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Fewer options, higher prices; New cruise rules could hurt ports and your excursion options

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.New U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rules governing how cruise lines can restart operations out of U.S. ports in the coming months could be bad news for port towns across the country.

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Fewer options, higher prices; New cruise rules could hurt ports and your excursion options

Planning your California road trip using Hyatt points

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.But you don’t have to go far to experience a Hyatt property, because there are plenty to choose from for your California adventure.

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Planning your California road trip using Hyatt points

Turkish Airlines devalues domestic awards on United, old prices still bookable

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Thankfully, the price increase isn’t too terrible for most awards, but it’s a hit to the program’s most valuable sweet spot.

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Turkish Airlines devalues domestic awards on United, old prices still bookable

The top credit cards from international airlines

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.In This Post British Airways Visa Signature® Card Sign-up bonus: 50,000 bonus Avios after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first three months from account opening.

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The top credit cards from international airlines

Free night certificates: Why haven’t hotel loyalty programs removed expiration dates?

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.In This Post How do you get hotel free night certificates?World of Hyatt Credit Card: One free night at any Category 1-4 Hyatt hotel or resort every year after your cardmember anniversary Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card: One free weekend night reward with your new card and again every year after renewal Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card: One free night award every year after your card account anniversary that you can use for one night costing 35,000 points or less Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card: One free night award every year after your card account anniversary that you can use for one night costing 50,000 points or less Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card: One free night award every year after your card account anniversary that you can use for one night costing 35,000 points or less IHG Rewards Club Premier Credit Card: One anniversary night valid at IHG hotels with a current point redemption level of 40,000 points or less after your account anniversary each year The information for the Hilton Aspire Amex card and Radisson Rewards Premier Visa card has been collected independently by The Points Guy.

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Free night certificates: Why haven’t hotel loyalty programs removed expiration dates?

Delta will launch brand-new service to Croatia this summer

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.In just under two months, the Atlanta-based carrier will launch its first-ever nonstop service to Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV).

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Delta will launch brand-new service to Croatia this summer

United celebrates MileagePlus with special 737 MAX flight, suggests more elite promotions to come

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.While the celebration was a complete surprise for passengers, United shared its plans with TPG, so I booked Flight 1981 and joined in on the fun.

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United celebrates MileagePlus with special 737 MAX flight, suggests more elite promotions to come

5 just-announced ways Disney and Universal are inching back closer to normal

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.But what these states and theme parks share in common is that each is progressing toward a broader reopening and operations that more closely resemble “normal” times — one policy update and announcement at a time.

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5 just-announced ways Disney and Universal are inching back closer to normal

Get free breakfast, upgrades and more with the Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts program

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.When you book a hotel through the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) program, you’ll get access to various elite-like perks for your stay.

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Get free breakfast, upgrades and more with the Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts program

Fantastic one-day sale: 29 great summer routes you can book for just 4,000 United miles each-way

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.I’ve seen plenty of marketing gimmicks over the years, and this sale celebrating the 40th-anniversary promotion of MileagePlus felt like it could be one of those quite disappointing offerings with a big headline but only a handful of second- and third-tier routes on off-peak days that were actually included.

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Fantastic one-day sale: 29 great summer routes you can book for just 4,000 United miles each-way

Increased offer: Earn up to 180,000 Hilton points with highest-ever Hilton card bonus

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information.Let’s take a closer look at the refreshed offers on these Hilton cobranded card products with offers higher than we’ve ever seen.

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Increased offer: Earn up to 180,000 Hilton points with highest-ever Hilton card bonus

Australia won’t reopen to international travel until 2022

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.The Australian government announced on Thursday that it’s prolonging its ban on international travel to last through most of 2022.

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Australia won’t reopen to international travel until 2022

3 unique road trips you can take from Houston in 4 hours or less

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information and offers.Texas Hill Country Distance from Houston: 3 hours What to do: Get ready to unplug, put your feet in the cold water and crack open a cool drink.

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3 unique road trips you can take from Houston in 4 hours or less

FAA cracks down on abusive, maskless flyers with fines up to $32,750

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.The FAA believes that not everyone has gotten the message, however, and says its determined to drive it home.The agency said on Wednesday that it had issued civil fines, ranging from just under $9,000 to more than $30,000, against four passengers who allegedly refused to follow crewmember instructions — or worse — during their flights.

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FAA cracks down on abusive, maskless flyers with fines up to $32,750

18 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information.In This Post Best Western Plus, you can get a $25 Best Western gift card for each night you complete in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean, up to four nights.

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18 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

Register now for IHG’s new promotion with up to 3x earnings and extra points for cardholders

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This post has been updated with the latest IHG promotion.IHG Rewards just launched a new promotion that may encourage me to stay with IHG hotels a few times this summer.

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Register now for IHG’s new promotion with up to 3x earnings and extra points for cardholders

Threaten a Delta employee? Say goodbye to your SkyMiles account and elite status

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Delta Air Lines is cracking down on unruly customers.Travelers who threaten, intimidate or otherwise cross a line with Delta employees could have their accounts closed.

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Threaten a Delta employee? Say goodbye to your SkyMiles account and elite status

With car rentals impossible to find, travelers are resorting to U-Hauls for their vacation

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Linda Salamone is a spontaneous traveler prone to set off on a trip when the fancy strikes.So, purchasing a last-minute flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Orlando (MCO) in late April to check out an annual hang-gliding competition in Groveland, Florida — a trip the paraglider pilot planned to make with friends who also fly — was nothing out of the ordinary.

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With car rentals impossible to find, travelers are resorting to U-Hauls for their vacation

These are all of the airline lounges in the US that are currently open

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Editor’s note: This is a recurring post, regularly updated with new information on lounge reopenings.Even on the ground, air travel may seem unfamiliar, as many airline lounges remaining closed due to a combination of low demand and social distancing requirements.

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These are all of the airline lounges in the US that are currently open

A unique use of Hyatt points: The Plymouth Hotel on South Beach

MSN has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products.MSN and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.Here’s what it was like to stay at The Plymouth South Beach Hotel and experience this Art-Deco-styled property.Booking The luxury boutique Plymouth Hotel is one of three SLH properties on South Beach, a collection of hotels that prides itself as being anti-chain and anti-same in an intimate setting.

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A unique use of Hyatt points: The Plymouth Hotel on South Beach