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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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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. While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.
While this premium card has one of the highest annual fees on the market, it has several valuable perks that could make it worthwhile, depending on your travel patterns. These include a $200 annual airline rebate, lounge access, free Hilton Gold status and free Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status.