All posts tagged: Promo

Alaska Air Mileage Plan sale now on again: get up to 40% bonus miles

Works out to an effective 28.6% discount on the miles purchase. Book now until 1 November 2019, 3pm. Alaska Air is back with a bonus miles promotion for miles purchase – this time round offering a 40% bonus when you buy miles. Note that the bonus is tiered: you will need to purchase at least 30,000 miles to trigger the 40% bonus. There is a limit of 60,000 miles that you can buy per transaction, up to a maximum of 150,000 miles (including all bonus miles) per year, per account. This limit is actually rather inconsequential, given that you can redeem air tickets for virtually anyone from any account. Having said that, status holders (MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K Mileage Plan) have no annual limit on the number of miles which may be purchased or gifted. How much will it cost? At the time of writing, Alaska Air Mileage Plan is selling miles at 2.75 US cents per mile, not including a 7.5% ‘tax recovery’ fee. At a 40% bonus, this works out …

Transfer your DBS points to Qantas Frequent Flyer and get 25% more

Qantas is now running a points transfer promotion, offering a 25% bonus on top of the usual transfer rates. So that means, for every 5000 DBS points transferred, you will get 12,500 Qantas points instead of the usual 10,000. The baseline number of points will usually show up within a couple of days (DBS says it will take up to 7 working days, but in reality it’s usually quite fast), and you will receive the bonus points by 14 November 2019. Qantas first partnered up with DBS earlier this year in March 2019, and offered a launch offer of 20% bonus. Back then, I transferred 30,000 points to Qantas, and the bonus showed up that very weekend. Should you transfer your points to Qantas? If you are familiar with the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme, you will know that the points are generally worth less than an equivalent mile on other programmes such as Krisflyer and Asia Miles, so transfer bank points to Qantas points is usually not a worthy endeavour. Even with a 25% bonus, …

Singapore Airlines September destinations for Spontaneous Escapes is out

Singapore Airlines have unveiled its offerings for the September edition of Spontaneous Escapes. Surprisingly for a school holiday month, there seems to be a bumper crop of destinations on offer, although there are also plenty of restrictions. As again, the promotional mileage is 30% off the usual redemption rates applicable. Bookings must be made by 31 August 2019, for travel between 1 to 30 September 2019, barring blackout dates. Key offers Some of the more prominent call outs include: All of Japan is available in Business class, including Hiroshima on SilkAir. Not the best aircraft, but better than nothing. After a busy school holiday season, Australia is back on the list, with Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane available for redemption. European and US destinations are scarce this month, except in Premium Economy to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Los Angeles. Full list of offers are below: Singapore Airlines Southeast Asia Sector Miles required – Economy class Flight no. Blackout period Miles required – Business class Flight no. Blackout period Singapore to Brunei 5,250 SQ182 – 13,300 SQ182 – Brunei …

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes August 2019 list is unveiled

Singapore Airlines have released their August 2019 Spontaneous Escapes offer earlier this week, offering 30% off the usual redemption rates for travel in August 2019 to select destinations. Offering this month is a little skimpy, with a total of 22 Singapore Airlines destinations and 15 SilkAir destinations available. Notable mentions Almost all of Japan are available for redemption this month in both Business and Economy, with the exception of Sapporo and Hiroshima For Europe, only Singapore-Frankfurt is on offer in Business class. You will have to figure a way to get back to Singapore. Premium Economy seats between Singapore and Los Angeles are available for redemption this month Unfortunately, there are no offers available to Australia or New Zealand. Full list of offers are below: Singapore Airlines Miles required each way Sector Economy Class Premium Economy Business Class Eligible flights / Blackout dates Southeast Asia         Singapore – Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ107, SQ116, SQ117 Singapore – JakartaJakarta – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ950, SQ951 Singapore – BruneiBrunei …

Alaska Air Mileage Plan offering 30% on miles purchases

This is even better than a 40% bonus. Alaska Air is now doing a flash sale from now until 1 July 2019 2.59pm (30 June 2019, 11.59pm PST). Unlike previous sales where they offer 40% bonus miles (sometimes up to 50%), Alaska Air is now offering a 30% straight up discount off the purchase price. Offer type Effective discount 40% bonus miles 28.6% 50% bonus miles 33.3% 30% discount 30% So if you look at the table above, you will see that a 30% discount is slightly higher than a 40% bonus, so this is a good middle ground between a 40 to 50% bonus offer. There is a minimum number of miles you have to purchase before you enjoy the discount, and apparently this minimum differs from person to person. You will have to log into your account to see what you are targeted with. Personally I’ve been targeted with the offer provided I buy a minimum of 20,000 miles. What are they good for? For the uninitiated, Alaska Air has amassed quite a …