The travel, points, miles and loyalty world has been riding a beautiful wave of good news in the form of bonus miles, fare sales and incredible opportunities. Unfortunately, the wave has finally hit the beach. Here's a round up of the most important events in travel today...

Delta killing Complimentary Upgrades...

Delta has been working to eliminate freebies, even for those who think their loyalty may be worth the occasional "upgrade". Delta is out to maximize revenue, and as such have been "up selling" people into buying the next cabin at a substantial discount. Basically, they'd rather someone pay $50 bucks for an upgrade (anyone), than their most elite customers grab it for free. That hit a new low today with most upgrades now only reaching Economy +, of course assuming that the airline hasn't "up sold" everyone to those seats already. There are now two barriers to jump through to get to First Class and your competition is not frequent travelers, it's everyone. Terrible step away from loyalty and reward. Loyalty is not a burden, it's a selling tool, and this is like selling cheeseburgers to vegetarians. Great full coverage HERE.

British Airways Considering Meal Cuts...

British Airways has long offered one of the most ridiculously friendly meal services in travel. Everyone on virtually every flight receives some sort of meal or snack, even on regional flights, even in economy. For those that are accustomed to this, let me tell you that this is far from the norm, where most airlines barely offer anything in first class on short flights. With that in mind, the airline is aiming to reduce meal service on regional flights, instead perhaps offering snacks for purchase from Waitrose. Though this clearly comes as a blow to some, and makes it harder to justify any increased price over budget carriers, I can't say this is out of line. We'll see how things unfold...

IHG Accelerate Promotion Is Back On...

IHG, the chain behind top hotels like Intercontinental, are back with a new promotion for stays across all their brands. Dubbed "Accelerate", members receive personal offers for bonus points based on activity, mostly for certain amounts of stays. I received an offer of up to 65,000 bonus points and I've heard rumors of others being offered far more. To check your offers, just visit THIS link

$10 Uber Promo Code Even For Existing Users...

For a couple days now Uber have offered a promo code "ANDROIDPAY", offering $10 off, even for existing users. To give it a whirl, open your app, tap promotions and then enter the code above. Good luck! We all like free money!