Saturday Recap: Delta Launches International WiFi, Double Alaska Miles Between Seattle/London, Bonus Points On Best Western Stays And More
Here’s a recap of the interesting points and miles news from the week:
Delta Launches International WiFi On 747-400 Aircraft: Delta is launching international WiFi service on flights 283 and 295 from LAX and ATL to Tokyo Narita aboard Boeing 747-400 aircraft . Introductory pricing options include one-hour passes for laptops at $14 and mobile users at $8, or a flight pass option for the entire flight starting at $24.95 for laptop users and $14.95 for mobile users. All of Delta's 747-400 aircraft will have WiFi installed by mid 2014 and by the end of 2015, Delta will have WiFi installed on its entire international fleet.
Earn Double Miles Flying To London On Alaska: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members flying British Airways nonstop service between Seattle and London can earn double miles on travel through June 15, 2014. In order to get the miles, you must register your Mileage Plan number prior to your first qualifying flight, and travel must be between March 24- June 15, 2014. Qualifying fare classes include: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, O, Q, R, S, T, V, W, or Y. This offer is not valid on free or award travel. Double miles will not count towards Mileage Plan elite status.
EL AL Updating Their Business/First Class Seats: EL AL is redesigning their premium class seats for flights to/from New York on their 747-400 planes launching this summer. Changes include enlarging the pitch between rows and upgrading to "Bed Like" seats in business class, and in first class the seats will be redesigned and reupholstered in a faux leather fabric, complete with a minibar.
10,000 Bonus Miles For SAS With Economist Subscription: You can get up to 10,000 bonus miles on SAS when subscribing to the Economist magazine. The full 10,000 are given for a one year print and digital subscription, 7,500 for just print for one year, and 7,500 for just digital for one year. Normally the bonus is only 3,500 bonus points for the print and digital and 2,500 for just one of the two, so this is a great promotion. The offer is valid if you subscribe by April 30, 2014.
Earn 2,000 Aeroplan Miles Per Stay At Best Western: Best Western is offering 2,000 Aeroplan miles per qualified stay instead of the usual 250 miles when you stay from April 1- August 31, 2014. Really, they are offering a 1,750 mile bonus in addition to the regular 250. A qualified stay is considered one night or more at participating hotels. Register here to take advantage of this promotion.
Earn A Total Of 1,200 Southwest Rapid Rewards Points Per Stay At Best Western: Best Western is offering 600 bonus points on top of 600 base points for a total of 1,200 Southwest points per stay when you stay between March 26-May 27, 2014. There is no limit to points that can be earned with this promotion. Register here to take advantage of this offer.
PointsHound Offering 1000 Bonus Points For Booking A Three Night Stay: PointsHound is offering new and existing customers an extra 1,000 airline miles or points when they book a three-night stay by April 1, 2014. They are promoting their new premium concierge service. This service helps the check-in experience become easier and smoother by confirming your loyalty program account number, room preferences, arrival time, and basically trying to make your hotel stay as personalized as possible.
Earn 25,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles For DIRECTV Sign Up: If you sign up for DIRECTV by April 9, 2014, you can get 25,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for new activation on select plans. Customers who have a current DIRECTV account, or have been a DIRECTV customer within the last 24 months are ineligible for this promotion. The service must be active for 30 days before you can receive the bonus. You must enter your AAdvantage number upon sign up.
SPG Moments Auctions FIFA World Cup Packages: SPG Moments is offering nine FIFA World Cup auctions in partnership with Coca-Cola, with bidding ending on April 9, 2014. The packages include:
- Two tickets to the FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals (country match up based on tournament results) on July 4, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Access for two people to the exclusive Coca-Cola Hospitality Lounges including complimentary local cuisine, entertainment and a wide variety of Coca-Cola products
- Four night stay (July 2-6, 2014) for two people at the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort
- Four meals for two people per day including five-star international cuisine, all-day snacks, and beer and wine
- Deluxe motor coach transfers for two people between all events, program activities, Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort and Rio de Janeiro International Airport
- Access for two to the exclusive Coca-Cola Guest Services Desk and the Refresh & Connect Internet zone
Bid here for your chance to see the World Cup in Rio.