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



Johnny Jet

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide, eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.

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