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Up In The Air / aeroplan changes
« on: July 17, 2019, 09:57:19 AM »
Dear ,

I’m pleased to share some changes designed to make Aeroplan more flexible and member friendly. We’re excited to introduce a new, more rewarding loyalty program next year, and in the meantime, we’re committed to listening to you and implementing improvements like the ones below. With this in mind, the following changes take effect immediately:

Complimentary, full refunds within 24 hours of booking
Travel plans can change, so Aeroplan members will now be able to cancel and refund Flight Rewards for free within 24 hours of booking.

Option to refund your Flight Reward up to 2 hours before departure
Aeroplan members can now cancel and refund their Flight Reward booking for a fee up until 2 hours prior to departure. Rather than keeping cancelled tickets open for future travel, Aeroplan Miles, taxes and fees will be refunded, and members may book new tickets anytime in the future, delivering greater flexibility than before.

Reduction of the aeroplan.com Refund Fee
Aeroplan will lower the Refund Fee to $125 for refunds completed via aeroplan.com, and eligible members will continue to enjoy a lower fee amount, where applicable.

New for Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K members: Complimentary changes and refunds
Now, Altitude Super Elite 100K members will no longer be charged a fee when they request a change to their Flight Reward booking, or when they refund their bookings.

Being transparent is essential to us, so it’s also important to share that we’re temporarily suspending two features of the Aeroplan Program later this year. In both cases, these changes will allow us to make important system upgrades to deliver better service and offer new, more flexible stopover options with the launch of our new loyalty program. Furthermore, they affect less than 0.3% of all Flight Rewards booked each year:

Multi-City Flight Reward Bookings
Beginning September 1, 2019, members can continue to make Flight Reward bookings to multiple cities, but they will be limited to a maximum of one stopover or one open jaw, in addition to the point-of-turnaround. As today, for travel within the same continent (except for travel wholly within North America**), one open jaw is permitted but stopovers are not permitted.

Around the World Flight Rewards
Around the World Flight Rewards will be discontinued as of September 1, 2019.
Click here to learn more about these changes, and thank you for your continued loyalty.

Sincerely,
Mark Nasr
Mark Nasr
Vice President, Loyalty and eCommerce
Air Canada


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Credit Cards / AMEX New! Upgrade with Points
« on: June 25, 2019, 09:23:51 AM »
Check to see if your flight itinerary is eligible to upgrade using Membership Rewards® points.‡

https://upgrade.americanexpress.com/airlines/UMreLZAX


How It Works

Select your airline.

Enter your reservation details to see if your itinerary is eligible to upgrade.
If eligible, use Membership Rewards points to place an offer towards an upgrade.
Your offer will be accepted or declined by the airline, usually within 5 days of your flight. Whatever the airline's decision, American Express will communicate the result to you via email prior to your departure.
If your offer was accepted, visit your airline's website or call your airline to obtain a copy of your updated itinerary.

Good to Know
If your upgrade offer is accepted, the dollar amount of your offer will be charged to your Card account. Points will be deducted from your Membership Rewards account and a credit for the corresponding dollar amount will be applied to your Card account.

‡Benefit Terms

New! Upgrade with Points

When you use Upgrade with Points to request an airline ticket upgrade, three things will happen: (i) If the airline upgrades your ticket(s), your Card Account will be charged for the upgrade; (ii) American Express will deduct the Membership Rewards points you offered for the upgrade from your program account; and (iii) American Express will apply an accompanying credit to your Card Account for those points. If the airline upgrades your ticket(s) and the number of points available in your Membership Rewards program account is less than the number of points you originally offered, American Express will deduct only the number of points available and you will receive an accompanying credit only for that number of points. The credit to your Card Account may appear during a different billing cycle than the charge for upgrade. You are still responsible for paying the amount due on your Card statement by the due date. Any applicable taxes and fees in connection with an airline ticket upgrade will be charged to your Card Account and cannot be covered with points. The value of the points you offer is determined at the time your upgrade offer is accepted by the airline and may change after your upgrade offer has been submitted if you subsequently upgrade or downgrade your Card Account. Once accepted by the airline, your upgrade offer is nonrefundable, non-changeable, and points cannot be returned to your Membership Rewards program account.

Each airline determines whether to accept upgrade offers and which upgrade offers it will accept based on factors it determines in its discretion, including the amount of an offer. While it is possible for airlines to accept an upgrade offer at any time after offer submission, most upgrades are processed between 5 and 1 days before departure, and some are processed as close as 1 hour before departure. If your flight reservation includes tickets for more than one passenger, the tickets for all passengers on the reservation will be upgraded if your upgrade offer is accepted by the airline. If you would like to upgrade only certain passengers, you must contact the airline to split your reservation prior to requesting an upgrade.

If your Card offers additional points for flights purchased directly from an airline, you will not receive additional points for your upgrade purchase.

Participating airlines’ Terms & Conditions apply. Participating airlines are subject to change at any time without notice. Participating airline products and services are subject to change. American Express reserves the right to cancel any upgrade offers or discontinue the Upgrade with Points program at any time.

If you use a Pay Over Time feature for a purchase using Upgrade with Points, the statement credit you receive may not be applied to that feature. Instead, it might be applied to your Pay in Full balance. If you think this has happened, please call us using the number on the back of your Card.

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Up In The Air / AA/QF
« on: June 07, 2019, 05:36:45 PM »

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Up In The Air / AVIOS with 50% BONUS
« on: May 09, 2019, 11:11:16 AM »

https://www.britishairways.com/travel/purchase-avios/public/en_us?refevent=bah_ecavsboost

A confirmation email will be sent to you as soon as the Avios have been allocated to yours or the recipient's Executive Club account.
Promotional terms and conditions: 50% bonus Avios

This offer is only open to Members of the British Airways Executive Club (Eligible Participants).
The offer is available from 00:01 (BST) Thursday 2 May 2019 to 23:59 (BST) Tuesday 21 May 2019 only (the ‘Offer Period’).
During the Offer Period, Eligible Participants will receive 50% extra Avios (bonus Avios) when they purchase or gift Avios at ba.com.
Avios can only be purchased at ba.com using the Purchase Avios Application Form found on offer page.
Eligible Participants may Gift Avios (purchase for someone else) during the promotional period, provided that the recipient holds a British Airways Executive Club account with at least one Avios point in their account.
The Bonus Avios will not count towards your promotional limit of 200,000 Avios.
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Purchase Avios offer.
Purchased Avios can be refunded within 14 days of purchase providing the Avios have not been used. Contact the British Airways Executive Club via BA.com or by telephone to cancel. Payments will be reimbursed no later than 14 days after the date of which the Executive Club was informed about the decision to cancel.
The Executive Club Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Use apply to this offer and can be found at ba.com.
British Airways reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this offer.


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Up In The Air / FLYING CLUB BONUS MILES
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:43:29 AM »
might be good for those DL first awards

We’ve got a fantastic offer for you.
From April 4-30, 2019, as a Flying Club member you can enjoy an extra bonus of up to 40% when you Buy Miles.

For a limited time only, we’re giving you a fabulous bonus when you Buy Miles. When you buy 1-9k miles it’s a 15% bonus, 10-29k it’s 20%, 30-69k it’s 30% and 70-100k it’s a massive 40%. It’s the quickest and easiest way to top up your balance and reach those rewards.

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Credit Cards / citi TY to QF 25% bonus
« on: March 21, 2019, 04:08:33 PM »
Limited Time Offer: Transfer ThankYou Points to Qantas Points and receive 25% Bonus Qantas Points. Offer is valid for Point Transfers to Qantas Points completed by 11:59 PM ET April 13, 2019. Promotion Terms and Conditions apply.

Airline Points Transfer Terms and Conditions

In order to use the Points Transfer feature, you must be a ThankYou® Rewards Member with a ThankYou Member Account ("ThankYou Account "), and have a Citi PremierSM, Citi Prestige®, Citi Chairman®, Citi ThankYou Preferred, or Citi Rewards+SM credit card enrolled in ThankYou Rewards (" Card Account(s)"); if you have only a Citi ThankYou Preferred credit card or a Citi Rewards+SM enrolled in ThankYou Rewards, you are only eligible to transfer points to TrueBlue. You must also agree to the following terms and conditions in order to transfer your available and qualifying ThankYou Points (" Points") to participating travel loyalty program providers (defined below).

Your ThankYou Account and Card Account must be open and in good standing at the time you use Points Transfer.
The participating travel loyalty program providers are: Asia Miles™; Avianca LifeMiles; Etihad Airway Guest; EVA Air Infinity Mileage Lands; Flying Blue Air France KLM , Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer; Malaysia Airlines Enrich; Qantas Frequent Flyer; Qatar Airways Privilege Club; Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer; Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus; TrueBlue; Turkish Airlines; and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (" Travel Loyalty Program" collectively "Travel Loyalty Programs"). ThankYou has the right to remove or add Travel Loyalty Programs from or to Points Transfer at any time without notice.

In order to transfer your Points to a participating Travel Loyalty Program using the Points Transfer feature on thankyou.com, you must have a valid membership account with the applicable Travel Loyalty Program ("Travel Loyalty Program Account") and the first and last names on both your ThankYou Account and Travel Loyalty Program Account must match.

The Points Transfer feature may be modified or terminated at any time without notice.

Each Point Transfer must include a minimum of 1,000 Points and any additional Points must be in increments of 1,000. There is a maximum of 500,000 ThankYou Points that you can transfer per Points Transfer. For Citi ThankYou® Premier, Citi Prestige®, and Citi Chairman® cardmembers, all points transferred are 1 Point = 1 mile, except for Citi ThankYou Preferred and Citi Rewards+SM cardmembers transferring to TrueBlue, where 1 Point = .8 TrueBlue points.
Upon completion of a Points Transfer request, the transferred Points will immediately be deducted from your ThankYou Account point balance. The applicable rewards currency will be posted to your Travel Loyalty Program Account after the completion of the Points Transfer transaction. Timing of posting may vary depending on the Travel Loyalty Program and may take as long as 14 days to process. Following the Points Transfer the resulting reward currency will be subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Travel Loyalty Program.
A submitted request to transfer Points may not be canceled and the Points in a submitted request may not be returned to your ThankYou Account.
Taxable Points (defined below) and Points made unavailable for redemption due to signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity on your ThankYou Account or due to your failure to make the required minimum payment on the Card Account by the payment due date are not eligible for Points Transfer. "Taxable Points" are Points received for a Citibank checking relationship, Points obtained through activity unrelated to purchases made with your eligible Card Account, as well as bonus Points that may be awarded with no spend requirement.
There is no fee to use the Points Transfer feature.
You may transfer your available Points through thankyou.com or by calling the ThankYou Service Center (1-800-THANKYOU). When transferring ThankYou Points, you must accept these Terms & Conditions of Points Transfer before completing the transaction.
ThankYou is not responsible for, or affiliated with, the Travel Loyalty Programs. Citi makes no representation regarding travel services or loyalty programs provided by any of the Travel Loyalty Programs.
Additional ThankYou terms and conditions apply and are available at https://www.thankyou.com/tc.jspx.
 

For specific terms and conditions about the Travel Loyalty Programs, see below.

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member and must register your own membership number in advance to participate in this program/promotion. Qantas Frequent Flyer membership, earning and redemption of miles are subject to Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions. Visit http://www.qantas.com.au/fflyer/dyn/program/terms for complete program Terms and Conditions.

3/07/19-4/13/19 – Promotion Terms and Conditions

Promotion Period: ThankYou Point Transfers to Qantas Points completed between 03/07/2019 12:00 AM ET and 04/13/2019 11:59 PM ET.

You will receive 25% more Qantas Points for ThankYou Points transferred during the Promotional Period. For example, if you transfer 1,000 ThankYou Points, you will receive a total of 1,250 Qantas Points. In order to transfer ThankYou Points to Qantas Points using the Points Transfer feature on thankyou.com, you must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer Member, and the first and last names on your ThankYou account and your Qantas Frequent Flyer membership must match. A submitted request to transfer Points may not be cancelled, and the Points in a submitted request may not be returned to your ThankYou account. Following the Points Transfer, the resulting Qantas Points will be subject to the Terms and Conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program (https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/discover-and-join/terms-and-conditions.html).

Points can only be transferred in 1,000 ThankYou Point increments. Only points available to transfer are included. Taxable Points (defined below) and Points made unavailable for redemption due to signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity on your ThankYou Account or due to your failure to make the required minimum payment on the Card Account by the payment due date are not eligible for Points Transfer. “Taxable Points” are Points received for a Citibank checking relationship, Points obtained through activity unrelated to purchases made with your eligible Card Account, as well as bonus Points that may be awarded with no spend requirement.

 I accept the Points Transfer Terms and Conditions.*
Please note the following before transferring your points:

  -    Points transfers may take up to 14 days
  -    No Cancellations or Returns
  -    Check the loyalty partner to find out if there are
       Blackout Dates, Point Expiration upon transfer, or
       other restrictions

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Deals/Deal Requests / KIDS BOWL FREE
« on: March 03, 2019, 10:00:24 PM »
Sign your children up for 2 free games of bowling all summer long!
Over 21 million kids have participated!

https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/
 
Kids Bowl Free
Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long, Valued At Over $500 Per Child!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.


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We've got some really exciting news. Your Virgin Atlantic World Elite Mastercard® is relaunching with a fantastic new look, and brand new benefits for you to enjoy.

Now, when you spend $25,000 in a year, you'll receive a choice of two fabulous rewards. You can enjoy a Premium upgrade or a companion reward ticket in the same cabin class when you redeem Flying Club miles for a Virgin Atlantic reward ticket. So whether you want to treat yourself or someone else, the choice is yours!

We can't wait for you to discover everything that's new about your card - and carry on enjoying earning 1.5 miles for every $1 spent on purchases.


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Buy miles 2 for 1 and get up to 25% additional bonus*

Promotion valid from February 27th to March 14th, 2019.

https://www.lifemiles.com/miles/buy

*The bonus percentage is calculated based on the miles purchased without taking into account the 2x1 bonus.

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Credit Cards / citi removes sending secure message
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:44:41 AM »
logged in to a couple different citi cc accounts and it seems they are no longer offering to send a secure message.

the Secure Message Center states the following:
The Secure Message Center is a convenient way for Citi to send you information about your account. Messages will remain in your inbox for 6 months after the date they are posted. If you have questions or need assistance, please visit Citi’s Contact Us page.

Contact Us page is a link to chat (when i clicked this a few times this morning, i got the following message: None of our representatives are available at this time. For other contact options, select the Give Us a Call tab for assistance.), give us a call lists a bunch of contact numbers and connect by mail

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Up In The Air / AA first class on 3 cabin 32b
« on: January 29, 2019, 05:47:00 PM »
is AA flying an airbus a321 32b 3 cabin regularly now between ATL and LAX?

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Credit Cards / AMEX CLAWBACK ADVICE
« on: December 18, 2018, 11:45:52 PM »
upgraded via offer from green to PRG back in may
spent threshold. received 40,000 points
earlier this week, amex clawed them back after i requested to downgrade back to green. t&c did not say anything about sole discretion, once in lifetime, etc...
so in protest, after 20+ years of loyalty, i am closing all 6 of my cards, including those without annual fees. i know the drill and the impact it might have but i am ok with the move
any suggesstions for best use of transfer of 120,000 MR points before closing accounts?

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Up In The Air / convert hotel points to ASIA miles for 50% bonus
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:55:20 AM »
Dear Mr
Your favourite end-of-year promotion is back — just in time for the festive season! Simply convert your hotel points to Asia Miles from now until 31‍ January‍ 2019‍, and you will earn an extra 50% Bonus Miles.
Don’t delay, the holidays are the perfect time to stock up on rewards using your Miles!

Participating Hotel Groups
AccorHotels & Resorts 
Best Western Hotels & Resorts 
Hilton
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts™ 
InterContinental® Hotels Group 
New Century Hotels & Resorts 
Radisson Hotel Group
Regal Hotels International Limited 
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts 
Wanda Hotels & Resorts 
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Minyoun Hospitality Corporation Ltd

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