What's on Tap? A Look Ahead at the Holiday Week
On Saturdays we take a look back at the stories of the past week, but Sundays are about the future! With so much going on in the world of travel, it's not easy keeping track of everything. So here's a quick glance at some important events and deadlines coming up this week...
Monday, December 19, 2016
With the Alaska/Virgin America merger now official, starting on Monday you'll be able to book Virgin America tickets on Alaska's website. You'll also earn Alaska miles on Virgin flights and vice versa, so if you have any upcoming travel on either airline, it'll be a good day to review your reservations and update your frequent flyer mileage numbers. You can read more questions and answers about the merger here.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
If you're still shopping for holiday gifts, Tuesday is the last day to earn up to 1,500 bonus miles through the American, United, and Alaska shopping portals. Since last-minute holiday shopping is on many folks' to-do lists, this is a great chance to pick up some extra miles for purchases you're already planning to make. Our guide to maximizing holiday purchases with shopping portals explains how.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Wednesday people will start wrapping up their workweek early to head home for the holidays, and airlines and highways will fill up quickly. Read our "Five Tips For Surviving Holiday Travel" for ways to handle the stress if you find yourself flying on the Crying Baby Express.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thursday is the last day to take advantage of the lucrative $10 Visa Checkout Starbucks offer. If you're java-obsessed and haven't already gotten your free $10 Starbucks eGift card, make sure you do it before this great offer expires.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Finally, if your travel plans include a trip to China in the near future, you can get a $50 discount off the processing fee for a 10-year Chinese visa with Allied Passport, but your application has to be submitted by Friday. Don't forget to write "The Points Guy" in the Allied referral box to receive the $50 off.
Happy holidays and safe travels this week!