Marriott Points Expiration Not Extended With Promotion: Do you recall taking part of the easy NFL trivia questions Marriott offered that earned you hotel points? Ah, those were the good ‘ol days… Unfortunately they didn’t help extend the expiration date of your Marriott points.
Japan Airlines Award Chart Devaluation: Devaluations are tough to swallow. Sometimes you’re given advance notice and sometimes the changes happen overnight. Either way, it usually means that more points/miles are required for award flights. Here’s the latest with Japan Airlines Mileage Bank Partner awards.
Flying Blue’s Changes Effective June 1st: Recently Flying Blue made some changes on their mileage earning rates. This coming Friday we’ll see changes to some of their redemptions. Some awards get better and some get worse. Check out the article for more details on some specific routes.
Chrome Plug-In For Award Flight Searches: If only there was a way to make the award flight search process easier….. Well here’s a way that requires a little less effort. There’s now a plug-in for your Chrome browser that will allow you to search for award space on select airlines. This will be very useful for me!
Platinum/Centurion Cardholders Granted Access to Lufthansa Lounges: Here’s a nice added benefit which comes just in time for me. With the right cards, you have access to select Lufthansa lounges in Munich and Frankfurt when flying on Lufthansa, Austrian or Swiss Airlines. This is a pretty sweet deal!
Avoiding Card Shutdowns: Our card activity may seem a bit weird to mere mortals, and some banks may consider it as suspicious. Because of this, some banks have taken drastic measures to close down accounts. Here’s a good read on why this is happening.
Getting to Ireland With Points/Miles: This has been discussed before, but refreshers never hurt. Ireland is on many travelers’ bucket list and rightfully so. It’s extremely beautiful and has a unique culture that many would find interesting. Here are some great ways to get there!