British Airways Reduces the Avios Price for Qatar Airways Award Flights
In positive news for travelers, you’ll need fewer Avios when booking Qatar Airways flights with British Airways, as the airline reduces award costs to match other programs. Here’s a look at the positive improvements in award costs with British Airways Executive Club as it pertains to flights on Qatar Airways—as well as why this change is happening.
25% Transfer Bonus from Chase to Flying Blue (Air France / KLM)
Through May 15, 2022, you can take advantage of a 25% transfer bonus from Chase Ultimate Rewards to Air France/KLM Flying Blue. For every 1,000 points you transfer, you’ll get 1,250 miles. But should you transfer your Ultimate Rewards to Flying Blue because of this? Here’s a look at when it could make sense for you.
Chase Pay Yourself Back: New Categories, Eligibility Dates, and What You Need to Know
Chase’s Pay Yourself Back is now a staple for redeeming Ultimate Rewards points. Chase Sapphire, Freedom, and Ink-branded cards can all use Pay Yourself Back to offset eligible purchases with a bonus. However, the eligible categories have changed yet again. Here’s what you need to know about the changes to this popular redemption option.
Citi Double Cash Card Now Earns ThankYou Points, Cashout Minimum Eliminated
We are big fans of the Citi® Double Cash Card. It’s a simple card with a great earning structure and no annual fee. There are some big changes that just launched on this card that make it even better. Let’s take a look at what’s changed, what hasn’t changed, and whether these are positives or negatives for those who have the card.
Aeroplan Award Sale: Up to 20% Points Discount to Europe
Air Canada is offering an award sale through its Aeroplan program, offering up to 20% off award flights to Europe. You need to book by April 12, 2022. Is it really 20% off on flights? What kind of routes are available? Let’s look at the details and some sample flights to see how good this promotion is.
A New Look at Qatar Airways Privilege Club as Per Segment Fees Return
Qatar Airways Privilege Club has brought back its ‘per segment’ award fees, and recent changes to the program merit a new evaluation. The program dropped its award pricing and cut surcharges on award tickets. Recently, Privilege Club adopted Avios as its miles currency. So how good or bad is the program now? Here’s a renewed look at the program to see how good it is for award travelers.
Capital One Launches Entertainment Portal, Will Issue MLB Credit Cards
Capital One just launched a new Capital One Entertainment portal—in which you can redeem your points for event tickets. And Capital One will now issue MLB credit cards—which were previously issued by Bank of America. Here’s a look at the news and also whether using your points for tickets is a good deal.
Air Tahiti Nui Partners With Alaska Airlines, Announces New Flights to Seattle
Air Tahiti Nui is adding a second destination for flights in the U.S. and launching a partnership with Alaska Airlines. This will provide extra flights between Tahiti in the U.S., plus connections to domestic flights. Additionally, there are benefits for Alaska Airlines MileagePlan members: earning (and soon redeeming) miles. Here’s what this means for you.
Capital One Adds Virgin Red as 18th Transfer Partner
Capital One miles might be gaining a little more value, now that the program has added Virgin Red as its 17th transfer partner. Virgin Red is the loyalty program for all of the Virgin brands, and there are some unique booking opportunities for partner awards. Here’s a look at what we can expect from this new transfer partner.
Virgin Australia Partner Switch: Delta Out, United In
In an email to members of its Velocity frequent flyer program, Virgin Australia announced United Airlines as its new U.S. partner. This spells the end of Virgin Australia’s long-standing partnership with Delta Air Lines. There is a 10-week grace period, so there may be things you need to get in order before June 13, 2022. Here are the details.