Traveling with Kids, Uber & Lyft Offer Free Rides to Vaccination Sites, LAX Unveils Expansion, Capital One Cards Losing Key Benefits & More

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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news that I have come across during the day. Read about how this hobby can ruin travel for kids, Uber & Lyft offer free rides for vaccinations, LAX unveils expansion, some Capital One cards are losing key benefits, old MileagePlus Card to convert to United Gateway Card.

Are We Ruining Travel For Our Kids?

A great post by Mark at Miles to Memories and something to think about for those who travel with kids.

Uber & Lyft Offer Free Rides To/From Vaccination Sites

The White House has partnered with both Uber and Lyft to offer free rides to and from your vaccine appointment. Uber is offering up to $25 per ride, and Lyft up to $15 per ride.

LAX unveils expansion: More gates, new checked-bag system

A $1.7-billion expansion project at Los Angeles International Airport was officially unveiled Monday by local officials who expressed optimism that the facility will soon help serve a resurgence of travel demand after the yearlong pandemic slump. The new facility, named West Gates and billed as an expansion of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, holds 15 gates. Travelers access it from a preexisting part of the Bradley terminal by heading west through a 1,000-foot-long tunnel that burrows under two taxiways.

Some Capital One Cards Are Losing Key Benefits

Some Capital One credit cards are losing important benefits on September 1, 2021. These benefits include Auto Rental Collision Insurance, Extended Warranty Protection, Price Protection, Travel Assistance Service, Road Assist Service, and Travel Accident Insurance.

Old MileagePlus Card Will Convert to United Gateway Card

If you currently have a Chase United MileagePlus Card, it will become the United Gateway Card on July 1, 2021, and you will have new and updated benefits. But you will also lose some of the benefits that your card currently offers, such as Travel Accident Insurance, Lost Luggage Reimbursement and Baggage Delay Insurance.

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