Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass and Elite Status, Makes Earning Both Easier in 2020
Southwest has announced that it’s extending elite status and Companion Pass validity in response to COVID-19. It’s also going to be easier to earn both in 2020. Plus, in addition to their extending their validity, you’ll soon be able to convert Southwest Travel Funds to points.
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.
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.