Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FFB News Round Up: SAS EuroBonus lowers some award ticket mileage prices, Finnair drops fuel surcharges on some award tickets, Amex FHR adds Free Wi Fi as a benefit


 

Finnair has dropped the fuel surcharges on classic flight awards within Europe and to Tel Aviv and Dubai. Nice to see some airlines actually giving back now that oil prices are so low! (Source Loyalty Lobby)

Late last year we let you know about some changes to the SAS EuroBonus program, most of it not so good news on the points earning front. Now as of January 8th, SAS has lowered the required amount of points for some award tickets! So while you may not earn as many points, you just may not need as many points now to redeem. The award tickets that are changing are the Best Point price in SAS Go & SAS Plus to southern Europe/Georgia and Iceland which have been reduced by 10,000 points. (Source SAS)



United's Global Service Members will now get access to Lufthansa First Class lounges. This does not include LH's separate First Class terminals however. (Source One Mile at a Time)
 

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American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts program is adding free in-room Wi Fi as an additional benefit for bookings made via FHR. (Source One Mile at a Time)

Starwood Hotels has followed in the footsteps of Hilton and Marriott by changing their room cancellation policy. Gone are same day cancellations that were available at roughly 35% of their hotels globally as all hotels will now have a minimum policy that cancellations must be made by 6pm local time the day before arrival. (Source FlyerTalk)

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