LATAM Will Leave Oneworld Alliance on October 1, 2020
LATAM has announced it will be leaving the Oneworld alliance as of October 1, 2020. This follows Delta’s purchase of a 20% stake in the airline. This is a big blow to Oneworld travelers looking to explore South America, though this change won’t be felt for roughly ten months. After that time, travelers will have fewer redemption options for their miles within South America.
American Airlines Business Class to Europe for 84K Round Trip
American Airlines is offering some very tempting Web Specials right now, especially for travellers originating in small regional airports: 84,000 miles round trip to Europe in business class. The same flights can be booked for just 34,000 miles round trip in economy. Act fast to take advantage of this rarely seen promotion!
United MileagePlus Increases All Award Costs Close To Departure
United Airlines has eliminated its $75 close-in-booking fee for awards ticketed within 21 days of departure. However, the same flights now cost up to 3,500 extra miles to book. Look to book the same flights through one of many Star Alliance partner programs to avoid paying these increased mileage costs.
Turkish Allows Mixed Partners, Updates Award Chart
Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles program has made some significant updates that deserve a closer look. On the positive side, there are several big improvements to the online booking experience. On the other hand, the infamous 7,500-mile award to Hawaii is notably absent from their latest award chart. The online booking tool hasn’t yet caught up to the new pricing, but it looks like higher mileage requirements are on the way.
Book British Airways Awards For Up To 50% Off
Now through November 21, British Airways Executive Club members can book award flights at up to a 50% discount. Travel by April 30, 2020, to score great redemptions on British Airways metal. The steepest discounts are for economy and premium-economy travel, but even small discounts apply to business and first-class cabins.
American Airlines 5K One-Way Web Specials – Includes Transcon Flights!
American has released a new round of Web Special saver awards with flights from coast to coast available for as little as 5,000 miles. Rates this low won’t last, so book as soon as you can to take advantage of this opportunity!
Alaska Adds Singapore Airlines Redemptions, Cuts Stopovers Within Asia
Alaska has added the ability to redeem miles on Singapore Airlines, which is great news for Mileage Plan members. But there is also some bad news that largely overshadows the positive announcement: Stopovers on one-way award travel within Asia are no longer allowed.