British Airways has partnered with the Lounge Pass program to allow customers to earn Avios when they purchase lounge access through a dedicated page. British Airways doesn't sell access to its own lounges but if you're considering purchasing access to a third party lounge, earning some Avios from your booking could be a good way to offset some of the cost.
British Airways is in the process of emailing out a new promotion to Executive Club members in which it's offering double the usual number of Avios on flights and vacations booked by 31 August 2020. Registration is required.
Across separate posts, I'm going to take a look at how travelers can maximize their miles and point earnings when booking vacation rentals and, in this post, I'll be looking at the airlines that have partnered with Airbnb to give travelers the chance to earn miles and points in their respective loyalty programs.
Flying Blue has launched a new mileage sale and although this may not appear to be the greatest of times in which to consider buying miles, there's one reason why this sale may be worth a second look - this is the best deal I ever remember seeing on Flying Blue Miles. While most Flying Blue mileage sales offer a bonus of up to 75%, this sale sees the top bonus set at an impressive 100%.
Air Canada has been the airline that seems to have been doing the most to keep its frequent flyers engaged and to keep its loyalty currency relevant throughout the current crisis, and now it's back with a few good offers that will probably look tempting to those lucky enough to still be able to fly within, to or from Canada.
Executive Traveller has reported that it has received an invitation to a 'sneak peek' online presentation on 28 July in which Mark Nasr, Air Canada's VP for Loyalty and eCommerce, will outline details of "Air Canada's transformed loyalty program" to select members of the international media.
Flying Blue, the loyalty program for Air France/KLM, has just launched a new promotion as it attempts to tempt customers back on board. All flights marketed by Air France or KLM will now earn double miles and double elite status credits though the end of the year.
Right now, United Airlines isn't running a mileage sale but that doesn't mean that you can't buy miles at a big discount to what the airline is currently charging. In fact, it's currently possible to generate up to 72,000 United Miles at a cost of just 1.86 cents each and, possibly more importantly, you can generate as few as 4,000 miles at the same cost/mile.
In a move that will please a lot of its members, the Etihad Guest program has announced that it will be changing its mileage expiration policy from the end of this month. On the way out is the policy under which miles expire regardless of account activity and in comes a policy where miles can be kept alive indefinitely.
American Airlines has launched a new mileage sale for July in which it is offering discounts of between 10% and 45%. There's nothing majorly complicated about this sale as for once, this is an AAdvantage sale in which the more miles you buy the cheaper the cost per mile becomes.