Amazon Shut Down, Airlines Struggling With Fake Covid-19 Paperwork & Review Of New Alila Marea Encinitas

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Roundup: Articles From Around the Web

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


Fake Covid-19 Certificates Hit Airlines, Which Now Have to Police Them – Wall Street Journal

This is not surprising and something airlines and airports are not really equipped to handle.  This will also play a role in the bumpy return back to travel for sure.

Review: New Alila Marea Encinitas [Hyatt Award With Confirmed Suite Upgrade] – View from the Wing

Looks like an amazing property and one of the better Hyatt hotels in the US.

Amazon closes my account due to a high GC balance AGAIN – Miles Per Day

I keep my balance in the $200-$500 range because of this very issue. But the fact that companies can just confiscate your gift card balance without reason or proof is scary.  We need some type of protections here as consumers.  Amazon is far from the only company that does this.


Which article did you find most interesting?  Remember to let me know of anything you come across that you want added into the next edition at

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  1. The exact same thing has happened to me too! I have contacted Amazon multiple times by e-mail and phone, they’ve said that they would activate my account again, but nothing has happened for nearly 1 year. I am $4.000 out!

    Please support me by spreading the news, here is my tweet:

    More people have to get aware of this problem for Amazon to do the right thing and refund our money.


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