JetBlue Rolls Out New Fares Including Basic Economy

JetBlue has introduced a lower-cost Blue Basic fare for price-sensitive travelers. While we’ve been skeptical about the long-term savings we’ll see from basic economy, the JetBlue offering is less restrictive than the competition—especially for those with a cobrand credit card or Mosaic elite status.

AA Award Sale Expands: New Dates & Cities at 10K Roundtrip

American has added tons of new dates and destinations to the ongoing “Economy Web Specials” award sale. Since we first posted about this last week, we’ve seen 20K round trips to Hawaii and even 10K awards round trip to New Zealand and Australia. While the specifics are changing by the hour, the deal is still thriving, so now is the time to put some American miles to excellent use.

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.

Southwest Moves Goalpost for Companion Pass

Southwest has announced that the coveted Companion Pass will require 125,000 points, starting with the 2020 qualification year. Many are justifiably frustrated that the new policy was published immediately after the Chase co-brand credit cards wrapped up a limited-time offer that put the previous target of 110,000 easily within reach. To help you plot your strategy, we’ve summarized the ways you can accelerate your progress towards earning the Companion Pass.

Redeem Your Alaska Miles on Aer Lingus Flights

Alaska Airlines now allows you to redeem your MileagePlan Miles on Aer Lingus flights to Dublin and then onward within Europe. Although this option has been around for a few months, it’s worth a closer look at how to maximize your value from the new partnership.