Oh the drama! For what should be a very boring, rarely changing subject, there just always seems to be going on in the airline world. Today we’ve got a perfect opportunity to match, a potential airline feud and a nice benefit for some frequent flyers…

Emirates Awards No Longer Bookable With Alaska?!

It’s being reported that Emirates flights in any cabin no longer appear bookable using Alaska Mileage Plan miles. If it stands, this would be a shocking blow to one of the most coveted points programs out there. In a surprising turn earlier in the year, Alaska raised rates using miles to book Emirates flights overnight without warning, apparently at the bequest of Emirates, who hated “mileage hackers” enjoying their cabins for too few miles. It appears now they may have pulled the plug entirely. More to follow… HT: OMAAT

Need A Status Match? Try Delta NOW…

Delta regularly offers status challenges. Essentially, they won’t take your current elite status and give you a full elite status of their own for nothing, but they’ll give you a 90 day trial period, and an opportunity to earn the full status by doing some flying with them. The 1st of July is the best time to match with Delta because unlike statuses matched any time before now, which expire in January 2017, these statuses won’t expire until 2018. A whole year and a half. Match HERE.

JetBlue Offering Free TSA Pre Check For Elite Members…

JetBlue is in hot pursuit of frequent flyers in the US. Not only are they currently MATCHING anyone’s point balance with Virgin America, it appears for elite members, they are also now offering complimentary TSA Pre Check, the US Government program to speed through airport security. If you’re a Mosaic Member with JetBlue, check your email for a code, or perhaps reach out to see if they’ll give you one if you haven’t yet received one…