Kyle Olsen, The Points Guy

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Past articles by Kyle:

Alaska Airlines devalues Japan Airlines awards without notice, increasing award rates by up to 100%

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has increased the number of miles you'll need to fly on Japan Airlines awards and didn't give notice to its members before it did so. → Read More

I just sailed Disney Wish — and the line's older ships are still my favorites

After a recent sailing on the Disney Wish, I disembarked missing the senior ships — here's why. → Read More

Earn up to 5 Bilt points per dollar spent on Lyft rides with new partnership

Lyft's newest partner is Bilt Rewards, and by linking your accounts, you'll be able to earn 2 Bilt points per dollar on Lyft rides — Bilt cardholders earn bonus points. → Read More

Quick Points: Use Virgin Atlantic's new calendar search feature to find Delta partner award space

By manually adjusting the URL of the Virgin Atlantic award calendar, you can preview Delta Air Lines award space. → Read More

Earn MQDs on hotel stays and rental cars when you book through Delta by the end of March

Through the end of March, you can earn Delta status by booking hotels and rental cars. → Read More

Marriott to discontinue Points Advance at the end of March, will honor existing bookings

On March 28, Marriott Bonvoy will do away with Points Advance, the booking option for award stays when you don't have enough points in your account. → Read More

Sweet Spot Sunday: Using LifeMiles to book Aeromexico business class award tickets

LifeMiles are some of the easiest points and miles to earn, and you can redeem them at appealing rates on Aeromexico flights. → Read More

Book your award flights now: American Airlines will soon switch to dynamic pricing

AAdvantage is about to retire its MileSAAver and AAnytime awards in favor of dynamically priced Web Special awards. → Read More

Book now: $287 one-way to Tokyo on American Airlines

With Zipair's low prices, American is offering one-way flights to Tokyo for just $287 one-way. → Read More

Get your partner bookings in now: Etihad Guest to simplify its award chart

Etihad Guest has several partner sweet spots, including on carriers like American Airlines and Brussels Airlines. But soon, Etihad will change its award chart. → Read More

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam on March 2 — here's what this could mean for existing elites

Virgin Atlantic is slotted to join SkyTeam on March 2. Here's what that could mean for Flying Club elite members. → Read More

American is sending out status buy-up offers: Here's why you should probably skip it

If you aren't going to qualify for the American Airlines elite status above your current tier, you may be able to buy up to the next status — but should you? → Read More

Check your MileagePlus account: United starts depositing PQPs into Premier accounts

For Premier members who qualified in 2022, United is depositing PQPs in your account to help you qualify for status this year. → Read More

Quick Points: Earn 75,000-plus American miles and Loyalty Points in a week with Rocketmiles

Here's how you can earn 75,000+ miles and Loyalty Points by booking a week-long stay through the Rocketmiles portal. → Read More

Delta makes it easier to track Medallion status progress with a new account dashboard

Delta Air Lines has launched a new elite tracker for its Medallion members, which now displays accruals for upcoming flights. → Read More

Reader success story: How 1 reader leveraged free elite status to score an upgrade on his 2nd United flight ever

This TPG reader enjoyed Premier Silver status with United thanks to the Bilt status challenge; that gave him a first-class upgrade — on the second United fight of his life. → Read More

Marriott halves elite nights and points at Protea Hotels

Stays at Protea Hotels, which has its largest footprint in Africa, will start earning just half an elite night from March 1, 2023. → Read More

Good news: All Qatar Airways business-class award space again showing on

After a brief hiatus, you can once again search for Qatar Airways Qsuite award space on → Read More

Delta adds Hertz status for all Medallion elites, revamps earning structure for rentals

Delta and Hertz expand their partnership with new mileage earning status; all Medallion elites are now eligible for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards status. → Read More

Alaska Airlines raises the cost of some British Airways awards

Alaska has devalued British Airways award tickets by increasing the price of connections and adding additional surcharges. → Read More