Daily Digest: One-click for 10,000 Amex Points and AA Awards to Cancun

Every day we pick the essential award travel news to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – One-click for 10,000 Amex Points and AA Awards to Cancun; 4 other award travel news today.

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The United Polaris Lounge Newark will (finally) be opening on Monday, June 4, 2018. It follows their Polaris Lounge in San Francisco opened in late April. Currently, United has opened Polaris lounges in San Francisco and Chicago, and Newark, Houston, and Los Angeles planned for the rest of the 2018. And there’s a new Southwest fare sale with prices starting at low as $44 one-way. You’ll find the lowest price on just one route, but could be more deals in there for slightly more. It requires 21-day advance purchase, so don’t rush to cancel and rebook that flight in 2 weeks of yours just yet! For those of you with Rapid Rewards points in your accounts, you could also book the flight for as low as 2,488 points. Full list of fare on sale can be found on Southwest’s website.

The Points Guy is reporting many open award space on American’s new new Dreamliner flights to Cancun. They can be hard to come by so we recommend that you take action sooner than later if you’re thinking about going to Cancun. AA award does not have 24hr cancelation policy, but instead they are willing to put a hold on a reservation before making payment and finalizing the booking. Calling AA award customer service is an easy way to check availability and hold reservation in one go.

In credit card related news, there are two YMMV deals, as in your mileage may vary, to earn some easy bonus points on Chase and Amex credit cards. Chase is offering 500 points for simply going paperless on various of their credit cards, and it’s a targeted offer. Amex is offering an amazing 10,000 Membership Rewards points for their charge card members to enroll in “Pay Over Time.” Essentially, the feature converts your charge card into a semi-credit card, allowing you to, well, pay over time, for certain charges made with your card. The bonus only requires enrollment and not actually using the feature. So if you’re lucky enough to be targeted for this offer, simply enroll, and forget about it. We certainly don’t recommend paying any interest on your cards as that basically negate all the rewards points earned. The 10,000 bonus points usually posts within a couple weeks based on experiences shared on the internet. Follow Doctor of Credit periodically for more deals like these, or better yet, just come back every day for our Daily Digest, your daily dose of award travel news.


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