Easy Southwest Companion Pass, easy 50,000 AAdvantage miles, Norwegian to start Rome – US flights, more cheap international roaming, Ryanair connection agreements, WoW Air 30% off and Waze expands carpooling

Posted on May 31, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

MightyTravels 2017-05-31 at 10.49.01 AM

– Barclays has improved the offer for the Aviator card to 50,000 AAdvantage miles

This was an excellent offer before as the card comes with no minimum spend (but a non-waived $95 fee) – now it is even better!

MightyTravels 2017-05-31 at 11.05.00 AM

– Chase now offers two Southwest credit cards with a 60,000 bonus points – the 60,000 Plus and 60,000 Premier card

Once approved and done with the minimum spend it will be enough for teh Companion Pass for 2017 and 2018. That is an awesome offer!

Unfortunately both cards are affected by the 5/24 rule.

– after Barcelona Norwegian now announced the launch of the Rome hub with daily flights to Los Angeles, Newark and Oakland – clearly a move to capitalize on the demise of Alitalia

Flights will only start in winter 2017/2018 so it’s more marketing then actual flying. Norwegian seems short on planes (no wonder given their recent expansion). I still hope a Germany hub will materialize this year.

MightyTravels 2017-05-31 at 10.50.57 AM

Sri Lankan based Dialog is yet another interesting option for international roaming with a $5 unlimited roaming option (HT Flyertalk)

If you are passing through Sri Lanka it’s a good idea to pick up a cheap prepaid card and keep it as a secondary roaming option.

WOW Air has a 30% off code use WOWBDAY (book by June 1st)

– Ryanair is now the sought after airline in Europe for connection agreements – who would have seen this coming a few years ago

– Waze is not just a turn-by-turn app anymore but a way to carpool and get rides much cheaper than on Uber or Lyft – the service is now expanding to all of California (previously in the SF Bay Area and Israel only)

Since signing up for Waze’s carpooling service in February, Lesley Watson says she gets paid $3.50 to $5.50 every time she gives someone a ride on her morning commute from her home in Oakland to her job at an advertising agency in San Francisco. Sometimes, she also picks up a passenger on her evening commute home, although she usually drives solo on her return trip.

It is easy to sign up and if there is a match found the price easily beats Uber Pool by 50%.