Emirates Raises Prices on One Way Business Class Awards – More to Come?

OMAAT reports on a devaluation he noticed today on Emirates awards. Whether you are flying to Europe on a 5th Freedom route to Milan (MXP) or Athens (ATH) or to / via Dubai (DXB), you’ll be paying more for a one way award.

Oddly, Round Trip pricing hasn’t (yet) changed and neither has First Class. But that may not be far behind.

Alaska MileagePlan to Offer Dynamic American Airlines Flight Awards

It’s unknown if this is something to panic about. Avianca Lifemiles has done this for quite some time – offering standard awards from standard award inventory as well as dynamically priced awards. While I don’t think the current plan is to get rid of standard “saver” awards, one does wonder about what happens if the take up on dynamic awards is enough to have them reconsider. More at View from the Wing.

MGM Rewards Launched Today

I previously wrote about all the changes as MGM transitioned from MLife to MGM Rewards. The new program is now live.

Check to see your status at MGM so you know if you need to “match back” from Hyatt Explorist+ to MGM Gold. I checked my account and I’m still Gold so no action required for now (for me).

New IHG Program Enhancements and Credit Cards

I haven’t followed IHG as closely as other programs because it’s flat out not that good. Miles to Memories says this is changing and also discusses new credit cards “on the way.”

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