This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. Read about the annoying Amex chat glitch, new flight pass program from ITA Airways, Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah in Saudi Arabia, British drops mask rule, $45 RebatesMe bonus, and 5 great credit card offers ending today.
This Amex chat glitch has been super annoying lately. When talking to a representative through chat, you will be logged out if you switch tabs. There are no tricks to keep this from happening as far as I know besides doing a split screen with two windows if you want to work while waiting for chat agents to respond.
ITA (Italia Trasporto Aereo) Airways has introduced a new flight pass program to bring more frequent flyers to the carrier. The program allows passengers to buy a set number of tickets in advance to countries or regions to use over any period. This will enable companies and frequent flyers to easily schedule travel without worrying about surge pricing or other issues.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) announced plans for Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. A 300 year-old site located just outside of Riyadh, Diriyah is considered to be the birthplace of the Kingdom and the capital of the first Saudi state. The area is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif, the valley and lush palm groves of Wadi Hanifah, and will soon include the Diriyah development – an acclaimed project that pays homage to the history of Saudi Arabia. Located 15 minutes from the centre of Riyadh, Diriyah will comprise 13 unique districts inclusive of residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail, museums, cultural institutions, outdoor attractions and more.
British Airways has followed the lead of some other U.K. carriers in announcing the end of its mask mandate effective March 16, except where they’re required to continue imposing one such as flights to the U.S. and to Italy.
Shopping portal RebatesMe is offering a bonus of $45 when you sign up for a new account using Doctor of Credit’s link and accumulate a minimum of $10 in cash back earnings via online purchases through RebatesMe within 365 days.
The Capital One Venture X card will get you 100,000 points and a $200 vacation rental credit. That’s a card that comes with good travel perks as well and great benefits for additional users, which are free. The Capital One Spark Cash Plus card has a big cash bonus of $3,000 and in-branch we have also seen reports of a $3,500 bonus. Last but not least is the Southwest cards offer that will get you the coveted Companion Pass. You can choose any of the three personal cards. All these offers end today, on March 14.