Thursday, November 26, 2009

How to keep up with all the bonus offers

Here at Frequent Flyer Bonuses we offer various methods for you to keep up with all the bonus offers we post, of course the main channel is our website, FrequentFlyerBonuses.com and most if not all of our other channels which we list below will link you to the newest offers on our website. That being said, we do offer other channels where you can keep up with the latest bonus offers and news outside of the website or this blog and they are:

The FFB Roundup
The FFB Roundup is our weekly newsletter that is sent out on Mondays. It lists the majority of new offers that we posted onto the website during the previous week. It is great way to catch up on all the new offers in an easy to read format that breaks offers down to bonuses for flying, staying, driving and other activities. You can subscribe to the FFB Roundup here.

Twitter
Frequent Flyer Bonuses has been on Twitter since early in the year and next to website, it is the most up to date and fastest resource for new bonus offers that we have posted. Normally we are posting on Twitter on daily basis with the new offers from that day. You can find us on Twitter as FFBonuses or follow us via this link (or see the Twitter box on the right side of this blog)

Facebook
Become a fan of Frequent Flyer Bonuses on Facebook. Also started early this year our Fan Page has a small but dedicated and growing member base. Normally we post some of the more major bonus offers, news and other features like new programs added to FFB on our Fan Page. Become a fan of Frequent Flyer Bonuses today by visiting our Fan Page here. (or see the Facebook box on the right side of this blog)

Another good place to look is at the bottom of our home page under the Bonus Page Updates heading, this tells you all the pages that have had new offers posted on them for the past 7 days.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Milwaukee is to place to be! Airlines duke it out with flight bonus offers

With Southwest entering the Milwaukee market, many other airlines are trying to keep a hold of their territory and customers. Of course to mark the launch of their service to MKE, Southwest is offering bonus credits for flying to or from the city. Air Tran, Midwest (MKE's hometown airline) and American Airlines have all retaliated with their own bonus offers.

Milwaukee is a good place to live or go right now with all this competition and the bonuses that are being offered are as follows:

Southwest Rapid Rewards
Earn 1 Bonus Rapid Rewards Credit each time you to or from Milwaukee. Register and book Dec 31, 09 for travel until May 7, 10.
Full Details on FFB's Rapid Rewards Page

Air Tran A+ Rewards
Double A+ Rewards Credits on all flights between Milwaukee and Akron/Canton, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (LaGuardia), Omaha, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa or Washington D.C. (Reagan). Until Feb 10, 10
Full Details on FFB's A+ Rewards Page

Midwest Airlines Midwest Miles
Double Midwest Miles on flights between Milwaukee and Atlanta, Boston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Ft. Myers, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York La Guardia, Omaha, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa or Washington, D.C. Until Feb 10, 10
Full Details on FFB's Midwest Miles Page

American AAdvantage
Double AAdvantage Miles for flights between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Milwaukee. Until Feb 28, 10
Full Details on FFB's AAdvantage Page

LoyLogic application will allow loyalty program members the ability to redeem their points via the iPhone

Press release from LoyLogic:

November 23, 2009

Loylogic enables the mobile communication channel for loyalty programs.
Loyalty program members can now redeem their points via the iPhone

Zurich, Switzerland and Atlanta/GA, USA – Loylogic will launch another innovation: the first full blown loyalty program application that allows for real-time points redemption with the Apple iPhone. MobApp™ is the latest addition to Loylogic’s portfolio of loyalty solutions and enables loyalty programs around the world, to add the mobile communication channel through an easy-to-integrate and easy-to-manage turnkey solution.
Loylogic MobApp™ will soon be launched with the first program client and once again will provide the loyalty industry with an innovative and customer-friendly tool to deepen engagement and program satisfaction.

Member Experience – Get full access.
Loylogic MobApp™ loyalty provides program members all relevant program information at any time and anywhere. Members will be able to
• view program account information;
• check the latest partner promotions;
• browse a list of all program partners;
• retrieve general program information;
• benefit of channel-exclusive promotions;
• redeem points through an easy-to-navigate reward shop.


Program Experience – Drive member engagement.
By opening the mobile channel for members, loyalty programs around the world make sure to cope with the quickly changing needs of their mobile member base. Launching an iPhone application will increase the relevancy of the program, boost member engagement and help companies to stay top of mind with their most valuable customers.
In addition, loyalty programs get an opportunity to offer an exclusive promotional channel to participating program partners. The feature helps strengthening partnerships with key program stakeholders and adds new points earning opportunities for members.

Easy to Get!
Loylogic MobApp™ is suitable for any loyalty program and can be implemented within a short time frame. Loylogic also handles the entire application registering process with Apple worldwide.
The solution is supported by a dedicated Content Management System that can be managed by the program team or outsourced to Loylogic for a small management fee.
Loylogic MobApp™ is easily skinned in a program’s look and feel, and will add a series of innovative features in 2010.

About Loylogic
Loylogic is the leading provider of global points ‘earn’ and ‘burn’ solutions to loyalty programs. We help our program customers to boost member engagement by combining loyalty innovation with state-of-the-art technology and the fastest-growing global merchant network. Loylogic Inc. is an independent company with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and offices in Atlanta, USA and Dubai, UAE. For more information, visit www.loylogic.com.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Bonus Page Updates Nov 16-20

Nov 20 - Continental OnePass | EgyptAir Plus | El AL Matmid Club | Finnair Plus | Germanwings Boomerang Club | Starwood Preferred Guest
Nov 19 - AeroMexico Club Premier | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus | British Airways Executive Club | GoldpointsPlus | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay
Nov 18 - Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Delta SkyMiles
Nov 17 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Priority Club
Nov 16 - Air France KLM Flying Blue | Emirates Skywards

Cathay Pacific: Book Extra Legroom seats for miles or money

Not long after Air Canada began charging to pre-book extra legroom preferred seating, Cathay Pacific is also going to charge but also offers an option to with miles. From Cathay Pacific:

Enjoy a more spacious journey the next time you fly Economy Class on Cathay Pacific and Dragonair with our Extra-legroom Seats:

* for long-haul flights at 20,000 Asia Miles or USD100 per sector (effective 1 December 2009), or
* for short-haul flights at 5,000 Asia Miles or USD25 per sector (effective 1 January 2010).


Available routes:

* Cathay Pacific: All destinations
* Dragonair (China destinations): Sectors include Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou
* Dragonair (non-China destinations): All destinations, except sectors which include Dhaka and Kathmandu


Available long-haul flights (from 1 December 2009):

* South West Pacific: Australia and New Zealand
* North America: Canada and the US
* Europe: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and the UK
* Middle East: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and UAE
* Africa: South Africa
* South Asia Sub Continent: India,Pakistan and Sri Lanka


Available short-haul flights (from 1 January 2010):

* All destinations not listed above

How to request your Extra-legroom Seats

After your ticket has been issued simply

* Call The Asia Miles Service Centre on +852 2747 3838 (Hong Kong) or +800 2747 3838 (worldwide toll-free) or
* Contact Cathay Pacific or Dragonair reservation offices or
* Visit the Asia Miles Service Desk at Hong Kong International Airport or
* Request at in-town or airport check-in counters

Extra Legroom Seats will be available for purchase online at a later stage.

Friday, November 20, 2009

China Southern Offers Accelerated Elite Status with 11th Anniversary promotion

To celebrate China Southern's Sky Pearl FFP 11th Anniversary, members of the Sky Pearl club can achieve elite status faster by registering for this promotion that uses all your segments/miles in 2009 to help you get to that next elite level sooner. They even let you redeem miles to earn more EQS! This is straight from the China Southern website with links for registration:

Special Offer For Gold Card Members
  • [To Retain Gold Card Tier] Fly 70,000 EQMs or 35 EQSs in 2009. If fail to, you can use the Award Mileages to redeem and make up for the above qualification (To redeem 1 EQS requires 2,000km mileages).
  • [Register] Before December 31, 2009. Register Now


Special Offer For Silver Card Members
  • [To Upgrade to Gold Card Tier] Fly 70,000 EQMs or 35 EQSs in 2009
  • [Register] Before December 31, 2009. Register Now

  • [To Retain Silver Card Tier] Fly 30,000 EQMs or 15 EQSs in 2009. If fail to, you can use the Award Mileages to redeem and make up for the above qualification (To redeem 1 EQS requires 2,000km mileages).
  • [Register] Before December 31, 2009. Register Now


Special Offer For Blue Card Members
  • [To Win Gold Card Tier] Fly 70,000 EQMs or 35 EQSs in 2009.
  • [To Win Silver Card Tier] Fly 30,000 EQMs or 15 EQSs in 2009.
  • [Register] Before December 31, 2009. Register Now


Terms and Conditions:
  1. Registration is required. Members can register for this promotion online at skypearl.csair.com by December 31, 2009.
  2. Only the EQMs or EQSs earned in 2009 and posted to account before January 10, 2010 can be applied.
  3. The insufficient section will be made up based on the EQMs or EQSs earned in 2009 and posted to account before January 10, 2010. Mileage refund is not allowed.
  4. Reward will come into effect before February 28, 2010.
  5. The Gold Card or Silver Card is valid from the date you receive the card through to February 28, 2011.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Continental & United work on reciprocal elite access

Continental and United have announced that they are working together on allowing Elite Frequent Flyers from each airlines FFPs reciprocal access to upgrades and priority boarding. This is an excerpt from the Continental email I received yesterday:

"Continental and United are working toward implementing reciprocal Elite access to upgrades and priority seating on both airlines by mid-year 2010. OnePass Elite members will have access to unlimited domestic upgrades as well as priority seating in United's Economy Plus® cabin on purchased tickets when space is available.

When you're traveling on a United flight, your unlimited domestic upgrade request will be processed along with United's Mileage Plus elite members, depending on your OnePass Elite status. Additionally, OnePass Elite members will have access to United's Economy Plus® seating at time of ticketing, offering more legroom near the front of the economy cabin."

Hopefully this initiative proves popular and successful enough that other Star Alliance airlines look at adding similar reciprocating benefits between them for their Elite members.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

British Airways offers a chance to win 10 return business class flights to 30 Hong Kong Companies

In their latest marketing effort to gain market share and customer loyalty, British Airways is running a 'grant' offer of 10 return business class tickets to 30 Hong Kong based small businesses. All the companies have to do is apply and hopefully they will be picked to receive the grant of the flights (valid for 1 year, exclude taxes and fees) and a Regus businessworld gold membership. Companies have to have 150 employees or less, not be a subsidiary of a larger company or have an existing corporate deal with BA. Applications are being accepted until Jan 15, 2010. Click here to register your company.

Bonus Page Updates Nov 9 - 13

Nov 13, 09 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Choice Privileges | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards | Meridiana HiFly | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Scandic Frequent Guest | South African Airways Voyager | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest
Nov 12, 09 - Best Western Rewards | Turkish Miles&Smiles | US Airways Dividend Miles
Nov 10, 09 - Asiana Club | Avianca Plus | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Continental OnePass | JetBlue TrueBlue | Kingfisher King Club | Korean Air SkyPass | Marriott Rewards | Mexicana Go | Miles and More | Priority Club | SATA Imagine
Nov 9, 09 - Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | El Al Matmid Club

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

JetBlue relaunches TrueBlue - New format and more point earning opportunities

Although much has been known about it for the past couple of months, the new TrueBlue frequent flyer program from JetBlue was officially launched on November 9th. The primary part of any program is the rewards earned for flying and JetBlue has moved to a revenue based model with the TrueBlue relaunch. Now TrueBlue earners will be rewarded on their spending habits moreso then then there flying habits as the more you spend the more you earn. The program will offer 3 TrueBlue points per dollar spent on airfare (excluding fees and taxes) and they will double that if you book online at JetBlue.com .

On the redemption side, TrueBlue members can start redeeming for flights at 5,000 points for one-way or 10,000 for round trip. The values then go by up 100 points increments depending on the destination, day of the week, season, and advance booking window. There are no black out dates for JetBlue flights, for code-share flights black out dates may apply.

Along with the new earn and burn format, comes more partners and point earning opportunities with which comes more bonus offers and of course we have these covered on the Frequent Flyer Bonuses JetBlue TrueBlue Bonus Point Opportunities page. These include bonuses that are awarded when you reach certain levels of points in a 12 month period and 10,000 bonus points if you complete 10 one way long haul flights over 2,000 miles in a 12 month period.

The new program has received both accolades and complaints from members as those who did or do not fly with JetBlue much may not have as much as an incentive to fly JetBlue with the new format. However those who are loyal and use JetBlue a lot will be rightfully rewarded.

Fly British Airways from North America to the UK or beyond and earn a Complimentary Companion Ticket

When you book a flight and travel on or before January 29, 2010, you'll receive a complimentary companion ticket* which can be used in conjunction with your next purchased ticket. You and your companion can travel in any cabin, to any of the over 300 destinations British Airways flies to worldwide. Book your ticket and your companion ticket from January 4 through July 30, 2010 and travel from January 11 through December 15, 2010
Full Details Online Registration and Booking

* Must book a round-trip transatlantic ticket in qualifying World Traveller (Y, B, H), World Traveller Plus (W, E), Club World (J, C, D, R) or First (F, A) fares
Residents of the US, Canada, Bermuda, Caribbean or Latin America only

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hawaiian Airlines Limited Time Offer: 80 HawaiianMiles or $80 eCertificate for free


To celebrate Hawaiian Airlines 80th anniversary they are offering up some small bonuses for free but only until Nov 11, 2009. Every HawaiianMiles member who registers on the sign up page can elect to receive either 80 free HawaiianMiles or an $80 eCertificate good for Hawaiian flights between the mainland U.S. and the Hawaiian Islands. As an extra, every 80th person to register will receive both the miles and the ecertificate. Remember this is a limited time offer that only runs until November 11!

Full Details & Online Registration

Bonus Page Updates Nov 2-6

Nov 6 - AeroMexico Club Premier | Air Tran A+ Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Southern Sky Pearl | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Korean Air SkyPass | Spirit Free Spirit | Starwood Preferred Guest | Sun Country UFly Rewards
Nov 5 - Accor A|Club | American AAdvantage | El Al Matmid Club | Etihad Guest | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Midwest Miles | Priority Club | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | US Airways Dividend Miles | Vueling Punto
Nov 4 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Hilton HHonors | Jumeirah Sirius | Marriott Rewards | Scandinavian EuroBonus
Nov 3 - Continental OnePass | Iberia Plus | United Mileage Plus
Nov 2 - ANA Mileage Club | Miles and More

Friday, November 6, 2009

Chase and British Airways release one of the largest credit card sign up offers ever

It has been less then 24 hours since the link has been live (although there has been some leaked info for a couple of days) and the revamped British Airways Visa Signature Card from Chase is already generating quite a stir. Why? Well simply put, the sign up offer of being able to earn 100,000 bonus BA Miles, the equivalent of two round trip economy class tickets between the U.S. and the UK or parts of Europe. To get the 100,000 bonus miles is not a hard task, you are awarded with 50,000 bonus miles on your first purchase and if you spend $2,000 within the first three months of having the card you earn another 50,000 bonus BA miles.

The sign up bonus offers are not the only highlights for this card. Other perks include a complimentary companion ticket for every year you spend at least $30,000 on the card. An earning ratio of 1.25 BA Miles on all purchases and 2.5 BA miles on British Airways purchases. Plus $50 off all BA flights booked by Dec 31, 09 for travel until Dec 31, 10.

The card has a $75 annual fee attached to it and the above bonus offers and features are stated as being limited time only, so if you want to take advantage of this offer do it sooner then later.

You can find the full details and application for the card here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ethiopian offers discounted Sheba Miles Award Tickets to Mombasa and Monrovia

Ethiopian is launching new services to Mombasa and Monrovia and they are offering up to 65% off Sheba Miles awards tickets from all of the cities they serve

The mileage required is as follows:

From/To Mombasa Monrovia Class
Africa / Middle East / Europe / South Asia 25,000 25,000 Economy
North America / Far East 50,000 50,000 Economy
Addis Ababa 10,000 10,000 Economy

Note: * This promotional offer remains valid until 31 January, 2010.
* * Terms and conditions apply."

Full Details

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hilton HHonors raising redemption rates for 2010

Hilton HHonors is starting to take some grief in their recently announced new redemption levels for free nights. The new amounts take effect as of Jan 15, 2010. All levels except the lowest level called opportunity will see increases. The increases are roughly in the 15-25% range depending on the category. Certain hotels will also be changing categories with many moving up a category. See the charts below for the changes

Old rates are as follows:
Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn,
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hotel Category Opportunity
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Points for One Free Night (Standard) 7,500 10,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000
Reward Code OP01 C101 C201 C301 C401 C501 C601


New Rates
Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn,
Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton
Hotel Category
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Points for One Free Night (Standard) 7,500 12,500 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 50,000
* If a change is made to your reservation after January 14, 2010, the new point redemption rates will apply.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Bonus Page Updates Oct 26-30

Oct 30, 09 -British Airways Executive Club | bmi Diamond Club | Kuwait Airways Oasis Club | Miles and More | Marriott Rewards | Priority Club | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Thai Royal Orchid
Oct 29, 09 - American AAdvantage
Oct 28, 09 - Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | TAP Portugal Victoria
Oct 27, 09 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Iberia Plus | Starwood Preferred Guest
Oct 26, 09 - Air France KLM Flying Blue | Azul Tudo Azul | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Jet Airways Jet Privilege

ANA matches JAL with Double Miles from N.America/Europe to Tokyo

ANA has matched JAL's double mileage campaign for flights from North America or Europe to Tokyo. You can earn double Mileage Club miles on the following routes:
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, Frankfurt, Paris, London and Tokyo (Narita)
Eligible booking classes: F/A/C/Z/J/D/Y/E
Valid only for North American and European residents
Valid until Feb 14, 2010
Full Details