I didn't make the change to BA lightly. I had enjoyed the best part of a decade as a top-tier AAdvantage member but the rapid devaluation to benefits that followed the US Airways takeover of American Airlines combined with the introduction of minimum spend criteria meant that AAdvantage Executive Platinum status was no longer a sensible option for me. The status cost too much to earn and math just didn't stack up.
Iberia Plus is currently running an excellent sale on Avios and if you're looking to top up an account or use Avios to buy an award ticket in place of an expensive cash fare, then this is probably as good a deal as you're going to find.
Having a loyalty currency balance expire due to a lack of activity has been a frustrating aspect of the miles & points world for quite some time but there has long been a special place in hell reserved for loyalty programs that expire miles and points even if a member has been crediting flights or stays to their account on a frequent basis.
It's the beginning of the month (kind of) so it's time for another set of Flying Blue Promo Awards and, while this time around they're about as miserly as they can be, there are still some very interesting deals to be had for travel between North America and Europe (originating for either side of the Pond).
American Express has launched a new 30% bonus for Membership Rewards transfers to Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club reprising the deal we last saw on offer between May and June of this year.
Considering that it's Black Friday it's a little surprising to see that only three of the major airlines are running mileage sales today but, on the positive side, two of the three airlines are offering the best rates we've seen them offer this year and the third is only a little way behind.
British Airways has been offering bonuses of 50% on Avios purchases since the end of the first week of November but today is the last day to make the most of this deal if you haven't done so already.
At the end of September it was announced that the planned joint venture between American Airlines and LATAM would not be going ahead following the failure of both airlines to find a solution to an unfavorable ruling by the Chilean Supreme Court earlier in the year.
British Airways has announced that Executive Club members will be able to earn double or triple Avios on spending with a host of household brands this holiday season. With increased earnings available through both the US and UK portals, these deals should be useful to quite a few TFM readers.
The November 2019 Flying Blue Promo awards covering travel between 1 January 2020 and 29 February 2020 are now out and although Flying Blue appears to have taken on the seasonal role of Scrooge this time around (Promo Awards are only available in 3 regions outside of Europe this month), most readers of this blog will probably be pleased to hear that North America still features.