Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Priority Club Android App - Earn 1,000 bonus points for booking


InterContinental Hotels Group has launched an Android app for their Priority Club program and are offering members 1,000 bonus Priority Club points for each completed stay that is booked via the Android app until Sep 30, 10.

All you have to do is download the app from the Android Marketplace and start to make you bookings!

For more details and a link for downloading please visit here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fly Spanair three times and get a free flight

To promote Spanair's new routes, Spanair Plus is offering members a free flight on any of the new routes every time a member completes any 3 Spanair flights by Dec 31, 10. If you complete 3 one way flights, you can get 1 free one way flight or if you complete 3 round trips, you will get 1 free round trip. The free flight must be taken flown by March 2011 and can be used on the following routes:

Origin: Barcelona
Destinations: Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Malta, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Nador, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Venice, Zagreb

Origin: Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Malta, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Nador, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Venice, Zagreb
Destinations: Barcelona

Origin: Madrid
Destinations: Belgrade, Edinburgh, Dubrovnik

Origin: Belgrade, Edinburgh, Dubrovnik
Destinations: Madrid

Origin: Alicante
Destinations: Algiers

Origin: Algiers
Destinations: Alicante

For more details please see here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: Jul 19 - 25, 2010

A quieter week for new bonus offers as we were swamped with the launch of "Top Travel Credit Cards" feature over on our Canadian site RewardsCanada.ca and we took Friday off! That being said there are still some really good offers and here are our picks of the week for those posted between July 19 - 25, 2010:

Bonus Offer For Flying
All the flight offers we posted this week were for specific routes or fare classes and we feel the following offer will probably appeal the most to our readers:
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan: Double Mileage Plan Miles on all nonstop flights between Portland and Chicago, Eugene, Los Angeles, Oakland, Ontario, San Jose, Sacramento, Spokane, or Vancouver, BC. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Alaskaair.com Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
Most major airlines have some sort of bonus offer with Hyatt right now but American's is the most lucrative:
American AAdvantage: Earn 3,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles per stay for a maximum of 20 stays at any Hyatt worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) Until Oct 15, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Carlson Hotels takes top spot for doubling their regular online booking bonus:

Carlson Hotels Goldpoints plus: 1,000 Bonus Gold Points when you reserve a room online at goldpointsplus.com or any of the Carlson Hotels websites. Full Details.

Bonus Offer For Driving
We only added one new car rental offer so it takes the top spot:
Etihad Guest: Double Guest miles on rentals at Budget locations in the Middle East. Full Details Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
This weeks offer puts a twist on the typical transfer bonus by rewarding the person transferring miles not the transferee:
Delta SkyMiles:
50% Bonus SkyMiles for yourself when you transfer miles to a friend or family member. Full Details. Until Aug 31, 10

Bonus Page Updates July 19 - 25, 2010

Jul 22 - Czech Airlines OK Plus | Delta SkyMiles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | LAN LANPass | TAP Portugal Victoria | Thai Royal Orchid | US Airways Dividend Miles

Jul 21 - Air Algerie Plus | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | American AAdvantage | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Etihad Guest | JetBlue TrueBlue | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest | Ukraine International Panorama Club

Jul 20 - Iberia Plus | Mexicana Go | Priority Club

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

American and JetBlue to begin a frequent flyer relationship

American and JetBlue officially launched their previously announced commercial agreement today for interline flights and with that they have announced a planned frequent flyer agreement to start later this year. This new FFP relationship will see members of AAdvantage and TrueBlue earn their miles/points respectively on each others airlines for the commercially interlined flights. To see which flights are to be included please click the link below.

Source: Yahoo News

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: July 12 - 18, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between July 12 - 18, 2010:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This weeks top pick goes to US Airways with their latest Elite Status promotion:
US Airways Dividend Miles: Jump to Preferred status Promotion Earn various levels of elite status with US Airways the more you fly with them on different routes. Full Details and online registration (Registration is required). Until Oct 10, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
The following offer is also available to Virgin Flying Club members:
British Airways Executive Club: 500 Bonus BAMiles for stays at participating Marriott Hotels in Europe. Full Details and Online Booking
Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Bonus offers that allow you to choose how you get rewarded are still proving very popular and the latest is Starwood's systemwide Rewarding Returns promo:
Starwood Preferred Guest: SPG Rewarding Returns allows you to choose what reward you want to receive after completing one or more stays at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Full Details and Online Registration
Bonus offer depends on member, here are the offers we are aware of
- 2,000 Bonus Starpoints
- $25 Award Certificate
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Aug 31, 10 (must complete 1 stay)
or
- 4,000 Bonus Starpoints
- $50 Award Certificate
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Dec 31, 10 (must complete 5 stays)
or
- 5,000 Bonus Starpoints
- $50 Award Certificate
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Aug 31, 10 (must complete 1 stay)
or
- 3,000 Bonus Starpoints
- $50 Award Certificate
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Aug 31, 10 (must complete 1 stay)
or
- 8,000 Bonus Starpoints
- Free Weekend night
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Aug 31, 10 (must complete 1 stay)
or
- 3,000 Bonus Starpoints
- $50 Live Nation Concert Cash
- 25% off Reward redemption
For Stays until Aug 31, 10 (must complete 1 stay)


Bonus Offer For Driving
This week had a another good mix of car rental offers with the following being the most lucrative:
InterContinental Hotels Group: Quadruple Priority Club Points when you rent for 3 days or more at participating airport locations in the US and Canada. Use Coupon number: MUHZ002 and BCD # R24570 when making your advance reservation online at Budget.com. Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
This offer is an extension of what was initially only available for less then week up to July 6:
Starwood Preferred Guest:
30,000 Bonus Starpoints when you apply for and receive the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and spend $1000 in the first three months. Full Details Until Jul 31, 10 * Residents of the US only

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

bmi's Diamond Club to be integrated into Miles and More

In case you didn't catch the news when it came at the end of June, bmi's frequent flyer program Diamond Club is going to integrated (read disappear) into Miles and More sometime in 2011. This move is not unusual as Lufthansa, the parent company of bmi did the same with Brussels Airlines and Swiss' loyalty progams after LH became the majority owner in those airlines. What will this mean for current Diamond Club members? They will have to determine whether Miles and More is the right program for them or if they need to move to another program. It can be assumed that Elite members will receive equivalent status with Miles and More and that mileage balances will be transferred.

For a more comprehensive discussion on this move please see this thread on Flyertalk.com

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: July 5 - 11, 2010

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between July 5 - 11, 2010:

Bonus Offer For Flying
This weeks top pick goes to the American AAdvantage and their challenge of Delta on routes out of 4 cities:
American AAdvantage: Triple AAdvantage Miles and Double Elite-Status Qualifying Miles (EQMs) on flights that both originate and terminate in Nashville, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham or St. Louis. Full Details. Register by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
Here is big offer from Hawaiian and Starwood:
Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles: 25,000 Bonus HawaiianMiles for stays 5 consecutive nights or more at participating resorts in Hawaii. Full Details and online booking. Until ?

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Third quarter system wide offers are still being released and the new offer from Hilton takes top pick this week:
Hilton HHonors: Earn Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles with every stay at Hilton locations Worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) then book online at Hilton.com. Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving
There was a nice variety of car bonus offers this week with the following being the top pick:
InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club: Triple Priority Club Points on qualifying rentals of 2 days or more at participating Avis airport location in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Provide your Priority Club® Rewards number, coupon number MUHA001, and AWD # B831400 when making your reservation at Avis.com Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
This weeks top pick:
British Airways Executive Club:
Earn up to 50,000 Bonus Miles when you apply for the card and receive the Chase British Airways Visa Signature Card. Apply Online * Residents of the US only

Bonus Page Updates July 5 - 11, 2010

Jul 9 - Alitalia MilleMiglia | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Thai Royal Orchid

Jul 8 - Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Delta SkyMiles | Frontier Early Returns | Germanwings Boomerang Club | Marriott Rewards | MEA Cedar Miles | Miles & More | Oman Air Sindbad | Starwood Preferred Guest | Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Jul 7 - Air China Phoenix Miles | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Air New Zealand Airpoints | Etihad Guest | Priority Club | Southwest Rapid Rewards | United Mileage Plus

Jul 6 - American AAdvantage | Amtrak Geust Rewards | Bangkok Airways Flyer Bonus | British Airways Executive Club | Coast Hotels Coast Rewards | Continental OnePass | Gol Smiles | Hawaiian HawaiianMiles | Iberia Plus | QANTAS Frequent Flyer | TAP Portugal Victoria

Jul 5 - EVA Air Evergreen | Hilton HHonors

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Earn bonus Plus points on dozens of Iberia routes

A few days ago we updated our Iberia Plus Bonus Opportunities page as they updated their flight bonus offerings for the summer season, and there are a ton of them! These are the new offers over and above any that we may have posted previously:

Earn up to Triple Points on flights between
- Madrid or Barcelona to Washington, Miami, Havana, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Bogota, Caracas or Lima.
- Madrid and Vigo, San Sebastian, A Coruña, Seville, Pamplona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Munich, Zagreb, or Dakar.
* Triple points are earned if you book only at Iberia.com.
* The above offers require you to register by Aug 25 for travel Sep 1 - Oct 31, 10

Earn Double Plus Points when you fly on direct flights between
- Vigo and Bilbao or Seville.
- Madrid and San Sebastian or Pamplona.
- A Coruna and Bilbao.
- Barcelona and Valladolid, Salamanca, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Leon or Burgos.
- Leon and Malaga.
- Mahon and Valladolid or Salamanca.
- Palma de Mallorca and Burgos.
- Las Palmas de Gran Canarias and Valladolid, Salamanca, Leon or Burgos.
- Frankfurt and Zaragoza.
- Brussels and Oviedo.
- Madrid and Barcelona.
* The above offers are good for flights until Aug 31, 10

For more details and registration links please see our Iberia Plus Bonus Opportunities page

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Delta offers big bonuses out of BNA, PIT, RDU & STL; American responds

About 2 weeks, Delta launched some large bonus offers for flying out of Nashville, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham or St. Louis. The offer allow members who register to earn up to 50,000 bonus SkyMiles and Double Medallion Qualification Miles. Broken down, the bonuses can be racked up as follows:
- 5,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs when you fly to Delta hub cities—Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York/JFK and Salt Lake City
- 10,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for flights to all other cities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean—over 350 to choose from
- 25,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for international travel in Economy Class to over 70 countries
- 50,000 bonus miles plus double MQMs for international travel in BusinessElite

Their are no residency restrictions for the offer but the key is that flights must originate and terminate in each of the 4 individual cities. SkyMiles members must register and book by Nov 30 for travel until Dec 31.

Seeing these bonus offers, American Airlines has challenged the promotion with their own bonus mile offering which is a bit simpler. AA's offer is also for flights originating and terminating in the four cities listed above but once registered AAdvantage members will simply earn Triple AAdvantage miles and Double Elite Qualifiying miles on all flights from Nashville, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham or St. Louis. Dates for this offer are the same as Delta's and does require regisitration.

For more details on Delta's offerings please visit our SkyMiles Bonus Opportunities page

For more details on American's offerings please visit our AAdvantage Bonus Opportunities page

Air India Flying Returns: 25% off reward tickets

Air India has put all their reward ticket redemptions on sale for the summer season. Right now Flying Returns members can save 25% on the normal mileage redemption rates on all one-way or round trip reward flights operated by Air India. The mileage sale is valid for all travel that is completed by Sep. 15, 10.

For more details please visit Air India Flying Returns

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hyatt Resorts launches The Best of All Worlds Challenge

Press release from Hyatt:

HYATT RESORTS LAUNCHES BEST OF ALL WORLDS CHALLENGE

-Hyatt Fans Share Travel Photos for a Chance to Win Free Nights-

CHICAGO (July 6, 2010) – Hyatt Resorts today announced a new way for guests to win free hotel nights. To kick-off its Best of All Worlds campaign, Hyatt is launching a challenge hosted on the new Hyatt Resorts Facebook page www.facebook.com/HyattResorts – asking fans to demonstrate through an uploaded photo how they experience the “Best of All Worlds” when they travel.

By submitting their photos, five lucky winners will be rewarded with Hyatt Gold Passport® points – enough for a two-night stay at any Hyatt Resort destination worldwide. Participants also have a second opportunity to win Hyatt Gold Passport points when they tag themselves in their submitted photo. The challenge will run from July 6 to July 26, 2010.

Travelers staying at Hyatt Resorts experience the “Best of All Worlds” by enjoying local culture while experiencing the authentic hospitality, thoughtful service and distinctive amenities that each Hyatt Resort offers. Guests can dance the night away and wake up to a scuba lesson, take in a museum followed by a romantic dinner for two at a world class Hyatt restaurant, or get the family together for hula lessons and a sunset sail on the Pacific. The “Best of All Worlds” means something a little different to every traveler and Hyatt wants to find out what it means to its guests.

The Best of All Worlds Challenge gives Hyatt fans the opportunity to select the Hyatt Resort that they would most like to visit and to share a picture of the activity they would most like to do during their stay. A photo of the activity, either taken by the traveler or from the Hyatt Resort activity album on Facebook, must be uploaded to the Hyatt Resorts Facebook page by the fan in order to be entered. Fans can learn more about the challenge and obtain the full rules by visiting the Best of All Worlds tab on the Hyatt Resorts Facebook page.

During the challenge, fans of Hyatt Resorts will have a chance to show their loyalty to a specific Hyatt Resort. Challenge winners will be selected randomly from the entrants of the Hyatt Resort that has the most fans participating.

Visit www.facebook.com/HyattResorts to learn more and for full official rules.

Alitalia offers bonus miles for trying their new Classica Plus Economy class


It is very rare to see a bonus mile offer from Alitalia for actually flying on the airline itself, so I thought this offer was worthy of a blog post! You can earn 5,000 bonus MilleMiglia miles for each segment you fly in Alitalia's new Classica Plus (think premium economy) class on routes between Milan and Miami, New York or Tokyo. This bonus is on top of the double miles you automatically earn for flying in this class of service. With this promo you can actually earn enough miles in one round trip for a free flight within Europe, and if you fly Milan-Tokyo, you will get enough miles to reach Ulisse Club (the first level of elite status with Alitalia).

The bonus offer runs as follows:
Milan-Tokyo Jul 11 - Aug 30
Milan-New York Aug 12 - Sep 30
Milan-Miami Aug 10 - Sep 30

More details can be found on our Alitalia MilleMiglia Bonus Miles Opportunities page.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: June 28 - July 4, 10

Here are our picks of the week for offers posted between June 28 - July 4 2010:

Bonus Offer For Flying
United matched Delta, American & JetBlue with Triple Miles/EQMs for Chicago-NY flights, but they limited the promo to residents of only 6 states, so we have picked Southwest as our top choice:
Southwest Rapid Rewards: Earn Double Rapid Rewards Credit each time you fly into or out of St. Louis. Full Details and online registration. Register and book by Jul 14 for travel until Aug 25, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)
United does however take top spot for bonus airline miles that can be earned on hotel stays:
United Mileage Plus: 1,000 Bonus Mileage Plus Miles per night (in addition to the 500 base miles you can earn per stay) for a maximum of 30 nights at any Hyatt worldwide. Register online (Registration is required) Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

Another relatively quiet week for Hotel points offers::
Best Western Rewards: Double Rewards Points or Double Airline Miles when you use your MasterCard to pay for qualifying stays at participating Best Western hotels in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Philippines, Thailand or Vietnam.
Full details and Online booking Until Dec 31, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving
It was an average week for new car rental bonus offers added to FFB and the following offer has the biggest bonus available
Air Canada Aeroplan: Earn up to 9,999 Aeroplan Miles when you rent from any of the Car Groups below for a minimum of 5 consecutive days
Vehicle | Car Group | Bonus Miles | Coupon #
Sub-compact / Compact | A or B | 2,500 | MCAA037
Mid-size to Full-size | C, D, E | 5,000 | MCAA038
Premium, SUV, Minivan | F, G, H, V, W | 7,500 | MCAA039
Premium SUV | Z | 9,999 | MCAA040
Quote AWD # H660500 AND the applicable coupon number to take advantage of the Bonus Miles offer at Avis.com. Until Sep 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities
Only one other offer was added this week, so naturally it is the winner:
Delta SkyMiles:
Double SkyMiles on all eligible spending on Delta American Express Cards (triple for Delta purchases) when you redeem at least 10,000 SkyMiles. Full details and Online Registration. Until Sep 30, 10 * US Residents Only

Bonus Page Updates June 28 - July 4, 2010

Jul 2 - Air Canada Aeroplan | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | China Eastern Eastern Miles | Continental OnePass | Scandinavian EuroBonus | SriLankan FlySmiles | United Mileage Plus

Jun 30 - Accor A|Club | Carlson Hotels GoldpointsPlus | Delta SkyMiles | Hilton HHonors | LAN LanPass | Sol Melia MaS Rewards | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Turkish Miles & Smiles

Jun 29 - American AAdvantage | Best Western Rewards | Hyatt Gold Passport | Kingfisher King Club | Priority Club | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Starwood Preferred Guest

Jun 28 - Etihad Guest | Thai Royal Orchid