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FFB News Round Up: Avianca LifeMiles now allows mixed cabin awards, Qantas reduces points & charges on select award flights and more!

Air Canada Offers New Business Class Check-in Within a Lounge Setting at Toronto Pearson. Source: RewardsCanada If you have ever taken advantage of the Avianca LifeMiles buy miles bonuses that we frequently post here on Rewards Canada and let you know that they are a great way to get Star Alliance flights for cheap you’ll…

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FFB News Round Up: Alitalia Status Match Extended, Linder Nights improves program, new SPG Platinum benefits choices

Alitalia MilleMiglia has extended their great status match offer to January 31st. However status is only granted to March 31, 2016 so you won’t have it for too long but perhaps long enough where you can get another airline to match that status!! Find out more here.   — Lindner Hotel Nights program has done…

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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…

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FFB News Round Up: BA axes the 4,500 Avios North America short haul award, earn Elevate points with Airbnb, La Quinta to add more luxury redemption options

Virgin America has teamed up with Airbnb. You can now earn Virgin America Elevate points on Airbnb stays. (Source The Points Guy) British Airways does away with the 4,500 Avios Short Haul Award in North America. (Source Rewards Canada) If you credit British Airways or Iberia flights to American AAdvantage be prepared to earn less…

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FFB News Round Up: Air India raises min. mileage earned to 500, Czech Airlines reduces some award ticket costs, earn points twice at Scandic Hotels

Air India has announced three changes to their Flying Returns program. Now all flights will earn a minimum of 500 miles regardless of fare purchased or length of route that is below 500 miles. There is a new mileage earning structure:  Gone are the 25% miles awarded on the lowest economy fares as those will…

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FFB News Round Up: COPA Airlines new frequent flyer program, OK Plus increases mileage earning, United returns to PointsHound

Aeroflot has added Best Western as a new hotel earning partner. Members will earn 500 miles per stay Worldwide. Find out more here. Azul Tudo Azul members can now earn points for stays at hotels around the world that participate in Voila Hotel Rewards. Find out more here. COPA Airlines has released the details of…

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FFB News Round Up: Dividend Miles to merge into AAdvantage in April, Delta SkyMiles updates, Marriott to introduce Apple Pay at select locations

Per Loyalty Lobby, there is a notice in the latest US Airways Dividend Miles email stating that DM will be merged into American AAdvantage next month. Now is the time to redeem those Dividend Miles for the US Airways Reward Chart sweet spots! “Next month, we’ll reach the next milestone on our path to integration…

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FFB News Round Up: Delta Airlines on-time bag guarantee, new Hyatt Elite benefits, SPG Hotel Category changes

Delta Airlines has launched a new on-time bag guarantee. Pretty much taking it out of Alaska Airlines playbook, if your baggage doesn’t arrive in 20 minutes or less on a U.S. domestic flights they’ll award you with 2,500 SkyMiles. The offer only runs until March 31st and is valid as long your last leg is…

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FFB News Round Up: Major changes to BA Executive Club, United changes partner airline earn rates, Air Astana introduces Economy Sleeper

  United is changing mileage accumulation rates for flights on their partner airlines as of March 1st. Some premium classes will earn more miles and as one could expect discount economy fare classes get beaten up big time! (Source One Mile at a time) As of February 3rd Air Astana is adding a new inflight…

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FFB News Round Up: AirAsia elimates fuel surcharges while Qantas lowers them, Choice Hotels introduces Points+Cash Option, Marriott acquires Delta Hotels

AirAsia is the next airline to drop fuel surcharges. According to their Facebook page “will be abolishing fuel surcharge effective 26 January 2015 across all of its airlines in the group, as well as its low-cost long haul affiliates AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X, in line with declining global oil prices.”…

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