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Daily Digest: Hyatt and British Airways Points Sale and Alarming Ultimate Rewards Rumor

Every day we pick the essential award travel news to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – Hyatt and British Airways points sale and alarming Ultimate Rewards rumor; 5 other award travel news today.

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Points and miles sales seem to be contagious. Continuing from yesterday’s point sale announcement by several loyalty programs, today they are joined by Hyatt selling points at 1.71 cents per point and British Airways selling Avios at 1.46 cent per point. IHG Rewards Club launched Americas up to 30% off Flash Sale two days ago and there is Bonus Points Package promotion to go with the sale too. Members that book Bonus Points Package before April 30, 2018, and consume them by May 31 can earn 50% bonus points.

New Marriott Rewards members can earn a free night certificate after making two stays between April 25 and August 28, 2018. Stays at all participating Marriott Rewards properties count towards this promotion, and the free night certificate will be valid at a Category 1-5 hotel. Keep in mind that you need to register as a new member using the link in the postto be eligible.

Delta has a dynamic award redemption rate and many now rely on online award travel news outlet to get the latest sale information. Today we’re seeing a sale for NYC to Zurich nonstop round trip at 38,000 to 48,000 SkyMiles. Check it out in Miles to Memories’ post. An interesting service introduced by Emirates today almost sounded like a joke. For those originating their journey in Dubai, Emirates has introduced a new home check-in option. Staff from Emirates will actually come to your door with boarding passes, check your travel documents, and transport your luggage. Once you get to the airport, you can go straight to security without making other stops in the departure lobby. The cost is about $95 per trip for up to seven pieces of luggage.

A rumor released by Frequent Miler today has the potential to affect many U.S. award travelers if proved to be true. The Ultimate Rewards is a flexible reward program by Chase bank, allowing members to transfer points to several loyalty programs at 1 to 1 ratio. Currently, several Chase-branded credit cards are linked to the Ultimate Rewards program, and points can be transferred between cards to amass a greater amount and a higher value (point under certain cards have higher values than others.) The rumor today told us that Chase is looking into ending the between-cards transferability. If this comes true, the Chase Freedom card and Freedom Unlimited card will essentially lose their value and becomes pure cash back cards. If you are a Chase Freedom or Freedom Unlimited cardholder and also possess other Ultimate Rewards cards with an annual fee, we recommend that you transfer your points from your Freedom cards to those with an annual fee today as a precautionary measure.

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