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Here are a few miles and points updates to keep you in the loop without taking much of your time!
- Double miles for new Rocketmiles customers today only to celebrate their doubling the number of airline partners they have to offer (my link). This means could be racking in thousands of airline miles per night for your hotel booking! I would only recommend this for longer stays, or stays where you will be earning at least 5,000 bonus miles, as there are often better new customer bonuses for shorter stays. Still, it can be worth a look if you have a hotel booking to make where you don’t care about earning hotel points or elite status credit. Note that you can also earn miles for booking stays for others. This 2x offer does not stack with other new customer offers.
- There is a new limited-time offer for 70,000 IHG Rewards points after spending $1,000 in the first three months is set to run through March 31st. The “unofficial” offer for 80,000 points that was on Flyertalk for a long time seems to have stopped working recently, so this is the best public offer I am aware of. The “standard” offer is for 60,000 points. This card has a $49 annual fee that gets you an annual award night at any IHG property, so it is a card many not just get, but hold onto for the long haul. One of the tasks in my IHG Set Your Sights promo is to apply for the card and receive 2,000 bonus points for doing so. If that is the case for you, then you could think of this more as a 72,000 point offer (or however many you are offered via the promo). For those curious, this is not an affiliate link, just an offer some might find interesting.
- New food coming to United North American premium cabins beginning February 1. Since I know several of you fly in United premium cabins from time to time thanks to miles or upgrades, it is worth mentioning that there is a chance your next United flight might have somewhat better or more expanded food options. Per UA Insider, here are the details…
- More flights with meals: Flights of at least 800 miles will be catered with a full meal in United First® and United Business® during meal times.
- All-new menus: We’ve taken inspiration from our hub cities and popular destinations to create entirely new and fresh entrée selections with more of the flavors and ingredients customers have been telling us they want. Some examples include:
- Southwestern Houston-style skillet with cage-free scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, sautéed pepper mix, sliced New Mexico sausage, potato gratin, and fire-roasted pepper sauce
- Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with baked crumb topping and a side of broccoli rabe
- Shanghai vegetable noodles with vegetable gyoza
- Greater menu variety: We’ve significantly increased the number of menu selections in our new program throughout the day.
- Three entrée choices on longer mid-cons: On flights with a scheduled length of four hours to five hours and 19 minutes, the number of entrée choices is increasing from two to three, with one entrée choice continuing to be vegetarian.
- Expanded multi-course meal service on transcontinental and Hawaii flights: Transcontinental and Hawaii flights will feature heartier multi-course meals.
- Refreshed breakfast breads, snacks, side salads, bake-on-board cookies, and desserts: Beyond our entirely new entrée selections, we are complementing our reimagined premium cabin dining experience with all-new breakfast breads, 25 new premium snacks that will rotate in our snack baskets with fresh fruit where offered, improved side salads on lunch and dinner flights, new signature bake-on-board cookie flavors crafted exclusively for United by Otis Spunkmeyer®, and the introduction of sorbet and gelato or ice cream dessert courses on longer flights.
I don’t know when my next United premium cabin flight will be, but the food can only get better (without becoming totally inedible), so this is very good news.