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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Earn up to 5,000 Bonus QMiles To Celebrate Qatar’s One Year Anniversary with Oneworld
Qatar Airways has officially been a Oneworld alliance member for one year, and to celebrate, the airline is offering bonus Qmiles for its Privilege Club members for flights on other Oneworld airlines. If you fly with any Oneworld partner airline between October 30-November 30, 2014 you can earn bonus Qmiles as follows:
- Fly one Oneworld flight, earn 1,000 bonus Qmiles
- Fly two Oneworld flights, earn 2,000 bonus Qmiles
- Fly three Oneworld flights, earn 3,000 bonus Qmiles
- Fly four Oneworld flights, earn 4,000 bonus Qmiles
- Fly five or more Oneworld flights, earn 5,000 bonus Qmiles
Essentially, you’ll earn 1,000 bonus miles for each flight with a partner airline, up to 5,000 miles. If you have any flights scheduled with Oneworld airlines 5 weeks, this bonus is easy money. To make sure you obtain the bonus, log in to your QMiles account online, select “My offers” on your dashboard menu and register for the offer at least 24 hours before you travel.
Reminder: Earn 7,500 AAdvantage Miles For Test Driving a Cadillac
*Update: This deal is now closed.
Last week, we wrote about how AAdvantage members can earn 7,500 AAdvantage miles when you test drive any Cadillac vehicle at participating dealerships. If you would like to participate, you must call a Cadillac Concierge at 844-469-2234 to schedule an appointment. You must have an AAdvantage account and be 21 years or older with a valid U.S. driver’s license. The test drive lasts approximately 10 minutes, the limit is one per person, and the offer is valid while supplies last–there is no specified expiration date for the promotion. Your miles should be posted in your account 4-6 weeks after the test drive.
Delta Upgrade Holiday Sale
Upgrade to a first-class Delta experience and receive Priority Boarding, spacious seating, special menu selections, complimentary spirits and the Delta Studio suite of complimentary entertainment options, for as low as an additional $49 each way (upgrade of entire itinerary required). Book by November 3, 2014, for travel between November 22, 2014 – February 17, 2015 on select flights and most fare classes within the contiguous U.S., and between the contiguous U.S. and the Caribbean, Canada, Mexico and Central America.
Bonus Aeroplan Miles for Marriott Stays
Air Canada Aeroplan members can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles per stay (500 per night) at participating Marriott properties this fall/winter. Bonus miles are in addition to base earnings of two miles per dollar spent during your stay. You must stay between November 3, 2014 – January 31, 2015 to obtain the bonus. To receive your bonus miles, make sure you are member of Marriott Rewards and have selected “Aeroplan/Air Canada” as your earning preference.
United Airlines Expands Partnership With Hertz
United Airlines and Hertz will officially expand their partnership on November 1, 2014. United customers who book with Hertz will earn the following bonus miles per rental:
- 1,250 miles – MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members
- 1,000 miles – MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members
- 750 miles – Primary cardmembers of MileagePlus credit cards from Chase
- 500 miles – MileagePlus general members
MileagePlus members will continue to receive discounts for booking Hertz car rentals via United.com. Members renting with Dollar and Thrifty will still earn 50 miles per day for rentals of up to four days, and 500 miles for rentals of five days or longer.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2015, MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members, and primary MileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members can sign up for complimentary Hertz President’s Circle status in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program, with benefits that include:
- Confirmed availability of standard-equipment economy through full-size, four-door vehicles in the United States and Canada, with a minimum 48-hour advance reservation
- Confirmed one-car-class upgrade availability at all participating locations in the United States and Canada and select European locations.
MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members may sign up for complimentary Hertz Five Star status, which includes one-car-class upgrades, based on availability.
Qatar Airways Announces Frankfurt as the First Airbus A350 Destination
Qatar’s first flight on its new Airbus A350 will be between Doha and Frankfurt, launching in January, 2015. This flight will operate non-stop daily. The Airbus A350 will offer 283 seats, divided across a dual-cabin layout of Business Class (36 seats) and Economy Class (247 seats).
Ethiopian Airlines Launches Route to Dublin and Los Angeles
Starting June 3, 2015, Ethiopian Airlines will operate a new flight service to Europe and the U.S. The flight will go between Addis Ababa – Dublin – Los Angeles via a Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The flight will operate westbound on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and eastbound on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
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