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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:
Get Bonus AAdvantage Miles For Choice Hotels Stays
You can earn up to 1,250 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at Cambria Hotels and Suites and 750 AAdvantage miles for qualifying stays at other participating Choice hotels through June 15, 2015. Participating Choice Hotels include select properties at Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection.
Silvercar Comes to Chicago
Silvercar, the car rental agency that only offers one luxury model, the Audi A4, will soon be available at Chicago’s O’Hare airport (ORD), their tenth location. You can start making reservations on May 27, 2015, and rentals officially begin June 15, 2015. To celebrate the launch, they’re offering free tickets to comedy shows in the Chicago area from May 26-30, 2015 and a free day of Silvercar (which you can use at their locations around the U.S.) when you use the promo code COMEDY.
Earn Triple or Qaudruple Etihad Guest Miles
You can now earn 4x Etihad miles for flying in First or Business class and 3x the Etihad Guest miles for travel in economy class. This offer is valid on all routes flown until February 29, 2016, but the flights must be booked by June 4, 2015. Travel blackout dates apply from July 15-August 15, 2015 and from December 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. The bonus miles will be offered on Etihad Airways-operated flights and codeshare flights operated by Etihad Airways Partners (EAP).
Southwest Launches Service to Liberia, Costa Rica
Southwest Airlines will soon fly to Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) — its 97th destination. This route will fly daily from the new Houston William B. Hobby Airport (HOU) international terminal starting November 1, 2015. Southwest previously announced they’d fly from HOU to four cities in Mexico as well as San Jose, Costa Rica, and Belize City, Belize, beginning October 15, 2015, and to Montego Bay, Jamaica on November 1, 2015.
Targeted Iberia Promotion For $150 Off Flights To Spain
Iberia has sent out emails offering $150 off flights to Spain when booked by May 19, 2015 to fly between September 1-November 30,2015. To find out if you’ve been selected for this promotion, go to the Iberia website and sign in with your Iberia Plus card and PIN, then check your “My promotions” section. In order to ensure that you get the discount, make sure you’re signed into your Iberia account when you book your flights.
Hilton Offers 30% Off Hotel Rooms in Southeast Asia
Hilton is offering up to 30% off hotel rooms in Southeast Asia. You must book your stay by June 30, 2015 and complete your stays by the end of the year.
Change Your Credit Card Points To Virgin Australia Velocity Points For Bonus & Reward Seat Discount
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer has a promotion where you can turn existing credit and charge card reward points into Velocity Points. If you change your points by May 31, 2015, you’ll receive 15% bonus Velocity Points. Click here to see the participating point-changing partners. You can also take advantage of an offer for 15% off Virgin Australia Domestic and International Reward Seats when booked by June 30, 2015. Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.