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How to Earn Up to 15,000 Bonus Award Miles with United Airlines or Air Canada

Fly as a passenger on one paid qualifying round-trip itinerary between January 16, 2015, and March 10, 2015 — non-stop between the United States or Canada and Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Heathrow, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle or Zurich — and earn 7,500 bonus miles.

Then, fly as a passenger again on a second paid qualifying non-stop round-trip itinerary between the North American and European airports and destinations listed above between January 16, 2015, and March 10, 2015 and earn another bonus 7,500 miles. Voilà! You have earned a maximum bonus of 15,000 miles!

All you have to do is…

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Today Only: Donate, Get Miles, Perhaps Win $1,000 — and Watch a Tower Grow to the Tallest in the World

“This holiday season, a simple donation can take you to new heights”, according to an e-mail message I received earlier today from the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program

United is proud to team up with CrowdRise to create the Giving Tower for #GivingTuesday. Every donation adds a “brick” to this virtual tower and will support charities like…

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Cyber Monday Roundup at BoardingArea and Prior2Boarding

There are a plethora of articles posted around BoardingArea and Prior2Boarding pertaining to Cyber Monday deals where you can potentially save thousands of dollars; and keeping up with all of them might be somewhat of a task for you — so I decided to provide links to them here in this one article for your convenience, in no particular order…

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How to Get Two Hotel Nights for $70.00 With Club Carlson

Ric Garrido posted this article earlier today pertaining to where Club Carlson frequent guest loyalty program members can purchase 10,000 Gold Points for $70.00 and receive a bonus of 100 percent — meaning that you will actually receive 20,000 Gold Points for that same $70.00 — but this offer is available only on Monday, December 1, 2014 from 12:01 in the morning to 11:59 in the evening Central Standard Time; and you must log into your account to access the promotion here.

The first thing about which I thought was my stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Budapest hotel property last month during my unintentional trip around the world, which…

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Earn Double Points With Choice Privileges From Your Portable Electronic Device

Earn double points with the Choice Privileges frequent guest loyalty program when you use the official software application program on your portable electronic device to book a reservation at an eligible rate for a qualifying stay between November 20, 2014 and December 17, 2014 at a participating hotel property — but you must…

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Double Qmiles, Significant Discounts and Free Sunglasses When You Purchase Two or More Business Class Tickets on Qatar Airways

Enjoy significantly discounted fares when you purchase two or more tickets from now through November 26, 2014 for seats in the business class cabin on aircraft operated by Qatar Airways for travel between December 1, 2014 through March 26, 2015 which commences from the United States; and you will also receive double Qmiles as well as one pair of complimentary Ray-Ban Aviator polarized sunglasses — available while supplies last — for each booking for seats in the business class cabin through the official Internet web site of Qatar Airways.

There are numerous terms and conditions associated with this promotion, which are listed below…

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20% Bonus MileagePlus Miles When You Convert Hotel Points

Convert those unused frequent guest loyalty program points of lodging companies into MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles towards award travel on United Airlines — and receive a bonus of 20 percent on all conversions worth 5,000 MileagePlus miles or more with a maximum limit of 25,000 bonus MileagePlus miles.

Simply register for this promotion and then convert your points by Sunday, November 30, 2014 from any combination of the following eight frequent guest loyalty program partners of United Airlines…

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Did Alitalia Quietly Change This Offer Without Notice?

I received an “exclusive” offer from Programma MilleMiglia — which is the frequent flier loyalty program of Alitalia — two days ago where if I joined now free of charge, I could earn a special welcome bonus of 5,000 miles.

Apparently — as I originally suspected — that offer was not so “exclusive”, as this offer was also reported by Gary Leff of View From The Wing.

However, Al — a reader of The Gate — asked “Well, when I went to Alitalia site to sign up for a new membership, it only mentioned 2000 miles welcome bonus, not the additional 3000 miles. Can you post the link to this offer??”

I was going to post the link when I then realized that the official Internet web site of the promotion had mysteriously changed, as shown in the screen shot below where there is no mention of the 5,000 Programma MilleMiglia frequent flier loyalty program miles…

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