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Travel News Round-up – Latest points & miles promos, tips, deals

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Blacklane is a brilliant service with high quality vehicles and drivers. Sadly the extra bonus of miles with Lufthansa, Singapore, Cathay, and points with Shangri-La is coming to end on the following dates:

  • KrisFlyer: March 20
  • Miles & More: March 31
  • Asia Miles: April 30
  • Shangri-La’s Golden Circle: April 30

BA tier point targets reduced by 30%

BA have announced a 30% reduction in tier points required to qualify for status, but only for members due for renewal in April, May or June.

This isn’t at all generous, unlike the actions of Hilton and Qatar Airways, amongst others.


Hilton status extended by a year

  • If your status was due to drop on 31st March 2020, it will be extended to 31st March 2021
  • Your 2020 status, due to end 31st March 2021, will be extended to 31st March 2022

Full details of the Hilton status extension

Best Western status extended to 2022

Like Hilton, Best Western made a classy move by extending status for all members until 31st Jan 2022. 

In a particularly generous move, members who dropped a level at the end of 2019 will be bumped back up.

British Airways 2 for 1 vouchers extended by 6 months

Log in and check.

If you already had a voucher (new ones are getting the standard 2 years) then you will probably find that the expiry date has been moved forward by 6 months.

British Airways stops automatically sending plastic membership cards

If you like collecting them, don’t worry. You can still order a plastic card, and luggage tags, through your Executive Club account.

Hilton bonus points promo extended

The Hilton Honors promo – 2000 bonus points per stay – has been extended to 31st May.

Full details in the hotel promos page.

Hotel status extensions declared by some, pending from others

  • Best Western to 31st Jan 2022
  • Hilton 31st March 2022
  • Melia +1 year
  • Radisson to Feb 2022
  • Shangri La to Dec 2021
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