One Mile at a Time recently posted this neat little tidbit: Today, Turkish Airlines flight TK1920 drew the Turkish national flag to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Turn on the white noise machine, and that’s what the year of 2020 is for travel.
There’s probably never been a more fascinating time for travel. After reaching what may be peak globalization, it seems now like we have all reset to our factory default settings (alone at home, in our kitchens, eating). The industry also realizes this, so if you hold elite status, most airlines and some hotels are generously extending status by at least 12 months.
Though some will be lowering the threshold for elite qualification for the next year or beyond, not everyone won’t. That varies by company, and more information on companion status, upgrade certificates and others can also be obtained directly on the carrier or hotel website.
JetBlue, like always, is going above and beyond, by not only extending status, but allowing Mosaic members to gift that status to a friend or family member by June 1 .1 That person would receive status between June 15, 2020, and June 15, 2021.
Check it out.
|Air Canada||December 31, 2021|
|Air France-KLM||extended by 12 months2|
|Alaska Airlines||December 31, 2021|
|American Airlines||January 31, 2022|
|Delta Air Lines||December 31, 2021|
|JetBlue||December 31, 2021|
|Hawaiian Airlines||February 2022|
|United Airlines||January 31, 2022|
|Hilton||March 31, 2021|
|Hyatt||February 28, 2022|
|Intercontinental (IHG)||January 2022|
|Marriott||February 28, 2022|
Most travelers know it is possible to cancel a flight for free within 24 hours inside the U.S., but most don’t know it is also possible to do for flights departing outside the U.S.