Roundup: Missing Out on Rewards, $1 Homes in Italian City, When Promotions Go Bad, Boeing Lawsuit & Mileage Run Guide

This is a list of news from around the web which I came across in the last few days. I found these articles interesting and somewhat related to the travel and deal content you regularly see here at Danny the Deal Guru. Sometimes just interesting and not related at all, but I hope you enjoy them just the same. If you come across any interesting articles, or if you have your own blog and have something relatable please send them my way.

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55% of rewards credit cardholders are missing out on rewards

The right credit card can earn you bonus rewards in common spending categories, such as groceriesdininggas, and travel, which can add up to hundreds of dollars in rewards each year. However, more than half (55%) of rewards credit card holders who pay their bills in full each month are missing out on rewards, according to a new Bankrate survey, because they are opting to use cash or debit instead. Here’s how rewards cardholders pay for these purchases:

Rewards category Credit card Debit card or cash
Groceries 56% 44%
Restaurants 57% 43%
Gas 63% 37%
Airfare 85% 15%
Hotel 84% 16%

Taranto is the first Italian city to offer $1 homes

From the picturesque mountain village of Ollali on the island of Sardinia to the Sicilian community of Cammarata, there are several savvy Italian destinations who’ve got in on the action for these $1 homes. Now the first city has joined the club. Read more here.

What Happens When Promotions Go Bad

During Black Friday 2019, Aeroplan ran an “under the radar promotion” that, if I were to guess, wasn’t expected to get a lot of traction. One of the many Black Friday Aeroplan Promotions. This promotion was one of 26 promotions running concurrently during Aeroplan’s Black Friday Event. Read more here.

Lawsuit against Boeing alleges ‘dirty little secret’ on flight: Contaminated air

Three flight attendants filed a lawsuit this week against Boeing, alleging “toxic” contaminated air made it onto a February 2018 flight and left passengers and flight crew sick. Read more here.

The Mileage Run Guide: Fare Finding, Planning Tips and When It’s Worth It

A mileage run is when someone books and flies a ticket simply for the miles earned. Mileage runs are typically short, something that can be stuffed into a couple days or at most over a long weekend, with an efficient itinerary that earns a high number of miles. Most airlines nowadays award miles based on the fare price, so cheap fares earn fewer miles than ever. What’s still alive, however, is the elite status mileage run. Read more here.

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