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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Join Alitalia’s MilleMiglia, Fly, and Get 5,000 Bonus Miles
Alitalia is offering 5,000 miles to new MilleMiglia members who sign up and either fly or use a partner service. You’ll earn 2,000 miles that will be credited within 72 hours of your first flight or service with Alitalia/partners, and 3,000 more miles within 30 days from the first flight/service. To participate in this promotion, you must enroll in the MilleMiglia Program by November 28, 2014 and fly within three months of your join date.
Earn 4X AAdvantage Miles or 3x MileagePlus Miles for Wyndham Stays
You can earn quadruple American Airlines AAdvantage Miles or triple United Airlines MileagePlus miles after completing two Wyndham stays by January 23, 2015 (arrival date must be by January 16, 2015). Continue to earn the respective bonus miles after your third and fourth stays too. To qualify for the offer, you must choose to earn AAdvantage or MileagePlus miles in your member profile. Register online (for American or United) or by calling 1-866-996-7937 to reserve your stays.
Earn up to 5,000 Marriott Rewards Points for Hertz Rentals, Plus 35% Off
If you rent a car from now until January 31, 2015 at participating Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand , you can earn:
- 2,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals of 2-4 days
- 5,000 Marriott Rewards points on rentals of 5 or more days
You can also save 35% off Hertz rentals with the discount code CDP 154080, PC# 193826 and your Marriott Rewards number when booking online. To reserve this offer offline, call Hertz at 1-800-654-2210.
Virgin America Launches Codeshare Flights With China Airlines
Virgin America now has a codeshare agreement with China Airlines. Per the new arrangement, China Airlines has put their two-letter airline code (CI) on a range of Virgin America flights between Los Angeles and/or San Francisco to Boston, Chicago, Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Newark, New York (JFK), Seattle and Washington Dulles (IAD). Customers can now book flights across the United States with Virgin America via China Airlines’ website as of October 26, 2014.
Frontier Adds Award Redemption Fee
As of October 31, Frontier is introducing an award ticket fee, which can be up to $75 for award tickets booked less than 180 days in advance. You can avoid this fee by using your Frontier MasterCard to pay for the taxes and fees used to reserve the ticket ($5.60 & up), and the fee will be then be waived. Also, starting on November 1, 2015, cardholders will no longer receive a 5,000 mile discount on companion ticket award redemptions.
Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24% - 23.24% Variable||$85||0%||Excellent Credit|