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Ending Soon: Using Amex Upgrade with Points on Flight Bookings

One little-known feature of American Express Membership Rewards is its Upgrade with Points option. Rather than deal with airline miles, you can book a ticket and make an upgrade offer directly through Amex. Although this might sound great, the value you get isn't as good as many other uses of Amex points. Here's how the feature works if you want to use it before it ends on December 3, 2023.

Aeroplan HotelSavers Program Now Has a Fourth Night Free for Cardholders

The Air Canada Aeroplan HotelSavers program lets you use your points to book hotels stays with up to a 30% discount at 39 hotels brands worldwide. Furthermore, if you hold a Aeroplan co-branded credit card, you can receive a fourth night free on your award bookings through December 31, 2024. But is it worth it? Let's run through some examples to find out.

7 Days Left To Book Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots Before Award Chart Changes

Cathay Pacific announced changes to its award chart earlier this year, effectively devaluing the Asia Miles program. Thankfully, they provided a heads-up. With October 1, 2023 looming, it's as good a time as any to dig into Cathay's sweet spots and see which Asia Miles awards you should book before the changes take effect. If you're interested in booking any of these, you've got a week to make it happen.

The Ultimate Guide to Companion Fares, Companion Passes & Companion Tickets

Companion pass, companion certificate, companion fare, or companion ticket. Whatever you call them, they offer travelers a way to bring a companion along for less. Some airlines have designed their companion pass as a well-thought-out feature of their rewards program. Others have turned it into a lazy benefit slipped into the back end of a credit card's benefits. Here are the airlines and credit cards that offer companion fares.