Thursday, December 23, 2010

Marriott keeps Elite Rollover for 2011

Marriott heralded an industry first this past year when they introduced Elite Rollover nights that essentially allowed you to keep any extra nights over and above your latest elite level and use them towards your elite status for the following year. Earlier this week Marriott was please to announce via their Marriott Rewards Insiders forum that will continue to offer this great feature for the 2011 year. This means that any extra nights you have at the end of 2011 will count towards your requalification in 2012.

Source: Marriott Rewards Insiders

Monday, December 20, 2010

Save 10% on Emirates flights when using an American Express card

Some this comes via View from the Wing who got it via MilesQuest:

Save 10% off any First, Business, or Economy Class airfare. You must travel by March 31, 2011. You have to book the tickets directly from the Emirates.com website and use promo code USAMX10

I am guessing by the promo code that is meant only for U.S. departures. Let me know if you try it and if it works for flights from other countries

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 13 - 19, 2010

Here are our top picks from the bonus offers we added to 25 different airline and hotel programs:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Three out of the seven flight offers we added this week have no residency restrictions and of those three this is the best offer:
Finnair Plus:
Double Plus Points and Elite Qualifying tier points for all Finnair flights Worldwide. Simply provide your Finnair Plus number when you book online at Finnair.com Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Both Cathay and Singapore Airlines have this offer but CX's is on for longer so it takes top spot:
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Triple Asia Miles for every stay at participating Hilton hotels Worldwide .Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Mar 14, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Both Marriott and Starwood released their Q1 offers this past week but Starwood's is not open for registration yet so Marriott takes the honours:

Marriott Rewards: Winter Megabonus for stays at Marriott locations Worldwide during the promotion period. Bonus offers depends on each member and will be revealed once you log in and register. Full Details online registration and booking Feb 1 - Apr 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

We only added four new rental offers and all of them were quite good but this is the best one:

Miles and More Triple Miles & More Miles for all Hertz rentals of three days or more worldwide. Full Details. Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Delta with American Express Membership Reward takes top spot for the second week in a row:

Delta SkyMiles: 20,000 Membership Rewards Certificate or $250 Macys Gift Card when you transfer 50,000 or more Membership Rewards points into SkyMiles. Full details and online registration (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 10 * U.S. Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: December 13 - 19, 2010

Dec 17: Air France KLM Flying Blue | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Miles & More | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Dec 16: Air China Phoenix Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air Tran A+ Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Continental OnePass | Emirates Skywards | Hainan Fortune Wings | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest

Dec 15: Accor A|Club | Aerolineas Argentinas Plus | Air Berlin Top Bonus | Avianca Plus | Finnair Plus | LAN Lanpass | Marriott Rewards | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay | Priority Club | Qantas Frequent Flyer

Friday, December 17, 2010

One Day Only: Save 20% on all Qatar Airways flights departing Doha

To celebrate Qatar National Day 2010. Today only (18th Dec), all travel booked for flights from Doha, Qatar, will be 20% off at Qatarairways.com

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Air China's at it again, this time its with Starwood (and its targeted)

A few weeks back we were the first to bring to light the Air China / Marriott offer that gave instant Gold Status with Marriott and now while this offer does not have status attached to it, Air China Phoenix Miles members can benefit from stays with Starwood hotels. The major hurdles I can see here is that it is strictly for new Starwood Preferred Guest members only and apparently is a targeted offer for certain Air China Phoenix Miles members. (The registration page is in Chinese only and I am going on Google's translation of it, so if any of our Chinese readers are able to clarify this please let me know!) However as I hope all of you know, despite many offers being targeted they still work for some if not all the people who sign up for it. If it works for you great, if not well it was worth the try.

Anyways, the offer as we posted to our  Phoenix Miles Bonus Kilometers Opportunities page  is as follows
Earn up to 9,000 Phoenix Miles Kilmoeters or 9,000 Bonus Starpoints when you join Starwood Preferred Guest and complete a minimum of 3 nights at Starwood Hotels Worldwide. You earn 3,000 bonus Kilometers or Starpoints for every 3 nights up to 9 nights total until Mar 31, 11. 

So although you have to join Air China's Phoenix Miles program (I'm sure many of you did for the Marriott offer) you do not have to earn Phoenix Miles, you can choose to earn Starpoints.

Full Details& Online Booking (in Chinese)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: December 6 - 12, 2010

This week we were able to add new bonus offers to 28 programs from around the world and our top picks are:

Bonus Offer For Flying
A bit of a quieter week in new flight bonus offers:
Delta SkyMiles:
Earn up to Triple SkyMiles on nonstop flights between Detroit or Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda (HND)
- earn triple flown miles for each BusinessElite® paid flight
- earn double flown miles for each Economy Class paid flight
Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com.  Feb 19 - May 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

This week featured primarily hotel or country specific offers except for the following which provides more coverage:
Air France KLM Flying Blue: 500 Bonus Flying Blue Miles per stay including any night Sunday-Thursday at participating hotels across Europe. Book online at Marriott.com Until Feb 1, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Although there was a large bonus from IHG it was only for one hotel whereas the following is worldwide

Hilton HHonors: Double HHonors Points and up to 50% off on all weekend stays of 2 nights ore more at Hilton locations Worldwide. Full non-refundable prepayment required at time of booking. Must book at least seven (7) days in advance of arrival. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com.
Book by Jan 31, 11 for travel until Dec 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving

We saw this offer a few weeks back for SAS but this time its TAP's time to offer it:

TAP Portugal Victoria: 1,000 Bonus Victoria Miles on all Sixt rentals Worldwide. that are booked via one of the Sixt applications for your iPad or iPhone. Full details. Until Feb 6, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

There are only two days left on this offer so take advantage right away if you can:

Delta SkyMiles: 50% Bonus SkyMiles on all the Membership Rewards® points you transfer into your SkyMiles account by December 15, 2010. And if you transfer 50,000 points or more, you'll also receive 25,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs). Full details and online registration (Registration is required)

Bonus Page Updates: December 6 - 12, 2010

Dec 10: Belavia Leader | Hilton HHonors | LAN Lanpass | Marriott Rewards | Scandinavian EuroBonus | TAP Portugal Victoria | United Mileage Plus

Dec 9: Air France KLM Flying Blue | American AAdvantage | Avianca Plus | China Southern Sky Pearl | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Delta SkyMiles | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Miles | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest

Dec 8: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Best Western Rewards | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Gulf Air Frequent Flyer | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Miles & More | US Airways Dividend Miles

Dec 7: Air Canada Aeroplan | British Airways Executive Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank

Friday, December 10, 2010

Earn 50% Bonus Skymiles (and 25,000 MQMs) with Amex Membership Rewards transfers

U.S. based American Express Membership Rewards members can earn 50% Bonus SkyMiles on all the Membership Rewards points transfered into your SkyMiles account by December 15, 2010. And if you transfer 50,000 points or more, you'll also receive 25,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs). Full details and online registration (Registration is required)

(Taken off of FFB's SkyMiles Bonus Opportunities page)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 29 - December 5, 2010

Only 25 programs got new updates this past week, partly due to us catching up once again to all the bonus offers we had found! Of the new offers here are your best bets:

Bonus Offer For Flying
For the second week in a row, an offer that includes ab elite qualifying bonus is featured as our top pick:
American Airlines:
Double AAdvantage Miles and Double Elite Qualifying Miles for non-stop flights between Dallas/Ft.Worth and Los Angeles, or San Francisco. Register online with promo code LASF2 (Registration is required) Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

A quieter week for new airline mileage offers for hotel stays:
US Airways Dividend Miles: Double Dividend Miles starting on your second night, and each night after during the promotion period, at any Best Western hotel in the Northeast U.S.. Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Jan 31, 11
* For residents of U.S., Canada, or the Caribbean Islands only

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

It may be tough to get the maximum points out of the following offer but even at the lower amounts place this offer would still be our top pick

Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus: Earn up to 30,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays at Radisson Blu, Radisson Edwardian or Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.
- 2 consecutive nights: 3,000 bonus points*
- 3 consecutive nights: 4,000 bonus points*
- 4 consecutive nights: 5,000 bonus points*
- 5 consecutive nights: 15,000 bonus points*
- 10 consecutive nights: 30,000 bonus points*
*including your online booking bonus of 1,000 (for Red members) or 2,000 points (for Silver and Gold Elite members)
Book online at at Park Plaza, at Radisson Edwardian or at Radisson Blu
Until Dec 28, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

It was an extremely quiet week for car rental offers with only three new bonuses added:

Malaysia Airline Enrich: Earn up to Triple Enrich Miles for Hertz Rentals in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand or Asia. 3-6 Day rentals earn double miles, 7+ day rentals earn triple miles. Full Details. Until Jan  31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Despite only being available to Canadians, this offer takes top spot and grants Aeroplan this honour for the second week in a row:

Air Canada Aeroplan: 50,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you apply for and receive the American Express AeroplanPlus Platinum. Receive 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles after your first use of the Card and another 25,000 when you spend $1000 in the first three months. Full Details. Until Dec 28, 10

Bonus Page Updates: November 29 - December 5, 2010

Dec 3: Continental OnePass | Czech Airlines OK Plus

Dec 2: Air Canada Aeroplan | Hyatt Gold Passport | Marriott Rewards | Priority Club | Starwood Preferred Guest | Stash Hotel Rewards

Dec 1: Aerosvit Meridian | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Jumeirah Sirius | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | South African Airways Voyager | TAP Portugal Victoria | US Airways Dividend Miles

Nov 30: Accor A|Club | Aeroflot Bonus | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Etihad Guest | Malaysia Airlines Enrich

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1 day only: 3x Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit for flying in December

To celebrate Southwest reaching 1,000,000 fans on Facebook, they launched a promo for today only that offers you triple Rapid Rewards credit on all flights in December that are booked today (Dec 1). Plus they are offering extra credits if you sign up  for the Rapid Rewards program today.

Full details and discussion can be found on FlyerTalk.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 22 - 28, 2010

A total of 28 programs had new offers posted to them last week, could have been more but I actually ran out of bonus offers to add for a short period of time. I think that is the first time in history that I actually had nothing new to post to FFB, even if it was only for three hours. Of those new bonuses, here are my picks of the week

Bonus Offer For Flying
The decision for the best flight offer was tough this week as all were route specific with no offer standing out in particular over the offers, but the following does offer elite status accrual so we give it top spot:
Air Tran A+ Rewards:
1 Bonus A+ Credit (counts towards elite status) for every A+ Rewards member traveling on your reservation when you fly round trip from Atlanta to any Air Tran destinations. Full details and online registration (Registration is required). Nov 29 - Jan 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Some very good offers were posted this week to FFB to 14 different airlines with the following taking top spot:
Miles & More: Triple Miles & More Miles when you stay from a Monday to Thursday at any participating InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

This category also had some nice offers but many were hotel specific, the following offer provides some of the best coverage in terms of those posted:

Hilton HHonors: Double HHonors Points when you stay at any of the 27 Hampton by Hilton hotels across Canada. Book online with Plan Code HH0 at Hilton.com.

Bonus Offer For Driving

With a total of four offers added to three programs, there were slim pickings this week for top spot.

Continental OnePass: Earn 1,000 Bonus OnePass Miles and save up to 40% on any Alamo rental of three days or more in the U.S. and Canada. Please request I.D. Number 7015646 at time of reservation. Full Details. Until Mar  31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

The following offer can really up your Aeroplan balance especially if you take advantage of other transfer bonuses that are offered (eg: Starwood and Hyatt):

Air Canada Aeroplan: Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert points from other loyalty programs (hotel, financial, points.com) to Aeroplan Miles.
Earn 1,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert your points from one program into 5,000 to 9,999 miles*
OR 2,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert your points from one program into 10,000 to 19,999 miles*
OR 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you convert your points from one program into 20,000 miles or more
Full Details. Until Dec 5, 10

Bonus Page Updates: November 22 - 28, 2010

Nov 26: Air China Phoenix Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Finnair Plus | Gulf Air Frequent Flyer | Malaysia Airlines Enrich | Shangri-La Golden Circle | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus Club | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Nov 25: Best Western Rewards | Delta SkyMiles | Miles & More | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay | US Airways Dividend Miles

Nov 24: Aerolineas Argentinas Plus | AeroMexico Club Premier | Air Berlin Topbonus | Air Canada Aeroplan | Air Tran A+ Rewards | Alitalia MilleMiglia | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Continental OnePass | Gol Smiles | Hilton HHonors | Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Nov 23: Emirates Skywards | Marriott Rewards | Starwood Preferred Guest

Friday, November 26, 2010

Amex cardmembers can save 15% on Austrian Airlines flights.

Receive a 15% Discount when booking online Austrian Airlines flights to Austria. This offer is only for American Express cardmembers (ie tickets must be purchased on an AMEX card). For full Details and Online Booking please click here or enter the code "AMEXWinter10" when you book online at Austrian Airlines

Book by Jan 31,11 for flights until Apr 30, 11

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 15 - 21, 2010

A busy four day work week for FFB had new offers posted to 29 programs from all over the world and these are our top picks:

Bonus Offer For Flying
For the second week in a row, an airline alliance takes top spot instead of an individual airline:
oneworld:
Earn Double Miles or Points when you fly on an eligible fare with S7 Airlines for members of American, Cathay, JAL or Qantas FFPs or for S7 Priority members earn double mile for flying on oneworld alliance airlines. Full Details. Until Jan 15, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

This following offer is our top pick, not so much for the bonus miles but for the perks that come with it:
Air China Phoenix Miles: Receive instant 90 Day Marriott Gold Elite Status and earn up to 4,500 bonus Phoenix miles when you enroll with Marriott Rewards and complete up to three stays Worldwide. Existing Marriott rewards members can register and receive the same offer. Stay more than 12 nights within 90 days of registering and enjoy Gold Elite membership until February 2012.
Bonuses as follows
1,000 miles (1,609 km) on the first stay,
1,500 miles (2,413 km) on your second stay
2,000 miles (3,218 km) on your third stay
Full Details Until Feb 28, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Everyone loves free points or miles and the following offer is no exception not to mention the offer is only for Frequent Flyer Bonuses fans, readers, subscribers etc.:

Stash Hotel Rewards: 500 Bonus Stash Rewards Points when you join the Stash Rewards program (Link is exclusive to Frequent Flyer Bonuses). Full details

Bonus Offer For Driving

The following offer was the only worldwide offer for the week and is relatively easy to get as long as you are an Apple iPhone or iPad user..

Scandinavian EuroBonus: 1,000 Bonus EuroBonus Points on all Sixt rentals Worldwide that are booked via one of the Sixt applications for your iPad or iPhone. Full Details Until Jan 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Only two new offers were posted this in this category and both were relatively region specific so we went with the one that more people worldwide might use:

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club: 500 Bonus Flying Club Miles when you join BAA WorldPoints and spend £40. Full Details Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Page Updates: November 15 - 21, 2010

Nov 19: Air Canada Aeroplan | Air China Phoenix Miles | Best Western Rewards | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | JetBlue TrueBlue | Kingfisher King Club | Malev Duna Club | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | Scandinavian Eurobonus | Starwood Preferred Guest | Virgin America Elevate

Nov 17: Accor A|Club | Aeroflot Bonus | Air Berlin Topbonus | Air Malta Flypass | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Miles & More | S7 Priority | United Mileage Plus

Nov 16: Emirates Skywards | Priority Club | Shangri-La Golden Circle | Stash Hotel Rewards | US Airways Dividend Miles | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Nov 15: Iberia Plus | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Friday, November 19, 2010

Oneworld welcomes S7 Airlines with bonus miles offers

OneWorld has officially welcomed Russia's S7 Airlines into the alliance and to celebrate most partner airlines are offering bonus miles for flying on the  airline or in S7's case for flying with Oneworld Partner airlines. The offer is almost identical for most of the airlines in the regards that it offers Double Miles in each program. The offer runs until Janaury 15, 2011. We will continue to update this blog post for the airlines that have not posted this offer yet as we could assume this will be an alliance wide promotion like last weeks promo for Skyteam.

Here are the offers as we found them and posted to each airline or program's page on FFB:

S7 AIRLINES PRIORITY
Double Priority Miles on all scheduled OneWorld Partner airlines flights Worldwide. Full details
Participating airliens
American Airlines
British Airways
Finnair
Cathay Pacific
Iberia
Japan Airlines
LAN
Malev
Qantas
Royal Jordanian
See our  Priority page for full details and links to the offer

AMERICAN AADVANTAGE
Double AAdvantage Miles for all flights made with S7 Airlines.
Valid on J, C, Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, T, R, S, N, Q, O fares only.
Register online with promo code s7DBL (Registration is required)
See our AAdvantage page for full details and links to the offer

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXECUTIVE CLUB
No official offer posted from British Airways at time of publishing

CATHAY PACIFIC ASIA MILES
Double Asia Miles on all eligible round-trip flights on S7 Airlines.
Eligible fare classes J, C (Business Class), Y, B and H (Economy Class)
Register Online (Registration is required)
See our Asia Miles page for full details and links to the offer

FINNAIR PLUS
No official offer posted from Finnair at time of publishing

IBERIA PLUS
No official offer posted from Iberia at time of publishing

JAPAN AIRLINES MILEAGE BANK
Double Mileage Bank Miles on all eligible S7 flights in eligible classes.
Eligible classes: J, C, Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, T, R, S, N, Q, O.
Register Online (Registration is required)
See our Mileage Bank page for full details and links to the offer

LAN AIRLINES LANPASS
No official offer posted from LAN at time of publishing

MALEV DUNA CLUB
No official offer posted from Malev at time of publishing

QANTAS FREQUENT FLYER
Double Frequent Flyer Points on all eligible S7 flights in eligible classes
See our Qantas page for full details and links to the offer

ROYAL JORDANIAN ROYAL PLUS
No official offer posted from Royal Jordanian at time of publishing

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stash Hotel Rewards: 500 points for joining + contest to win 100,000 points

Stash Hotel Rewards, the independent hotel rewards program that launched earlier this year has recently added its 100 hotel to the program. To celebrate they are offering their members (existing and new) a chance to win 100,000 Stash Points just for being a member in the program. Plus members can earn additional entries for every member they refer to program not to mention the 500 points you get for referring them. On top of all this, if you join  the program via our Frequent Flyer Bonuses link below you will also receive 500 Stash points.

Join Stash Hotel Rewards Today

If you are already a member and want to refer someone please see this page on Stash Rewards

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 8 - 14, 2010

A slightly quieter week for updates due to the Remembrance Day / Veterans Day Holiday but we did have some great new bonus offers added to our sites:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This weeks top pick is not limited to one airline, for the first time the top pick goes to an airline alliance for a promotion that all partners within the alliance are offering
SkyTeam:
Earn 3,000 Bonus Miles or Points (4,800 KMs for China Southern) for your first flight with Tarom (Domestic or International) or on your first international flight with Vietnam Airlines (domestic routes are excluded) Full Details. Until Jan 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

This was the toughest category to pick from this week as we had similar Wyndham Group offers for a few airlines but the following is probably the best of the bunch:
Delta SkyMiles: Double SkyMiles for qualified stays at participating Ramada properties Worldwide. Must be a Wyndham Rewards members (Free to join). Book online at Ramada. Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Quite a few good offers added this week to four hotel programs with the following providing the most worldwide coverage and point potential:

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: Earn up 5,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for various length stays at IHG locations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Full details. Until Jan 31, 11

Bonus Offer For Driving

Technically speaking this weeks offer is not new but rather it is an offer that has had the deadline extended into next year.

Air Canada Aeroplan: Earn up to 9,999 Bonus Aeroplan Miles at participating Avis locations in Canada. Valid on weekly rentals of a minimum of five consecutive days to a maximum of 28 days.
* Earn 2,500 bonus miles when you rent a Subcompact or Compact car (coupon # MCAA037).
* Earn 5,000 bonus miles when you rent an Intermediate, Standard or Full Size (coupon # MCAA038).
* Earn 7,500 bonus miles when you rent a Premium, Luxury, SUV, or Minivan (coupon # MCAA039).
* Earn 9,999 bonus miles when you rent a Premium SUV (coupon # MCAA040).
Be sure to provide AWD # H660500, the applicable coupon number and your Aeroplan Number when you book online at Avis.com. Until Mar 31, 11


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

A relatively quiet week for other activity offers but the following offer is available to anyone so it takes top spot

Icelandair Saga Club: 20% Bonus Saga Club Award Points when you buy, share or gift Saga Club points online. Full details. Until Dec 15, 10

Bonus Page Updates: November 8 - 14, 2010

Nov 12: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Best Western Rewards | Continental OnePass | Delta SkyMiles | Hainan Fortune Wings | Icelandair Saga Club | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Kingfisher King Club | Priority Club

Nov 10: Accor A|Club | AeroMexico Club Premier | American AAdvantage | Avianca Plus | Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus | China Southern Sky Pearl | Ethiopian Sheba Miles | Finnair Plus | Kuwait Airways Oasis Club | Marriott Rewards

Nov 9:  Air Canada Aeroplan | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Korean AIr SKYPASS | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Sol Melia Mas Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Spanair Plus | US Airways Dividend Miles

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turkish Airlines offers 25% off select Miles&Smiles reward tickets

For a one month period starting November 15, Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles members can redeem 25% less miles for rewards flights to select destination in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. To receive the discount, rewards tickets must be redeemed for and flown by December 15. The destinations that are included in this promotion are:

Europe 1: Belgrade, Podgorica, Sofia, Tirana,
Europe 2: Batumi, Budapest, Warsaw, Prague, Riga, Lvov
Europe 3: Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich, Basel, Stuttgart, Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Geneva, Ljubljana, London, Stockholm, Manchester, Dublin, Copenhagen, Rome, Rostov, Lyon, Madrid, Venice, Bologna, Lisbon, Birmingham, Gotebourg, Sochi
Central / North Africa: Accra ,Lagos, Khartoum Dakar, Entebbe, Dar Es Salaam, Alexandria,
Near East: Damascus, Tel Aviv
Middle East: Muscat
Central Asia: Bishkek, Karachi,
Far East: Tokyo

For more details please visit Turkish Airlines

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

SkyTeam welcomes TAROM and Vietnam Airlines with bonus mile offers

SkyTeam has officially welcomed TAROM and Vietnam Airlines into the alliance and to celebrate most partner airlines are offering bonus miles for flying on either of the two new airlines. The offers are almost identical although some have region specific exclusions, some offer the bonus more then once and for China Southern, instead of the 3,000 bonus miles every other program offers, they offer 4,800 kilometers (3000 x 1.6 = 4,800!) All offers run until January 31, 2011.

Here are the offers as we found them and posted to each airline or program's page on FFB:

AEROFLOT BONUS
- 3,000 Bonus Miles for your first eligible flight with Tarom.
- 3,000 Bonus Miles for your first eligible flight with Vietnam Airlines (Domestic flights excluded)
See our Bonus page for full details and links to the offer

AEROMEXICO CLUB PREMIER
- 3,000 Bonus Club Premier Miles for your first eligible flight with Tarom.
- 3,000 Bonus Club Premier Miles for your first International flight with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
See our Club Premier page for full details and links to the offer

ALITALIA MILLEMIGLIA
- 3,000 Bonus MilleMiglia Miles for your first round trip or two one way flights with Tarom.
- 3,000 Bonus Miles for your first round trip or two one way flights with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
Alitalia requires its members to register for the offer
See our MilleMiglia page for full details and links to the offer

CHINA SOUTHERN SKY PEARL CLUB
- 4,800 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers for your first 2 eligible flights with Tarom.
- 4,800 Bonus Sky Pearl Kilometers for your first 2 International flights with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
See our Sky Pearl Club page for full details and links to the offer

CZECH AIRLINES OK PLUS
- 3,000 Bonus OK Plus Miles for your first flight with Tarom
- 3,000 Bonus OK Plus Miles for your first International flight with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
Czech Airlines requires its members to register for the offer
See our OK Plus page for full details and links to the offer

DELTA SKYMILES
- 3,000 Bonus SkyMiles for your first round trip flight with Tarom.
- 3,000 Bonus SkyMiles for your first round trip flight with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
Delta requires its members to register for the offer
See our SkyMiles page for full details and links to the offer

FLYING BLUE (Air France, KLM, Air Europa, TAROM, Kenya Airways)
- 3,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles on your first round trip flight on Tarom between Bucharest and Amman, Riga, Zurich, Budapest, Beirut, Cairo, Dubai, Belgrade, Lyon or London Heathrow
- 3,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles on your first round trip flight on Vietnam Airlines between Ho Chi Minh City and/or Hanoi to Vientiane, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; between Hanoi and Luang Prabang, from Vientiane to Phnom Penh, and between Luang Prabang and Siem Reap
See our Flying Blue page for full details and links to the offer

KOREAN AIR SKYPASS
- 3,000 Bonus SKYPASS Miles for your first eligible flight with Tarom.
- 3,000 Bonus SKYPASS Miles for your first International flight with Vietnam Airlines. (Domestic flights excluded)
See our SKYPASS page for full details and links to the offer

VIETNAM AIRLINES GOLDEN LOTUS PLUS
- 3,000 Bonus Points on your first round trip Tarom flight (International or Domestic).
See our Golden Lotus Plus page for full details and links to the offer

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: November 1 - 7, 2010

Another week with lots of new bonus offers added to our five main categories. Check out what we think are the best of the best from those offers::

Bonus Offer For Flying
Thirteen airline programs had new offers posted last week on FFB but we feel American AAdvantage's offer for Qantas flights is the best:
American AAdvantage:
Earn Double AAdvantage Miles when traveling on a qualifying Qantas flight between the US and Australia or New Zealand. Register online with promo code QF90Y (Registration is required) then book online at QANTAS Book by Jan 31, 11 for travel Mar 1 - May 31, 11
Residents of Canada and U.S. Only.


Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
T
Technically speaking the following offer is not a bonus offer for a stay you may have coming up but can count as a bonus after the fact:
British Airways Executive Club:  Earn 25% Bonus BA Miles when you convert hotel loyalty program points in BA Miles. Participating programs are Hilton Worldwide, Starwood, Radisson, Hyatt, Marriott, Accor and InterContinental Hotels Group. Full Details. Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Like the Airline Stay offer above, this is technically not a bonus for a stay but can be used to double or even triple dip as Marriott brings back the limited time offer to earn points on gift card purchases:

Marriott Rewards: Earn 10 Marriot Rewards Points for every US$ dollar you spend on a Marriott Gift Card. A maximum of 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points may be earned per member. Full Details

Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

This week had a couple of stand out offers from 6 programs that had new bonus rental offers posted but BA's is the best

British Airways Executive Club: Earn up to 6,100 Bonus BAMiles when you rent up to 6 times with Avis Worldwide.
1st rental earn 100 bonus miles
2nd rental earn 750 bonus miles
3rd rental earn 750 bonus miles
4th rental earn 1000 bonus miles
5th rental earn 1500 bonus miles
6th rental earn 2000 bonus miles
Full Details and Online Booking
Until Nov 30, 10


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

It was a toss up for the other offers category as the best offers were all region specific and BA was included, but BA already took two categories so we'll give these weeks top spot to El Al
.
El Al Matmid Club: Receive 25% Bonus Matmid Points when you transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points in Matmid Points. Full details Until Nov 30, 10
* US Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates: November 1 - 7, 2010

Nov 5: Aerosvit Meridian | British Airways Executive Club | Czech Airlines OK Plus | El AL Matmid Club | Emirates Skywards | Eurostar Frequent Traveller | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Miles & More | QANTAS Frequent Flyer

Nov 4: AeroMexico Club Premier | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Alitalia MilleMiglia | American AAdvantage | ANA Mileage Club | Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Finnair Plus | Iberia Plus | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Stash Hotel Rewards | TAP Portugal Victoria | Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards

Nov 2: Accor A|Club | airBaltic Baltic Miles | Air Berlin Top Bonus | Air Mauritius KestrelFlyer | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Marriott Rewards

Nov 1: JetBlue TrueBlue | Sol Melia Mas Rewards

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Enter to win 1 of 2 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport Points prizes from FFB & Hyatt

It's time for another Hyatt Giveaway on the FFB Blog!

This time we are giving away 10,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points to two lucky people! For your chance to win one of the two 10,000 point prizes just visit the Hyatt Gold Passport Facebook page to view fun-filled itineraries from Long Island, Washington DC, St. Louis, Chicago and more, then tell us which is your favorite property itinerary and why in the comment section below.

The contest is open to all members worldwide over the age of 18 except where prohibited by law (Quebec etc.) Winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries received. Contest closes at 11:59PM MST on Nov 10, 2010.

If you are planning any upcoming Hyatt stays be sure to register for Hyatt's The Great 10K promotion  to earn 10,000 bonus Gold Passport points when you complete five eligible nights by December 15 at any Hyatt Worldwide. Register online at www.goldpassport.com/welcome10K.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: October 25 - 31, 2010

A lot of great offers were posted to FFB this past covering 35 programs all the way from Accor's A|Club to Virgin America's Elevate.  Out of all them here are our picks for this week:

Bonus Offer For Flying
We added new offers from 14 airline FFPs last week with the following Delta SkyMiles offer taking top spot for the coverage it provides in terms of routes and availability to all members worldwide:
Delta SkyMiles:
Earn Double SkyMiles for every nonstop Delta, Air France, KLM or Alitalia-marketed/operated flight taken between
- Chicago and Amsterdam, Paris or Rome
- Dallas-Ft. Worth and Amsterdam
- Houston and Amsterdam or Paris
- Newark (EWR) and Rome
- New York (JFK) and Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid or Manchester
- Seattle (SEA) and Paris (CDG)
- Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Amsterdam (AMS)
Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com Until Jan 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

Once again this category proved tough to pick  a best offer from as there were quite a few contenders but the following Hilton offer for Flying Blue members is our top pick:

Air France KLM Flying Blue: Earn 5,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles for stays at any one of over 3,600 participating Hilton hotels Worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Most of the hotel point offers posted this week were individual hotel or region specific and although this offer is also region specific we feel it is the best offer we put up:

Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus: Earn 3,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays on the Every Stay Your Way rate at participating Park Inn hotels in the U.S. and Canada. Plus receive a $25 prepaid card at check-in to use for a meal during your stay. Book online at Park Inn Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

I don't think we've had Air France KLM Flying Blue garner two top picks in the same week before! They join an exclusive club of a only handful of programs who have done so previously.

Air France KLM: Earn 2,000 Bonus Flying Blue Miles when you join Hertz #1 Club Gold and complete your first rental as a member. Full Details. Until Nov 30, 10


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Just like Air France KLM above, Carlson has never taken two picks in one week but this week they do so:

Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus: Receive 3,000 Bonus Gold Points when you join the GoldpointsPlus program using promo code PPH10. Join online at goldpointsplus.com (offer was found on this page) Until ?

Bonus Page Updates: October 25 - 31, 2010

Oct 29: Air Canada Aeroplan | American AAdvantage | American Express | Best Western Rewards | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Delta SkyMiles | Hilton HHonors | Kuwait Airways Oasis Club | Marriott Rewards | Scandic Frequent Guest | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Turkish Miles&Smiles | United Mileage Plus | US Airways Dividend Miles

Oct 28: Accor A|Club | airBaltic Baltic Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Etihad Guest | Hawaiian HawaiianMiles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Miles & More | Philippine Airlines Mabuhay | Priority Club | Saudi Arabian Alfursan | Starwood Preferred Guest

Oct 27: ANA Mileage Club | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Vietnam Airlines Golden Lotus | Virgin America Elevate

Oct 26: Air Tran A+ Rewards | Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus | Belavia Leader | China Southern Sky Pearl | Continental OnePass

Thursday, October 28, 2010

JAL: Save 10,000 Mileage Bank Miles on Executive Class Upgrades (SFO-Haneda)

With the launch of direct non-stop service between San Francisco and Tokyo (Haneda) on October 30, JAL is offering Mileage Bank members a 10,000 mile discount on mileage upgrades to JAL Executive Class. For fares that are booked in W,E,Y,B, H or K class, members will be able to upgrade for 15,000 miles versus the regular 25,000 miles. The offer runs from Oct 30 to Dec 31 and is available to all Mileage Bank members in the Americas regions.

Full details can be found here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: October 18 - 24, 2010

We added new offers to 37 programs last week which made the decision of the Pick of the Weeks tougher then usual but alas we were able to do it and here they are:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Eleven Airlines had new flight offers added last week from Aeroflot to Finnair to Ukraine International but the following takes top spot:
Miles and More (LOT):
Earn Triple Miles and More miles when you fly on LOT in business Classs between
- Warsaw and Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Erevan, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Milan, Minsk, Nice, Rome, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Vilnius, or Zurich
- Krakow and Vienna,
- Poland and Frankfurt or Munich.
Register online (Registration is required) then book online line Lot.pl.   Until Nov 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

It was extremely tough to make a top pick from the 13 airlines that had new stay offers added to them as none really stood out as a clear winner but this one probably covers the most ground:

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: Triple Asia Miles for stays of two consecutive nights at any one of over 110 participating Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Novotel or Mercure properties in Asia Pacific. Book online at Accor Hotels Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

This is the only category that had a clear winner this week as Hilton released their fourth quarter promo

Hilton HHonors: Earn up to Quadruple HHonors Points on all Hilton stays Worldwide. Earn 2X the Hilton HHonors bonus Points with all stays and 4X the points if you include a Sunday. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Dec 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

This category was pretty much a toss up with many of the programs releasing the same offer but we'll put the SPG offer at top spot:

Starwood Preferred Guest: 1,500 Bonus Starpoints on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. Use coupon # MUHA011 and provide your Starwood Preferred Guest number when you book online at  Avis.com Until Dec 31, 10


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

This category was tough as well but for our top pick we have to go with one of the best credit card conversion offers for Canadians that appears  each year:

British Airways Executive Club:  50% Bonus BA Miles for RBC Avion Cardholders who convert their RBC Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club. Full details. Oct 26 - Dec 31, 10

Bonus Page Updates: October 18 - 24, 2010

Oct 22: Air France KLM Flying Blue | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Etihad Guest | Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer

Oct 21: Alitalia MilleMiglia | Amtrak Guest Rewards | British Airways Executive Club | Continental OnePass | Czech Airlines OK Plus | Delta SkyMiles | Emirates Skywards | Hilton HHonors | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Marriott Rewards | Miles & More | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Starwood Preferred Guest

Oct 20: American AAdvantage | Avianca Plus | Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Finnair Plus | Gol Smiles | Hawaiian HawaiianMiles | Iberia Plus | Priority Club | SATA Imagine

Oct 19: Accor A|Club | Aeroflot Bonus | Air Astana Nomad Club | Air Baltic Baltic Miles | Air Canada Aeroplan | BMI Diamond Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sun Country UFly | Ukraine International Panorama Club

Thursday, October 21, 2010

We're giving away two $25 Restaurant.com gift cards on Facebook

It’s time for another giveaway from FFB!

This time we are giving away $25 Restaurant.com Gift Cards to two lucky FFB
Facebook Fans (click the 'like' button if you are not a fan yet)! All
you have to do for a chance to win is visit Restaurant.com and tell us
on our Facebook page what city and what restaurant you would use the gift card.

The contest is open to all members over the age of 18 except where
prohibited by law (Quebec etc.) Winners will be chosen at random.
Contest closes at 11:59PM MST on Oct 31, 2010. Restaurant.com Gift
Cards (and all products) are only applicable to restaurants in the US.

While you are at it why not become a fan of Restaurant.com on facebook as well!

To enter, visit our Fan Page, become a fan and post your comment!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: October 4 - 10, 2010

Here are our top picks for the offers we added two weeks since we took last week off from adding new offers:

Bonus Offer For Flying
A lot of new flights offers were added with the following taking top spot
Delta SkyMiles:
Earn up to Triple SkyMiles on every nonstop flight taken between
- Atlanta and Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, and Santiago, Chile.
- Detroit and Sao Paulo
Earn double miles for coach (fare classes Y, B, M, H, Q, K, L, U, T) and triple miles for BusinessElite (fare classes J, C, D, S, I)
Register Online (Registration is required) then book online at Delta.com Until Nov 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

The following offer covers the most hotels around the world making it the top pick this week:

Alitalia MilleMiglia: Triple MilleMiglia Mles with every stay at Hilton locations Worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Technically not a bonus point offer but definitely valuable to the frequent traveler the following two Starwood offers take top spot for hotel programs

Starwood Preferred Guest: Earn Gold Elite Status when you complete four eligible stays at Aloft, Element and Four Points by Sheraton hotels. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) 
Until Jan  31, 11
and
Earn Double Status nights for every eligible night stayed at Aloft, Element and Four Points® by Sheraton hotels.
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until  Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

Another good week of car rental offers and this one will probably appeal to most of our readers:

American AAdvantage: Earn up to 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles and 25% off on qualifying rentals at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S. and Canada. Rent for 1-2 days and earn 1000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Rent for 3 days or more and earn 3000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Be sure to mention coupon # MUAA022 and your AAdvantage number and AWD# K817100 when you book online at Avis.com Until Dec 31, 10


Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Even though there were some free mileage offers for joining programs or subscribing to emails, this offer is our top pick of the week:

Air Canada Aeroplan: Earn up to 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for staying or renting with participating partners Avis, Hertz, Best Western, Delta and Fairmont. Earn 500 Bonus Miles for staying or renting with one partner or 1,500 bonus miles for staying or renting with 2 participating partners. Full Details. Until Dec 20, 10

Bonus Page Updates: October 4 - 10, 2010

Oct 7: Air Canada Aeroplan | American AAdvantage | ANA Mileage Club | Delta SkyMiles | Etihad Guest | Marriott Rewards | Priority Club | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Thai Airways Royal Orchid | Vueling Punto

Oct 6: Alitalia MilleMiglia | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Continental OnePass | Emirates Skywards | Iberia Plus | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Oct 5: Accor A|Club | Aeroflot Bonus | British Airways Executive Club | China Airlines Dynasty Flyer | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Germanwings Boomerang Club | LAN LANPASS | EgyptAir Plus | EVA Air Evergreen Club | Jet Airways JetPrivilege | Kingfisher King Club | Miles & More | Oman Air Sindbad | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | Starwood Preferred Guest

Oct 4: Air France KLM Flying Blue | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Saturday, October 16, 2010

2010 Mega Award Winners

I spent the majority of this past week in Montreal attending the Airline Information 2010 Mega Event and the 1st Annual Mega Awards which I was honored to be a judge for. The conference itself was extremely well attended with nearly double the number of people over last years Mega Event in Huntington Beach. From airline execs to technology vendors the 3 days of networking, workshops, panels and the awards were a resounding success for the boys from Airline Information. One of the highlights of the Mega Event was of course the Mega Awards which were hosted by Freddie Laker Jr. The Mega Awards recognized marketing campaign excellence in 2009 by airlines, vendors and professionals in the areas Loyalty, Social Media and Ancillary revenue. The awards gala was pretty much sold out and Freddie Laker Jr. (with his marketing background and of course airline heritage from his father) made the perfect host for the evening.

The winners of the awards were as follows:

Best Ancilliary Revenue Product: Wessco International

Best in Airline Social Media: Air New Zealand

Most Innovative Loyalty Technology: Loylogic

Airline Loyalty Manager of the Year: Phil Gunter from Virgin Blue (he's totally awesome! A little inside humour here)

Best in Airline Loyalty: Virgin Blue

Best in Airline Social Media (People's Choice): Air Baltic

Best in Airline Loyalty (People's Choice): American Airlines

I look forward to next year's awards as 2010 has been another great year so far for the various marketing campaigns run by airlines, vendors and professionals.

For more details on this years event and on future events from the organizerst please visit AirlineInformation.org