The offers we've seen British Airways publish for Black Friday/Cyber Monday have mostly been embarrassingly bad. Fortunately, the Avios sale that the airline has been running (and which ends today) has offered at least one opportunity to get some value.
United has been running its Black Friday mileage sale since Wednesday and, as a lot of us expected, it's a slightly better promotion than the sale it was offering up until last week. The sale ends tonight so you have just a few hours left to make the most of the 100% bonus and a re-increased annual cap if you need to top up a MileagePlus account.
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.
Following a truly terrible sale back at the end of October, IHG Rewards Club brought back its best-ever points sale in honor of Black Friday so, for the past few days, it has been offering members the opportunity to buy up to 500,000 points at a cost of just 0.5 cents per point. That opportunity ends today.
Marriott has been running a flash sale this week in which it's offering a bonus of up to 60% on Bonvoy Points purchases. Historically speaking, this is the highest bonus we have ever seen Marriott offer (it matches the bonus offered back in May) and we now apparently have it on good authority that this will be the best offer we see during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Radisson Rewards has launched a Black Friday points sale and, unsurprisingly, it's the best sale that the loyalty program usually publishes. Most points purchases made through 2 December will earn a 100% bonus and as that values Radisson's points at just 0.35 cents each and as Radisson has boosted the maximum number of points its members can buy in a year, this opens up the opportunity for significant savings at some of the hotelier's best properties.
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.
Hyatt's current points sale is offering a bonus of 30% on points purchases made through 24 November (tomorrow) and ordinarily, this wouldn't be a sale that gets much of my attention (I'd prefer to wait for Hyatt to offer a 40% bonus) but, on this occasion, the added opportunity to book award stays with a 25% rebate changes my perspective.
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.
In the past 24 hours, Marriott launched a new sale in which it's offering Bonvoy members the opportunity to buy points with a bonus of up to 60% thrown in. Historically speaking, this is the highest bonus we have ever seen Marriott offer (it matches the bonus offered back in May) but there's an outside chance that there's something better to come.