Bits ‘n Pieces for November 21, 2012

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • JetBlue is offering triple points on all flights booked at JetBlue.com and after promotion registration for travel through the end of the year.

  • One Mile at a Time says that Marriott Rewards will be changing the rules to acquire lifetime elite status in their program, details to be announced in January. So far we know only that the requirement for years in the program will be going away. Doesn’t affect me personally, but I’m always nervous when changes are announced to lifetime status programs. They won’t take lifetime status away from anyone that has already earned it. But folks could be very close to earning the status after years of loyalty and see the football pulled away from them at the last moment. Tread lightly, Marriott…

  • Wandering Aramean outlines changes to earning rates and upgrades in the ANA Mileage Club program. Not an issue for most folks in the U.S. who only use ANA – if at all – as an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner to book Star Alliance award tickets, since award ticket redemption rates aren’t changing.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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