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!
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.
IHG Rewards Extends Elite Status and Free Night Certificates
IHG Rewards Club members should be pleased to hear that IHG is extending elite status for elite members through January 2022. Plus, IHG has reduced elite status requirements, extended Ambassador membership, extended free night certificates, and more.
American Airlines Adds Automatic Mileage Refunds on Certain Award Cancellations
Canceling an award trip is not something that anybody enjoys doing, especially when the process can be challenging and complicated. American Airlines seems to have recognized this and has recently made the process of canceling (some) award trips much simpler—now no longer requiring a phone call.
Chase Automatically Extending Sign-Up Bonus Spending Period for Some Cardholders
There isn’t a lot of great news in the travel world these days but Chase has some for new cardholders. Following the lead of American Express, Chase is extending the deadline to meet the spending requirements for new cardholders approved earlier this year.
American Airlines Increases Checked Baggage Fees in the Midst of COVID-19
Less than a week after announcing $5.8 billion in emergency aid from the U.S. Treasury, American Airlines has increased bag fees by $15 each way on certain routes. The change is effective immediately for new tickets issued as of April 21, 2020.
Marriott Extends Elite Status, Further Extends Points Expiration
Marriott is back with more changes to its policies due to COVID-19. Following in the footsteps of many other hotel brands, it’s extended elite status for all current elites. Plus, you won’t have to worry about your points expiring anytime soon.