JPMorgan Chase has been busy recently, announcing new rewards cards for AirTran and Hyatt customers.
AirTran – a subsidiary of the highly honored Southwest Airlines – partnered with Chase to create the AirTran A+ Rewards Credit Card. By purchasing from either airline or any Rewards or Rapid Rewards hotel or rental car partner, cardholders earn two A+ Rewards Dollars for every dollar spent.
“For the frequent traveler, the new AirTran A+ Rewards Credit Card provides multiple ways to earn credits toward flights to a multitude of destinations,” says Kian Conley, general manager at Chase, in an Oct. 4 press release. “Cardholders also have the added benefit of redeeming their rewards on either AirTran Airways or Southwest Airlines, enabling Cardholders to access the entire combined network, be it for business or pleasure."
The card costs $69 annually, and also includes an annual anniversary bonus and two upgrades to business class seating after the user’s first purchase. Loyalty rewards transfer between accounts if members have both Southwest and AirTran’s rewards programs.
Chase also announced a partnership with Hyatt Hotels for the Hyatt Credit Card.
For every dollar spent at restaurants, on airline tickets and on car rentals, cardholders receive two Hyatt Gold Passport points. The card has a $75 annual fee.
After spending $20,000 in a year, users earn two-stay and five-night credits toward Diamond status. After spending $40,000, users receive an additional three-stay and five-night credits.
“These new enhancements give cardholders the ability to earn free nights and elite status faster and provide them with unmatched travel benefits,” says Robin Schettini, general manager of Chase Card Services, in a press release issued on Oct 4. “We believe these enhancements, coupled with existing card benefits, will position the Hyatt Credit Card as the card of choice for travel rewards.”
Other aspects of the Hyatt Credit Card include: earning three points for every dollar spent at Hyatt, no foreign exchange fees and EMV chip-and-signature technology.
“We know that our Hyatt Gold Passport members spend a considerable amount on dining, flying and renting cars, so we wanted to make those transactions more rewarding,” says Jeff Zidell, vice president Hyatt Gold Passport, in the press release. “In addition, we wanted to provide cardholders with a fast track to our most elite status so they have an opportunity to enjoy more of what makes staying at Hyatt a wonderful experience.”