Air France Calendar Is Back!: After FlyingBlue changed their award chart, many noticed that their award calendar was not available anymore. This was a bummer because it was one of the best ways to check out SkyTeam award availability, even Delta availability from the US to Hawaii (hint: Korean Air Sweet Spot). Now it’s back and time to rejoice!
Lost 90K Avios By Transferring to BA: A few weeks back everyone was jumping on this Iberia promotion where you could snag 90K Avios. Up until now, positive news had been rolling out with points posting to their accounts. Some have hit some snags when transferring those points to their BA account. Be careful, YMMV!
Earn Bonus MR Points At Walmart.com: Just in time for back to school shopping! From now until August 30, 2018 you could earn an additional 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar from Walmart.com when you pay through Amex Checkout. With the right card, you could be earning 4 MR points per dollar!!!
Multi-Browser Trick Is Dead: 99.9% of us love Amex offers for the savings, or MR balance boost they give us. The fact that we could load the same offer on multiple cards was an awesome deal. Well, all good things must come to an end. There are several data points showing that this trick is dead.
SPG Card From Hero To Zero: Now that August 1st, 2018 has arrived, it changes the value that we earn from our beloved SPG cards. They no longer earn the same amounts as before on everyday spend. Time to change your gameplan on which card to use for non-bonus spend.
ANA Increases Fuel Surcharges: As is the norm in this hobby, airlines make huge changes overnight. ANA has increased the fuel surcharges they pass on to customers on award tickets on their own metal. So that’s something you want to consider when deciding to book an award on ANA.
MR to JetBlue Currently 1:1: Amex is currently offering a 25% transfer bonus on Membership Rewards points to JetBlue. Normally, MR points transfer at a 250:200 ratio. This transfer bonus will bring it to a 1:1 ratio. Sometimes JetBlue has some great fare sales, which would require less points for a flight. Do some shopping around to see if it’s worth your while.
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