Elite status extended, when experts say we can travel again and more
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Every Saturday, we round up the top miles, points and travel news that you might have missed on TPG this week. Here’s what you need to know:
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This has always been the policy, but enough airlines have tried to flout the mandate that the Department of Transportation had to restate the policy. In fact, airlines that were reluctant to pony up the cash are now being sued.
Some airlines are faring better than others.
“This is the perfect time for most people to renew a passport that expires soon, since you aren’t going right now and you can also beat the rush,” says David Pacella, senior director for strategic partnerships at
Our research shows far lower rates than usual. But whether or not it’s safe to travel then remains yet to be seen, which is why we recommend only booking fully refundable travel.
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