LifeMiles Added As a ThankYou Points Partner: Many people don’t particularly like ThankYou points as they may not find much value in them. While a little more work is involved to get some great award seats with their partners, they shouldn’t be overlooked. Now you’re able to transfer ThankYou points to LifeMiles where you could get some great Star Alliance award seats with no fuel surcharges!
Ultimate Rewards Adds 2 New Transfer Partners: Now you’re able to transfer those valuable UR points to Aer Lingus and Iberia. It seems logical since British Airways has been a transfer partner of Ultimate Rewards for some time now.
AA’s New Route to Iceland: I’m especially excited for this route as you can fly from Dallas to Reykjavik non stop starting this coming summer. There will be lie flat business class seats available, woohoo! Not too long ago WOW announced some routes from Dallas to Reykjavik as well which is also good in order to try to keep American Airlines honest… HA!
Singapore Airlines Award Booking Changes: So there’s some good and some bad news here. The good news is that you’re able to book partner awards through Singapore’s website. Before you had to call in to do the award booking. The bad news is that the miles needed for a partner award flight will be going up. Boo!!
Ideas for Using LifeMiles: Many are pretty excited that you can transfer ThankYou Points to LifeMiles now. Others don’t see what all the hooplah is about. Here are a few uses for them to get you daydreaming about a few trips.
Some Banks Cracking Down on Retention Offers: Another way to earn points is through retention offers. Sometimes banks will give you some juicy offers in order to keep you from cancelling their card. It seems like some banks are cracking down on this practice too.
Are You Owed ThankYou Points?: Emails have been sent out to Premier cardholders that were affected, so please check your inbox. Apparently customers were only getting 1 ThankYou point per dollar at convenience stores when they should’ve been getting 3 points per dollar. If you held this card between the dates specified in the article, be sure to check if you’re owed points.
Using Miles For the Best First Class Seats: First class is where you can get some AMAZING value out of your points, and have the opportunity to experience luxury that you may not get to otherwise. This article sums up nicely what the best first class experiences are, and what points you need to book them.
Buy Hyatt Points With Up to a 40% Bonus: Currently you can earn up to a 40% bonus when buying Hyatt points. This deal runs through December 15, 2017. You can get quite a bit of value with Hyatt points, but if you do buy points, make sure that you get more value out of them than what you paid for.
Good Wines at San Francisco Centurion Lounge: A cool perk that I take advantage of from my premium cards is the lounge access. I enjoy the free food, drinks and space to relax before flights. The Centurion Lounge in San Francisco seems to be offering a better selection of wine that its sister lounges. Stop by and taste for yourself!