Miles & Points: The Week's Best Frequent Flyer Deals
Following is our regular summary of the best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.
If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here and plan your travel accordingly.
This new offer from American is notable for doubling both the redeemable and the elite-qualifying miles. And it does so on some popular routes, for a long time.
With so many generous credit card bonuses on offer, anything less than a 50,000-mile incentive isn't going to get much traction with consumers. For a limited time, new customers for Southwest's Rapid Rewards credit card can earn just that.
Through November 11, MileagePlus and OnePass members can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles for shopping at the MileagePlus Shopping mall.
Let the holiday shopping, and bonus-earning, begin!
Enter Travel Channel's "Sweepstakes 2011" giveaway by October 31 for a chance to win a trip for two to Rome, Italy, including round-trip air and five nights' hotel accommodations.
Somebody has to win, right?
In the programs of Southwest and JetBlue, award ticket prices are directly linked to the prices of paid tickets—whenever paid tickets are on sale, so are award tickets.
So to get the best value for your points in those programs, book award trips when Southwest and JetBlue are having airfare sales. When paying customers save, you do too.