Wide Open Summer Business Class Awards Using American AAdvantage Miles

Nov 13 2019

The ability to use American AAdvantage miles at the saver level without significant fuel surcharges is a relative rarity and worth jumping on.

oneworld carrier Iberia – owned by British Airways parent IAG – is starting new summer seasonal service between Washington Dulles and Madrid five times a week, effective May 1. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 with 29 business class, 21 premium economy, and 242 coach seats.

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Delta Running Pop Up SkyClubs at Smaller Airports

Nov 13 2019

Sometimes a pop up lounge is meant to serve a member base where they find themselves during a peak period, sometimes it foretells a future club location.

There isn’t just one pop up lounge strategy, so it’s difficult to know exactly what Delta is doing here, but they’ve run a series of pop up SkyClubs at some smaller market airports.

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The Top 14 Rewards Credit Card Offers for November (Several Won’t Be Around Long)

Nov 13 2019

There’s no quicker and easier way to earn a large amount of miles quickly than with a new credit card. And before the holidays is the perfect time to get one, because it’s even easier than the rest of the year to meet the minimum spending required to earn signup bonuses.

Every month I post what I find are the best signup bonus offers out there. Several of last month’s offers are gone or changed, and new better offers have arrived. So here’s the current up to date list of best initial card bonus deals. And here are easy ways to meet the minimum spend required by some of the offers.

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Delta SkyMiles: Europe Business Class For Just 98,000 Miles Roundtrip

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Nov 13 2019

Delta is running a flash sale on SkyMiles redemptions for business class trips to Europe. Book by November 14 for roundtrip travel December 24, 2019 through April 18, 2020.

Most Delta flash sales are for coach travel. It’s nice to see the occasional business class offer, even in off-peak periods. You’re likely only to find availability when prices would otherwise be low. However 98,000 miles roundtrip is a good deal – especially for use of SkyMiles. If you need to top off a Delta account, Membership Rewards points generally transfer instantly.

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American Express Business Platinum Losing Annual Gogo Passes

gogo plane
Nov 13 2019

The card offers unrivaled airport lounge access – American Express Centurion lounges; Delta lounges; Priority Pass lounges and Minute Suites; Plaza Premium lounges; Aspire lounges; Escape lounges; even some Lufthansa lounges.

There’s a Global Entry fee credit, $200 airline fee credit, and $200 in statement credits for U.S. purchases with Dell each year plus Hilton, Marriott, and National Car Rental elite status – to name just a few of the things that are offered.

The card, though, is losing two benefits.

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Aeroflot Confiscated a Passenger’s Miles Because His Cat Was Too Fat

Nov 12 2019

Aeroflot Bonus has confiscated the miles from a member whose cat was discovered to be overweight.

The passenger had a Moscow connection enroute between Latvia and Far Eastern Vladivostok. He registered his cat as a pet in cabin, but his cat was too large so he actually showed a different cat at the check-in desk. It cost him his 400,000 mile balance.

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