Want free miles that’ll get you closer to a great free flight? We got you. Want to use less miles than you were planning for travel to Asia? Got you too. Want less upgrades? Wait. Pause. No. Unfortunately, we’ve got that too, but it’s not our fault. Here’s a round up of the most important travel and loyalty program stories today…

250 Free Aeroplan Miles For Blogging (Kind Of)…

Aeroplan miles can be used for flights on Lufthansa, Swiss, ANA, United, Air Canada and many other top Star Alliance Airlines. They’re pretty valuable to collect and totally worthwhile. To start you off or top you off they are offering 250 FREE (truly, free) miles for sharing a story (make one up if you have to) about an Aeroplan interaction, be it a trip highlight, planning a trip, dining out. There’s no grading here. Just fill out this form and get 250 miles

United Cutting Complimentary Upgrades On MORE Routes…

In the United States, the Pièce De Résistance for airlines is the New York to Los Angeles or San Francisco (and vice versa) direct route. It’s the only place you generally find flat beds up front and an “enhanced” service. As such, many airlines have cut complimentary upgrades on these routes for everyone but top top tiers, and even then it’s hard to get one. United is now going a step further and joining Delta in restricting complimentary upgrades to Hawaii. Effective March 1st, elite members will no longer receive premier upgrades or instant upgrades from Chicago, Denver, Newark, Houston or Washington Dulles. Other routes don’t appear affected, for now.

30% Off Using Miles To Asia With Delta…

Delta have the most complicated loyalty program in the world. You can say that because they don’t offer any basis for value. They removed all charts which give people a basis for how many miles they’ll need for a given flight. They are however throwing a few bones out there, offering “flash sales” where they reduce the standard amount of (mystery) miles needed for a flight. For another 24 hours you can book travel from the US (any city) to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai and more for as little as 49,000 miles round trip for travel from January – March 2017. Full details can be found here.