Every day we picked the essential award travel news to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – Istanbul New Airport Opening in 2018 & Hilton 100% Purchased Point Bonus; 3 other award travel news today.
You know a project is big when you hear that it is gonna last for 10 years. With the first phase being complete later this year, the expansion of Istanbul new airport is on a massive scales, and here are some numbers to impress you. The new airport will feature the world’s largest single terminal at 11 million square feet with the capacity of 90 million passengers per year. When it is entirely complete in 2028, it will have the capability of 200 million passengers. Good news for Turkish Airlines, as the carrier will be able to fly to more countries than any other airlines in the world while using their primary hub. If you haven’t been to Istanbul before, you can check out our Istanbul trip report to see our Award Travel Expert’s tips & hacks for traveling to Istanbul.
Some points purchasing promotion. Hilton honor is offering at most 100% bonus when purchasing points using Hilton Amex card. The CPP is at 0.56 (80% bonus) and 0.5 (100% bonus), which is more than what Hilton commonly offers (0.45 CPP). So most definitely go ahead if you are in an urgent need or have planned to stay at a Hilton property.
We all know that there’s no such thing as enough promotion. AccorHotel now offers 6,000 points globally after 3 stays. Of course, there are some criteria to meet. Travelers must register by March 6, and each stay must be at least 2 nights by March 6 as well. Form AccorHotel, 2,000 rewards points equal to 40 EUR off any stay. Simple math for you.
Delta is making a move. To attack United, they are expanding their service at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport by new non-stop route to Phoenix and Austin; changing seasonal Seattle non-stop to year-round; a new route to Baltimore. For the record, they have grown 12% over the past two years.
Let me end today’s digest with some serious follow-up. Remember the Equifax data breach last year? One of the ways to save yourself if to freeze your credit reports. The catch is that freezing it ain’t free, and last year Equifax granted people to freeze their reports no charge till November 21. But now Equifax is extending the period people can freeze their reports for free until June 30. We suggest you to also freeze your Experian and TransUnion account report. But again, there’s a catch as well: freezing those two yet ain’t free.