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Here’s what is going on in the world of points & miles.

Please send any requested additions or updates to bryce@10xTravel.com.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ending Round-the-World Awards

4/12/2024

Starting May 1, 2024, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members will no longer be able to book Star Alliance round-the-world awards. Bookings made before May 1 will still be valid.

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Cardholders Will Lose Restaurant Access Through Priority Pass Select™

3/27/2024

Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders’ most recent statements are showing the following:

“As of July 1, 2024, you will no longer have access to restaurants, cafes, and markets participating in the Priority Pass Select network as part of the Priority Pass Select™ Benefit associated with your card. Access to Priority Pass Select’s network of lounges and other select airport experiences is not impacted by this update.”

United MileagePlus® Launches Miles Pooling to Share Award Miles with Family and Friends

3/27/2024

On March 21st, United Airlines launched MileagePlus miles pooling. According to a press release from United Airlines, this new feature allows MileagePlus members to contribute and combine their miles into a joint account. Available on United’s website, groups of up to five members can now share and redeem miles in one linked account. United allows any MileagePlus member – whether relatives or close friends – to be in a pool with other members.

Note that you can only use pooled miles for United flights, not partner flights.

Bilt losing American Airlines as Transfer Partner

3/13/2024

Bilt and American Airlines are ending their partnership in June of 2024. We don’t know the exact date that the partnership will be ending, but as of the time of this announcement that means we are back to no major bank program that will transfer to AA.

Bilt Announces New Airline Transfer Partner

12/15/2023

Bilt has announced that Avianca LifeMiles will be its 13th airline transfer partner, with Bilt Points transferring at a 1:1 ratio. Transfers must be made in 1,000 point increments and Bilt Blue members must transfer a minimum of 2,000 points. Full terms are available on the LifeMiles transfer section in the Bilt app. Learn more about the Bilt Mastercard®.

Bilt Points Can Now Be Transferred to Marriott Bonvoy

11/8/2023

Bilt has just announced a new partnership with Marriott Bonvoy. Bilt Mastercard® members can now transfer Bilt Points at a 1:1 ratio to Marriott Bonvoy Points.

Plus, as a Bilt Member exclusive, for every 20,000 Bilt Points transferred to Marriott Bonvoy Points in a single transaction, members will receive an additional 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. Point transfers will take up to 48 hours to complete (but may be nearly instant).

Bilt Members can also earn 100 Bilt Points by linking their Bilt and Marriott Bonvoy accounts in the Bilt Rewards app. Learn more about the new partnership on Bilt’s website.

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