Elite Status

No escape from Hyatt Residence Club resort fees (and no elite benefits)

Consider this a Public Service Announcement.  I recently stayed on a paid rate at the Hyatt Residence Club Sedona, Piñon Pointe (review coming soon).  As a top tier Globalist, I expected the resort's $20...
IHG Rewards elite program changes

IHG Rewards Updating Loyalty Program; Initial Changes Announced

IHG Rewards has announced today that changes are coming to its loyalty program. They haven't divulged information about all of the changes yet, but there are some details we know about already. You can find...

3,700 American Airlines Miles & Loyalty Points With Sunbasket; Stack W/ Amex & Card-Linked...

There are currently a number of stackable offers which can make for a rewarding purchase when ordering pre-prepared meals from Sunbasket. This could be particularly useful if you're looking to earn status with American Airlines...

American Airlines AAdvantage Complete Guide 2022

American Airlines AAdvantage Overview American Airlines AAdvantage is the loyalty program for American Airlines. Given American's extensive reach within the United Sates and abroad, they are the loyalty program of choice for many. In 2022,...

Double elite night credits with Radisson Rewards Americas

Radisson Rewards Americas has a new promo that doubles earned elite credit for stays through 4/30/22.  Radisson Rewards split into two regions last Summer and this promo only applies for stays in the "Americas"...

Is Hilton’s war on breakfast a big deal? (On Nick’s mind)

Rumor has it that Hilton will permanently replace "free breakfast" with its food & beverage credit. Is this the beginning of the end? A reader asked this question during our Youtube Live Ask Us...

Singapore extends status, delays mileage expiration

Singapore KrisFlyer has announced to members alerting them to an extension of elite status and a continued pause on the expiration of miles. The elite status extension may be of particular interest to anyone...

MGM significantly improves Mlife: No resort fee for Gold members

MGM has announced some big changes to its Mlife rewards program as of February 1, 2022, when the program will be rebranded as MGM Rewards. Readers more focused on hotel loyalty programs than gambling...

Marriott Choice Benefit Valuations. Which to pick?

Update 1/6/22: The deadline for picking Choice Benefits based on 2021 activity is 11:59 pm ET on January 7, 2022. If you have earned 50 elite qualifying nights with Marriott within a calendar year, then...
Virgin Atlantic status match

(Update: More Airlines Added) Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Offering Status Match

Update 1/5/22: When Virgin Atlantic Flying Club launched this status match promotion back in November, there were only 7 airline loyalty programs with whom you could match your status. They've now tripled the number of...

AA’s Loyalty Point Pursuit game: Earn status w/out flying

Let the game begin!  As of January 1st, 2022, American Airlines has moved to a new way for members to earn elite status.  The old EQMs and EQDs are gone.  Now, we can earn...
American Airlines Planes

The many ways to earn American Airlines loyalty points announced

Yesterday, View from the Wing covered the release from American about what does and does not count for loyalty points in the new AAdvantage program that began on 1/1/22. The inclusions will make most...

Minor Marriott Changes: Fewer Award Bookings For Others, Reinstated Ambassador Spending & More

Marriott has made a few changes to the Terms & Conditions of their Bonvoy program to kick off the New Year. These changes will be of little-to-no significance for most members, but it's always good...
EVA Air business class hors d'oeuvres

Free miles: EVA offering 1,000 miles for new members, up to 1,000 bonus miles...

EVA Air Infinity MileageLands is offering 500 free miles to new members who sign up for the loyalty program and an additional 500 miles for completing your profile, which means 1,000 easy miles for...

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