Avianca, the Latin American Star Alliance member airline filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This means the airline will operate but will restructure its balance sheet. However, this does not seem to have any impact on the airline’s loyalty programme, LifeMiles, at the moment.
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Vistara has paused the issuance of free tickets to its co-brand cardholders due to the CoronaVirus pandemic.
A new Club Vistara Update has been rolled out to members, which accounts for the CoronaVirus related grounding. The airline will reinstate expired points and vouchers for four months, and also give SOME leeway on status, but not much.
Apart from the generous one-year extension of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold, SQ has also granted some members an upgrade of their SQ status due to CoVid-19 related travel stopping altogether.
Good news. Marriott has decided to extend the status benefits for all members by a year. This means if your status was valid till February 2021, it will be extended to February 2022. All this and more inside.
Good news. InterMiles has become the latest programme to decide to stall the expiry of miles through July 2020.
Delta just made a big move towards all their SkyMiles members and the Sky Medallion programme by offering everyone a one year no questions asked status extension. Not just that member perks are being extended as well for the time being.
Qatar Airways is extending the status of everyone who is due to have their Qatar Airways status expire by January 2021. Everyone gets 1 more year of status, on the house. No Questions Asked.
In a new Marriott Data Breach just reported by Marriott, it is estimated that the data of up to 5.2 million customers may be in the wind due to potentially insecure access to the data using some authorised login credentials.
Air India has made an important policy announcement, deciding to defer all points expiry and freezing their members status until Flying ‘Returns’ at the other end of this pandemic outbreak.
Hilton Hotels is the first off the mark, extending the status of all their active status holding members by one year, no questions asked. Additionally, points don’t expire through the end of 2020 as well amongst other moves.