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The Canada Transportation Agency Responds To DansDeals Article On Air Canada’s Refusal Of COVID-19 Flight Refunds: Please Don’t Call Us Canada, Eh?

Oh Canada. Last week I wrote about the showdown between Air Canada and the US DOT. The post gained traction among Canadians, with a number of Retweets and Likes on Twitter: Aviation Showdown: Will The DOT Enforce Its Rules Against Air Canada? https://t.co/qORW4MsZgl — DansDeals (@DansDeals) July 2, 2020   @USDOT please do enforce rules […]
Tags: Deals, Air Canada, US, Canada, Airline News, Coronavirus, Canada Transportation Agency


[Update: TRO Denied] NY Has Banned Sleep Away Camps This Summer Due To COVID-19

Update, 7/6: The US District Court for the Northern District of New York has denied the longshot TRO filed by the camps. “The Court finds that granting injunctive relief to open overnight summer camps runs contrary to the public interest in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus.” As such, overnight camps will not be allowed to legally […]
Tags: Deals, Court, Coronavirus


[Update: Extended Though 8/8] Apply Now For A PPP Forgivable Loan For Your Business!

Update: The PPP application deadline has been extended through August 8th! Originally posted on 6/25: The federal government’s PPP loan was designed to allow contractors, self-employed individuals, and small businesses under 501 employees to get emergency funding to keep people on payroll. You can receive a loan up to 2.5 times the average monthly pay […]
Tags: Deals, PPP, Coronavirus


El Al Appears To Be Cancelling All Flights Until September!

With Israel’s borders closed to foreign nationals through at least July 31st, and El Al in a pilot dispute, the airline remains in hibernation mode and has closed sales of all flights through August 31st. El Al has been automatically rebooking passengers booked for travel in July on other airlines. Generally speaking, you can see […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, EL AL, Coronavirus


Now Live For July: Roundup Of Credit Card Freebies And Bonus Offers Added Due To Coronavirus; Where Have You Used Your Credits?

There are lots of credit card freebies and offers being offered due to COVID-19. Don’t wait until the end of the month to take advantage of them! AMEX Business Platinum Card: Register for the shop Dell credit here. Receive up to $200 back ($100 regular credit plus $100 bonus 2020 credit) for use between 7/1-12/31. The item […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Dell, Don, AMEX Business Platinum Card, Coronavirus


Aviation Showdown: Will The DOT Enforce Its Rules Against Air Canada?

After the US DOT said in April that COVID-19 was not a valid excuse to steal money from your customers and then said in May that changing the rules for previously purchased tickets was an unfair and deceptive practice, most airlines around the world came into compliance. Some, like El Al, only refunded money to […]
Tags: Deals, Air Canada, US, Dot, Airline News, EL AL, Coronavirus


AA, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Change Fees Through July 31st

Update, 7/1: American has finally extended through 7/31 as well, however they exclude award tickets and basic economy from that policy unless you complete travel by 9/30. Update, 6/30: [Now live on United’s site] United media relations has informed me that they will also extend their free change policy through 7/31 as well. You will […]
Tags: Deals, United, Airline News, Coronavirus, AA Alaska Delta JetBlue


After Pilot Dispute, El Al Calls Their Bluff And Suspends All Flights Indefinitely

El Al has been at the negotiating table for months with their labor unions to extract concessions that would allow for the airline to be bailed out and survive the coronavirus era. Discussions have been highly contentious and pictures have circulated of negotiating rooms with the furniture overturned. El Al pilots said that they would […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, EL AL, Coronavirus


[8 More States Added To Quarantine List] New York Tri-State Area 14 Day Quarantine For Everyone Arriving From States With High COVID-19 Infection Rates

Update, 6/30: 8 states have been added that will require mandatory quarantine upon return to the NY tri-state area and one has been removed. The full list now includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, Texas, and Utah. Washington state will no longer require […]
Tags: Deals, Utah Washington, Points & Travel, New York Tri State Area, Coronavirus


Alaska, Delta, JetBlue, And United Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Change Fees Through July 31st

Update: United media relations has informed me that they will also extend their free change policy through 7/31 as well. You will be able to book tickets in July for travel on any date with free changes and if you bought tickets before March 3 for travel in 2020 you can make free changes on […]
Tags: Deals, United, Airline News, Alaska Delta JetBlue, Coronavirus


Alaska, Delta, And JetBlue Extend Their Window To Book Tickets Without Cancellation Fees Through July 31st

Update: Delta and JetBlue have now extended through 7/31 as well. Alaska has blinked first and updated their free change policy to include new bookings through 7/31. This post will be updated when other airlines match that policy, but as it stands now, June 30th is the last day to book AA awards and have […]
Tags: Deals, Alaska, Delta, Jetblue, Airline News, Alaska Delta, Coronavirus


Chase Adding New Q3 Benefits For Sapphire Cards Due To Coronavirus

Related post: Chase Freedom Unlimited And Sapphire Reserve Is The Best Card Combo Around For Now Chase is continuing to add new temporary benefits to their Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred cards to make up for the travel slowdown caused by COVID-19. Registration for these offers is not required. New benefits that will be valid in Q3 […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Chase, Coronavirus, Sapphire Reserve and Sapphire Preferred


Alaska Airlines Extends Their Window To Book Tickets Without Cancellation Fees Through July 31st

Alaska has blinked first and updated their free change policy to include new bookings through 7/31. This post will be updated when other airlines match that policy, but as it stands now, June 30th is the last day to book AA awards and have free cancellations, it’s the last day to book Delta, JetBlue, and […]
Tags: Deals, Alaska, Alaska Airlines, Airline News, Coronavirus


United Stops Pretending That They’re Promoting Social Distancing On Their Flights

When United first announced social distancing measures onboard they said they would block middle seats in coach and every other seat in first class. Many understood that to mean they wouldn’t sell those seats. However they didn’t actually mean they would not sell seats, they meant that they would only block them initially. If they […]
Tags: Deals, United, Airline News, Coronavirus


DansDeals Readers Share What It’s Like To Fly To Israel And Go To A Quarantine Hotel

There have been several interesting reports of flying to Israel on the DansDeals Facebook Group. I figured that it would be worth sharing a couple of them for those who aren’t part of the group. Here’s one report from Sasha Levin, “Shalom from quarantine in Tel Aviv! In case this is helpful, I wanted to […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, Tel Aviv, DansDeals Facebook Group, Coronavirus, Sasha Levin Shalom


Will You Accept A 120% Future Travel Voucher From El Al In Lieu Of A Cash Refund?

The Marker is reporting that El Al will offer travelers the option of accepting a travel voucher equal to 120% of the ticket price if they agree to forgo a cash refund for their cancelled flights. In other words if you spent $1,000 on a cancelled ticket you would get a $1,200 voucher that will […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, EL AL, Coronavirus


American Will Sell Flights To Full Capacity, Will You Stick With Airlines Promising An Empty Middle Seat?

Update, 6/26: American will match United’s policy of selling flights to 100% capacity as of July 1st. Passengers will be allowed to switch flights if they don’t want to fly on a full flight. Update, 6/17: Southwest has matched Delta’s empty middle seat promise through September 30th, JetBlue and Hawaiian are now blocking middle seats […]
Tags: Deals, Delta, United, Jetblue, Airline News, Southwest, Coronavirus


Final Days To Get A PPP Forgivable Loan For Your Business!

The federal government’s PPP loan was designed to allow contractors, self-employed individuals, and small businesses under 501 employees to get emergency funding to keep people on payroll. You can receive a loan up to 2.5 times the average monthly pay of yourself and your employees, capped at $20,833 in funding per employee. If you spend […]
Tags: Deals, PPP, Coronavirus


Israel Won’t Open Borders To Foreign Nationals In July

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Israel will not open their borders to foreign nationals in July. Previously the ban was extended to June 30 and now it will be extended through at least July 31. There are exceptions, including returning married students, people attending the wedding of a sibling, child, or grandchild, and people […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, Jerusalem Post, Coronavirus


Hawaii Will Lift Mandatory Quarantine Restrictions With A Negative COVID-19 Test

Hawaii has had a strict 14 day quarantine since March that has closed most of its resorts. That has devastated the state’s economy, but also kept Hawaii with the lowest total positive case percentage in the nation. Effective 8/1, you’ll be able to avoid quarantine by testing negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours prior to […]
Tags: Deals, Hawaii, Coronavirus


The Maldives Will Reopen On July 15th Without Restrictions, Will You Travel?

Disclaimer: The health of DansDeals readers is this website’s paramount concern. For your sake and the sake of those around you, consider staying at home while COVID-19 is still spreading or try booking for after you think COVID-19 will no longer be a threat. Remember to travel responsibly and take precautions as suggested by your […]
Tags: Deals, Points & Travel, Coronavirus


Companies Behaving Badly During COVID-19: Here’s What I Did And What You Can Do To Get Your Desired Result

COVID-19 has wreaked all sorts of havoc for companies and consumers that purchased everything from airfare to sports tickets. While some companies have done right by their customers, others have complained that they may be forced out of business if they are compelled to offer refunds. Of course that argument also works for consumers who […]
Tags: Deals, Coronavirus


New York Tri-State Area Announces Mandatory 14 Day Quarantine For Everyone Arriving From States With High COVID-19 Infection Rates

Update: Governor Cuomo clarified that the quarantine will apply to visitors and NY tri-state area residents that arrive from the affected states. If you are in one of those states you can still fly to NY before midnight to avoid quarantine requirements. The initial states affected will include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, […]
Tags: Deals, Ny, Cuomo, Points & Travel, New York Tri State Area, Coronavirus


Final Week: Hyatt Offering Bonus Elite Qualifying Nights For Opening Or Spending On A Hyatt Credit Card, Should You Do It?

Update: This promo ends on 6/30! Do you have a Chase World Of Hyatt Visa?  Originally posted on 4/17: Hyatt is my favorite hotel chain, by a long shot. Their competitors continue to heavily devalue their points, but Hyatt has kept their valuable point structure and has limited hotel category creep that has plagued their […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, Hotel Deals, Hyatt, Coronavirus, Chase World Of Hyatt Visa


These KN95 masks are now in stock for less than $2

If you've been hunting around for PPE, HonestPPE has KN95 masks available right now for less than $2 apiece.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Health & Fitness, Coronavirus, Kn95 Masks


Will New York Impose A Reciprocal Quarantine On Floridians?

Florida has required a 2 week quarantine on people coming from the New York Tri-State area since March. That end date of that order is unknown. With NY cases slowing down and Florida looking like it is the new epicenter of the deadly virus, NY Governer Cuomo said that he may require visitors from Florida […]
Tags: Deals, Florida, New York, Cuomo, Points & Travel, New York Tri State, Coronavirus


Transfer AMEX Points To Domestic Airlines Without Paying Fees, Due To COVID-19

When you buy a ticket or purchase miles from a US airline you normally have to pay a 7.5% Excise Tax, which is basically a nationwide sales tax on airline services. When you transfer points from a bank like AMEX, Barclays, Capital One, Chase, or Citi to an airline, that bank is buying miles from […]
Tags: Deals, Credit Cards, US, Citi, Miles & Points, Domestic Airlines, Coronavirus, AMEX Barclays Capital One Chase


Delta, JetBlue, Hawaiian, And Southwest Extend Middle Seat Blocking, Will You Stick With Airlines Promising An Empty Middle Seat?

Update: Southwest has matched Delta’s empty middle seat promise through September 30th, JetBlue and Hawaiian are now blocking middle seats through July 31st. Delta announced that they will continue to block middle seats through September 30th. They accomplish that by selling just 60% of the economy seats, 50% of first class seats, and 75% of […]
Tags: Deals, Delta, Jetblue, Airline News, Southwest, Delta JetBlue, Coronavirus


It Doesn’t Sound Like Americans Will Be Visiting Israel This Summer…

Israel is currently banning foreigners from entering the country until July 1st. That deadline has been extended multiple times. Prime Minster Netanyahu said in a press conference today that they hope to open tourism up to Greeks in August. That sounds to me like the ban on all foreigners will be extended for at least […]
Tags: Deals, Israel, Netanyahu, Coronavirus



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