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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

American Airlines offers bonus miles for shopping on their portal
American Airlines offers bonus miles for shopping on through the AAdvantage eShopping portal.

American Airlines Offers 1,050 Bonus Miles for Shopping

In order to get in the game and compete with all the other current pre-Thanksgiving shopping bonuses, American has launched a shopping portal bonus where you can earn 350 bonus miles for every $175 spent through AAdvantage eShopping. The bonus amounts are as follows:

  • 350 bonus miles for a cumulative $175-$349 spent
  • 700 bonus miles for a cumulative amount of $350-$524 spent
  • 1,050 bonus miles for a cumulative amount of $525 or more spent

The bonus offer expires on November 24, 2014. 

Get the fourth night free at Hyatt Asia Pacific properties
Get the fourth night free at Hyatt Asia Pacific properties.

Get a Fourth Night Free at Hyatt Asia Pacific Properties with an Amex Card

Hyatt is offering the fourth night free for stays between November 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015 when you pay with an American Express card (like The Platinum Card or the Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card). Use promotional code AX701 at the time of booking and get your fourth night free at participating hotels. Book your stay by March 28, 2015. You must stay a minimum of four nights, and you can only get one free night per stay. 

Get $50 an Emirates flight from a US gateway city
Get $50 off an Emirates flight from a US gateway city.

Get $50 off Round-trip Emirates Flights Leaving From the US

If you book an economy class round-trip, non-stop Emirates flight from one of their nine US gateways to any worldwide destination, you can get $50 off using the promo code USSWBLU. You must be an Emirates Skywards member to take advantage of the promotion, and you must book by November 16, 2014 for travel between December 25, 2014 and May 31, 2015. Blackout dates: inbound travel is not permitted between January 1-12, 2015.

Lufthansa will fly from Frankfurt to Tampa in 2015. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
Lufthansa will fly from Frankfurt to Tampa in 2015. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Lufthansa to Launch Frankfurt-Tampa Route in 2015

Lufthansa will begin a non-stop service from Frankfurt to Tampa, Florida on September 25, 2015. The airline will operate five weekly flights in summer and four weekly flights in winter along this route on the Airbus A340-300, which seats a total of 298 passengers in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class.

Save 20% and get 1,000 bonus points for Hyatt stays in Africa, Europe & the Middle East
Save 20% and get 1,000 bonus points for Hyatt stays in Africa, Europe & the Middle East

Bonus Points & 20% Discount for Hyatt Africa, Europe & Middle East Stays

You can earn 1,000 bonus Hyatt Gold Passport points per stay by booking a seven day advance purchase rate (which includes a 20% discount) at participating properties in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In order to obtain the bonus points, you must book between November 24, 2014 – January 24, 2015 and stay between December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015. 

Get double points all winter long at Enterprise
Get double points all winter long at Enterprise.

Earn Double Points at Enterprise Rent a Car

Enterprise Rent a Car has launched the Plus Your Points promotion, where you can earn double points on qualifying rentals through February 27, 2015. If you aren’t a member of the Enterprise Plus loyalty program, join now and you’ll be automatically registered for the promotion. If you’re already a member, register specifically for the promotion here.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

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  • Earn 40,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • 5X points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 a year for baggage fees and more at one airline. Terms Apply.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations worldwide. Terms Apply.
  • Enroll to enjoy the benefits of complimentary Hilton HHonors™ Gold Status with your Platinum Card.®
  • No interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.
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