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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
50% Off Starwood Australia Pacific Stays
Starwood is offering up to 50% off stays in Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and Samoa until July 31, 2015. You must book your stay between February 16, 2015—March 1, 2015. Blackout dates may apply.
AA To Launch New Service Between DFW and PEK in May
American Airlines is launching a new service between Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) and Beijing Capital International (PEK) starting on May 7, 2015. This will be the sixth daily flight from DFW to Asia, and the only non-stop flight connecting DFW and Beijing. The route will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft equipped with lie-flat Business Class seats all with aisle access, new seats in the Main Cabin, personal in-flight entertainment, and international WiFi capability.
Get a $250 Airfare Credit For Booking the Marriott Atlantis
Marriott Rewards members can receive a $250 Instant Airfare Credit and save up to 50% nightly for booking a minimum all-inclusive stay of four nights at the Marriott Atlantis in the Bahamas. To get the deal, make sure to enter the promo code ATL250. The promotion is valid for travel before April 30, 2015, with blackout dates of March 29, 2015—April 11, 2015. You must book your trip by February 17, 2015.
Wyndham Offers Double Points for Weekday Stays
The Wyndham Rewards Weekday Double Take Promotion is back for stays between February 2, 2015—April 30, 2015. The promotion offers double points for weeknight stays, and is valid at any of the 7,000 participating Wyndham properties. “Weeknights” are considered Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights in participating hotels in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait and Qatar, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights in participating hotels in all countries other than those listed above.
Earn 30,000 Bonus Miles When Buying AAdvantage or Dividend Miles, Plus 10% Off
You can earn up to 30,000 bonus miles when purchasing American Airlines AAdvantage Miles or US Airways Dividend Miles until March 3, 2015. You can also get a 10% discount if you purchase before February 9. You must purchase 20,000 miles or more to get the bonus and the discount. Bonus amounts are specified below.
Miles Purchased/Gifted Bonus Miles / Discount
20,000 – 39,000 7,000 + 10% off
40,000 – 59,000 15,000 + 10% off
60,000 – 74,000 23,000 + 10% off
75,000 – 100,000 30,000 + 10% off
Avianca 100% Bonus on Shared LifeMiles
Avianca LifeMiles is offering 100% bonus on miles shared by February 16, 2015. You can transfer between 1,000 and 75,000 miles, and transfers must be in multiples of 1,000. The maximum Lifemiles a member can receive in a calendar year is 150,000 (including bonuses on transfers). It costs $17.70 (taxes included) per 1,000 miles transferred.
Earn 1,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles
You can earn up to 1,500 bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles on select flights within the US and Canada when you register and book in a Flex fare or higher by March 17, 2015 for travel by April 30, 2015. Earn 500 miles when you fly 2 flight segments, plus another 1,000 miles when you fly a third segment. Flex fares are more expensive, but if you have other reasons to book one (like uncertain travel plans), you may as well take advantage of this promotion.