Iberia is back with a new Avios sale and if you're happy booking travel between now and the end of 3Q 2021, this is a sale that is probably worth considering. The cost per mile is good, award availability is (unsurprisingly) very good, and with Iberia offering a number of low-surcharge award options there could be some nice deals to be had here.
At the beginning of this month, American Airlines quietly removed a valuable benefit that had made available to all oneworld Sapphire and Emerald elites. There was no notice given for this move nor was any announcement made, but now it looks like American has had a change of heart...at least in part.
For most readers, Avianca is an airline whose primary purpose is one of an airline whose loyalty program offers a currency that can be used to book Star Alliance premium cabin awards at a reasonable cost. However, just in case you happen to be looking to earn status in Avianca's LifeMiles program, the latest news being emailed out to members may be of interest.
American Airlines has today announced a series of steps its AAdvantage program is taking in an effort to keep flyers happy and to keep them engaged with the program as the current travel crisis continues. Elite status will be easier to earn in 2021 (as long as you are prepared to fly!), new rewards are being introduced, a promised improvement to Basic Economy bookings is now here, and there's more good news too.
Less than a month since the airline closed the last sale in which it was offering a 100% bonus on the purchases of miles, United is back with another 100% offer for MileagePlus members looking to top up accounts. This sale, however, is slightly different from the last one.
Last Wednesday, British Airways launched one of the very best Avios promotions we have ever seen when it announced that British Airways Executive Club members could book long-haul Rewards Flights with 50% fewer Avios than normal. Sadly and as with all good things, this promotion is about to end so you have under 36 hours in which to make the most of this deal.
Unlike a lot of loyalty programs, Iberia Plus ignores the calendar year and operates its membership qualification year between April and March (I have no idea why). With six months still left of the current elite status qualification year, Iberia Plus has decided to extend the elite statues of all its members and it has launched a promotion offering double elite points.
Earlier this week, Etihad announced that it's offering bonuses of up to 30% on points transferred into the Etihad Guest program from (mostly) various hotel and credit card programs. There are a lot of familiar names on the list of bonused transfer partners but for most readers of this blog two, in particular, stand out and one should be avoided.
British Airways has published a limited-time promotion in which it's offering substantial discounts on the Avios cost of the Reward Flights that it offers. Short-haul bookings are reduced by 25% but it's on long-haul flights where the biggest savings are to be found with the airline offering a huge 50% discount on peak and off-peak fares.
Back in August, Alaska ran a promotion in which it promised members the chance to buy miles with a bonus of up to 70% if they purchased miles in the promotion that was running at the time and as Alaska Airlines has just launched its October mileage sale, members who bought miles back in August can now make the most of that fantastic bonus.