Qatar Privilege Club Slashes Qmiles Fees. Is the Program Worth a Second Look?
In a move to make redeeming Qmiles easier, Qatar Airways has finally done away with its annoying award flight fees. Often adding hundreds of dollars to your out-of-pocket cost, this fee was a nuisance that only served to further devalue the Privilege Club Program. Now that its met its deserving fate, is Qatar’s loyalty program worth a second look?
Etihad’s New Buy Miles Promotion Drops Purchase Price to 1.25 Cents Each
Etihad has launched a new buy miles promotion, offering Etihad miles for as little as 1.25¢ apiece. While this isn’t the lowest price Etihad has ever sold them, it’s pretty close. And with Etihad’s sweet-spot filled partner award charts, there are plenty of situations where buying miles could save you a bunch of money.
Marriott Makes 5,500+ Properties Available at Off Peak Pricing, Gifting Bonus Elite Night Credits
Marriott just announced another round of program updates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among these changes are making 5,500+ hotels available at solely Off Peak award pricing, giving Elite Night Credits to make it easier to hit a higher elite status tier in 2020, and the ability to gift elite status to a friend or family member.
ANA Slashes Surcharges, Drastically Reducing Out-Of-Pocket Costs on Award Tickets
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has drastically lowered the surcharges imposed on tickets to and from Japan and several other regions. While this won’t necessarily make cash flights to Japan cheaper, it significantly reduces the out-of-pocket costs on award tickets. That makes already lucrative award bookings even better!
Is the Chase Sapphire Reserve Worth $550 per Year?
In January 2020, the annual fee for the Chase Sapphire Reserve® increased from $450 to $550 for new cardholders. To help make up for the higher cost, Chase has added some great new benefits. Since then, Chase has added even more benefits due to COVID-19. In this post, we’ll take a fresh look at the card’s value to help you decide if the benefits justify the annual fee.
Limited Time: Earn 10X Aeroplan Miles on Uber Eats Purchases
Air Canada’s Aeroplan has recently announced a new partnership with Uber Eats. For a limited time, members can earn 10X miles per dollar spent on food delivery by clicking through the Uber Eats link in Aeroplan’s eShop. Dinner just got a lot more lucrative.
Fly to Europe in 2021 in Polaris Business Class for Just 45,000 Miles
We’ve hit the jackpot of business class award availability to Europe! There’s excellent availability through May 2021 to almost all European destinations served by United Airlines. Even better, most of this award availability is bookable with Turkish Miles & Smiles, meaning that these redemptions can cost as little as 45,000 miles per person! Who’s ready to book a European vacation?
Citi Accelerates Premier Benefits, Adds Temporary Spending Bonus for Prestige
Citi has accelerated increased earnings on the Citi Premier℠ Card due to go into effect later this year. Plus, Citi announced a temporary new spending bonus for the Citi Prestige® Card. Cardmembers with accounts active on May 22nd can now earn bonus ThankYou Points on the things that we’re spending more on lately—including online retailers, supermarkets, and restaurants.
You Can Now Book Etihad Awards Using Aeroplan Miles — Including ‘The Apartment’
Air Canada’s Aeroplan and Etihad Guest have just launched a new partnership, allowing new reciprocal earning and redeeming opportunities. While both programs can offer solid value, we’re particularly excited about how this partnership makes booking Etihad’s premium-class cabins a little more accessible for award travelers.
Is JetBlue’s Best-Ever 60% Buy Miles Bonus a Good Deal?
JetBlue has just launched it’s best-ever buy points sale, offering TrueBlue loyalty members up to a 60% bonus when buying 30,000 points. If maximized, you can buy TrueBlue points at an effective rate of 1.72¢ a piece—the cheapest JetBlue has ever sold them. But with a fixed-value rewards program, is buying points ever a good idea?