Do Any Credit Cards Provide Top-Tier Hotel Elite Status?
Earning elite status with a hotel program can be both tough and expensive. It's possible to achieve mid-tier hotel status with credit cards quite easily. But what about top-tier elite status: Can you get that from credit cards? Here's an overview of the cards that offer top-tier elite status and other credit card shortcuts to elite status.
Make Flying Spirit Airlines Much Cheaper (And More Pleasant) Via Status Match
For a limited time, Spirit Airlines is offering an elite status match from 16 airlines and 16 hotel loyalty programs. And since it's actually a status match, you'll get 12 months of elite status with no flight or spending requirements! Here's an overview of the perks of Spirit Airlines elite status and just how much you can save when flying as a "Free Spirit" elite.
Marriott Launches Revised Annual Choice Benefit Options for 2023
Annual Choice Benefits are perks awarded to Marriott Bonvoy members once they reach 50 Elite Nights Credits. From free night awards to suite upgrades, these perks can take your travel experience to the next level. In this guide, we'll explore Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefits, how to select your choice benefit, and how to make the most of them.
Delta SkyMiles Dashboard: Newly Improved Medallion Status Tracking
The new Delta SkyMiles dashboard is a much needed improvement to the old My SkyMiles page. This update has been rolled out to both the website and mobile app. You can see a wealth of information all on one page. The best feature is the projection of your upcoming travel into the Medallion status tracker. Gone are the days of manually totaling up your reservations! Here's how to access this useful new tool.
Hilton Honors Extends Status Match, Keep Status Through March 2025 With Just 8 Nights
The Hilton's status match is extended for another year. You can now register to get free elite status for 90 days. Then, extend that elite status through March 2025 by staying as few as 8 nights in the first 90 days. Here's how to register, which competing hotel loyalty programs qualify, and the perks of Hilton's elite status.
Is It Worth Buying Aegean Elite Status Tier Miles at a 25% Discount?
Until May 31, 2023, Aegean Miles+Bonus members can get a 25% discount when they buy tier miles toward Miles+Bonus elite status. This can be an easy way to maintain your Silver or Gold membership status to score perks like seat upgrades, lounge access, priority boarding, and more.
American Airlines Introduces AAdvantage Status for a Day Redemption Option
AAdvantage recently launched a new program called "Enhance with Miles". Through the new Status for a Day offering, you can now gift status for a day or purchase it for yourself using miles. However, you'll first need to unlock the ability to do so. Here's everything you need to know about this new redemption option.
Guide To Earning United Premier Qualifying Points Through Credit Card Spending
Want to earn United Premier status but can't see yourself earning enough Premier Qualifying Points just from flying? If you have a United co-branded credit card, you can earn elite status credits through spending on your card. This guide will show you everything you need to know about how to do just that, including the earning rates and limitations for each card.
Your Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Loyalty Points
In March 2022, American Airlines completely overhauled its AAdvantage loyalty program. Now, those pursuing elite status need to focus on just one thing: Loyalty Points. In this comprehensive guide, we look at the many ways to earn Loyalty Points (and the pitfalls to avoid) to help you on your way toward AAdvantage elite status.
Targeted Hilton Honors Elite Status Fast Track to Gold Status Requiring Only 4 Nights
Hilton Honors launched a fast track to Gold promotion for members of affiliated companies. Employees need to register by March 31, 2023 and then complete four nights within 90 days to receive Hilton Honors Gold status through the end of 2024!
Earn Southwest A-List Elite Status Faster Through Flying and Card Spending Promotions
Southwest Airlines is offering three different promotions to make reaching A-List status easier in 2023. Now through May 31, earn 2X Tier-Qualifying Points on revenue fares, award flights earn Tier-Qualifying Points, and Southwest co-brand credit cardholders earn bonus tier points for everyday spending on their cards. But you'll need to register first. Here's how to do so.
A Complete Guide to American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status
The recently overhauled American Airlines AAdvantage program just got a few more tweaks for the 2023 elite earning year, which just started March 1, 2023. Here's a revised look at how to earn elite status, what the different tiers offer in terms of benefits, and everything else you need to know about status tiers in AAdvantage.
Shangri-La Circle Jade 2023 Fast Track Promotion
Shnagri-La Circle is offering a fast track to Jade elite status. Non-elite "Gold" members can earn Shangri-La Jade status with the offer after completing just 10 qualifying nights by May 31, 2023. Once earned, Jade status is valid through December 31, 2024.
American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status Buy-Up Offers for 2023
American Airlines has released its elite status buy-up offers for this year, giving members one last opportunity to reach the next tier of elite status through March 2024. Each of these offers is individualized. Here's how to check your current offer.
Aegean Miles + Bonus Makes It Harder to Qualify, Retain Elite Status
One of the easiest ways to get Star Alliance Gold elite status is about to get much harder — unless you fly Aegean. Aegean updated its Miles + Bonus terms and conditions to increase the requirements to earn and retain elite status when you only fly partner airlines. Here are the updated requirements as of June 1, 2023.
IHG One Rewards Offers Fast Track up to Platinum Elite Status (Stay Just 5 Nights)
IHG One Rewards relaunched its status fast track, offering up to Platinum Elite status. All you need to do is register and then stay two nights by year end for Gold Elite or five nights by year end for Platinum Elite status to earn that status through December 2024. Here's the link to register and full details.
United Offers (Outrageous) Premier Elite Status Buy-Up Offers
Some United MileagePlus members didn't reach the elite status tier they aimed for in 2022. To help them, United has been sending out its annual emails offering a buy-up to the next status. However, you'll need to act quickly if you want to take advantage of your personalized offer. The price increases on February 5, 2023.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Status Match Is Back — With a Catch
Virgin Atlantic is offering elite status holders of a dozen airlines the opportunity to match their status to Virgin Atlantic and receive complimentary Flying Club Silver or Gold status. Virgin Atlantic has offered status matches like this in the past. However, there's a twist this time around.
United Luggage Tags are Back for Premier Elite Status Members
After a hiatus for a couple years, United luggage tags are back for elite status members to apply for. Unlike previously, tags aren't set out automatically, and there are some other restrictions members need to know. Here's how to request your United Premier baggage tag.
Start the Year With up to 40 Marriott Elite Night Credits
One of the best benefits of having a Marriott Bonvoy credit card recently got even better. Marriott has updated the terms and conditions for its co-branded card products. Bonvoy members can now receive up to 40 elite night credits per year just from having Marriott credit cards!
Hertz Allows Members to Share Gold Plus Elite Status with a Friend
Back again from the last two years, Hertz members can share their Gold Plus elite status with others via a promotion running until December 31, 202. Hertz status can offer a range of perks, and now you can share these with one other person. Here's what you need to know to take advantage of the offer, if you're a fan of Hertz.
Delta is Making It Harder to Earn Status in 2023. Here Are Some Shortcuts.
Delta has increased most Medallion Qualifying Dollars (MQDs) thresholds to achieve Medallion Status in 2023 -- making it harder to earn. It's also one of the best airlines to get elite status without flying, primarily due to several of their co-branded American Express credit cards
American Airlines Revamps Loyalty Rewards, Slashes Mileage Earnings Rate on Basic Economy
Today, American Airlines is announcing a slew of changes to how travelers earn rewards in the AAdvantage program. AAdvantage Gold requirements are increasing, mileage earnings on basic economy are decreasing by 60%, and American Airlines is adding several new rewards tiers — including a new one for members at just 15,000 Loyalty Points. Here's a breakdown of all of the changes.
Alaska Airlines New “Coast to Elite” Status Challenge for Californians
Alaska Airlines announced an elite status challenge for California residents. By flying just two round-trip coast-to-coast flights in the first three months of 2023, Californians can get Alaska MVP elite status. Or upgrade to MVP Gold after four coast-to-coast round-trip flights. Here are the details, and why this is a good promotion.
JetBlue TrueBlue Announces Major Program Changes
This week, JetBlue announced a massive slew of changes to its TrueBlue loyalty program. The changes overhaul of how loyalty is earned, Mosaic tiers, and much more. Here's a full breakdown of what you need to know about the JetBlue loyalty program starting in 2023.
Ending Soon: American Airlines Status Match Challenge for World of Hyatt Elites
American Airlines recently launched a status match offer for World of Hyatt elites. The promotion offers Hyatt Globalist and Explorist members the chance to claim AAdvantage Platinum or Platinum Pro, respectively. However, you need to act soon to take advantage of this opportunity.
Marriott Announces the Return of Personal Ambassadors, Increases Spending Requirements
Marriott just announced that it's bringing back one of the best perks of its top-tier Ambassador Elite status: personal ambassadors. However, earning Ambassador Elite status will cost you more starting in 2023. Here's what you need to know about these changes and whether Ambassador Elite is worth pursuing.
Alaska Airlines Flight Pass Now Includes Elite Status From $99 a Month, With a Major Catch
For a limited time, Alaska Airlines' Flight Pass program now comes with Mileage Plan elite status. However, you will only be eligible if you live in certain states. With this promotion, eligible new members can score Oneworld elite status for just $99 a month. Here's what travelers need to know about this unique offer and who is eligible.
United Increases Elite Status Requirements, Adds Elite Earnings on Awards Starting in 2023
United MileagePlus announced some major program changes for next year. Beginning in 2023, United will implement changes to the MileagePlus program including significant increases to what's required for elite status, adding elite earnings on award flights, and removing award redeposit fees. Here's what members need to know about changes to the United MileagePlus program.
Alaska Airlines Introduces New MVP Gold 100K Elite Choice Benefits
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan announced that its introducing new Choice Benefits. MVP Gold 100K members will now be able to choose one of four new Choice Benefits - such as 50,000 bonus miles, a free Wi-Fi subscription, or a gift of MVP Gold 75K elite status.