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Extra, extra read all about it. Today’s round up is chock full of important headlines with significant impact on your future travel plans and points earning. If you could use three times the usual miles for taking a flight, 100,000 points for everyday spending or a shiny Platinum Elite loyalty card complete with upgrades for a whole year and benefits on 22 airlines, get your pen and paper out, we’ve got the updates you need…

American Airlines Changes Platinum Status Challenge…

No current loyalty status? No problem. American Airlines has long run a status challenge offering you an opportunity to achieve elite loyalty status with their airline, complete with priority check in, upgrades and benefits all other OneWorld Airlines including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Qatar, Japan Airlines and more for a fraction of the usually required flying. The challenge is changing and is far less generous (not to mention more expensive) than it used to be. You now have a minimum spend requirement as well as a raised rate. Check out the full details at ViewFromTheWing.

3X Avios (Miles) On All British Airways Flights…

Looking for a free flight just from taking a single flight? You may be able to. British Airways have again launched their extremely lucrative promotion offering 3x miles on all flights for all members from every region. If you have elite status that’ll be on top of all the extra miles you already earn for your loyalty, making this a smashing deal. This is for any flight operated by British Airways, maybe even some codeshare flights on American Airlines and is valid for all destinations for bookings made from January 5th- March 31st. Sadly the flights must also be flown by the end of that period (March 31st) to earn the bonus. Register here.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Bonus Dropping From 100,000 To 50,000…

Been pondering that 100,000 mile credit card chock full of VIP travel benefits? We personally carry the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, absolutely love it, get absolutely nothing for telling you we love it and suggest getting it if you travel more than three times per year. The reason we mention it is that the bonus is disappearing on January 12th (online). It will drop to 50,000 points, in line with the Chase Sapphire Preferred, though it’s rumored that the 100,000 point bonus will still be available by visiting a Chase branch in person. If you’ve been pondering, grab it while it’s hot. You can check out the card here.

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