Delta Removes Change Fees From Some Awards, Extends Card Benefits and Lounge Memberships

Delta just announced several major SkyMiles program updates. And, that good news is it’s all positive. The airline is extending Sky Club memberships, Medallion status perks, and co-branded credit card benefits. In addition, Delta is permanently slashing fees and restrictions on many domestic award tickets. But, unfortunately, there are some notable exclusions.

Chase Freedom Flex Now Available to New Cardholders

The Chase Freedom Flex℠ is now accepting new applications! The new card offers many of the best parts of the Chase Freedom® and the newly-improved Chase Freedom Unlimited®—including no annual fee and generous spending categories. However, the Freedom Flex comes with a unique set of benefits, from complimentary cell phone protection to savings with Lyft and Postmates.

New Bonus Categories for Chase Freedom Unlimited Now Active

The Chase Freedom Unlimited® has always been a great card for daily use thanks to its 1.5% cash-back earning on everything you buy. Starting on September 15, 2020, cardholders can take advantage of three new bonus categories: 5% on travel purchased through Chase, 3% on dining, and 3% on drugstore purchases.

Citi Accelerates Premier Benefits, Adds Temporary Spending Bonus for Prestige

Citi has accelerated increased earnings on the Citi Premier Card due to go into effect later this year. Plus, Citi announced a temporary new spending bonus for the Citi Prestige® Card. Cardmembers with accounts active on May 22nd can now earn bonus ThankYou Points on the things that we’re spending more on lately—including online retailers, supermarkets, and restaurants.

IHG Rewards Launches Dynamic Award Pricing in the U.S. and Beyond

After testing dynamic award pricing with a small set of hotels earlier this year, IHG Rewards confirmed to AwardWallet this morning that it has expanded dynamic award pricing to more hotels around the world—including many regions here in the United States. Dynamic award pricing is usually bad news, but we are surprised to be finding some great deals using your IHG Rewards points now!

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%!