Stricter Requirements for Emotional Support Animals By Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will require all passengers traveling with emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals to provide documentation of proof of health or vaccinations a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the departure of a flight effective as of Monday, September 17, 2018 — and emotional support animals are limited to only one per passenger; to only dogs and cats; and must remain in a carrier or be on a leash at all times.

For new flight reservations which are booked on or after Monday, September 17, 2018, passengers who travel with emotional support and psychiatric service animals must confirm to Southwest Airlines…

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World of Hyatt to Expand With Small Luxury Hotels of The World

I received an e-mail message recently from Amy Weinberg — who is the senior vice president of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program — which has announced a new relationship with Small Luxury Hotels of The World that will add more than 500 boutique luxury hotel and resort properties in greater than 80 countries at which you can earn and redeem World of Hyatt points…

…and you will also be able to qualify for elite level status by staying at the expanded portfolio of hotel and resort properties.

Here is the content of the e-mail message which I received…

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Earn Up to 15,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points by Staying at avid

The first hotel property of avid — which is the newest brand from InterContinental Hotels Group — just opened this week in Oklahoma City; and you can benefit by earning triple IHG Rewards Club bonus points for qualifying stays at this avid hotel property through Monday, December 31, 2018…

…and you can earn up to a maximum of 15,000 bonus points with…

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Marriott Rewards Offline Intermittently Through August 19, 2018

The reservations and loyalty program systems, official sites, and the mobile software application program of Marriott Rewards will be offline for several hours intermittently through Sunday, August 19, 2018 effective as of tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15, 2018 — meaning that you are advised to manage your accounts and reservations prior to the start of the temporary planned disruptions.

The disruptions are the result of the work to combine the Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards frequent guest loyalty programs into Marriott Rewards, which is expected to become effective as of Saturday, August 18, 2018.

During this time, possible disruptions include — but may not be limited to…

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Travel Alert August 2018: Storm to Affect Greater New York Metropolitan Area

If the greater New York metropolitan area and parts of the northeastern United States are in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to the effects resulting from one significant storm.

In addition to the greater New York metropolitan area, cities which are expected to experience as much as five inches of rain in local areas within the next few days include…

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Earn 500 Bonus SkyMiles by Shopping for Back to School 2018: Encore

If you missed the first Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Back to School bonus campaign last month, you are in luck: effective through Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn 500 bonus Delta Air Lines SkyMiles — in addition to the standard SkyMiles earned — during the Back to School Bonus campaign at the SkyMiles Shopping portal by spending a minimum of…

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