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.
A Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status
Have you ever wondered how people get those free upgrades to first-class? Do you travel often and want to learn how to maximize your time in the sky? We’ve got you covered here. In this complete guide to AAdvantage elite status, we’re taking you through everything you need to know to upgrade your travel with American Airlines.
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.
Earn United Elite Status Through January 2023 With New Status Match-Challenge
United has improved its elite status match/challenge for 2021. Qualifying members can match their airline elite status to MileagePlus Premier status for 120 days and extend it by meeting specific criteria. If done right, members can earn elite status all the way through January 2023 with far easier requirements!
Start the Year With 30 Marriott Elite Night Credits
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card recently got even better. Marriott has updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded card products. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 30 elite night credits per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
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.
[Status Boost Posted] United Makes It Easier to Earn Premier Status in 2021
United has announced a series of changes to the MileagePlus program for 2021. These include lowering status thresholds, giving current elite members an elite-qualifying boost, increasing PQP earning rates in early 2021, and allowing co-branded cardholders to spend their way to higher statuses. But with ‘normal’ travel still a dream, are these changes enough to get you to fly United?
IHG Drops 2021 Elite Status Requirements, Offers New Global Promotion
IHG just announced several positive updates for its IHG Rewards program in 2021, including lower elite qualification requirements, rolled-over elite nights, and paused expirations for IHG points and free night certificates. Plus, the brand’s latest global promotion offers 2,000 bonus elite-qualifying points on every two-night stay.