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Sometimes I feel like the world is big. Sometimes it feels small. Sometimes the world is wonderful beyond words, and sometimes it is sad, scary, and tragic. I think for most of us in the miles and points world it felt pretty small yesterday when we learned about the bombs in Boston. Many of us have friends and family scattered around not just the country, but the world. Naturally we turn to social media or our phones to try and make sure our loved ones are okay. We may be thousands of miles away from tragedy when it strikes, but our hearts aren’t nearly that far removed.
Miles sites like this one will keep posting about miles because that is what we do, and travel can make the world smaller and more wonderful. However, our thoughts are very much with those impacted both mentally and physically by the events in Boston yesterday.
Along those lines I also wanted to share that many airlines have relaxed their change fee policies for travel in and out of Boston for April 15 – 17th. Here are links to the policies for a few airlines:
On Twitter I noticed that many hotels in the Boston area were also being flexible with travelers who need to change their immediate travel plans as a result of the events yesterday, so be sure to reach out to your individual hotel if that impacts you. Hugs to everyone involved – we are all thinking of you.