»»Hilton HHonors Fall Promotions for Delta Elite & Emirates Frequent Fliers

Hilton HHonors launched a promotion offering Delta frequent fliers the chance to elevate their SkyMiles status faster.

Members who sign up for this offer will earn 250 Medallion Qualification Miles, plus double miles when they book and complete a two-night stay from October 1st, 2012 through December 15, 2012 at any participating hotel or resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.

You must select Delta Air Lines as your preferred Double Dip Points & Miles Partner in your HHonors profile. Registration — online at HHonors.com/deltamqm — is required.

Another fall promotion just launched by Hilton HHonors will offer 5000 Emirates Skywards points after two stays at participating Hilton hotels between October 1st and December 31, 2012.

To qualify for this offer you must register at hiltonhhonors.com/skywards5000.
HHonors members who choose Fixed miles award will receive 500 base Skywards Miles for each of the two stays, plus 4,000 bonus Skywards Miles after their second stay only. Members who choose Variable Miles award, will earn one Skywards Mile per one USD spent, plus 4,000 bonus Skywards Miles after their second stay only.

Also, this promotion offers those who are not HHonors members and who subsquently will enroll in the programme an additional 1,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points upon registration.

Last Sept. 26 Hilton HHonors launched a promotion for Virgin Atlantic frequent fliers (see details).

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»»TSA Pre Avaliable at Washington Dulles and Newark Airports

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Newark’s Airport (EWR) have been added to the TSA Pre™ pilot program, in the past days.

Last Sept. 25, TSA announced select frequent travelers of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler members can now try TSA Pre at Washington Dulles International Airport. IAD is currently the only airport in the country that has a checkpoint dedicated to TSA Pre passengers — it is located in the center of the departures level of the main terminal.

Last Sept 19, TSA announced Newark’s EWR airport will begin offering the program to United select frequent flyers and CBP Trusted Traveler members.

TSA Pre is a program that allows U.S. passengers traveling on domestic flights to expedite their screening experience — i.e. to keep their shoes and belts on, and keep their laptops in their bags — if they opt in.
TSA Pre is currently available in 26 U.S. airports and operational with five airlines, including Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways.
Last Sept 25, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the agency has screened more than 3 million travelers through TSA Pre lanes.

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»»Hilton Promotion: up to 15,000 Bonus Virgin Miles

Hilton launched a new promotion which gives you the chance to earn progressively more bonus Virgin miles.
You can earn up to 15,000 Flying Club bonus miles if you book and stay at any participating hotel within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio between September 26 and December 31, 2012.

To participate in the offer, you must be a Hilton HHonors member. Registration is required.
You must select Virgin Atlantic Airways in your HHonors profile as your preferred airline. Also, don’t forget to select one of the two Double Dip Earnings Style options: HHonors Points and Variable Miles or HHonors Points and Fixed Miles.

Below’s an example of bonus points you’ll earn through this promotion, based on the number of stays:
Stay 1 = 1000 bonus points;
Stay 2 = 2000 bonus points;
Stay 3 = 3000 bonus points;
Stay 4 = 4000 bonus points;
Stay 5 = 5000 bonus points.

So, if you spend 5 stays during the promotion period, you would earn 15,000 bonus miles, besides the 5000 miles you would earn regularly.

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»»Southwest Airlines / AirTran Frequent Flyer Fall Promotion

Southwest Airlines is offering double points on every flight booked and completed through November 15, 2012. Registration is required.

To take advantage of this offer you have to book and complete your travel between September 13, 2012 and November 15, 2012.

Southwest’ subsidiary AirTran is offering a similar promotion, that is also including a generous bonus for international flights and Business Class fares, during the same period.

It is offering double points (double A+ Credits) on all domestic AirTran flights between September 13, 2012 and November 14, 2012.
But it is also offering triple A+ Credits on all international AirTran flights, during the same period. That means you’ll receive one bonus credit for every one-way domestic flight and two bonus credits for every one-way international flight, in addition to the standard credits earned through A+ Rewards.
Members who purchase Business Class Fares will receive 1.5 bonus credits for every one-way domestic flight and three bonus credits for every one-way international flight.
AirTran account number must be entered at the time of booking.

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»»US Airways Dividend Miles Promotion: 100% Bonus on Purchased Miles Sept. 1-30

US Airways is offering Dividend Miles members a 100% bonus on purchased miles between September 1 and 30, 2012.

Early September, when US Airways launched the promotion, members were required to verify –- by entering their Dividend Miles number — whether they were eligible for the offer. Now US Airways has eliminated that restriction, so all Dividend Miles members can gets the 100% bonus.

The maximum number of miles that can be purchased through this offer is 50,000. Only purchases made online are eligible.

Please note that Dividend Miles accounts must be open at least 12 days in order to buy miles.
Miles are sold for $0.035 per mile plus a tax recovery charge of 7.5%.
Offer details are available here.

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