Overview of Frequent Flyer Programms
May 14,2017 to July 01, 2017
Alaska Airlines offers a bonus of up to 40% if you buy miles prior to July 01, 2017. The bonus is staggered and kicks in you buy more than 10,000 Miles.
1000 Miles will pe charged at USD 27.50 (excl. a 7.5% sales tax which is added to the amount for the miles) and there is no bonus the more miles you buy. You should take into account, that Alaska Airlines has a wide range of partner airlines among those are Emirates, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, American Airlines to name just a few.
It has been recenlty announced that Alaska Airlines takes over Virgin America. this means, Virgin America Elevate Members have received an offer of 10000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles if you activate the prepared account. You could also move Elevate points with a bonus of 30% into your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Account which might be worth to consider given the larger number of partners of Alaska comparted to Virgin America.
British Airways has cunrrently some good fares in World Traveller Plus loaded with origin in Germany, Italy, Sweden or Switzerland to destination at the East Coast and the West Coast of the USA: Travel starts around 600 EUR for East Coast and 690 EUR for West Coast. This is a good way to earn some miles in addition with the aforementioned tripls Avios Promotion.
If you need Delta SkyMiles to reach the necessary amount of miles for your award flight, you can simply buy or share them via Points.com. It is also possible to gift miles: Buy,
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Delta SkyMiles Program
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KLM / AF Flying Blue
As an elite member you can buy an unlimited amount of miles in units of 2000 miles; as an Flying Blue Ivory Member you can buy a maximum of 40000 miles in a year in units of 2000 miles. KLM Buy and Gift Miles
Lufthansa and its partner airlines offer very competitive fares in First Class from Germany to selected destinations in the US. Those fares are bookable till May 29, 2017 on the homepage of Lufhansa. It is also valid in cooperation with codeshare flights on United and Air Canada (only for travel within North America). Travel has to be between June 30, 2017 and
September 10, 2017. The First Class (long haul) flights book into A (earning 300% in the Miles & More Frequent Flyer Program) and European feeder flights book into J.
The fare is restricted and a minimum stay of six night applies as well as restrictions in regard to re-booking and cancelation. Book on the Lufthansa Homepage
Singapore Airlines is not really known for great discounts and in the past the reasonable business class fares where only available on the day flight from Singapore to Frankfurt and not the overnight flights from Singapore to either Munich, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf. This restriction does not longer apply and thus means the business class fares from Singapore are now available to all destinations:
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On all routes to Germany (and also other destinations in Europe) as well as from Germany to New York is now the new Premium Economy Class of Singapore AIrlines available. Due to the change of the current flight from Moscow to Hosuton to Manchester to Houston you have also a new route over the Atlantic, though this means the discontinuation of Munich to Manchester. The flight operates daily exeoct
Monday and Thursday.
First Class / Business Class Partner Fares from Italy
Swiss has extended the booking period for its Parner tarifs for two passengers traveling together in either First Class or Business Class and start their journey in Italy. You can book till May 29, 2017 and travel till February 28, 2018. The minimum stay depend on the destination and is either 3, 4 or 5 days.
You can book this fares on the Swiss homepage if you select any departure in Italy and two passengers traveling together.
Swiss First Class Summer Fares from Germany
Swiss and its partner airlines offer very competitive fares in First Class from Germany to selected destinations in the US. Those fares are bookable till May 29, 2017 on the homepage of Swiss or Lufthansa. It is also valid in cooperation with codeshare flights on United and Air Canada (only for travel within North America). Travel has to be between June 30, 2017
and September 10, 2017. The First Class (long haul) flights book into A (earning 300% in the Miles & More Frequent Flyer Program) and European feeder flights book into J.
The fare is restricted and a minimum stay of six night applies as weel as restrictions in regard to re-booking and cancelation. Book on the Swiss Homepage
May 08, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Bonus of up to 50,000 miles if you buy miles. United partners with Points.com, in so far not a United purchase.
The bonus for this promotion is:
You can buy the miles here:
See at Alaska Airlines (You might have receivd an offer of 10000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles).
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Priority Pass offers access to more than 1000 different airport lounges worldwide. If you do not have elite status with the airline you are flying and travel only in Economy Class, Priority Pass might be a solution if you prefer some privacy at the airport rather than spending your time till boarding on an uncomfortable chair or in a crowded and overpriced restaurant at the airport. Even if you
have access thanks to your elite status, you find the available lounge to be crowded or simply not comfortable. While considering the purchase of a Pariority Pass, you should take into account that due to different terminals, you might not be able to enter the lounge because your flights depart from a different terminal. Several credit cards also include a membership of Priority Pass.