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Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from this week:
Singapore Airlines/Virgin America Partnership Announced: Earlier this year, Singapore Airlines and Virgin America began codesharing flights, and now the two airlines have announced the full details of the partnership, which includes accrual and redemption of miles on both airlines. Take a look at Virgin America’s accrual chart for Singapore as well as Singapore’s accrual chart for travel on Virgin America. Singapore KrisFlyer members will earn 100% base miles on all Virgin America fares, whereas if you chose to credit to Virgin America your points-earning will be based on your fare. However earning Elevate points when flying Singapore Airlines isn’t as good of a value since the lowest economy classes only earn 40% mileage.
Finnair To Join American, British Airways and Iberia Partnership: Finnair, the national airline of Finland, announced earlier this week that it plans to join fellow Oneworld members American, British Airways and Iberia in a partnership to enhance their combined transatlantic offerings. In joining the partnership, Finnair will add codeshares to 90 select AA, BA and Iberia flights between the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe at some point later this year. This will add approximately 20 new North American destinations for Finnair passengers, and open the airline’s extensive Northern Europe and Baltic Rim network to its trio of partners.
Save Up To 50% On Accor Hotels Throughout Asia Pacific: Travelers planning a trip to Asia between March 27 – June 30, 2013 may want to take a look at a great new offer from Accor of 40% off stays at its 340 hotels and resorts across the Asia Pacific region. Accor Advantage Plus member can save an additional 10%, effectively cutting their hotel budget in half. Trips must be booked by March 12, 2013, so start making your plans now!
Earn 3,000 AAdvantage Miles and a 30% Budget Car Rental Discount: Travelers looking to rent a car between now and April 30, 2013 can earn up to 3,000 bonus miles on American and up to 30% off their car rental. Those renting a car for 2 days will receive 750 bonus miles, while those renting 3-4 days earn 1,500 and 5 days or more will net you 3,000 additional miles. AAdvantage members should use coupon number MUAZ062 when making their reservation, and U072422 is the Budget Worldwide Discount number to receive 30% off the auto rental. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.