Hertz Raises Award Prices on Standard Rentals
Hertz has made a significant devaluation to their award chart for standard rental awards with no advance notice. The points required have increased for most types of redemptions. Since there was no announcement or press release, we’ve created a before-and-after chart to illustrate the changes.
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Ebates Members Can Now Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points on Purchases
New eBates members can earn Membership Reward points instead of cash back on eBates purchases. Currently, only new Ebates members are eligible, but there is a 1,500 Membership Reward sign-up bonus available. Get the full details here.
Capital One Ending Hotels.com 10x with Venture Card Jan. 2020? (Updated)
The Capital One Venture card has long offered 10x points on Hotels.com purchases. Unfortunately, the promotion is set to end on January 31, 2020.
Japan Airlines to Allow Award Bookings 360 Days Before Departure
JAL Mileage Bank will now open its award calendar for JAL operated flights 360 days out, up from the previous 330 days. This is good news for JAL Mileage Bank members, but not so great for some partners. Here’s the full scoop.
Air Italy Launching Flights to Chicago, But Later Than Originally Planned
Air Italy has pushed back the launch date for its new route from Chicago to Milan to sometime in 2020. The flight will be the airline’s sixth North American destination. Although it’s disappointing to see the date bumped from May 2019 into 2020, it’s good news to see that it hasn’t been canceled entirely.
Last Chance to Buy Alaska Miles With a 40% Bonus
Alaska MileagePlan is running a 40% bonus on purchased miles through the end of the day tomorrow. Although it’s almost never a good idea to purchase miles speculatively, this sale could be an excellent way to buy discounted business or first-class tickets with one of Alaska’s many partner airlines including Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Japan Airlines.
7 New Airlines Added To TSA Pre✓ In May 2018
The Department of Homeland Security has announced the addition of 7 new airlines to TSA Pre✓. The addition occurred in two phases with 6 airlines joining earlier this month and British Airways joining around the middle of May. This latest addition brings the total number of TSA Precheck participating airlines to 53.
Airbnb Introduces Roadmap for the Future – Focus on High End
Airbnb for everyone; that is what they’re calling it. Airbnb’s roadmap for the future is a significant focus on the high-end side of its business. The news includes multiple changes; we’re especially excited about the introduction of a loyalty program later in the year.