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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Emirates Blocks Upgrades on the Cheapest Fare Class
Emirates is changing their rules regarding upgrades on February 1, 2015. Emirates flyers with fares categorized as Business Special and Economy Special will no longer be able to upgrade their tickets. There’s more negative news for Qantas loyalists flying on Emirates: the Emirates new Business Special fares will lose that extra 25% premium cabin bonus in the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Under these new rules, Business Special fares will earn the same as EK economy fares.
Earn Double Base TrueBlue Points For JetBlue Flights
You can earn double base flight points if you book and fly on JetBlue by March 8, 2015. You must first register for the promotion, which is valid for both round-trip and one-way flights. Double points are only credited for the base fare, and will not be given for any taxes or fees imposed.
Hilton/Aeroflot 4X Miles Bonus
Hilton has partnered with Aeroflot to offer quadruple Aeroflot miles for stays at participating Hilton hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and double miles for stays everywhere else in the world. You must first register for the promotion or enroll in Hilton HHonors if you are not yet a member. You must also select Aeroflot Russian Airlines as your preferred travel partner in your HHonors profile, and select Points & Miles as your Earning Style option. You must complete your stays by March 31, 2015.
Get Double Elite Night Credits for 2015 Ritz-Carlton Stays
Ritz-Carlton has extended an offer for the entire 2015 year so that Rewards members can earn double night elite credits for their stays. This will help you reach elite status much more quickly, as the promotion lasts until December 31, 2015. For each eligible night, Ritz-Carlton Rewards members will receive two elite night credits (award nights are not eligible for elite night credit).
Starwood Asia Pacific Sale Offers Up to 50% Off
Starwood is offering up to 50% off on Asia Pacific stays that are booked by January 18, 2015 and completed by April 19, 2015. You can book online, or call 1-877-782-0150 and ask for rate plan DAILY50 or DAILYRB (including breakfast). You can see a list of participating properties here.
Iberia Targeted Promotion for $50 off Flights to Spain
Iberia is sending out emails to Iberia Plus members offering $50 off if you book a flight before January 21, 2015 and fly between January 21 and March 15, 2015. To see if you’ve been selected for this discount offer, check your email, or enter the My Promotions section of your Iberia Plus account online. With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.
With great transfer partners like United and Hyatt, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game.