Every day we picked the most essential and interesting luxury travel news from the industry to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – Alaska Mileage Plan 40% mile purchase bonus; 4 other luxury travel news today.
Choice is offering a 40% bonus on the purchase of points through February 5 this year. Sounds legit hey, here’s the catch: this promotion will only be valid if you purchase more than 5,000 points, in one transaction. Cap at 50,000 points, which means you will be getting 70,000 points in total for $550, 0.79 CPP. If you wonder what CPP is, here’s our quick introduction.
Delta will be launching new non-stop service between Seattle and several new cities like Washington, Kansas City, and Indianapolis, with the aim to compete for head to head with Alaska Airlines on their home turf. So this expansion does not surprise us. Note that Delta takes Seattle as their gateway to Asia so that they will be making more seamless connections to Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
for American Express cardholders, you guys are getting a new luxurious lounge at JFK airport, since New York is the No.1 locations Amex cardholders traveling to, according to its VP. Although Amex has been targeting high-end cardholders for more than a decade, its competitors are attracting the same consumers. Especially like Chase’s Sapphire Reserve Card which waives all foreign transaction fee and provides triple bonuses for a wide range of travel and dining spendings, Amex has to play the game harder, and Centurion lounge is the card.
Another 40% bonus on purchasing rewards! Alaska Mileage Plan is selling its miles through February 7, 2018. The catch? You have to buy more than 20,000 miles in one transaction. When you max it out, it’s $1,773.75 for 84,000 miles at 2.11 cents per mile, simple math for you. Note, the maximum miles you can purchase per transaction is 60,000 miles, but you can buy as many sets of miles as you’d like. Check out the link for the carrier Alaska partners with, and which credit card to go for, it’s a decent end-all guide, give it a read.
World’s longest flight begins on March 24 this year, and I am sure you will want to be comfortable when flying one of those. Here is the guide for the best seats on Qantas new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft routes between London to Perth, 9,010 miles, 17 hours. In each of its cabins, be business, premium, or standard economy, some seats that are better than others. Know what to look for, and you should be set for a pleasant journey.