Qantas appears to have come up with a pretty cool idea. Later this year the airline will need to fly an Airbus A380 to Tokyo from where it will operate a charter flight for whoever has chartered the aircraft and, rather than flying an empty aircraft to where it is needed, the Australian carrier will operate the A380 as a points-booking-only flight to Japan's capital city.
Delta has today announced the introduction of it's "Reclaim My Status" program which allows SkyMiles Medallion Members to restart their travels with a challenge which offers them the opportunity to regain their old status after taking time out for one of life's expected or unexpected major events.
Business Extra is the loyalty program from American Airlines aimed at small and medium sized businesses. Anyone can sign up for Business Extra (even private individuals who don't have a business) and, if you fly American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia with any frequency, it's a program you should probably be signed up to.
Citi is emailing out customers with a slightly improved sign-up offer on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard but the nature of the offer means that not everyone who's in the market for this card will want to take it up - it will suit some more than others.
ExpertFlyer is a website that I've come to love over the past few years and it has become a tool that I don't think I could do without. As someone who books a lot of flights and loves to snag an upgrade to Business Class I've lost count of the number of times that ExpertFlyer has helped me out and the site came to my aid again last week.
Etihad is back with another mileage sale and its the same sale we saw the airline publish back in February. With Etihad offering a flyer-friendly award chart for redemptions on American Airlines this could once again be a good chance to buy miles cheaply with a view to booking American's saver awards.
In news that will surprise absolutely no one American Airlines is selling miles at a discount again and this time around the airline is offering up to 40% the standard rate to anyone prepared to buy miles in the latest promotion.
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In a rather shameless way British Airways has launched a new Avios sale today less than 48 hours after it announced a devaluation to its Avios partner awards.In its latest Avios promotion British Airways is offering a 50% bonus for purchases made by 21 May 2019 just as it did in its February and December promotions. Also BA has also kept in place the increased 200,000 annual limit for Avios purchases that was introduced last year so this looks to be the new norm.
Right now American Express is offering a 30% bonus when you transfer its currency (Membership Rewards) over to the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club through 1 July 2019 (no hurry!) and, if you know where to look, this can be a very good deal to jump on.