Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles flash sale with a valid discount for purchases made until May 7, 2021.
Skywards members can buy miles at up to a 100% bonus. However, there can be various targeted offers.
World of Hyatt has offered 500 bonus points per night for stays at select new hotels for a while, and the selection changes monthly when hotels come online (and some openings are delayed).
Hyatt celebrates the opening of its 1,000th hotel and offers 1,000 bonus points per night when staying at these hotels through June 30, 2021, and then back to the standard 500 bonus.
United Airlines is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its MileagePlus frequent flier program by offering discounted domestic and international awards that must be booked today (May 6).
Select domestic economy awards are on sale at 4,000 miles each way (roundtrip required), while international destinations are price at 40,000 miles return. The offer is valid for travel from June 1 – August 31, 2021.
Here’s a comprehensive look at IHG Rewards promotional opportunities, both rate and points for May 2021.
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Last week United Mileage Plus announced they would credit all MileagePlus Premier members outside of the 50 states of the United States as of January 1, 2021, four United flight segments required to reach/maintain tier status.
These segments have now posted to members accounts and as long as they credit sufficient flight activity from Star Alliance partner airlines to the account it’s sufficient to qualify for Premier status even without flying United.
Hilton and American Express have launched more lucrative offers for Honors cobranded Amex-cards approved from today (May 6, 2021).
New Hilton Honors American Express Card can get you up to 130,000 points and Surpass and Business cards up to 180,000.
Sonesta has launched a promotion for stays of 3 to 5 nights this summer at participating properties.
Sonesta Travel Pass members booking using promotional code SAVE30 save 15%, 20%, or 30% on stays through September 7, 2021, if booked by June 30.
Southwest Airlines has sent out targeted offers for select Rapid Rewards members, offering them a complimentary A-List status.
The promotional A-List is valid through June 30, 2021, and there doesn’t appear to be a fast track offer associated with this offer.
IHG Hotels has launched an offer for Lufthansa Miles&More members that it has previously promoted with several other airlines.
Miles&More members earn 500 bonus miles per stay if they book a “bonus miles package” rate that is the most expensive Best Flexible one, and you elect to earn miles for your IHG stays instead of points.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question back in March via Facebook chat about getting an original routing credit with Alaska when BA rebooks on Swiss First due to a flight cancellation (read more here)
Accor purchased 21c Museum Hotels back in 2018, and they were integrated into the loyalty program the following year.
21c Museum Hotels have launched an interesting Penguin Passport to visit all their 9 locations in the United States over 12 months to receive special swag and ALL bonus points. You can only sign up today (May 5, 2021), and it is open to 250 qualified applicants.
Australia and New Zealand opened their much-awaited Trans-Tasman travel bubble on April 19, 2021 (read more here). However, Kiwis had already been welcomed to many Australian states but were required to quarantine upon return.
The bubble has already been temporarily suspended twice by New Zealand that briefly banned flights from Western Australia (Perth) and now from New South Wales (NSW) due to a small number of Covid-19 cases.