Monday, December 1, 2014

Dec 1 Update: Miles & More quadruple dip opportunity, oneworld enhances elite benefits, Air Canada Cyber Monday sale

First update of the week and the month gives us the following:

News, Tips & Tricks
Over on the blog we highlight a quadruple dip mileage earning opportunity by buying Best Western Travel Card. This offer is however from Miles & More (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss etc.) and is for buying gift cards in Euros so we didn't have a separate post for it here on RC but you should be able to take advantage of it nonetheless since the Travel Cards can be electronic and sent to your email. You'll have to incur a foreign exchange transaction fee however unless you use a card like the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa card which has no forex fees. You can read all about the offer here.

oneworld alliance announced
additional elite member benefits that took effect today. Those additional benefits are Priority baggage delivery for Emerald and Sapphire cardholders and Additional checked baggage allowance for Sapphire tier customers. Here are some more details from the oneworld press release:

Priority baggage delivery for Emerald and Sapphire cardholders
Most oneworld member airlines already aim to deliver as a priority checked baggage for their own top-level frequent flyers, along with other passengers flying in First or Business Class.
Now, this benefit is being extended to all frequent flyers with the equivalent of oneworld Emerald and Sapphire in any of the alliance member airlines' loyalty programmes when they fly in any cabin class with oneworld member airlines anywhere in the world.
Additional checked baggage allowance for Sapphire tier customers
Following the launch last year of an additional baggage allowance for the alliance member airlines' most loyal customers - those with the top tier oneworld Emerald status - now cardholders with the next highest status, Sapphire, will also receive an additional baggage benefit.
From today (1 December 2014), when travelling on any flight operated and marketed by any oneworld member airline, the following special baggage privileges will apply to all Sapphire cardholders:
  • On international or domestic itineraries using the baggage allowance "weight" system - 15 kgs in addition to the ticketed Economy allowance.
  • On international itineraries (including domestic sectors flown as part of international itineraries) using the baggage allowance "piece" system – a second bag, weighing up to 23 kgs, when the ticketed allowance is one bag.
  • On purely domestic itineraries with flights using the baggage allowance "piece" system – the assurance of at least one piece of checked baggage, weighing up to 23 kgs, even when the regular ticketed allowance has no free allowance.
Customers travelling in First and Business Class cabins will in most cases receive an even greater free checked baggage allowance.
With all oneworld member airlines already granting Sapphire-level members of their own frequent flyer programme an additional baggage benefit when they fly on their "own" airline, today's move extends this privilege to when those customers travel on oneworld partner airlines.
1         For the full range of oneworld's services and benefits for frequent flyers and full details of these new baggage benefits, including frequently asked questions about the new Sapphire baggage benefit, see
2         Priority baggage delivery is not available on flights operated by British Airways.
3         The Sapphire baggage benefit does not apply to tickets issued using British Airways' "hand baggage only" fares. 
4         For domestic routes operated by LAN Airlines, Sapphire cardholders may check in up to two bags with a combined weight not exceeding 23 kgs. 
oneworld Elite Benefits as of December 1, 2014

Travel Deals
Air Canada
has a Cyber Monday sale that offers 15% off Tango and Flex fares to anywhere Air Canada flies. Fares must be booked by 11:59pm in your local time zone tonight using promo code CYBERMONDAY. Valid for travel Jan 12 - Jun 15, 15. Find out more here.

Bonus Offers

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Triple Flying Blue Miles for stays on the Warm Winter Package at participating Regent Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 15 - Feb 28, 15

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
- Triple Mileage Plan Miles for stays at the The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. More... Until Dec 19, 14

American AAdvantage
- Double AAdvantage Miles for stays at participating Golden Tulip Hotels Worldwide. More... Dec 1 - Feb 28, 15

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus (on only)
- 70% FlyerBonus Points Discount on all Bangkok Airways award tickets. More... Book by Dec 31 for travel Apr 20 - May 31, 14

Germanwings Boomerang Club (on only)
- Double Boomerang Miles when fly between Köln-Bonn, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Berlin-Tegel, Düsseldorf or Hannover and London (Stansted or Heathrow) More... Until Dec 31, 14

Miles & More
- Earn up to 6,500 Miles & More Miles when you buy Best Western Travel Cards. Earn 500 miles for every 75EUR up to a maximum of 1000EUR or 6,500 miles. More... Until Dec 23, 14

Oman Air Sindbad (on only)
- 20% Sindbad Miles Discount on Sindbad award tickets purchased between Muscat and Amman, Abu Dhabi , Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beirut, Cairo, Colombo, Dammam, Dar-es-salam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Karachi, Kathmandu, London, Male, Milan, Munich, Muscat, Paris, Salalah, Tehran, Zanzibar and Zurich. More... Book by Jan 31 for travel until Mar 31, 15

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