Every day we picked the essential award travel news to keep you stay informed. Today, we are bringing you – Wyndham Rewards Free Night After 2 Stays & Maldives in the State of Emergency; 4 other award travel news today.
One of the favorite promotion of Wyndham Rewards is back! After two separate stays, you can earn 15,000 points, which is equal to a Wyndham free night at any Wyndham property. If you know Wyndham Rewards well enough, you will know that the brand has a fixed redemption rate where all hotels require 15,000 Wyndham points regardless of the quality or cost of the hotels. It’s a mattress-run-worthy promotion!
Social media may finally do some good for award travelers. Marriott is now giving out 1,500 free points as you connect your social media accounts with them, follow them, and answer three questions. To save you some troubles, the answers to the three questions are 1, 14, and 1992 respectively. Oh, and don’t forget the hashtag #RewardsPoints.
There’s never enough promotions. Finnair Plus is selling points up to 40% bonus through February 11. Some hacks for you: Finnair plus’ sweet spot is its short-haul upgrades from economy to business class as they price it at 10,000 points, and sometimes they even have an account for that. So if you are in the circle for this segment, might as well shot for the stars, you get the 40% when you purchase more than 60,000 points.
A conditional promotion, LifeMiles program is offering 100% bonus on transfers miles between Feb 5 to 12. Here is the catch, pay attention. This promotion only works if you have existing LifeMiles already since you can not transfer points you don’t have. If you are qualified, here’s the math for you: They charge 1.5 cents per transferred miles and you can transfer up to 75,000 miles per year, which means with a cost of $1,125, you get 150,000 miles in return. It has a 1.5 CPP, which is a solid deal comparing to its 1.32 counterpart. Don’t know where to redeem? Check the Star Alliance. (It was 135%, 125% for previous years, now you know what kind of time we are in.)
New route form Air China. Starting March 29, Air China is flying 2x weekly between Huston and Panama City using Boeing 777-300ER. What is worth mentioning is what this route represents, there are 4 Chinese airlines now obtain the fifth freedom route to Latin America, you wouldn’t expect the travel demand from for Chinese citizens is that huge. And it also means that China Airlines are using Panama as a gateway hub to Latin America. It’s all about strategy.
It is about your safety, travelers. The Maldives just declared the state of emergency for 15 days as the president want to arrest people as a result of the power struggle between the Supreme Court and its Government. Although the statement of “general movements, services, and business will not be affected” was made by the presidential office, Pointimize still suggests travelers proceed with caution.