Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sep 5 Update: Delta SkyMiles raises some award ticket requirements, Emirates Sep Miles Accelerator offers and more

News, Tips & Tricks
Delta Airlines silently raised some award ticket redemption rates over the weekend with no advance notice. While most increases from programs tend to be on the lower end rewards this one is the opposite as reported by Gary @ View from the Wing:
‘Medium’ level coach awards between the US and Mexico or the Caribbean go from 50,000 to 55,000 miles roundtrip.
‘High’ level coach awards between the US and Mexico or the Caribbean go from 70,000 to 75,000 miles roundtrip.
‘Medium’ level coach awards between the US and Southern South America go from 90,000 to 95,000 miles roundtrip.
‘High’ level coach awards between the US and Southern South America go from 125,000 to 130,000 miles roundtrip.
‘Medium’ level coach awards between the US and Europe go from 90,000 to 95,000 miles roundtrip.
‘High’ level coach awards between the US and Europe go from 125,000 to 130,000 miles roundtrip.
‘High’ level business class awards between the US and Southeast Asia go from 370,000 to 350,000 miles roundtrip
As you can see there is one decrease but overall these changes don't bode well for the already chastised SkyMiles program. As most of these rewards went up by 5,000 Miles, Delta SkyMiles® World MasterCard® from Capital One cardholders will have to spend at an extra $2,500 if one of them was in their sights, barring any other mileage earning of course.

In other news, I hinted at another new rewards credit card for the Canadian market in June's Top Credit Card feature and I can tell you that it will come out on October 24, but that is all I can tell you for now

Bonus Offers
Air Canada Aeroplan
- 2,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles when you book a Majestic Resorts package to Punta Cana with Air Canada Vacations. More... Book by Sep 30 for travel Oct 1 - Nov 30, 12

Air China Phoenix Miles
- 888 Bonus Phoenix Miles Kilometers per car rental booked through Rentalcars.com. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Emirates Skywards

Earn up to 16,000 Bonus Skywards Miles with Emirates Skywards September Miles Accelerator offers which enables you to earn more Skywards Miles when you fly with Emirates, irrespective of the fare you pay or where you buy your ticket. More... Sep 1 - 30, 12

Etihad Guest
- Double Guest Miles for stays for stays in a Suite on a 'Suitely Sensational' rate at over 70 Kempinski Hotels Worldwide. More... Until Sep 15, 12
- Double Guest Miles for stays at the Erbil Rotana, Kurdistan, Iraq. More... Until Sep 30, 12

Iberia Plus
- 20% Bonus Avios Points when you buy, gift or transfer Avios. More... Until Sep 13, 12

InterContinental Hotels Group Priority Club
- $50 Resort Credit when you book the Extra Credit rate for two night at Holiday Inn Resort® and Holiday Inn Club Vacations® properties in the Americas. Plus, with each additional night, you'll earn $25 in Extra Credit. More... Until Nov 30, 12

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- Triple Mileage Bank Miles for rentals of a compact car or larger for three or more consecutive days in USA, Canada, Hawaii and Guam. More... Until Dec 31, 12

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 750 Bonus Dividend Miles on a qualifying rental of three or more consecutive days at participating Avis airport locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. More... Until Dec 31, 12

2 comments:

  1. Any idea about the new credit card ?

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    1. Sorry I cannot release any details yet!

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