Everything You Need to Know About Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld
In early 2020, Alaska Airlines shocked travelers by announcing plans to join Oneworld in 2021. After a few delays, Alaska officially joined Oneworld on March 31, 2021. From new elite benefits to when you can redeem Alaska miles on Oneworld partners, here’s everything we currently know about this exciting development.
Last Chance: Get the Brex Cash Card to Score 110,000 Points With No Annual Fee
Brex is one of the most exciting newcomers to the world of award travel. If you open a new Brex Cash account this week, you can earn a bonus of up to 110,000 points (worth $1,100+)—with no annual fee! One of the huge advantages of this offer is that applying won’t trigger a hard inquiry on your personal credit. Brex Cash is only available to small businesses. But if you do qualify, you don’t want to miss this offer.
Book Now, Ask Questions Later: Incredible Premium Cabin Award Deals Available Now
So many incredible deals on airfare! Whether you’re ready to start traveling now or just feeling optimistic for the rest of 2021, we want to make sure you knew what’s out there. So, we’ve rounded up the best of the bunch. South America, Hawaii, London; fly Delta One, AA Flagship First, or Aeromexico business. There’s something here for everyone.
American Airlines Updates Checked Bag Policy, Creates New Basic Economy Option
American Airlines just announced several updates to its checked luggage policy. The airline is “simplifying” its checked bag policies and will offer a new form of Basic Economy fare to customers traveling to Asia and Oceania. Don’t believe the spin from the airline. By and large, these updates represent more of a downgrade than an improvement. In this post, I’ll explain why.
Marriott Offers Elite Status Boost, Temporarily Drops Off Peak Award Rates
In mid-January, Marriott announced a string of major updates for the Bonvoy program in 2021. Among the changes are a 50% headstart towards Bonvoy status for 2020 elites, a lowered spending threshold for earning Bonvoy Ambassador, and lowered Off Peak and PointSaver Off Peak redemption rates. And now is your last chance to take advantage of the Off Peak award discount.
Delta SkyMiles Further Devalues Partner Awards to Europe and Asia
Delta Air Lines has done it again. For reasons unknown, it’s just raised partner award prices to Europe and Asia for the second time in four months. To make matters worse, these aren’t small, forgettable price hikes. These are significant, balance-busting increases that make certain partner awards laughably expensive. Let’s go over this and see if there’s anything salvageable.
The Only Airline That’s Still Blocking Middle Seats
Since the start of the pandemic, some airlines adopted policies limiting the number of passengers allowed onboard—including blocking middle seats. Unfortunately, all but one of these airlines have rolled back these policies since the beginning of December. To help you keep track, we’ve compiled all of the airlines that ever blocked middle seats and the current timelines for when this flyer-friendly policy will end.
Southwest Extends Companion Passes (Again), Offers a Status Boost for 2021
It’s Southwest deja-vu! Just like we saw in spring 2020, Southwest is offering an extension to 2019 Companion Pass holders and offering all members a boost towards earning elite status in 2021. Plus, some Southwest co-branded cardholders can now spend all the way to A-List status. But, unfortunately, one group of loyalists are getting the short end of the stick.