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).

Alaska Airlines Delays Joining Oneworld Alliance to 2021

Alaska originally planned to join Oneworld in 2021. However, airline executives said in July that Alaska was accelerating the timeline to join by the end of 2020. Now, once again, the date that Alaska Airlines plans to join the Oneworld alliance has changed. Here’s the new timeline and what it means for Alaska elites and Mileage Plan miles collectors.

Book Domestic Award Flights Starting at Just 5,000 United Miles Each Way

Since United ditched its award charts in November 2019, the airline can price awards at any level it wants. And currently, United is pricing some domestic awards at just 5,000 miles each way. Here’s a roundup of award deals to/from Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, and more—including coast-to-coast flights from 6,500 miles one-way.

Alaska Airlines Plans to Join the Oneworld Alliance by the End of 2020

In February 2020, Alaska announced its intentions to join the Oneworld alliance in summer of 2021. But, that timeline just got significantly shorter. On a recent webinar, Alaska Airlines’ CEO Brad Tilton said that Alaska may join the Oneworld Alliance by the end of 2020. Here’s what that means for Alaska, American, and Oneworld travelers.

Earn 3,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points by Signing up for Rakuten

American Express members will earn 3,000 bonus points when creating a new Rakuten account or switching their account to receive Membership Rewards points. Last month, Rakuten had the offer to both gift and receive $30 or 3,000 bonus points to a linked American Express account when referring a friend. Now the deal is available even if you weren’t referred.

Earn 500 Bonus Miles Through American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Portal

This week, you can earn 500 bonus miles through American Airlines when spending at least $200 in their shopping portal. This means that you can earn up to 2.5 bonus miles per dollar spent. That’s in addition to the bonus miles you’d otherwise earn through the portal and from your credit card spending. It’s a great way to double-dip on purchases you’re making anyway.

Alaska Offering Bonus Elite Miles for Credit Card Spending and Flying

Alaska currently has three new deals for travelers hoping to earn elite status faster and score bonus miles. You can earn 10,000 elite-qualifying miles on credit card spending, 3,000 bonus miles from restaurant purchases, and 50% bonus elite-qualifying miles on Alaska flights. These offers make it enticing to switch spending to an Alaska credit card and switch flying to Alaska.

Earn Up to 6,060 Bonus Miles From Shopping Portal Bonuses

If you’re one of the millions making purchases online from home right now, your everyday spending could help you toward your next vacation. You can earn up to 6,060 bonus miles through these new shopping portal bonuses. However, you’re going to have to register before you can start earning miles. Here’s how.