Frequent Flyer Program News January 2005.

 
FREE EXCERPT

Continental OnePass

Through April 30, 2005, Continental OnePass members will earn 7,000 bonus miles for Continental flights between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan. Promo code is 56031. Registration is required. Visit http://www.continental.com/onepass/news/default.asp for more information.

Jan 10, 2005

Delta SkyMiles

Beginning January 1, 2005, Delta has made a number of changes to its elite program, including the following:Increased the number of elite- qualifying miles (EQMs) awarded on deeply discounted economy fares (L, T, U) from 50 percent to 100 percent of actually flown miles. With the change, all eligible discounted coach fares (H, Q, K, S, L, U, T) will earn 100 percent of actual flown miles, or 500 miles, whichever is greater, as both award miles and EQMs. Decreased from 200 percent to 150 percent the percentage of EQMs earned for first/business class. Again, the change does away with the discrepancy between EQM and award-mile earning rates. Decreased the minimum number of EQMs awarded for short flights from 750 to 500 miles. Other elite changes:The requirement to reach Platinum Medallion status decreased from 100,000 to 75,000 miles. This change was clearly to maintain parity with Continental and Northwest, which are co-partners with Delta in the SkyTeam alliance. All elite members can now upgrade at the time of booking when purchasing full-Y fares (Y, B, M). The unlimited complimentary domestic upgrades from discounted coach fares is now confirmable up to five days in advance for Platinum members, three days in advance for Gold members, and one day in advance for Silver members. (Replaces the current multi- tiered, hour-based upgrade schedule.) The changes are detailed at http://delta.com/skymileschanges

Jan 10, 2005

Delta SkyMiles

Delta SkyMiles members will earn a 20.05 percent bonus for purchases charged to their Amex-issued SkyMiles credit cards throughout the month of January 2005. A maximum of 10,000 bonus miles may be earned with this offer. Registration is required. Link to the offer from Delta's special offer page, at http://delta.com/skymiles/getmiles/limitedtime_offers/index.jsp.

Jan 10, 2005

Frontier EarlyReturns

Effective December 1 2004, elite members of Frontier's EarlyReturns program began receiving larger elite bonuses. Ascent members now receive a 25-percent mileage bonusiup from 10 percent previouslyion all Frontier and Frontier JetExpress flights; and Summit members will receive a 50- percent mileage bonus, up from 25 percent....

To continue reading

FREE SIGN UP