Starwood 10,000 + 10,000 bonus miles, IHG Gold for free, TrueBlue 25% bonus redemptions, American Express exits Prepaid market, Buta Airways to launch low cost flights, Air Berlin to stop operations soon?

Posted on August 24, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

– if you create a new Starwood Guest account and wait a bit – you will usually be targeted with some type of offer – right now a common offer is 4,000 points with two stays (but up to 10,000 points are possible).

– if you have a Starwood Guest American Express card – you may be targeted to receive 10,000 bonus points when adding an authorized user – log in here and try it out

– we wrote about it before IHG is giving their Gold mid tier status away with just three nights when you sign up through this link – it does not get you much but it is better than nothing

– TrueBlue points can be redeemed for up to 2 cents in value with the new JetBlue fall promotion

– American Express is exiting the Prepaid Card business – it was worth a shot in the recession but does not seem like a prudent bet anymore

– Azerbaijan Airlines low cost subsidiary has been renamed again to Buta Airways (from Azaljet – I just did a Review) – Baku (City Guide) lacks crowds – maybe this is the way to lure them in?

– Air Berlin may have to start cancelling flights as the funds run out quicker than thought before – additionally no miles redemptions are accruals are being completed right now