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Korean Air SKYPASS Upgrade Changes

If you’re booked to fly in economy with Korean Air, why not upgrade to business class using frequent flyer miles (points) from the airline’s Skypass loyalty program? Between Seoul and either Sydney or Brisbane, 40,000 Skypass miles can land you that bump to ‘Prestige Class’, while just 67,500 Skypass miles gets an upgrade to business class from Australia right through to Europe.

ANA Changes: The Good and The Bad News

Japan-based carrier ANA recently announced a major change to its frequent flyer program, shifting from a distance-based chart to a region-based one. I asked TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen to take a look at the change and what it means for award travelers.

Iberia Plus and New Partnership

Points International Ltd., owner and operator of the world’s leading loyalty reward program management platform,, has announced the addition of Iberia Plus, the loyalty scheme of Spain’s leading airline, to its growing list of international loyalty program partners. 

Emirates opens access to its Premium Lounges

Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of their class of travel. 

Family Claims Aeroplan Didn’t Help get flights home after Florida Shooting

Members of a Thornhill, Ont., family stuck in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after Friday’s deadly airport shooting are finally back home, after alleging they were in the middle of a bureaucratic tug of war between Air Canada and Aeroplan when neither took responsibility for them being left stranded. 

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