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How Right (or Wrong) Were My 2018 Travel Predictions?

Good afternoon everyone.  In mid January 2018, I wrote My Unlikely, But Entertaining 2018 Travel Predictions.  I did not look at that post until yesterday, so it was fun to look at the predictions I had made.  I will go through my 2018 predictions and see how well I did.  Since my memory is not that great, please correct me if I am wrong on any of these.  In a few days, I will share my probably equally as unlikely but equally as entertaining 2019 travel predictions, so check back for that post.  Without further ado, here were my 2018 predictions and the results:

Airlines

  • After the Virgin America merger, Alaska Airlines will add new routes to Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean (Correct! According to Alaska Airlines’ website, they did add several new routes of Mexico City from SFO, LAX, and SAN.  Unfortunately, there were no new routes to Canada or the Caribbean.)
  • Delta Airlines will introduce cash and miles award tickets, then American Airlines and United Airlines will follow suit (Wrong!  Looks like none of the big 3 airlines added “cash + miles” award tickets.)
  • Southwest Airlines will increase their Transfarency by automatically keeping track of travel funds in each account (Wrong!  You still need to manually track your travel funds.)
  • JetBlue will add new routes along the West Coast and maybe to Hawaii (Wrong! JetBlue did add new routes along the East Coast, but nothing new on the West Coast.)
  • Singapore Airlines will allow you to book United Airlines awards online (Correct!  Singapore Airlines added the ability to book award flights on United Airlines in February.)
  • British Airways will bring back the 4,500 Avios award price in the United States (Wrong!  Sadly, the 4,500 British Airways Avios pricing band is still not available in the US.)

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Keep, Cancel or Convert? Chase Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card ($69 Annual Fee)

Good morning everyone.  As part of my “Keep, Cancel or Convert?” series, I like to evaluate and reevaluate credit cards to make sure they still deserve a spot in my wallet.  This post is a little different because this post is about my girlfriend’s Chase Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card.  She got this credit card last November when Chase & Southwest Airlines were running a promo for California residents: Sign up for the Chase Southwest Airlines Plus Credit Card, make 1 purchase and get a Southwest Airlines Companion Pass.  It was a no brainer.  The 50,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points sign up bonus was just gravy.  We got great use out of the Southwest Airlines Companion Pass this year, but sadly, the $69 annual fee just posted and it’s time to decide if she should keep, cancel, or convert this credit card.

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Get The Jolt for 30% Off with Code JOLT2CHARGII (Expires 1/1/19)

Good morning everyone.  Earlier this year, I gave away 2 Jolt chargers and commented on their awesome customer service.  Yesterday, I received a postcard from The Jolt informing me that they changed their company name to Chargii.  My girlfriend loves her Jolt charger and uses it several times a week.  She has bought several Jolt chargers as gifts for friends and family members.  Right now, if you buy The Jolt before 1/1/19, you can get 30% off with promo code JOLT2CHARGII.

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Ebates Green Monday Promo: Up to 3x Cash Back at 600+ Stores

Good evening everyone.  The Ebates Cash Back Shopping Assistant just alerted me that Ebates is running their Green Monday promo where you can get up to 3x cash back at 600+ stores.  Green Monday is usually the first or second Monday after Cyber Monday.  You can see the whole list of stores here.  Don’t forget to check Cash Back Monitor to compare cash back rates from several online shopping portals.  If you are not an Ebates member, sign up for a free account (my referral link – thank you) and receive a $10 bonus after your first $25 purchase.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.  Have a great evening everyone!

Sign Up for Trim’s Debt Payoff Program & Get $10 Bonus (Expires 1/31/2019)

Good afternoon everyone.  2 months ago, I wrote Trim Saves Money on Monthly Cable / Phone / TV / Internet Bills (Negotiates Discounts on your Behalf) and last month I wrote Trim Launches Debt Payoff Service (Negotiates Lower Credit Card APRs, Creates Payoff Plan & Provides Personal Coaching).  I just received an email from Trim regarding a promo they are currently running for their Debt Payoff Program.  If you sign up for a Trim account and enroll in their Debt Payoff Program, you can get a $10 bonus when you send the code “PAYOFF” to your Debt Payoff coach.  The promotion runs now through January 31, 2019.

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