words and support.
I write about how stunningly beautiful the view from the hotel at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas was. I’d highly recommend this hotel for your next Vegas visit.
In the light of over tourism and negligence by local officials, is Venice still the paradise that we once thought of?
My odd experience while calling in to cancel my Hilton Aspire Card.
How you can earn an additional 500 World of Hyatt points per stay when you stay at qualifying Hyatt properties.
I discuss in detail some of the ongoing trends with Amex offers and what could be in store next.
A French survey stirred up a controversy when respondents said that they found Americans to be the most annoying passengers.
How you can still get 100,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign up bonus on the Business Platinum card from American Express. You can support us by applying through our link. The Points Pundit doesn’t have any affiliate partnerships, so I always appreciate your support when you use my refer-a-friend links to apply for a card.
I lay out the reasons to make the point that Amazon’s Prime Day isn’t really as great as it’s usually hyped to be.
How an airdropped photo led to an eventual evacuation of the entire plane.
I explained by the Blue Business Plus is extremely underrated and why it should be in your wallet as a long-term miles and points card.
This was the first out of many such incidents this month. Amex customers were sent an email which looked like a simple email to update account details, but it wasn’t.
I review the lucrative Fine Hotels and Resorts program by American Express and my experience during my most recent stay.
How a bomb threat for a frivolous reason caused unnecessary panic and chaos.
We read confirmed reports that the airline fee credit workaround was nixed. Gift cards no longer trigger the credit. I examine the road ahead for this airline fee credit benefit. Bad news for miles and points enthusiasts! 🙁
This is a fantastic promotion. You can get your 4th night fee with a paid stay at qualifying properties.
This news really made my stomach churn. Unruly behavior by someone intoxicated. Not surprising, but very very sad.
We give Chase a lot of credit for their impressive portfolio of travel credit cards. However, Chase has really got this one wrong. I’m not applying for this card for sure.
How Chase is changing the way it structures its minimum spend requirements. I take a deep dive into some of the business reasons that could be driving this.
One of the biggest news stories of the month. Capital One is going to have a tough time recovering from this one. This incident only highlights the vulnerability of our data and how easy it is for a miscreant to break in and run amok.
I thoroughly enjoyed writing this month and engaging with readers. Which stories would you like to see more on the blog? Let us know in the comments section.