IHG Offers Free Flights On Spirit Airlines?

Some IHG Rewards Club members were quite surprised last week when an email from IHG arrived trying to get them to sign up for the Ambassador-program by offering free flights on Spirit Airlines! IHG started a new offer last week to drive member to sign-ups or renewals for the Ambassador-status (read more here), and there … Read more

United Offering 10% Bonus When Funding Your TravelBank, But With Big Restrictions

United has launched a new promotion which is offering a 10% bonus when adding funds to your TravelBank. There are some big restrictions with using the bonus though which greatly limits its usefulness. The Deal Key Terms Members can choose from six purchase amount options and, once purchased, the value remains valid for five years … Read more

Westin Grand Vancouver Being Reflagged As Hilton Vancouver Downtown

Many hotels with mortgages are underwater, and some are taken over by lenders and closed down. Then some operators are not happy with their current brands and reflag hotels. The Westin Grand Vancouver, Canada, will soon exit the Marriott system (date unclear) and become Hilton Vancouver Downtown. You can access Westin Grand Vancouver here and … Read more

5K Aegean miles with registration

Aegean Miles & Bonus is offering 5,000 free miles just by registering for their loyalty program. Aegean is a Star Alliance carrier with a generous longevity on their points, so it is well worth signing up for this (and getting the rest of your family to do the same with an eye toward pooling the miles … Read more

Air Canada Aeroplan New Airline Partner: Azul

Air Canada has a new partner effective today in Brazil for earning and redeeming Aeroplan miles (no fuel surcharges on awards). Aeroplan members can earn redeemable miles (not Altitude qualifying) on flights operated by Azul. You can access Aeroplan’s page for partners here. Here’s the Aeroplan earnings chart for Azul flights: Conclusion Azul already has … Read more

Qantas Frequent Flyer Status Credits Boost

Qantas today announced a new feature that helps its Frequent Flyer program members to keep their status due to the Covid-19 pandemic related travel and entry bans in place. The airline back in March (read more here) already extended everyone’s status by 12 months. Qantas Frequent Flyers will receive 50% of the Status Credits needed … Read more

Virgin Australia Sets New Summer Schedule, Cancels All Long Haul Flights Until Early August

Virgin Australia (currently in administration) has just published their new schedule for the coming two months and while a lot of regional flights are back, their long haul international flights will be cancelled until at least the second week of August. There is one exception though: Since May 16th Virgin Australia is flying once per … Read more