Airline and hotel reward programs that have extended elite status

I recently wrote a post for entitled: What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers.

I know there are a lot more important things in the world but when frequent travelers are going through withdrawals, quarantining at home they might start to wonder: “What’s going to happen to my elite status?

The good news is that airlines have realized that travel is going to be severely impacted this year and instead of making their elite passengers wait around and guess, or even worse, jump on a plane to try to retain their benefits, they’ve already extended elite benefits until 2022.

Here’s a complete list of airline and hotel reward programs that have extended elite status as of April 17, 2020:

U.S. airlines

International airlines




Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get complimentary access to DashPass which unlocks $0 delivery fees and lower service fees for a minimum of one year when you activate by December 31, 2024.

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