Another airlines/tour group has failed. Thomas Cook of which I have never had the opportunity to take advantage of has suddenly ceased operations. It got me thinking of how I would get out of such a mess. From the article:
The British government swung into action, lining up flights to bring an estimated 150,000 Britain-based customers back home from vacation spots around the globe in what was called the biggest peacetime repatriation effort in the country’s history.
Looking toward points, having a stash of many different point systems is not a bad thing. For example, even for a flight leaving tomorrow American Airlines has a DFW to IAD flight for a mere 12,500 points each way:
If I was to pay cash the flight would have been $1,000!
The times are a bit rough, but you could get home at 4 cents per mile! On my last flight on American Airlines Shuttle they had a inflight offer on the American Airlines Red Aviator:
The terms say I might not be eligible for the 60k in flight offer since I had the Aviator Red card many years before, I currently have the Silver Aviator Card which is apparently invite only. I upgraded it when it first came out.
Anyone with any data points out there about Barclay waiving for MLA? I currently have the fee waiver on the silver since I had the SCRA waiver on the red before I upgraded it. Barclay is very inconsistent, but even with the fee waiver this 60k point card is worth $2,400 in flights at 4 cents a point.