Air France/KLM Flying Blue Lowers Mileage Requirements for Transatlantic Economy Awards
Air France/KLM Flying Blue recently adjusted its award rates between North America and Europe. But surprisingly this is actually good news. Standard transatlantic economy class award rates now begin at just 15,000 miles. These new, lower redemption rates vary by city. Here’s a chart of the cheapest award prices we are finding on Flying Blue’s 39 transatlantic nonstop routes.
Aeroplan to Update Some Award Pricing Effective September 1, 2022
Air Canada’s Aeroplan award program has announced a series of tweaks to its award chart. Rather than overhauling the entire chart, pricing changes are affecting some routes between North and South America, North America and Europe/Africa, as well as some routes that don’t touch North America. Here’s what you need to know so you can lock in the cheapest rates.
IHG Hotels and Resorts Introduces New IHG One Rewards Program
IHG is finally launching its new IHG One Rewards program. The new program sees significant changes – including a new elite tier – while some tiers have been renamed and qualifying requirements have been tweaked. Also, there are brand new benefits for some tiers, and IHG has announced the upcoming introduction of its Milestone Rewards.
Do Etihad Guest Miles Expire?
Etihad Guest miles will expire after 18 months with no qualifying activity on your account. This applies to Bronze, Silver, and Gold members. However, Etihad Guest Platinum members’ mileage balances will never expire as long as they keep their status. Here are the many ways to prevent your miles from expiring.
Details Released of Which 200+ Marriott Hotels are Moving to Dynamic Pricing March 29, 2022
Marriott Bonvoy just released the details on 200+ hotels that are moving to dynamic pricing on March 29, 2022. Here’s the list of the hotels that will increase in price, plus how many extra points you will need. Other news includes what we can expect for 2023 and when you will be able to add points to free night awards for high-priced bookings. There’s a lot to digest in here, so grab a drink and dive in with us.
Qatar Airways Will Adopt Avios, the Points of British Airways, Iberia & Aer Lingus
Major news out of Qatar Airways is that the airline has adopted Avios as its mileage currency. Avios is the points currency of British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. There can be some major implications for travelers with this shift. Here is what we know so far and what remains to be clarified in the coming weeks.
Changes to Expedia Rewards Starting on February 1, 2022
Expedia is relaunching its rewards program on February 1, 2022. Expedia’s elite status will soon require earning “Trip Elements” and the earning rate for these elite status credits depend on what type of booking you make (flight, car, hotel, cruise). Here’s a quick briefer of the new rewards program, how you earn points, and the other details you should know about.
MGM Overhauls M Life Rewards Program, Changes Coming February 1, 2022
MGM is making big changes to its M Life rewards program, and these will launch on February 1, 2022. The new program will be called MGM Rewards. Changes for gamblers and non-gamblers are coming, so let’s dive into all of the details.
IHG Rewards Changes Coming in March 2022: New Elite Status Tiers & Higher Requirements
IHG Rewards just announced changes to its loyalty program, coming in March 2022. Elite status will have more tiers, and earning this status just got more complicated. Additionally, IHG’s announcement means the info you see online/in the app is no longer correct. But, IHG promises “more fun” and “enhanced benefits” coming soon. Let’s dig in to what we know so far.
Citi ThankYou Rewards Adds Wyndham as Second New Hotel Transfer Partner in Under a Month
Citi ThankYou Rewards just added Wyndham Rewards as its second new hotel transfer partner in under a month. Wyndham Rewards offers a fixed-redemption-rate program, making it a great choice for times when cash rates (and points rates with other hotel brands) are high. Here’s how to take advantage of this new partnership.