Skye Class

Staff Writer

Skye joined the AwardWallet team in 2019. After leaving his full-time job in 2014 to travel the world, he’s created his own website SkyeTravels.com to make traveling a reality for everyone, no matter their financial means. He’s a big fan of reward program for anyone with a credit card, and has used several of the programs himself.

Skye can most often be found working diligently in a cafe somewhere in the world. So far he’s been to 51 countries and counting. He travels the world in a van, never content to stay in the same place for long (unless it’s at the top of a mountain overlooking a beautiful sea).

Oman Air Will Become the Newest Member of the Oneworld Alliance

Airline alliances continue to expand as travel ramps up to a new level. Star Alliance is getting Deutsche Bahn trains — the first intermodal partner in an alliance. And now Oman Air announced it will be joining Oneworld Alliance by 2024. Once it does, you will be able to earn Sindbad miles on Oneworld flights and fly to unique destinations like Duqm and Khasab, Oman and Chittagong, Bangladesh within the Oneworld alliance.

Get a Free Year of Grubhub+ with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime members have a new benefit they can claim: a full year of free Grubhub+. That’s up to a $119.88 value, and all you have to do is activate your membership. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you might as well activate this promotion in case it comes in handy over the next 12 months, especially if you’re a fan of Grubhub.

Get 100% Bonus Miles When Transferring Wyndham Rewards to United MileagePlus

Wyndham Rewards is currently 100% bonus miles when transferring points to United MileagePlus miles before July 31, 2022. After the bonus, you can get 1 United MileagePlus mile per 2.5 Wyndham Rewards points transferred, instead of the usual 5:1 ratio. That still isn’t a great transfer rate, but if you need United MileagePlus miles this month, it could be a good option.

Emirates Skywards Fuel Surcharges Skyrocket. Will Other Airlines Follow?

This year, Emirates Skywards fuel surcharges have increased several times for awards flights, jacking up the out-of-pocket cost of some awards from under $200 to over $800 – bringing into question the value of Skywards miles. Only time will tell whether the fuel surcharges come back down if and when the price of fuel drops (unlikely) and if other airlines follow suit (likely).