FFB News Round Up: AA to launch Los Angeles – Auckland flights, China Southern Sky Pearl extended elite benefits, Design Hotels joins SPG

American Airlines has announced new service between Los Angeles and Auckland New Zealand. HT View from the Wing

The first Canadian Points University is happening
this January! We are happy to pass along a discount code if you want to
buy tickets to this event! Uuse REWARD20 to save $20 on the ticket
price! Visit the site here. (Source Rewards Canada)

China Southern Sky Pearl Club is offering extended
elite benefits into 2016 such as rollover EQS and EQMs. Also if you
reach 120,000 qualifying miles or 60 segments you can gift Silver Status
to someone who does not hold Sky Pearl elite status. (Source China Southern)

LoungeBuddy is offering a 100% rebate on lounge access fees in seven U.S. cities until the end of the year. Find out more here.

LAX appears to be the next airport that will be receiving an American Express Centurion lounge. It will be located between Terminals 6 & 7 (Source View from the Wing)

Hyatt Gold Passport members can now book Points +
Cash awards online as well as upgrades using points to a Regency Club or
Grand Club room. (Source View from the Wing)

News started breaking a few weeks ago that Design Hotels was to become part of Starwood. There has been a soft launch of 5 properties into the Starwood Preferrred Guest program. Prior to this your only earning option with Design Hotels was with Lufthansa’s Miles & More. (Source SPG)


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