Episode 53: Status Through Spend, New Routes, Devaluations & Singular Use Programs

0:23 Earn Singapore Status Through Bank Point Transfer (link)

  • Get 1 elite qualifying mile for every 5 bank points transferred
  • Transfer 250,000 bank points between April 7, 2021 and February 28, 2022
  • Get Star Alliance Gold for 12 months
  • Gets you UA lounge access when travelling domestically and other Star Alliance Gold benefits
  • Singapore miles expire 3 years after they’re earned even with activity
  • I do like the potential of status through spend, hope to see other airlines/hotels follow this

06:42 Jetblue Announces BOS-LHR and JFK-LHR Service (Link

  • Sounds good but hard to get excited about at the moment (can’t travel there, launch date unclear)
  • Longer term how useful is this development?

13:52 IHG Devaluation (Loyalty Lobby)

  • Evidently they’re going to a scheme where the number of points required is more tied to the cash price
  • What does it mean to you when [arguably] the 4th most important loyalty hotel chain does something with their award chart?

17:47 Alaska Officially Joins OneWorld (Link)

21:40 ANA One-Way Awards Bookable with Virgin Atlantic Miles (OMAAT)

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