Good morning everyone, happy Friday. By the time you read this post, I will be on my way to Chicago for the Chicago Seminars travel conference. I’m a little late to the party here, but Doctor of Credit was the first I saw to cover this story. Virgin America is shutting down their credit card program and sent out the following letter to cardholders. Long story short, if you do nothing, your Comenity Virgin America Premium Visa Credit Card or Comenity Virgin America Visa Credit Card will be closed on January 4, 2018 and all benefits of using the credit card will end on December 31, 2017. Based on when you paid your annual fee, you will receive a prorated refund on the annual fee, based on the January 4, 2018, closing date. Please check out page 2 and 3 of the letter for more information.
Airline policies often baffle me. The carry-on luggage restrictions are mind-boggling, to say the least. There are no standards and each airline sets their own rules. I was reminded of this a few weeks ago. I was in a mall and walked by a House of Samsonite store. Inside the store were signs showing luggage dimensions and weights for a few airlines. I found the signs helpful, but also realized they were obviously incomplete for those of us who travel a lot and use a broad variety of airlines.
Good morning everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I just flew back from Iceland on Saturday night, so I am a little behind schedule on my blog posts. I have a few posts in the works about my roadtrip around Iceland (1,000+ kilometers in 5 days), my review of a new global WiFi hotspot device that worked very well in Iceland, the final results of my credit card App-O-Rama and more. But before I get to those posts, I wanted to share my thoughts on the upcoming Alaska Airlines 2-for-1 day promotion with the San Francisco Giants. Even though this event has not happened yet, I have some good insights about the promotion because I participated in the Virgin America 2-for-1 day promotion with the San Francisco Giants a few weeks ago. I will also share my strategy for going to the game or buying the discount codes online.
Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday. I have a short blog post to share before I head to MSP for a short weekend trip. Yesterday, I received an email from Virgin America regarding my $150 off companion discount code. Last month, I wrote a post about downgrading / product changing from the Virgin America Premium Visa Signature Credit Card ($149 annual fee) to the Virgin America Visa Signature Credit Card ($49 annual fee). My new code is good for travel through 9/30/2018, so I have more than a year to use the code. Two months ago, I wrote a post showing how to redeem your Virgin America $150 off companion discount code. In that post, I showed how to search and book a Virgin America flight using the code and I also provided a warning for when not to use the code. Unfortunately, the code does have a lot of blackout dates and restrictions, so I recommend trying to use the code as soon as possible. Lots of holidays are blacked out, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, and Fourth of July. I have the full terms and conditions listed below for reference.
Good afternoon everyone, I have another short blog post about American Express to share. I hope you liked my morning post: $10 Statement Credits Just Posted for Jifiti Nike Promo / $50 Nike eGift Card AMEX Offer. I was going through my American Express credit card statements and spotted this announcement at the bottom of my American Express Everyday Credit Card statement. Effective November 1, transfers from American Express Membership Reward Points to Virgin America will no longer be possible. The last day to make transfers to Virgin America is October 31.