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oneworld Status Match – Royal Air Maroc
There is an interesting status match on now from the StatusMatch.com folk, this time for oneworld Sapphire. Gary breaks down why you may want this (it grants lounge access even when flying domestically on AA or Alaska) but be warned of the 49 Euro processing fee.
Capital One Transfers to Virgin Red are Now Live
As of today, you can officially transfer your Capital One miles to Virgin Red as first announced about a month ago. Keep in mind that you can freely and instantly transfer between Virgin Red and Virgin Atlantic, so while other credit card programs transfger to Virgin Atlantic and Capital One transfers to Virgin Red – it’s all the same essentially. Virgin Red allows for lots more redemptions (think safaris, cruises, etc) than flights alone…
I’m very impressed with the moves Capital One has been making…
Marriott Bonvoy Dynamic Pricing Phase 1 is Live
For sure, those high end properties that we knew would rise in price have, well, risen in price – but you may be surprised to find that many of your existing points reservations have actually gone down in price. So it’s worth checking if you can rebook at a new, cheaper rate. Hey, the new dynamic pricing is bad for those that have historically redeemed only at the high end – but it’s not bad for everyone.
Turkish Airlines Flight Simulator
A new reason to spend even more time in Turkish Airlines’ flagship lounge in Istanbul – access to a flight simulator of sorts. Before you get too excited, it seems to be more of a VR experience than a real flight simulator, but should be a fun way to spend some time before your flight.
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