Chase Increases Sapphire Bonus Waiting Period, 3 Airlines Raise Bag Fees and More

Sep 1, 2018

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Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you might have missed from the week before. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you might have missed on TPG this week.

 

Chase Increases Sapphire Bonus Waiting Period From 24 to 48 Months

If you’ve been waiting to get a bonus on the Chase Sapphire Reserve, you now have to wait twice as long, and the Sapphire Preferred likely isn’t far behind.

Who’s Being Grandfathered into Marriott’s Lifetime Premier Platinum Status?

There are a few different ways Lifetime SPG and Marriott Platinums can be grandfathered into the newly created Lifetime Premier Platinum status.

Photo by Shutterstock.com
Photo by Shutterstock.com

JetBlue Points Pooling Lets You Share Rewards With Friends

It’s easy to leave if things don’t work out.

Within Days of Each Other, 3 Airlines Confirm Jump in Checked Bag Fees

Last week, we shared the scoop that JetBlue was raising checked baggage fees. That’s now gone into effect, and two more airlines have followed suit.

Suitcase on luggage conveyor belt in the baggage claim at airport

I’m Giving Away 1 Million Miles to Help You Book the Trip of a Lifetime

All it takes is a minimum $10 donation in order to be entered to win the Trip That Transforms.

How to Book Delta One Suites to Europe for 39,000 Amex Points

For just a few more weeks, you can combine this great sweet spot with a transfer bonus for incredible business class awards to Europe.

Delta's flying its new A350 suite to Las Vegas. Photo by Zach Honig.
Delta’s flying its new A350 suite to Las Vegas. Photo by Zach Honig.

 

United Launching New Flights to Naples, Prague and Amsterdam

The airline has also confirmed plans to resume seasonal flights to more than 20 international destinations.

Bon Vivant for a Night: Air France Business Class on the 787-9 From New York to Paris

Bon vivant for a night. Experiencing Air France’s chic business class from NYC to Paris.

New World of Hyatt Promo: Earn Up To 60,000 Bonus Points

Earn enough points for two award nights valid at Hyatt properties around the world with this just-announced promotion.

The Ultimate Guide to Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartments

Flying in an Etihad Apartment is a true bucket list item—here’s everything you need to know about what it’s like, where to find it and how to book it.

Etihad Airways A380 (Photo by Shutterstock.com)
Etihad Airways A380 (Photo by Shutterstock.com)
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