Air France, KLM, and Virgin Atlantic Launch New Award Partnership

Air France and KLM recently launched a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, making both Flying Club and Flying Blue miles even more valuable. You’ll now have the ability to book partner awards on either airline using the other’s currency. In this article, we’re digging into the new partner award options to highlight the best values.

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 fifteen of Capital One’s transfer partners.

American and Alaska Reduce Partnership (Eliminating Award Redemptions)

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines have announced additional cutbacks to an already-diminished partnership. As of March 1, 2020 reciprocal award mile redemptions between the airlines will no longer be available. Additionally, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will no longer be able to earn Alaska miles on international American Airlines flights.

Cathay Pacific Awards Now Bookable Online with American Miles

American Airlines has added the ability to book Cathay Pacific partner awards on AA.com. This is the third major partner added to American’s online search in the past few months, making it one of the best search tools for Oneword availability. Although this is great news for most, those who have been quietly booking Cathay tickets by phone will now have far more competition for these awards.

Redeem Your Alaska Miles on Aer Lingus Flights

Alaska Airlines now allows you to redeem your MileagePlan Miles on Aer Lingus flights to Dublin and then onward within Europe. Although this option has been around for a few months, it’s worth a closer look at how to maximize your value from the new partnership.

Chase Adds Emirates as Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partner

Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Emirates Skywards as a new transfer partner, which brings its number of airlines you can transfer Chase points to 10. Although it’s always great to see more options, this isn’t likely to be one of the more lucrative partners for most Ultimate Rewards cardholders.