Bonus AAdvantage Miles to Asia, Silvercar Discount, and More

Jan 24, 2015

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Here’s a round-up of the week’s points, miles and travel industry news you may have missed:

Silvercar rentals only $59 per day
Silvercar is extending its offer for $59 rentals.

Silvercar Extends $59 Per Day Rental Promotion

The rapidly expanding premium car rental company Silvercar is extending its $59 rental sale from now through February 28, 2015 in all of the cities where it currently operates. SilverCar exclusively rents Audi A4 vehicles equipped with navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, a WiFi hot spot, Silvercar’s toll tracking system, and many other features. Additional information about Silvercar and their services can be found on the company website.

Virgin America cabin
Earn double Elevate points on Virgin America until April.

Earn Double Elevate Points for Virgin America Flights

You can earn double Elevate points when you book and fly on Virgin America by March 31, 2015. You must be enrolled in the Elevate program and fly one of Virgin America’s medium or long-haul routes, or to a seasonal destination. Eligible destinations in the Virgin America network include Palm Springs, Los Cabos, and Las Vegas.

Choice Privileges is introducing a points + cash redemption option.

Choice Privileges Offers New Reward Option

Earlier this week, Choice Hotels announced a new rewards feature that gives Choice Privileges members the option to redeem for award nights by combining cash and points. Aptly named Points Plus Cash, this feature is the first of several being rolled out by Choice Hotels this year. Many major hotel brands (including Marriott, Hyatt, and Starwood) offer similar features, so while this program isn’t revolutionary, it’s a good option to have.

American Airlines
Earn double AAdvantage miles when you fly to Asia this winter.

American Airlines and JAL Offer Double AAdvantage Miles on Flights to Asia

American Airlines and fellow Oneworld member Japan Airlines are offering double AAdvantage miles to flights from the US and Canada to Tokyo, South Korea, and Hong Kong. This offer is valid in all classes of service from now until March 20, 2015 for flights primarily departing from American Airlines hubs.

Get a $50 statement credit when you use your Amex card to spend $250 at select Hilton properties.

American Express Offers $50 Statement Credit at Hilton Hotels

From now until April 5, 2015, targeted American Express cardholders can receive a $50 statement credit after spending $250+ at Hilton Hotels. This promotion excludes many brands in the Hilton portfolio, such as DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, and others. To see if you’re eligible, sign in to your Amex account and look under Amex Offers For You, or connect through the various American Express social media outlets (including Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, and TripAdvisor). You must add the offer to your card and use that registered card to pay. Check the terms and conditions under your Amex Offers for more details.

Korean Air A380


Korean Air Unveils New First and Business Class Seats

Korean Air is updating its business and first class product with new seats. Both the new business class Prestige Suites and Korean Air First Class Seat will be equipped with 180-degree lie-flat capability, plenty of personal space, in-flight entertainment, direct aisle access, and more. After its recent run of bad press, Korean Air could use a win. These new seats look intriguing, and I hope to try them out soon.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
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  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
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