American Airlines has followed up its Black Friday flight promotion with a new mileage sale in which it's selling its currency at one of the lowest rates we've seen. At 1.75 cents/mile, this may actually be an AAdvantage sale that's worth considering.
After its nemesis, Virgin Atlantic, got a head start on it with a series of Black Friday promotions launched this morning (here and here), British Airways is now finally getting its Black Friday promotions rolling with a "mystery bonus" on all Avios purchases made through 30 November.
Not only is Virgin Atlantic currently offering some truly fantastic fares to destinations across its network, but the airline is also offering an impressive 50% discount on award bookings (across all cabins) as well as a 50% bonus on points purchases made by 30 November.
With Alaska Airlines expected to join the oneworld alliance at the end of the first quarter of 2021, it's not a major surprise to find out that the two airlines plan to offer reciprocal elite benefits next year. What is surprising, however, is that both airlines say that they will go as far as offering select elite flyers from the other airline's loyalty program complimentary domestic upgrades on the flights they operate.
Alaska Airlines has offered up a variety of mileage sales this year and on at least two occasions it has offered the very best deals we have ever seen that airline offer. Now the airline is back with a sale that runs for most of what remains of this year and it's a sale that sees Mileage Plan members being targeted for mystery bonuses.
Singapore Airlines is the latest airline to offer a bonus to anyone transferring points from most (possibly all) of its bank partners around the world. In the case of the United States, transfers from Amex, Citi, Chase, Capital One appear to qualify but with over 40 participating banks around the world, most readers should be able to make the most of this offer if it works for them (some may be able to get a 20% bonus).
I'm not sure what's going on at Hyatt HQ but we're seeing promotion after promotion coming out of Chicago right now. This latest promotion is offering guests 1,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for every qualifying night spent at select Hyatt resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
It appears to be the season for 30% Avios bonuses. First we have Chase offering a 30% bonus on Ultimate Rewards Point transfers to various Avios-issuing airlines and now we have British Airways offering a 30% bonus on transfers from IHG Rewards Club and Radisson Rewards. But is this promotion any good?
United Airlines has today announced that it is making it easier to earn status in 2021. Technically, we already knew that United was going to do this because the airline mentioned that it was considering this earlier this year, but now it's official and we know what the reduced thresholds will look like.
Chase Ultimate Rewards has recently launched a promotion in which it's offering a bonus on points transfers to the three key Avios-issuing airlines - British Airways, Iberia, and Aer Lingus. With Avios being one of the best currencies to use for short-haul flights and with relatively few people flying anything but short-haul right now, this could be a promotion that's worth considering.