Loyalty update

27 Jul 2012 by ScottCarey7

Business Traveller rounds up some of this week’s loyalty scheme news and offers.

American Airlines’ ‘no-expire’ miles to expire

Members of AA's AAdvantage loyalty scheme holding 'Miles With No Expiration' will find them automatically converted to miles subject to expiration beginning November 1, with a 25 per cent mileage bonus. Visit

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Air Berlin’s frequent fliers earn extra miles with Choice Hotels

Members of Topbonus, Air Berlin’s frequent flyer programme, can earn double miles when they stay at participating Choice Hotels properties until September 19.

Guests will earn double Topbonus award miles with every qualifying stay when paying best available rate at all participating Choice Hotels properties worldwide (excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), on presentation of their Topbonus card. Visit

Earn double miles when flying to Etihad’s new destinations

Etihad Guest members can earn double points when booking to fly on one of the carrier’s new routes within 30 days of its launch. The offer began July 1 on the Abu Dhabi to Lagos route and continues with the launch of Addis Abba in Ethiopia and Ahmedabad in India on November 1, and then Washington DC on March 31, 2013.

Simply book to fly to any of these destinations within 30 days of the launch date to earn double Etihad Guest miles. Visit

Club Carlson’s summer offers

Club Carlson members can take advantage of three special offers this summer, including double points, half price room redemptions and free breakfast for stays up until the end of September. Visit

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Virgin America adds Elevate Silver and Gold to loyalty scheme

Virgin America has added two new tiers, Elevate Silver and Elevate Gold, to its Elevate loyalty scheme. Additionally the Elevate member who earns the most status points between August 8, 2012 and August 7, 2013, will earn a sub-orbital space flight on Virgin Galactic. Visit

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Scott Carey

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