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June 30 - Wyndham Lowers Elite Status Requirements

The number of nights required to reach that next status level with Wyndham Rewards will now be even easier to achieve. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Wyndham is dropping the threshold for each elite status level. Gold is now available after just three qualifying nights, Platinum after nine and Diamond after 24. All stays in 2020, including ones earlier in the year, will count toward the new requirements. Wyndham is also running a 2,000-point bonus for each eligible stay completed by July 28, 2020, (for a maximum of 10,000 points over five stays) when guests register for the summer promotion ahead of time.

June 23 - JetBlue Debuts Cash and Points Booking Option

JetBlue Airways announced today that it will begin offering the option to book flights with a combination of cash and points on all flights, including Mint first class, with no blackout dates. This booking feature is more commonly seen in the hotel industry. Options start as low as 500 points and will allow travellers to pick their preferred combination from a range of choices. The cash portion of these flights will continue to earn TrueBlue points.

June 18 - JetBlue Plans to Expand Premium Mint Class to Newark Airport

In addition to the announcement of 30 new routes and the resumption of service to several airports, JetBlue announced plans to expand its premium class experience, Mint, to routes between Newark airport and California (SFO and LAX). Mint class includes lie-flat seats, free entertainment, elevated customer service, and special dining and beverage offerings. Each Mint suite even has its own door.

» Learn more: The guide to JetBlue First Class "Mint"

Coronavirus Flight Cancellation and Change Policies

Coronavirus Flight Cancellation and Change Policies

Airlines have introduced flexible policies that allow travelers to change their future travel plans without fees.