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News and notes from around the interweb:
- 100 free Aeroplan points for taking a survey great for extending the expiration of points.
- As long as you have a Chase card whose points transfer to miles like Chase Sapphire Preferred or the Ink Business Preferred Credit Card then Chase Freedom’s quarterly 5x earning in rotating categories (register) is super valuable. You can transfer points from Freedom to one of the transferrable points cards and then to airline miles or hotel points.
For the first quarter of 2018 the card earns 5 points per dollar on the first $1500 spent with:
- New IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2018: 54.5 cents per mile.
- ANA Mileage Club acknowledges the problems they’ve been having booking Etihad awards by suspending those awards, hopefully temporarily.
Darn it! "From Friday, December 8, 2017, new reservations and ticketing of ANA Mileage Club award tickets will be temporarily suspended on some routes of Etihad Airways (EY)." https://t.co/uIjXFrPtTi @LiveandLetsFly @garyleff @OneMileataTime
— Ricardo Rivera (@Ricardo_UAFlyer) December 15, 2017
- United President Scott Kirby talks about banking hubs. He doesn’t mention what happens in bad weather at banked hubs, when aircraft aren’t leaving their gates but some planes do arrive.
- Delta and Virgin Atlantic’s bizarre joint Christmas video (HT: One Mile at a Time)