Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 7 Update: WestJet releases iPhone app, Miles & More buy miles bonus, World Hotels Peakpoints sign up bonus

It's app-bout time as WestJet states it and US Airways award tickets on BA without surcharges is dying quickly!

News, Tips & Tricks
WestJet finally released an app for the iPhone yesterday! Here is an excerpt from WestJet's press release
Now guests can book new flights, add existing reservations, check in for upcoming flights and get flight status information while also enjoying extras like seamless Passbook integration, exclusively available for iPhone users. Subscribers can also keep a list of all the great places they've visited under past trips and view a real-time countdown for the next getaway. The WestJet app for iPhone is designed to provide guests with a personalized travel experience in an easy-to-navigate format.

I downloaded the app at the time of writing this and in its current version it seems pretty decent for having it for electronic boarding passes, keeping track of trip information and even booking flights. The one thing missing however is access to your WestJet Rewards account which I'm sure many of our readers would like! Hopefully one of our readers who works at WestJet can comment as to whether this be a future integration into the app.

Last week news spread like wild fire that you could use US Airways Dividend Miles to book tickets on British Airways without fuel surcharges but it looks like that will change very soon as US Airways has sent a memo to their agents about the charges. So if yo book an award ticket online you might avoid charges but if you call in chances are you'll have to pay them. The online booking engine will likely do so soon however. (Source One Mile at a time)

Bonus Offers

Best Western Rewards
- Double Rewards points for stays at the BEST WESTERN Premier Kasteel De Vanenburg. More... Until Aug 31, 14

IHG Rewards Club
- Earn up to 5,000 Bonus IHG Rewards Club points for stays at participating hotels across Europe. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Marriott Rewards
- 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points per stay at one of four participating Gaylord Hotels in the U.S. More... Jun 1 - Aug 24, 14
- Earn up to 10,000 Bonus Rewards Points for stays at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. More... Until Jun 8, 14

Miles & More
- 20% Bonus Miles & More Miles when you purchase 20,000 Miles & More miles that are used immediately for an award ticket. More... Until Jun 30, 14

SAS EuroBonus
- Earn up to 8,000 EuroBonus points when you join the EuroBonus program. More... Until ?

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- Double KrisFlyer miles when you rent serviced offices in more than 100 countries around the world, plus receive a complimentary Businessworld Preferred Card for 15 visits to any Regus business lounges globally. More... Until Jun 30, 14

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
- Earn up to Triple Royal Orchid Plus Miles when you stay at properties within the Hilton HHonors™ portfolio Worldwide. Earn triple miles in Asia Pacific, and double miles anywhere else worldwide. More... Until Jun 30, 14

World Hotels Peakpoints
- 300 Bonus Peakpoints when you join World Hotels' Peakpoints program. More... Until May 24, 14

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