18 Airline, Hotel Programs That Have Suspended Point Expiration Due to COVID-19
With everyone stuck at home, the last thing award travelers want is for their hard-earned points to expire while they’re unable to use them. Thankfully, at least 18 loyalty programs have temporarily paused point expirations—at least so far. In this post, we’ve rounded up all of the updated expiration policies to create a one-stop resource.
American Airlines Miles Resume Expiration on July 1, But There’s a New Exception
After a three-month pause, American Airlines AAdvantage miles will begin expiring again on July 1, 2020. In order to keep your account active, you need to have earning or redemption activity on your account in the last 18 months. If you’re looking for a way to prevent your miles from expiring, we’ve got several.
Qatar Privilege Club Slashes Qmiles Fees. Is the Program Worth a Second Look?
In a move to make redeeming Qmiles easier, Qatar Airways has finally done away with its annoying award flight fees. Often adding hundreds of dollars to your out-of-pocket cost, this fee was a nuisance that only served to further devalue the Privilege Club Program. Now that its met its deserving fate, is Qatar’s loyalty program worth a second look?
A Complete Guide to American Airlines Award Travel Rules
American Airlines AAdvantage miles can offer huge value if you know how and when to use them. If you learn the rules for booking awards, you’ll spend fewer miles, avoid unnecessary fees, and save valuable time planning your next trip. Here’s everything you need to know about booking award tickets with AAdvantage miles.
ANA Slashes Surcharges, Drastically Reducing Out-Of-Pocket Costs on Award Tickets
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has drastically lowered the surcharges imposed on tickets to and from Japan and several other regions. While this won’t necessarily make cash flights to Japan cheaper, it significantly reduces the out-of-pocket costs on award tickets. That makes already lucrative award bookings even better!
American Airlines Extends Award Change and Cancellation Fee Waiver
Good news AAdvantage members! American Airlines just adjusted its award cancellation policy for the better. Now, members can cancel and refund award flights booked by June 30, 2020 without fees. Here’s what you need to know about this policy change.
Chase Temporarily Lowers Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee, Adds New Option to Cash Out Points
Chase offers Sapphire cardholders some terrific travel benefits. Unfortunately, the problem with offering great travel-based credit cards is that they’re a lot less valuable when you can’t travel. Today, Chase has announced several new benefits for these products—including lowering annual fees and adding a way to cash out your points at up to a 50% bonus.
Last Chance to Sign-Up for an American Express Card With an Extended Welcome Bonus Spending Period
American Express has taken a bold step to help their cardmembers qualify for new welcome bonuses during this difficult time. If you’ve recently applied—or are planning to apply—for a new Amex consumer or small business credit card, you’ll now have an additional three months to meet the minimum spending requirement.
Emirates Skywards Slashes Award Fees by Over 90%
Emirates offers some of the best onboard products in the sky. But booking these aspirational seats can be expensive—even on award redemptions. Perhaps not anymore. Recent searches on Emirates’ site are displaying a massive drop in carrier surcharges across the board. We are seeing some cuts to out-of-pocket costs as great as 90%!
Complete Guide to Capital One Transfer Partners
Capital One transfer partners give you the ability to book flights with dozens of airlines to virtually every destination in the world. Like other transferrable points currencies, the key to maximizing your value is to familiarize yourself with the strengths and weaknesses of each of the partner programs. In this complete guide, we break down all 15 of Capital One’s transfer partners.