Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7 Update: Alitalia MilleMiglia isn't going to end on December 31st, IHG Rewards Club buy points bonus and more!

Welcome to another week of miles, points and more and Rewards Canada!

News, Tips & Tricks

Alitalia seems to be benefiting the Etihad Airways investment in them. Not only is the airline on a major comeback but the MilleMiglia program is finally doing away with one of the most convuluted rules in the frequent flyer world. The expiration of the program every 3 years. Not just miles but due to some old Italian rule the entire MilleMiglia program has to end every three years and be restarted. Typically Alitalia would offer some sort of offer to keep your miles and move them to the new program (usually 1 flight in three months and you'd move your miles over) but now the great news is they've extended the validity of the current program from ending on December 31st to August 31st, 2016. At which time:

"On the 1st of September 2016 we will launch the new MilleMiglia programme edition, even richer with benefits and whatever miles you have accumulated up to 31 August 2016 will also be maintained and transferred to the new edition of the program."

This is good news. Your miles will automatically transfer over and you won't lose them. Part of me was thinking this could be the case as the past 6 months has seen a lot of bonus miles offers on flights, buying miles, hotel stays and more which really didn't make sense if the program was to expire soon. Now we just have to wait to see what Etihad has in store for the new Alitalia MilleMiglia program that will launch next September!

Delta Airlines
continues its attack on Alaska Airlines as they are adding a 5th daily flight between Vancouver and Seattle for next summer. (Source

National Airlines has delayed the launch of their Vancouver-Orlando Sanford route from January to May 2016. (Source

Posts since our last update:

Bonus Offers
AeroMexico Club Premier
- 2,000 Bonus Club Premier Kilometers for stays of 2 or more nights at participating new Marriott Hotes in Mexico. More... Until Feb 28, 16

Delta SkyMiles
- 1,000 Bonus SkyMiles when you earn miles by using the services of two or more participating non-airline partners. More... Until Feb 29, 16

EgyptAir Plus
- 20% Bonus Plus Miles when you fly EgyptAir between Cairo and Geneva. More... Until Dec 31, 15

IHG Rewards Club
- 100% Bonus IHG Rewards Club Points when you buy points online. More... Until Dec 11, 15

JetBlue TrueBlue (on only)
- Earn 1,000 Bonus TrueBlue Points on your first booking of $100 or more with Hotel Tonight. Earn an additional 250 bonus points on your 2nd and 3rd bookings. More... Until Jan 31, 16

Le Club accorhotels
- 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at new Accor Hotels Worldwide. More... Book by Dec 31 for stays until Jan 31, 16
- 4X Le Club Accorhotels Points for stays at select Ibis Hotels in Brazil. More... Until Dec 20, 15

Qantas Frequent Flyer
- Triple Frequent Flyer Points on all eligible domestic flights within Australia. More... Register and book by Dec 25 for travel until Jan 31, 16


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