AA Extends Elite Status, Lowers Elite Requirements for 2020, Waiving Mileage Redeposit Fees
American Airlines, fashionably late as always, has finally announced the extension of elite status in response to COVID-19. With elite status extensions, lowered elite requirements, waived redeposit fees, and the ability to make up the loss on your Million Miler journey through spend, it’s an impressive wave of updates that will make a lot of travelers happy. But, there’s a potential devaluation hidden in the good news.
Big Changes Announced for the Citi Premier Card
Citi just announced a major revamp of the Citi Premier. Among the new features are raised earning rates for restaurants and groceries as well as a new $100 hotel credit. In this post, we’re digging into the new card benefits to see if the value proposition has improved or gotten worse.
Delta Extends Elite Status, Sky Club Memberships, Credit Card Benefits Due to COVID-19
Delta just announced that it’s extending Medallion elite status, Sky Club memberships, credit card benefits, drink vouchers, and more in response to COVID-19 — becoming the first US-based airline to extend elite status.
Earn 10x Bonus Miles When You Donate to Support Coronavirus Relief Efforts
It’s safe to say that COVID-19 is on everybody’s mind right now. One of the best things you can do—aside from practicing social distancing—is to donate money to organizations helping those suffering. And now, thanks to American Airlines’ partnership with the American Red Cross, you can earn 10X bonus miles per dollar on all donations of $25 or more.
Airline, Hotel Programs Begin Limiting Non-Travel Redemption Options
Three loyalty programs have now suspended the ability to redeem points for most non-travel-related rewards, blaming circumstances resulting from COVID-19. More airline and hotel loyalty programs may follow suit with similar restrictions in the coming days/weeks as travel companies try to preserve cash.
Hyatt, American Airlines Offer Reciprocal Shortcuts to Elite Status
Hyatt and American Airlines have launched a new round of reciprocal fast track elite challenges. With this promotion, elites of both programs will have the opportunity to quickly earn elite status with the other by completing qualifying activity.
Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night With These Three Hotel Brands
Wyndham, Best Western, and Choice have each launched promotions offering a free night after completing as few as two paid nights. However, the rules and rewards vary for each. Here are the details and links to register for these potentially lucrative promotions.
Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Launch New Award Partnership
Air France and KLM recently launched a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, making both Flying Club and Flying Blue miles even more valuable. You’ll now have the ability to book partner awards on either airline using the other’s currency. In this article, we’re digging into the new partner award options to highlight the best values.
Buy Avianca LifeMiles With up to 140% Bonus + Discounted Premium Star Alliance Awards
Here at AwardWallet, we’re big fans of Avianca’s LifeMiles program. Avianca LifeMiles is currently running two lucrative promotions. If used together, you can save big on Star Alliance travel to Asia!
Achieve Your 2020 Travel Goals With Points and Miles
The new year is well and truly underway! If you’ve resolved to travel more in 2020, we’re going to show you how points and miles are the perfect vehicle to help you accomplish your travel goals without breaking the bank.