Virgin Atlantic may not be an airline which automatically springs to mind when you’re considering air travel but its Flying Club loyalty program can be very useful if you know what to look for – that’s why transfer bonuses between Amex Membership Rewards and Virgin Flying Club are always worth a closer look.
It used to be possible to earn oneworld status reasonably cheaply back in the days when American Airlines didn’t have a minimum spend criteria. With American Airlines Economy Class flights all earning 1 elite qualifying mile per mile flown a few super-cheap Economy Class fares could get you a long way towards mid-tier or even top-tier status for a pretty reasonable outlay – those were the good old days.
The latest Alaska mileage sale seems to have been going for quite some time but today is the day it finally ends. No doubt there will be another promotion along in due course but there's no guarantee that it will be as good (or better) than this one...and this one is pretty good.
If I wasn't expecting a the relaunch of the Chase Hyatt credit card last week I certainly wasn't expecting to hear news that American Airlines and Citi have decided to rebrand and relaunch the AAdvantage Bronze credit card....but that's exactly what has just happened.
I wasn’t going to take part in the promotion Iberia launched two weeks ago but greed got the better of me and I dived in. It’s like we’re living in the 80’s again and “greed is good” because, on Tuesday, I was rewarded for my greed when Iberia dropped 90,000 Avios into my account….and I’ve wasted no time in using most of them.
United Mileage Plus is running a new promotion in which its offering a bonus of up to 85% to anyone willing to purchase miles by the close of business next Wednesday. The cost per mile isn't the lowest we've seen this year but some may find it low enough to make a purchase worthwhile.
If you participated in the recent Iberia promotion (as I eventually did) you should check your Iberia Plus account to see if you've been credited with the miles you're expecting. A lot of people are now seeing their accounts balances boosted by up to 90,000 Avios but some don't seem to have been so lucky...at least not so far.
The British Airways shopping portal (the Avios eStore) is offering double Avios on purchases through July 8th and this sees retailers like Apple, Macy’s and Saks offering 6 Avios per dollar while you can earn as many as 20 Avios/dollar at retailers like New Balance and eBags (the UK version of the store has a similar promotion running too).
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles are one of my favorite airline currencies but, as I don't fly Alaska very often and as I credit my American Airlines flights to BA (for the purpose of earning status), I'm left with little option but to hope for a decent mileage sale....like this one.
The American Airlines website is changing in layout and i content and it looks as if some of the first changes have been rolled out in the past 24 hours. There aren't any glaringly obvious changes to the site on the homepage (at least not at the time of writing) but the "your account" page certainly looks a little different.