Virgin America Cuts Fuel Surcharges on Virgin Australia

In a bit of good news for award travelers, Virgin America has stopped adding fuel surcharges to awards on partner Virgin Australia. On a mileage basis, Virgin America’s Elevate program has long offered reasonably priced awards on Virgin Australia; however, those awards have previously incurred hefty fuel surcharges (in the $800 range), making the overall value pretty terrible. Without those…

American and US Airways 30% Discount on Points Transfers

From now until March 25th, US Airways and American Airlines are offering discounts of up to 30% when you transfer miles to someone else. Unlike many promotions that give you a bonus for buying or transferring miles, this tiered offer allows you to save either 20% or 30% depending on how many miles you transfer. Check your miles balance on either…

Hilton HHonors 40% Bonus on Points Purchases (Targeted)

From now until April 22, 2015, Hilton is offering a targeted bonus of up to 40% on purchased points. This tiered offer allows you to earn either an additional 20% or 40% bonus depending on how many points you buy. To find out whether you’re eligible, log in to your Hilton HHonors account and click through…

United Offers up to 50% Bonus on Purchased Miles

United is offering up to a 50% bonus on purchased miles for select MileagePlus members. Unlike past promotions, this bonus is not tiered, and instead is a targeted offer that varies from one member to another. Log in to your MileagePlus account to find out whether you’ve been targeted for the promotion, and to see your specific bonus. Offers are…

American Airlines & US Airways up to 40% Buy Miles Bonus

American Airlines and US Airways have just rolled out yet another buy miles bonus offer. The two carriers have released multiple promos offering a bonus when you purchase miles, such as the ones offered late last year and more recently just last month. The current promotion offers a bonus of up to 40%. Both airlines are offering this promotion separately…

Buy United Airlines MileagePlus Miles – Worth It?

United is offering a discount of up to 30% on purchased miles. As with past promotions, it’s a tiered discount that depends on how many miles you purchase. When you buy 10,000-19,000 miles, you get a 20% discount, and when you buy 20,000 miles or more, you get a 30% discount. Note that there are targeted…

Buying American and US Airways Miles Promotions- Worth It?

The next buy miles promotion from American Airlines and US Airways has arrived. The last one (back in January) offered a bonus on purchased miles of up to 50%, and the one before that (in November) offered up to a 56.25% bonus. This one is slightly different. Both airlines are offering this promotion separately, so you can take advantage of…

American Airlines and US Airways Up To 50% Buy Miles Bonus

As they get closer to merging by taking steps like letting customers link their frequent flyer accounts, American Airlines and US Airways have come out with a new promotion on purchased miles where buyers can get up to a 50% bonus now through January 30, 2015. Similar to their most recent joint buy miles bonus…

Starwood Preferred Guest 25% Discount for Buying Starpoints

Starwood Preferred Guest is offering a 25% discount on purchased Starpoints now through December 31, 2014. Much like the last time this promotion was offered, the discount is tiered. To get the full 25% off, you’ll need to purchase the maximum amount of 20,000 points. The tiers are set up as follows: • Buy 500–9,500 Starpoints, get 10%…

Buying American and US Airways Miles Promotions- Worth It?

Currently both US Airways and American Airlines are running similar buy miles promotions, where you can buy either US Airways Divdened Miles or American Airlines AAdvantage miles for as little as 1.88 cent per mile. From November 13 through January 2, 2015, you’ll earn either up to 45,000 AAdvantage bonus miles, or up to 45,000 US…