This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Delta guts international upgrades, Chase Travel Portal goes back to cxLoyalty, MGM Resorts to sell the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas, making $8K in 30 days delivering food, gifts for CSR cardholders and a sad expensive pizza at EWR.
Starting February 1, 2022, global upgrades will only confirm a coach ticket into premium economy. Only purchased premium economy tickets can be confirmed into business class. There’s no more guarantee of double upgrades.
Chase is now running the Chase Travel Portal through cxLoyalty again. They switched to Expedia three years ago and now they have switched back. One positive that comes out of this, is that you should be able to find more lows cost carriers listed.
MGM Resorts International is putting the Mirage in Las Vegas up for sale, parting with a property known for its lava-spewing volcano and tiger attraction. The company wants to reduce its exposure to the Las Vegas Strip and is unwilling to invest more in the aging property. It will begin seeking bids at a time when Las Vegas resorts have been fetching record prices.
The Salem, Oregon, resident committed to delivering food for 12 hours per day every day in June, aiming for a pace that would amount to $100,000 a year. He tracked his progress on the social media platform TikTok.
By the end of the month, he had made 795 deliveries and driven nearly 5,000 miles. Check out this video for a full breakdown of how much money he earned and to see what he learned from the experience.
Chase is sending some travel-related items from Away to some of their Sapphire Reserve cardholders.
$15 Pizza at Newark Airport
— White Star JC (@whitestarbar) October 30, 2021