Sudden Big Changes to Mileage Plus airline partner mileage accrual

This has been the year of changes. We have seen so many changes this year; I have seriously starting to forget what the situation was last year. The latest changes to United Mileage Plus (MP)and Continental One Pass (OP) have been surreptitiously introduced. However it is difficult to creep past the hawk-eye of frequent fliers.…

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Why the new changes to Mileage Plus are the work of an evil genius

By now, you probably already know about the new changes to Mileage plus, effective from 2012. In case you don’t, it’s good to gloss over them at the related Milepoint thread and Gary’s excellent commentary. I am simply amazed at the changes. They are purely the work of a genius. Let us call him/her ‘anti-Joker’.…

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Priority Club Pointsbreak list has been updated: Redeem IC Dallas for 5000 points

As I have stated time and again, Priority Club Pointsbreak is probably the best hotel promotion out there. The list of hotels has been updated again for stays until November 30. To see the whole list, go to thisLINK and log in. There are a few bargains on the list: just 5000 points for an…

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5000 FREE AAdvantage miles – if you have a business

You can get 5000 AAdvantage miles if you register in the Business ExtrAA program in the next 5 months. This is a program run by American Airlines (AA) to reward businesses for choosing AA on top of the AAdvantage miles that the employees earn. I guess every here owns a ‘business’ or has a vision…

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Are you feeling lucky enough to earn 280K AAdvantage miles?

No, this isn’t another Glittergate. It is a photo competition that American Airlines (AA) is sponsoring. The weekly prize is a Nikon D3000 camera. The grand prize is 280K AAdvantage miles. It is pretty easy to enter the competition, just upload a photo and you are done. Sounds sweet? A short reminder: The D3000 will…

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50K Membership Rewards signup bonus for AMEX Platinum Card is back

American Express Platinum Card needs no introduction. It is the premier card in the AMEX line up that is available to everybody (with excellent credit that is). Elite status in Hotels, Car rentals, airline lounges… the benefit list is pretty huge. The Points Guy covers it in good depth. The standard offer for Platinum card…

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New Hyatt promotion: stay 3 get 5,000 points

The Hyatt Concierge announced on Milepoint their new promotion that would run from Sep 15 to Nov 15. The promotion allows you to earn 5000 Hyatt points for every 3 nights up to a maximum of 30000 points. You can register for the promotion at http://www.goldpassport.com/possibilities – starting Sept 15. Hyatt currently has a promotion…

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Action: Contact Sheraton Madison to get Facebook promotion 3K SPG points

Most of you would probably remember Sheraton Madison’s Facebook promotion: 3000 SPG points just by ‘liking’ them on Facebook. As with most of the social media promotions, the points did not post. However, they were extremely fast in responding when I contacted them on Facebook. And the points appeared in my account in 3 days.…

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Is United trying to stab Mileage Running?

Ben at One Mile at a Time reported that he has ‘learnt’ about significant changes in United’s policy relating to elite travelers. He also posted a follow-up here. In a nutshell, attaining status will now be extremely difficult and the perks will be significantly downgraded. According to Ben, the new criterions for 2012 are: Status…

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100% bonus on buying US Airways miles is back!

Gary calls US Airways the official consolidator of Star Alliance premium class seats. Rightly so, their miles can be often purchased at discounts. In June they had an offer for purchasing miles with 100% at ~1.4 cents each. The offer is back again, until 15 September. The two caveats are that you have to buy…

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