Southwest Companion Pass’ Ending Early? Marriott Re-qualification Glitch & You Can Still Visit Cuba

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Here are some posts from around the web that I thought you may find interesting.  Let me know if there is anything good I missed.  Email me anything awesome that you find, or write, at


Thought you couldn’t legally tour Cuba as an American? You can, and I did – CNN Travel

Shawn visited Cuba a few years ago and shared his thoughts on it.  I know it is a place many people aspire to go to so it is nice to see there are still ways Americans can make it happen.

Check your Southwest Companion Pass Expirations!! (Some are expiring before they should) – Miles Talk

Hopefully this is a glitch Southwest figures out and fixes quickly but if you have an upcoming flight with a companion you will want to be proactive.

Is Marriott Bonvoy Offering Reduced Requalification Thresholds for Elite Members? – Middle Age Miles

It looks like it is a glitch but if you had noticed the reduced rates in the app you are not alone.


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Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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