Category Archives: Airline Loyalty Programs

New restrictions for Chase Southwest Consumer Credit Cards

Starting April, 5 2018 Chase no longer allows customers to open both the Plus and Premier personal credit cards. That was the easiest way to acquire Southwest Companion Pass. Anyone who either currently has a Southwest Rapid Rewards personal credit card or who has received a signup bonus on one during the last 24 months is not eligible to open a new Southwest Rapid Rewards personal credit card. In the past it was possible to open both: Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Premier card and Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Plus card, and use points from both signup bonuses to qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.

It does not apply to the holders of Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card:

“The product is not available to either (i) current Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapids Rewards® Credit Card, or (ii) previous Cardmembers of any Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card who received a new Cardmember bonus within the last 24 months. This does not apply to Cardmembers of the Southwest Rapid Rewards Business Card and Employee Credit Card products.”

So it is still possible to earn an easy companion pass with 1 personal and 1 business credit card. 

For additional limitations of Chase and other Banks for the new customers see the Unofficial Limitations for New Credit Card Applications post.

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1500 bonus AAdvantage miles: 3X Shop Again Bonus – Shop Online at AAdvantage eShopping mall

American Airlines is offering a shopping portal bonus through April 14th. Simply make three separate purchases of $50 or more and you will receive 1500 bonus miles. If you were to spend exactly $50 on each purchase, that would be like an extra 10x — a nice return on your spend plus it is very easy way to extend the expiration date of your existing American Airlines point.

The Link to the offer details can be found here.

*The “3X Shop Again” bonus offer runs from 03/19/17 through 04/14/17 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the “Bonus Period”).  Member will earn a one-time bonus of 1500 AAdvantage® miles when Member makes at least 3 individual “qualifying purchases” of $50 dollars or more during the Bonus Period.  The bonus miles are in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned by shopping through the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall.  “Qualifying purchases” do not include returns, cancellations, shipping and handling, taxes, gift card or other cash equivalent purchases, and certain products identified by the individual merchant. Individual merchants may have additional terms and conditions on their store details page on the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site, which terms and conditions will apply to this bonus offer.  Please see the AAdvantage eShoppingSM mall site for additional details. Please allow approximately 50 days after the Bonus Period for bonus miles to post to your AAdvantage eShoppingSM account. Void where prohibited by law.

Get 50% more Avios when you transfer Membership Rewards points through 10/10/2016

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From now till 10/10/2016 you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club with 50% bonus:

200 300 Avios = 250 undefined Membership Rewards points. Membership Rewards points must be transferred in increments of 250.

Transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to British Airways Executive Club

Convert SPG Starpoints to American Airline and earn additional 20% bonus miles

AmericanAirline_Starwood-Conversion-Bonus-LandingConvert your Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints® to American Airlines AAdvantage® miles and earn a 20% bonus from August 1 – September 14, 2016.

Plus, if you convert 20,000 points in one transaction, Starwood automatically adds a 5,000 bonus.

 Example