Daily Points: Promo Rewards; New Transfer Bonuses; Etihad to Fly to Boston

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Here is your daily points news for today:

  • New Flying Blue Promo Rewards
  • Three new transfer bonuses
  • Etihad Airways launches flights to Boston.
  • Two Resy / Amex Promotions
  • Southwest 50% Promotion

Flying Blue Promo Rewards

Air France-KLM are out with their new Promo Rewards this month.

Below is the list of Promo Flight rewards for travel until March 31, 2023. You must book by September 30, 2023.


  • 25% discount on KLM economy awards between Europe and Boston.

Air France:

  • 25% discount on Air France Economy awards between Europe and Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Ottawa (YOW).
  • 25% discount on Air France premium economy awards between Europe and Cancun (CUN).
  • 25% discount on Air France Business Class awards between Europe and Mexico City (MEX). 

Air France
Photo: Air France

Amex and Chase Transfer Bonuses

There are three new credit card transfer bonuses:

  • Amex Membership Rewards: 15% Bonus to Avianca LifeMiles (1 to 1.15) until August 31, 2023.
  • Amex Membership Rewards: 25% Bonus to Hilton Honors (1 to 2.5) until August 31, 2023.
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards: 50% Bonus to Marriott Bonvoy (1 to 1.5) until September 30, 2023.

Etihad Airways Launching Flights to Boston

Starting March 31, 2024, Etihad Airways will be flying from Abu Dhabi to Boston on a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 28 Business Studio seats and 262 Economy seats.

The flight is scheduled at 13 hours and 45 minutes from Abu Dhabi and 12 hours and 5 minutes from Boston.

Tickets are on sale now, so it’s likely that award space on the route is wide open.

Resy Promotion

Resy, the reservation platform American Express owns, is out with two new promotions:

Resy Amex Offer

Eligible American Express® Card Members can earn a $15 statement credit after making a single in-restaurant purchase of $60 or more by using their enrolled Card at up to 200 select restaurants by August 31, 2023, up to 2 times. 

For example, in Chicago, there were 10 restaurants available for the Amex Offer.

Free Dinner for 3,200 People

Amex and Resy will be covering the check (up to $99 per person, up to 6 people per table) for up to 3,200 diners at 25 independent restaurants across the country participating in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Reservations open up at 10 AM local time each Monday (August 7, 14, 21, 28) for the following Wednesday at these restaurants:

  • Wednesday, August 9: Joseph Leonard (NYC), Harold & Belle’s (LA), Mourad (SF), Mi Tocaya (CHI), Annabelle (DC), Tropezón (MIA)
  • Wednesday, August 16: & Sons Ham Bar (NYC), Kismet (LA), Kin Khao (SF), TenGoku Aburiya (CHI), Ellē (DC), Krüs Kitchen (MIA).
  • Wednesday, August 23: Txikito (NYC), Great White (LA), Outerlands (SF), Lula Cafe (CHI), Revelers Hour (DC), Lion & the Rambler (MIA), Semilla (MIA).
  • Wednesday, August 30: Tuome (NYC), Madre (LA), Brenda’s French Soul Food (SF), Cherry Circle Room  (CHI), St. Vincent Wine (DC), Fox’s Lounge (MIA).
Amex Green Dining
Photo: Resy / American Express


New JetBlue Plus Welcome Bonus: 75,000 Points (enter any 5-digit code): Earn 70,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases and paying the annual fee in full, both within the first 90 days. Plus, earn an additional 5,000 bonus points if you apply above. (HT: HappyP2).

New Southwest Promotion: You can earn a 50% off Southwest Promo code when you (1) register for the promotion, (2) purchase by August 3rd, and (3) fly one round-trip or two one-way flights by September 30th. 

  • 50% code is valid for bookings between 10/17-11/23 and for travel 1/8-3/6/24.
  • Travel blacked out 2/15-2/19, 2/23-2/25, & 3/3/24.

Buy Hilton Points with 100% Bonus: Hilton is running a 100% bonus on Hilton Honors points purchases when you buy at least 5,000 points, which is equivalent to 0.5 cents per point. The sale lasts until 11:59 p.m. ET on September 19, 2023.

Discover Extra 2-4% Cash Back: I got targeted for an extra 4% Cashback bonus for my Discover It on up to $2,000 in new purchases through September 30, 2023. Other cardmembers have been targeted for 2% or 4% as well.

New Amex Offers:

  • Hotels.com for $20 off a $100 Gift Card.
  • Lego.com for $20 off $100.
  • SeatGeek for $50 Off $250.

Travel News

Cosmopolitan to MGM Rewards: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will transition from its Identity loyalty program to MGM Rewards on February 1, 2024. 

Frontier Airlines’ New Bag Policy: Frontier Airlines tweeted that “Starting August 16th, all Frontier ticket counters will close for check-in and bag drop 60 minutes (previously 45 minutes) prior to your flight departure.”

AirJapan to Launch: Air Japan, ANA Holdings’ new low-cost airline brand for medium-haul international routes, is set to launch its inaugural all-economy Boeing 787-8 service on 9 February 2024, linking Tokyo Narita with Bangkok, with tickets now on sale for six weekly roundtrips through 30 March 2024. The service will feature 324-seat Boeing 787s with all-economy interiors, offering three fare classes, and will include a customizable service model with options for in-flight purchases, as well as free wireless in-flight entertainment.

Yotel-JetBlue Partnership:  JetBlue and YOTEL have announced a partnership that offers perks to members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty program, including the ability to earn 1 point per dollar on YOTEL stays, a 10% off YOTEL’s flexible rate, and a welcome gift. Mosaic members get space available upgrades plus late checkout

Avelo Launches Flight to Puerto Rico: Startup airline Avelo will launch a flight from New Haven to San Juan starting November 15th that operates twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

United’s New Amenity Kits: United is rolling out two new amenity kits on premium domestic flights to replace the current Away kits. Here are the two kits:

  1. United x Asutra Amenity Kit: Available in business class on premium transcontinental flights between Newark and the West Coast, this kit includes products from Asutra, co-owned by Venus Williams. The cruelty-free skincare products include a cleansing face towelette, lip balm, hand lotion, bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste, eye mask, and ear plugs, all in a reusable Asutra-branded pouch.

  2. United x Ua Body Amenity Kit: Available in first class on flights between the mainland and Hawaii, this kit features products from Hawaii-based Ua Body. It includes a lip balm, hand cream, refreshing face mist, bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste, eye mask, and ear plugs, all in a reusable pouch with artwork from Hawaii-based artist Christie Shinn.

Photo: United Airlines
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