Flying Blue X Uber: Earn Miles in France And The Netherlands

July 16, 2024 at 07:25 EDT By Spencer Howard

Skift: "Uber users in France and the Netherlands can now earn points for flights with Air France-KLM."

"Residents and visitors in France and the Netherlands can now get one mile with the airline company’s Flying Blue loyalty program for every €1 spent on Uber rides. That becomes two miles for every €1 spent when users take at least four trips per month. Users can link their accounts in the Settings page of the Uber app to begin earning miles."

IHG Americas Summer Sale: Save Up To 25%

July 16, 2024 at 07:03 EDT By Spencer Howard

IHG is running a sale for stays in the Americas through October 12, 2024. The member discount is 20% or 25% depending on the days you stay. You must book by July 29, 2024.

Please note that these are advance purchase rates (non-refundable, non-cancelable).

Direct link to promo

Card Spotlight: Wells Fargo Choice Privileges Cards

July 16, 2024 at 07:00 EDT By Spencer Howard

Danny the Deal Guru: "Choice Hotels revealed last year a multi-year agreement with Wells Fargo and Mastercard to launch a new cobranded credit card program. Now the two credit cards have best ever bonuses. The no-fee Choice Privileges Mastercard has a 70,000 points bonus and the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard has an offer for 100,000 bonus points.

British Airways Devalues Award Rates For LATAM Flights

July 15, 2024 at 08:35 EDT By Spencer Howard

Head for Points flagged that British Airways devalued award rates for LATAM flights. You might recall that British Airways just recently increased award rates for flights on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines.

New Economy Award Rates By Flight Distance

  • Up to 650 miles: 8,500 Avios, up from 6,000 Avios
  • 651-1,150 miles: 13,500 Avios, up from 9,000 Avios
  • 1,151-2,000 miles: 15,500 Avios, up from 11,000 Avios
  • 2,001-3,000 miles: 17,000 Avios, up from 13,000 Avios
  • 3,001-4,000 miles: 31,250 Avios, up from 20,750 Avios
  • 4,001-5,000 miles: 41,250 Avios, up from 25,750 Avios

I would imagine business class award rates have been devalued as well, but I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet.

How To Get Around An American Airlines Award Glitch

July 15, 2024 at 07:54 EDT By Spencer Howard

JT Genter from Award Wallet flagged that American AAdvantage continues to have issues including with award tickets that include a partner airline and a connection on American Airlines itself.

If you try to pay the taxes/fees for an award ticket to complete the booking but get an error, put the award on hold instead and call American to complete the booking. Once you reach an agent, let them know you put the award on hold after the payment would process and ask them to help you complete the booking.

American AAdvantage allows you to hold an award ticket for five days if the flight is at least 15 days from departure. Within two weeks, you can hold a ticket for one day. Regardless, I would call right away if you can.

Earning Avios On Emirates Flights Comes To An End

July 12, 2024 at 06:03 EDT By Spencer Howard

I know many people only earn points and miles via credit cards these days, but it's always a good idea to be aware of clever opportunities to earn. Unfortunately, in this case, we're looking at the end of one such opportunity.

Head for Points flagged that you can no longer earn Avios on Emirates flights marketed by Qantas.

"Qantas was the only oneworld airline where you could earn Avios and BA tier points if you travelled on a codeshare flight operated by a non-oneworld airline." Unfortunately, the terms have changed and no longer allow this.

New Lifemiles x Gol Smiles Partnership

July 12, 2024 at 05:54 EDT By Spencer Howard

View From The Wing flags that you can now transfer lifemiles to Gol Smiles at a ratio of 1:3.

"This creates interesting arbitrage opportunities – with occasional American Airlines flyers having the ability to move points into a Star Alliance program (Lifemiles) and occasional Star customers being able to credit to LifeMiles and have the opportunity to redeem with American. This is in some ways similar to the role that Aer Lingus played as it partnered with both United and British Airways."

IHG One Rewards Stealth Award Rate Devluation

July 12, 2024 at 05:10 EDT By Spencer Howard

Loyalty Lobby: "When I did a similar comparison last time, point values ranged from 0.4 to 0.7 US cents each. IHG may have tightened the cash/point range, and you won’t see those higher values, or at least not now."

"But looking at these current point values, you should have your head checked if you are swiping the IHG/Chase cobranded card for anything other than IHG hotel stays. Even then, half of the properties are incorrectly coded at Chase’s end as non-IHG, and you need to chase up the points (pun intended)."

Points Wire Note:

At this point, it's tough to justify buying IHG points even with a 100% bonus. It might make sense if you have a co-branded Chase IHG credit card and can get a 4th night free, but that's about it.

Earn Bonus American Miles On Premium Cabin Flights

July 10, 2024 at 13:36 EDT By Spencer Howard

One Mile At A Time: "American AAdvantage is offering some targeted promotions, whereby you can earn bonus miles for premium cabin travel. To find this offer, log into your AAdvantage account through aa.com or the American Airlines app, go to your main account page, and click on the “Promotions” tab. If eligible, you’ll see this listed there."

Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Promo

July 10, 2024 at 13:26 EDT By Spencer Howard

You can earn double Hyatt points at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties worldwide through October 15, 2024. There are over 550 properties from which to choose.

To participate, you must register by September 15, 2024.

Direct link to register

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