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.
Partner Awards in Premium Economy Now Bookable with American Miles
American frequent flyers can now use AAdvantage miles to book premium-economy awards with partner airlines. This is excellent news which gives travelers the option to fly in more comfort without the huge cost increase of business or first-class travel. At the moment, the rollout is limited to British Airways flights, but we’re optimistic we’ll see other partners come online soon.