Finnair to Adopt Avios, Make Finnair Plus Program Enhancements. Here’s What You Need to Know.
Today, Finnair announced several noteworthy changes to its mileage program — from adopting Avios as its mileage currency to guaranteeing a certain number of saver award seats on every flight. Here's what we know so far about the changes to the Finnair Plus program and when they're going to take effect.
More Details on Choice–Radisson Merger: You May Have Higher Status Than Before!
The merger of Radisson Rewards Americas into Choice Privileges is complete, but there were a few outstanding questions. Given that the programs had different points expiration policies and different thresholds for earning status tiers, how would the integration work for these elements? What would happen to your points and to your former elite status from Radisson Rewards Americas?
Finnair Devalues Finnair Plus Award Redemptions, Adds New Surcharges
Finnair award travel is now up to 33% more expensive, thank to a devaluation of Finnair Plus award charts. On top of that, the carrier added new fees on all award flights. Here's a look at these changes for the worse.
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Devaluation Coming October 1. Here’s What You Should Book Now.
Cathay Pacific's Asia Miles program may have easily-earned miles, but its award chart change is bad news. Book now to lock in current prices before both the multi-carrier and Cathay Pacific-operated charts change on October 1, 2023. Here are our recommendations of what to book.
Qatar Slashes Award Rates on Partners, Mostly Aligns Award Chart With Other Avios Programs
This week, Qatar Airways overhauled its partner award chart, slashing award rates by up to 60%. This change makes Qatar Privilege Club worth considering for partner awards for the first time in years. From 6k Avios domestic American Airlines and Alaska Airlines awards to 13k Avios awards between US West Coast and Hawaii, here are the new sweet spots opened up by this change.
British Airways Cuts Award Rates, Slashes Sweet Spots on Qatar. Here’s the Definitive New Award Chart.
AwardWallet searches show that British Airways recently standardized its award prices for Qatar Airways flights. This mixed bag of changes saw some award rates drop by 50% while others soared up to 483%. Here's a breakdown of the changes, along with the definitive award charts for Qatar-operated flights booked using British Airways Avios.
Plastiq Files for Bankruptcy: What This Means for You
We're big fans of putting all spending possible on credit cards to earn extra points and miles. When you have a bill you can't pay by credit card, third-party services may make that possible. One of the biggest of these services is Plastiq. However, Plastiq just filed for bankruptcy. If you use Plastiq to pay bills like rent, mortgage, or a car loan, here's what you should know about these proceedings.
United Makes Major Award Chart Devaluation. Here’s What We Know So Far.
Overnight and without an announcement, it seems United MileagePlus made massive changes to its (unpublished) award chart. We haven’t yet had time to examine every route and every possibility, so expect that there will be changes and updates to this story. Here’s what we know so far.
AA Introduces Dynamic Pricing, Eliminates Saver and Award Charts
American Airlines recently announced a move to a dynamic award pricing model, eliminating its MileSAAver Off Peak, MileSAAver, AAnutime Level 1, and AAnytime Level 2 awards and rebranding its Web Specials as simply Flight Awards. Here's what these changes actually mean for travelers.
Hotels.com Ending Its Stay 10 Get 1 Free Rewards Program, Replacing With Much Worse “One Key”
Hotels.com has announced that its stay 10 get one free rewards program will be coming to an end. The company announced that in mid-2023, the program would be replaced by the One Key program, which will be shared with Expedia and Vrbo. And it's much worse than the current program. Here are the details.