Tag Archives: COVID-19

2020 Year in Review and YWW Index

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For the past 9 years, I’ve done a year in review post where I spew some facts and figures about my travel, comment on trends, and give out awards. You can check out prior years here: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.  I was trying to think if it made sense to do one… Read more »

Pandemic Travel Interlude: Avis Drama, Lower Hudson Valley, Tarrytown House Estate, and Sheraton Tarrytown

I said my next post would begin my trip report of my February/March 2020 trip to Japan, but I changed my mind. Instead, I’ll give you a quick report of some travel I did this summer. Being in isolation for months, living alone and working from home, was rough. My… Read more »

Refunds: Air Canada is the worst

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So back in late-March and early April, I canceled a May trip to Spain, which involved flights on a bunch of different carriers, hotels, and the like. I talked about the process here.  Since then, I’ve canceled June and July trips involving American, Alaska, United, and Delta, and received refunds… Read more »

[UPDATED] Cancellation experiences: Delta revenue, Aeroplan and American award, and Iberia award; Hotels.com and Club1hotels

There has been a lot of constantly shifting policies and debates as to what airlines are required to do with regard to existing bookings in light of COVID-19. There are lots of nuances and honestly it seems airlines are not being consistent at all.  But I thought I’d share my… Read more »

Of Coronavirus and Moral Depravity

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Just a brief note before I continue posting trip reports. 1. Life right now is crazy for all of us due to Covid-19. I am having my own difficulties handling it, though I am fortunate in that I am financially secure, and so far my friends and family are all… Read more »