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Air France-KLM Flying Blue Award Sweet Spots

We explore the Air France/KLM frequent flyer program, taking a look at some interesting Flying Blue award sweet spots. Flying Blue is a valuable program given its relationship with all six flexible rewards programs: American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Capital One, Marriott Rewards and Bilt.

Chase Launches New Ink Premier Business Card With $1,000 Cash Bonus

Chase recently launched the Ink Business Premier℠ Credit Card with a massive $1,000 cashback bonus. Cardholders get a minimum 2% return on purchases and the card comes loaded with Chase's signature travel and purchases protection benefits. But is the new Ink card the best option for your business? Catch our comparison of the Ink Business rewards cards to see which card will give you the best return.

Airline, Hotel Programs That Have Still Paused Point Expiration Due to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic brought most travel to standstill, many airline and hotel programs paused point expiration. However, as more people are traveling these days, airline and hotel loyalty programs are resuming normal expiration policies. Here is the latest information on point expiration rules related to COVID-19 - including the 13 major airline and hotel programs that have still paused expiration.

Why I’m So Excited About Flexible Point Currencies Right Now

Low cash prices and increased earning opportunities are making flexible points more valuable than ever before. With these points, you have a choice between transferring to airline and hotel partners or redeeming for a fixed, cash value. The conventional wisdom is to transfer points for higher value. Today, I’ll explain why that advice might not be true right now—and how to make the right choice on your next redemption.

Hilton Slashes 2021 Elite Status Requirements, Extends Point Expiration Pause

Hilton just announced several positive changes to the 2021 Hilton Honors program in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The changes include reducing the qualifications needed to earn elite status in 2021, extending the pause on Hilton points expiration, and extending the validity of credit card benefits. Here's what members need to know about the most recent round of changes.

COVID-19’s Impact on Travel: A Look at the Data

COVID-19 all but shuttered the travel industry in March, but just how bad did things get and how have AwardWallet members been affected? We recently took a look at how many reservations AwardWallet users added to their timelines before and after the pandemic took hold. Check out the results for yourself with the interactive tool we built to track air, hotel and auto reservations.