I wrote that British Airways will be eliminating 1 of their best award deals by increasing the cost of short-haul (under 650 miles) partner flights in North America.
Currently it costs 4,500 British Airways Avios points for a 1-way, short-haul coach award flight on Alaska Airlines and American Airlines in the US.
After February 2, 2016, this will increase to 7,500 British Airways Avios points each way. Many folks are looking for an affordable substitute for award travel on flights under 650 miles.
While British Airways Avios points are still a good deal, there’s an alternative! By transferring British Airways Avios points to their partner, Iberia, you can book short-haul, round-trip coach award flights in the US for fewer points!
Hooray! There’s Still a Way to Get a Cheaper Deal on Short-Haul Award Flights in the US Using British Airways Avios Points!
I’ll show you how to move your British Airways Avios points to Iberia to book cheaper award flights!
1. Hyatt Might Match Your Hotel Elite Status, up to Their Highest Level
Via View From the Wing, folks who have elite status at hotel chains including Hilton, IHG, or Starwood, may be able to get it matched to Hyatt’s equivalent levels.
Will You Get Matched to Hyatt’s Diamond Elite Status? You Won’t Know Until You Try!
Some folks report getting matched to Hyatt Diamond elite status, their highest tier!
Hyatt asks you to send proof of your elite status at another hotel chain and at least 1 stay in the previous year. Although there are no hard and fast rules about who will get a status match.
To see what Hyatt can offer, you can message them via Twitter, or email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
They seem to be backed up because of the huge demand for this promotion, so give them 2 to 3 business days to reply. Good luck!
2. Pay 25% Fewer United Airlines Miles for Award Flights to Europe
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Now that American Airlines is changing its award chart, folks are looking for ways to earn more American Airlines miles. Many are hoping to book award seats before the changes take effect March 22, 2016.
Via Loophole Travel, FlyerTalk, and Reddit, some folks have had success earning the 50,000 mile sign-up bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard again.
Even if they still have an account open!
Are You Eligible to Earn the Bonus on the Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select Card Again?
I’ll explain what’s going on and if you should consider applying for a 2nd card!
Because of the increased bonus for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, I’ve been showing y’all different ways to get Big Travel with Small Money using the card.
Here I’ll show you how to transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points to airline partners like United Airlines for award flights to South America.
The current sign-up bonus is more than enough to fly yourself and a partner to countries like Ecuador and Peru in coach for nearly free!
Use Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for a Trip to South America, Like Argentina, Chile, or Peru! Here’s What to Look For!
I’ll show you how to use your points for award flights. And how to earn more points on everyday purchases for more Big Travel!
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Need a cheap vacation this winter?
Save money (or points) with Southwest’s latest sale! One-way flights start at just $59, and some routes are incredible deals!
Note: Like previous Southwest sales, travel on Fridays and Sundays is excluded, so you won’t save on a quick weekend getaway!
Today’s the Day! Fly to Lots of Destinations for $118 Round-Trip!
I’ll highlight the best deals!
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