United Eliminates Partner Award Chart, Makes It Harder to Earn Elite Status When Flying Partners
Over the last few days, United has made earning elite status harder and removed partner award charts from its website. Both without any notice whatsoever. They say bad things come in pairs. In this case, they were right. In this post, we go through what this means for you.
Southwest Airlines Extends Companion Pass and Elite Status, Makes Earning Both Easier in 2020
Southwest has announced that it’s extending elite status and Companion Pass validity in response to COVID-19. It’s also going to be easier to earn both in 2020. Plus, in addition to their extending their validity, you’ll soon be able to convert Southwest Travel Funds to points.
Hyatt Launches Fast-Track to Elite Status, Milestone Rewards Through Credit Cards
Chase and Hyatt just launched a great new promotion for co-branded cardmembers, making it easier to earn World of Hyatt elite status and Milestone Rewards—like free nights, bonus points, lounge access awards, gift cards, and more—even from home! Depending on your situation, now might be the perfect time to boost yourself into the next tier or earn the next Milestone Reward.
AA Extends Elite Status, Lowers Elite Requirements for 2020, Waiving Mileage Redeposit Fees
American Airlines, fashionably late as always, has finally announced the extension of elite status in response to COVID-19. With elite status extensions, lowered elite requirements, waived redeposit fees, and the ability to make up the loss on your Million Miler journey through spend, it’s an impressive wave of updates that will make a lot of travelers happy. But, there’s a potential devaluation hidden in the good news.
Delta Extends Elite Status, Sky Club Memberships, Credit Card Benefits Due to COVID-19
Delta just announced that it’s extending Medallion elite status, Sky Club memberships, credit card benefits, drink vouchers, and more in response to COVID-19 — becoming the first US-based airline to extend elite status.
Get up to 30 Elite Nights Annually With Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card just got even more lucrative. Marriott just updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded credit cards. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 30 elite qualifying nights per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
Hyatt, American Airlines Offer Reciprocal Shortcuts to Elite Status
Hyatt and American Airlines have launched a new round of reciprocal fast track elite challenges. With this promotion, elites of both programs will have the opportunity to quickly earn elite status with the other by completing qualifying activity.
Hyatt vs. Marriott: A House Divided
Our family has long been loyal to Marriott, too long as far as I’m concerned. I’ve decided that it is time for us to move our loyalty over to Hyatt – but this requires my reluctant husband to switch over his business travel. I’m outlining my case for making the move here, are you convinced?
Marriott Will No Longer Give 10 Elite Night Credits For 1st Meeting
Earning Elite Night Credits under Marriott Bonvoy is changing and you will no longer earn 10 Elite Night Credits for your first meeting. See the post for details.
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.