FFB News Round Up: Hyatt Gold Passport category changes, Delta rescinds cap on point transfers, JAL reduces fuel surcharges

S7 Airlines and Emirates Skywards
have signed a partnership agreement. Members of S7 Priority can earn and
redeem bonus miles when flying with Emirates to one of its 147
destinations in 84 countries in either economy or business class.
Members of Emirates Skywards frequent flyer program will be able to
earn Skywards Miles when traveling on S7 flights and can redeem their
Skywards Miles for reward flights on S7 in economy and business class.
(Source FFB Linkedin Group)

It appears Delta is rescinding their cap on points transfers into the SkyMiles program. According to Gary Leff at View from the Wing
they have removed the 250,000 cap on the number of miles that can be
transferred in a calendar. This is good news for those of you who use
SkyMiles and like to transfer in from programs like American Express
Membership Rewards.

Delta Airlines has also eliminated free drinks for Elite members in Coach. (Source: View from the Wing)

Japan Airlines appears to be first airline to lower their Fuel Surcharges in response to the big drop in oil pricing! Hopefully but more than likely not we’ll see some other airlines follow suit? JAL tickets issued on or after Feb 1, 15 will see the reduced surcharge. How big is the reduction? Nothing significant but nothing to complain about either. For example a ticket from the U.S. to Japan will see the surcharge decrease to $173 from $259. (Source: Frequentflier.com)

Hyatt Gold Passport has
announced their hotel award night category changes for 2015. Most of it
is good news! Of the 70 hotels changing in category, only 22 are
increasing while 48 are going down. So what do you do? Try to book those
that are going up now while waiting to book hotels that are going down
to after January 22nd if you can! Here in Canada, two properties are
changing. The Hyatt Regency Toronto is going from Category 2 to Category
3 while the Hyatt Regency Montreal is moving down to 2 from 3. Find all the details here

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