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

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Vote for your favorite frequent travel program with FT Awards

I would assume most of you have seen it in your emails from the various programs or online at certain Frequent Traveler sites but just in case you haven't, well we're going to let you know about it! The Frequent Traveler Awards are essentially replacing the Freddie Awards which were last awarded in 2009. The Frequent Traveler Awards allows the general public to vote on their favorite frequent flyer and guest programs as well as earn and burn promotions offered by those programs. Voting is open now and runs until Oct 15, 2010. So let your voice be heard and vote today at ftawards.com

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bonus Offer Picks of the Week: September 27 - October 3, 2010

A rare week of adding new bonus offers for five days straightto the FFB sites. Of the 100+ offers added to 33 programs this past week here are our top picks:

Bonus Offer For Flying
Eleven airlines had new bonus offers posted onto FFB this week, here is our pick of the offers added:
Etihad Guest:
Earn up to Triple Guest Miles when you fly in Diamond First Class and Pearl Business Class on all Etihad flights Worldwide. Earn Triple miles in Diamond First Class and double miles in Pearl Business Class. Bonus miles awarded on a maximum of 4 segments
Full details and online registration (Registration is required)  Until Nov 30, 10
This offer is targeted to Hertz # Club members which is free to join here.

Bonus Offer For Staying (Airline Miles)

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

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: DDouble Asia Miles when you stay at any Global Hotel Alliance property Worldwide and sign up for the new GHA Discovery program. Full Details Until Nov 30, 10

Bonus Offer For Staying (Hotel Points)

There were quite a few good hotel stay offers but the following bonus offers enough points to be redeemed for a free night at Cat 1 Carlson hotels:

Carlson Hotels Goldpoints Plus: 15,000 Bonus Gold Points for stays between Sunday and Thursday on the "Stay One Night, Get 15,000 Points rate" at participating Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Cost Rica, and Panama. Full Details. Until Nov 21, 10

Bonus Offer For Driving

A lot of good pick in this category as well, so we had to go with a worldwide offer (of which there were 2 and from the largest FFP out of them):

Scandinavian EuroBonus: Triple EuroBonus Points on all Hertz car rentals of 2 days or more Worldwide. Full details Until Nov 20 10

Bonus Offer For Other Activities

Southwest has brought back their Partnerpalooza promotion for activities with Rapid Rewards partners and it takes top spot this week:

Southwest Rapid Rewards: Earn up to 4 Bonus Rapid Rewards Credits with the Partnerpalooza promotion. Purchase with 3 unique participating Partners to earn 1 Rapid Rewards Bonus Credit, and purchase with 6 unique participating Partners to earn 4 Bonus Credits. Full Details Until Dec 15, 10

Bonus Page Updates: September 27 - October 3, 2010

Oct 1: Carlson Hotels Goldpoints Plus | Cathay Pacific Asia Miles | Marriott Rewards | Miles & More | Scandinavian EuroBonus | Starwood Preferred Guest

Sep 30: Air India Flying Returns | ANA Mileage Club | Etihad Guest | QANTAS Frequent Flyer

Sep 29: Accor A|Club | Air France KLM Flying Blue | Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan | Amtrak Guest Rewards | Avianca Plus | Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus | Best Western Rewards | Continental OnePass | Iberia Plus | Insel Air Star Miles | Japan Airlines Mileage Bank | Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer | Turkish Miles&Smiles | United Mileage Plus

Sep 28: Air China Phoenix Miles | Emirates Skywards | Hyatt Gold Passport | Olympic Air Travelair Club | Qatar Airways Privilege Club | SATA Imagine | Southwest Rapid Rewards

Sep 27: Delta SkyMiles | US Airways Dividend Miles

Friday, October 1, 2010

Premium Visa Cardholders can save 7% on Aeroflot flights

Aeroflot Bonus members (free to join) can save 7% on all Aeroflot flights when purchased with a premium Visa Card (Visa Gold, Visa Platinum or Visa Infinite). To make use of the promotion Bonus members have to log into their account to get a coupon code. The promotion runs until April 1, 2011. For full details please visit Aeroflot.ruAe