News and notes from around the interweb:
- Singapore Airlines offers fantastic award availability to their own Krisflyer members (and American Express and Starwood points transfer well to Singapore) but very little long haul premium cabin space to their partners. Since you can’t book business and first class on Singapore using United miles anyway, it wasn’t such a big deal that United pulled Singapore Airlines award availability off its website and misled membes that it was somehow Singapore’s doing.
Now it turns out that United is having trouble ‘seing’ Singapore Airlines coach award space for flights to and from the U.S.. But United promises it isn’t intentional.
- Chase is sending out targeted spending bonuses to their Hyatt Visa cardholders.
- How to Fly Spirit Airlines (A guide for the perplexed.)
- Delta is going to test making their lounges better with pancakes (like Alaska Airlines offers), bagels, soups, sandwiches, and desserts as well as shoe shines and chair massages.
- American announced back in November that they were bringing back elite buyback for folks who didn’t earn the status they wanted in 2013, and even offering a way to get top tier Executive Platinum status if short no more than 10,000 miles. The system for doing this was supposed to be live in mid-January and is now available.