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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 Business Extra Members Earn Double Points LAX–ATL
Business Extra members can earn double Business Extra points when traveling on American Airlines between Atlanta and Los Angeles using the promo code LAXATL15. You must first register for the promotion, and your travel dates must be between March 5, 2015 and April 15, 2015. Qualifying tickets exclude reservations booked using a Business Extra reward or frequent flyer reward, and are valid only on nonstop segments between ATL and LAX (you can’t extend to connecting segments involving any other city pairs).
$100 off Delta One Fares from Canada/US to Europe/South America
Get in on the Delta One Premium experience by getting $100 off airfare from select cities in the US and Canada to select cities in Europe and South America. Tickets must be purchased by March 17, 2015 with travel dates on April 7-June 12, 2015 for South America, or June 26-August 29, 2015 for Europe.
Save 30% and $35 at Hotels.com
Shop the Hotels.com spring break sale and use the coupon code SPRINGBRK35 to get $35 off bookings of $350 or more made by 11:59 pm MT on March 15, 2015 for travel through May 2, 2015. The coupon isn’t valid on some hotels, and can’t be used in conjunction with the Welcome Rewards program. The discount doesn’t apply to any taxes, fees, or additional costs, and you’ll need to pay the full price for any other rooms in your booking.
Starwood SPG App Will Soon Be Available On the Apple Watch
Earlier this week I wrote about how the Apple Watch may be useful for travelers. The SPG App will soon be available for the Apple Watch, allowing guests to see reservation details, set directions to their hotel, view their Starpoints balance, and even check in and unlock their hotel room doors using the SPG Keyless technology.
Hilton HHonors Partners with Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles members can earn one mile per dollar spent at Hilton Properties worldwide. To earn miles with Ethiopian, set your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option to Points + Miles, and select Ethiopian Airlines as your preferred partner. Note that Sheba Miles members can only earn up to 100 miles per stay at Home2Suites.
Earn up to 1,500 United MileagePlus Miles for Joining MyPoints
You can earn 500 bonus United Mileage Plus miles for simply joining MyPoints, a website that allows you to shop online using your points (you must remain a member for 30 days to earn the bonus miles). You can earn an additional 1,000 bonus miles by shopping online through MyPoints and spending $25 within 30 days of joining. There’s currently no expiration date for the promotion, but sign up soon if you’d like to earn the free bonus United Miles. There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.
There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.