American Express has been offering a 40% bonus on Membership Rewards Points transfers to the British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus and Aer Lingus' Aer Club since the beginning of August, but today is the last day to take advantage of this offer.
South American airline LATAM has confirmed that it will be withdrawing from the oneworld alliance following the airline's decision to cease joint venture negotiations with American Airlines and enter into a partnership with Delta instead.
United Airlines has today announced that it is replacing Regional Premier Upgrades (RPUs) and Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs) with a new upgrade benefit called "PlusPoints". The new system shouldn't see any members disadvantaged and, instead, should add a bit more flexibility to how members can upgrade their flights.
American Express Membership Rewards is currently running transfer bonuses to Marriott Bonvoy, British Airways/Iberia/Aer Lingus, and JetBlue (targeted) and now it has brought back a transfer bonus to a partner that hasn't seen an AMEX transfer bonus for over 2 years - Hawaiian Airlines.
Alaska MileagePlan has launched a flash sale on its currency in which it's offering bonuses of up to 40% on purchases of 10,000+ miles through 22 September 2019. All the accounts I control have a maximum bonus of 40% showing and I haven't seen, heard or read of anyone seeing a different maximum bonus in their account so it's probably safe to assume that this isn't a targeted promotion.
As of yesterday Cathay Pacific awards can now be booked on the American Airlines website but it looks like American may be having a few integration issues that travelers should be aware of - not all the awards you'll see on AA.com are actually available to book.
Over the past year American Airlines has been adding the ability for users of its website to book awards on a number of its partner airlines (like Etihad and Japan Airlines) and now one of oneworld's more popular carriers can be booked on American's website too - Cathay Pacific awards are now live on AA.com.
With the pilots' union claiming that it's taking the high-road in negotiations with management, it's now British Airways' turn to try to get back on the good side of customers by launching a double Avios promotion which will run through most of the remainder of this year.
In this set of Spontaneous Escapes deals we're seeing the usual discounts on flights between Singapore and various destinations in Asia but we're also seeing a couple of good Business Class deals to Europe, a few nice deals to/from Australia and two good Premium Economy deals on routes to/from the United States.
Between Monday 16 September 12:01 AM Eastern and 31 October at 11:59 PM Eastern, Capital One Venture, and Spark Miles account holders will receive a 33.3% bonus on all miles transferred to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program.