TMobile Free WiFi On United, 2x Alaska Miles on Lyft, Gift Card Fees Increasing?

Alaska Airlines Captain Marvel livery
Alaska Airlines plane with Captain Marvel livery. Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines.
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At These Airport Wellness Centers, Travelers Can Get a Flu Shot, Schedule a Workout, or Take a Shower.

XpressSpa locations are expanding to offer more services to add convenience to busy travelers. When you’re constantly on the move, getting your medical and physical needs taken care of can be challenging. Would you take advantage of these services if you had a long layover at an airport?

T-Mobile adds United Airlines to its free inflight internet lineup.

Eventually, WiFi will be free for everyone, everywhere you go. In the meantime, you have to pay a small fee or subscribe to certain services to get free access. As a TMobile customer, I love getting more freebies without being charged more money.

United Airlines 737-MAX 9 in the sky
United Airlines 737-MAX 9 in the sky. Photo courtesy of United Airlines.

New deal rewards Alaska Air flyers with miles for Lyft rides.

Through the end of the year, you’ll earn 2x Alaska Airlines miles for every dollar you spend on Lyft rides. After that, rewards will drop down to just 1x miles. So, sync up your accounts to take advantage of these bonuses for the next two months. If you don’t already have a Lyft account, please use my referral link.

Hidden Airline Fees May Soon Be a Thing of the Past.

The only people who like hidden airline fees are Airline Execs and their finance teams. As a traveler, there are few things worse than hidden fees that only pop up once you get to the checkout screen. While total prices won’t change, under these rules, airlines and hotels will have to be more transparent with their pricing so consumers can make the best choices for their wallets.

Gift card fees probably increasing ($7.95 for $200 Mastercards at Staples).

Well, inflation has finally hit the gift card aisle. It sucks that gift cards may become more expensive, but the $5.95 fee for these cards has been flat for many years. And, if you’re using the right cards, you’re still profitable on these transactions. Will an increase in fees impact your desire to buy Visa and Mastercard gift cards?

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