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.
Use AwardWallet’s New Travel Summary Tool to Map Your Trips, See Your Travel Stats
Want to track where you’ve been and how much you’ve flown? AwardWallet just released a new tool to let you do just that. All of the trips in your AwardWallet profile are automatically summarized and mapped. See how many airports you’ve been to, countries you’ve visited, and airlines you’ve flown over the years.
A Comprehensive Guide to All Credit Card Benefits, Changes Due to COVID-19 [Updated]
Feeling overwhelmed by all the new promotions and credit card changes in response to COVID-19? You’re not alone. With new changes announced every day, it’s getting harder and harder to keep up. We’ve tried to make things a little easier by putting together a post where you can find ALL of the changes in one place.
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!
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.
You Can Now Book Etihad Awards Using Aeroplan Miles — Including ‘The Apartment’
Air Canada’s Aeroplan and Etihad Guest have just launched a new partnership, allowing new reciprocal earning and redeeming opportunities. While both programs can offer solid value, we’re particularly excited about how this partnership makes booking Etihad’s premium-class cabins a little more accessible for award travelers.
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%!