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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Reminder: Earn 125,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles Traveling To Europe
American Airlines just launched a new promotion where AAdvantage members can earn up to 125,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when flying to Europe in business or first class. You’ll earn:
- 20,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after your first roundtrip flight
- 40,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after your second roundtrip flight
- 65,000 bonus AAdvantage miles after your third roundtrip flight
In addition to American Airlines, you can earn these bonus miles by flying the following airlines:
- US Airways
- British Airways
You must register for the promotion before you fly using the promotion code USF14. The offer is valid on flights to/from Europe until January 10, 2015.
British Airways Launches 125,000 Bonus Avios Traveling to Europe
British Airways just launched the same promotion as American, but with bonus Avios instead of AAdvantage miles. The bonus amounts are the same, as are the airlines you can fly to obtain the bonus:
- 20,000 bonus Avios after your first roundtrip flight
- 40,000 bonus Avios after your second roundtrip flight
- 65,000 bonus Avios after your third roundtrip flight
You must be an Executive Club member to participate, and you can register here for the promotion. The offer is valid on flights to/from Europe until January 10, 2015.
Earn 1,500 AAdvantage Miles With Purchase of Bose Headphones
Purchase a pair of Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones and earn 1,500 American Airlines AAdvantage miles. There is currently no expiration date for this promotion, but if you’re going to buy, do it soon to ensure you get the miles.
American Airlines Ends Partnership with El Al
American Airlines just announced that they will be ending their partnership with El Al Airlines effective November 1, 2014. Right now you can earn/redeem American AAdvantage miles on El Al, and vice versa. However, award availability typically isn’t great and you can’t book first class. If you’re still hoping to book award flights on El Al, keep in mind that they remain a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards at a ratio of 20 Matmid Points to 1,000 Membership Rewards Points. El Al’s remaining partners are AeroMexico, Qantas, and South African Airways.
Hilton HHonors Offers Double Delta SkyMiles +250 MQMs
If you stay for two nights or longer at a Hilton property as an HHonors member, you can earn double Delta miles and 250 MQMs per stay. Make sure to register for the offer first and you select Delta as your chosen Double Dip partner. You must complete your stay between October 6, 2014-December 20, 2014. If you are looking to qualify for Delta Medallion status, this could be a way to get those last minute needed MQMs.
Reminder: 10% Bonus on SPG Transfers to British Airways Until October
Starwood Preferred Guest is currently offering a 10% bonus for transfers to British Airways Avios on top of the 5,000 mile bonus they already offer for transfers of 20,000 Starpoints to any of their partners. You have until September 30, 2014 to get the extra 10% bonus. To transfer points and earn the bonus, log in to your SPG account and go to the British Airways transfer page. You can transfer as few as 1,500 points if you’re an SPG Gold member, or 2,500 points if you’re SPG Preferred, with a maximum of 79,999 Starpoints in a 24 hour period.
British Airways Visa Signature® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||$95||0%||Excellent Credit|