How will the pandemic affect my loyalty program?

Sheree Davis wants to know how the pandemic will affect her loyalty program. Not very well, she suspects. And she’s right.

American Airlines recently extended elite status through Jan. 31, 2022. She might still have a chance to use that platinum card, she thought.

Davis acquired elite status through an American promotion last year, and planned to use it to avoid baggage fees and score an occasional upgrade.

But it wasn’t meant to be.
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Yes, you can take a free vacation after the pandemic (almost)

America’s ready for a little time off after a long lockdown. But with the economy taking a beating, no one wants to pay for it. So is there a way to take a free vacation?

Yes — almost.

“I long to get out and begin traveling again,” says Linda Malys Yore, a travel blogger from Tampa, Fla. “During quarantine, I carefully monitored my money, resisting the urge to make nonessential purchases online. Travel is my big picture — and I am zeroing in on that goal.”
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