Delta Bug Fixed, Etihad’s Concierge Service, AA’s Flights to Cuba & More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Delta Fixes Korean Air Award Booking Bug Delta’s done a bit of work on its website to fix a bug that previously blocked access to Korean Air awards when the airline had blackout dates in any region. Blackout dates…

Is It Worth Purchasing Southwest Points with a 40% Bonus?

Now through August 23 (Sunday), Southwest is offering targeted Rapid Rewards members a 40% bonus on purchases of 5,000 or more Rapid Rewards points. Southwest usually sells Rapid Rewards points in increments of 1,000, starting at 2,000 points with a daily maximum purchase of 60,000 points and no annual max. The price is normally 2.75…

Why Mileage Multipliers Are a Raw Deal

At a time when airlines are pulling in record profits, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Nick Ewen explains why buying miles to go with your next flight might boost your carrier’s bottom line, but it probably won’t help your own. When you purchase a flight on a major US carrier, you’re often given the option to…

Bonus AAdvantage & Alaska Miles, Delta Deals and More

Here’s a roundup of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed: Air France Business Class Transit Passengers Can Stay Free Overnight in Paris If you’re flying business class on Air France and have a stopover in Paris, the airline is offering a complimentary hotel stay along with limousine service to and…

Hyatt 40% Bonus on Purchased Points (Elites Only)

Now through July 31, 2015, Hyatt Gold Passport is offering a 40% bonus on purchased points — this promotion appears to be targeted at elite Hyatt Gold Passport members. Offer Details Minimum 1,000 points required to earn 40% bonus Purchase a maximum of 55,000 points per Hyatt Gold Passport account Points cannot be gifted Purchase must be completed by 11:59…

Get a 100% Bonus When You Buy IHG Rewards Club Points

IHG Rewards is offering a 100% bonus when you purchase up to 120,000 points through June 30, 2015. If you were to max out this promotion, you would be receiving 120,000 points for a cost of $690, which comes to .575 cents per point. Points can be purchased in increments of 1,000 at the following rates: 1,000-10,000 points for $13.50 per…

Up to 50,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles with American’s Buy Miles Offer

Through June 12, 2015, American Airlines is running a promotion that allows you to earn up to 50,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when you buy AAdvantage miles for as little as 2.06 cents per mile, either for yourself or as a gift. This chart shows how many bonus miles you’ll receive for different increments of purchased miles: My Thoughts As usual, the question is whether you should buy…

Hyatt 40% Bonus on Purchased Points Through May 31

From now until May 31, 2015, Hyatt Gold Passport is offering a 40% bonus on purchased points. This is larger than most bonuses offered by Hyatt, and makes for a pretty good buying opportunity. Offer Details Minimum 10,000 points required to earn 40% bonus Purchase maximum of 55,000 points per Hyatt Gold Passport account Points cannot…

Save up to 25% with Starwood Buy Points Promo

From now through May 31, 2015, you can purchase Starwood Preferred Guest points at up to a 25% discount with the new SPG buy points promo. As with recent buy points promotions, this one is tiered to provide a greater discount when you elect to purchase more points. Offer Details Get 10% off 5,000–9,500 Starpoints  Get 15% off 10,000–14,500 Starpoints Get 20%…

Up to 60% Bonus for Buying IHG Rewards Club Points

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card IHG Rewards is offering a bonus of up to 60% for purchasing up to 60,000 points through May 8, 2015. The promotion is partially targeted, as the maximum bonus is only 50% for some members. Log in to your IHG…