Whine Wednesdays: Feet On The Couch Upholstery While Visiting The Airport Lounge

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about travelers who can’t help themselves but to put their dirty feet and sometimes even shoes on the lounge chairs or couches where others are going to sit after them.

Pictured above are two classy Bali travelers who got comfortable while visiting the Premier Lounge at Denpasar Airport last month.

Airfare of the Day: Alitalia New York City to Naples, Italy BUSINESS CLASS $1866 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia shoulder season business class excursion fares between New York City and Italy.

PREVIEW: Marriott Rewards Fall 2017 MegaBonus Is Coming!

Marriott Rewards has been sending out emails today to select members teasing about the fall 2017 MegaBonus!

Marriott Rewards Fall 2017 MegaBonus Is Coming

Seems that there is an option for a free night cert after two stays with additional bonuses to lock. The registration is set to open on September 7.

Hilton Honors Double Up Promotion For Double Points + Diamond Member Extra September 1 – December 31, 2017 (Diamond Members Post Your Extra Bonus!)

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Hilton Honors has now announced their Double Up-promotion that is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2017.

Hilton Honors Double Up September 1 - December 31 2017

Members will earn double points for their stays during the promotional period and Diamond members are eligible for extra bonus (could be tailored to their account based on stay history).

SPG Select Member Exclusive Promotion August 1 – October 31, 2017 (Post Your Offers!)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has launched a new Select Member Exclusive promotion for bonus Starpoints, extra stay credits and perhaps free night awards as well.

SPG Select Member Exclusive

This latest Select Member Exclusive offer is valid for stays between August 1 – October 31, 2017.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Up To 48,000 Mile For A Group (8,000 Each) For Referring Five New Members August 18 – October 17, 2017

Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles has launched new promotion to drive member sign ups in Hong Kong and Macau between August 18 – October 17, 2017.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles

Existing member and referred members can each earn up to 8,000 bonus Asia Miles if promo guidelines are followed and new members make qualified transaction.

Iberia Plus: 25% Bonus Avios for AMEX Membership Rewards Points Transfers

Iberia Plus continues celebrating its 25th anniversary with yet another promo.

This time the promo is targeted to their American Express Spain cardholders, offering a 25% Avios bonus for Membership Rewards points transfers.

Le Club AccorHotels Novotel Brazil Triple Points For A Stay August 29 – October 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for Novotel stay in Brazil this (fall) southern Spring between August 29 – October 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Novotel Brazil Triple Points August 29 - October 31 2017

You stay minimum of two nights or longer is eligible to earn triple points if booked between August 29 – September 18.

Update on Spain Airports: Barcelona Airport Strike Goes Nationwide

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Earlier this month I wrote about the labor conflict between the security checkpoint personnel at Barcelona El Prat International Airport and their employer, a contractor of AENA, the semi-private company in charge of operating the vast majority of airports in Spanish territory (access here).

After the terror attacks of last week the local branch of the union decided to hit pause on their strike to assure a smooth operation of the airport in what have been very difficult days in the city. But the national union has decided to escalate the conflict nationwide, calling for industrial action in all Spanish airports from September 15.

Alaska Airlines Buy Mileage Plan Buy Miles Up To 50% Mystery Bonus August 21 – October 5, 2017

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Alaska Airlines has launched a Mileage Plan Mystery Sale for up to a 50% bonus (depends on the offer targeted to your account) on purchased miles that is valid between August 21 – October 5, 2017.

Alaska Air Mileage Plan Mystery Bonus

Alaska Airlines is not part of any global alliance but has ties with many airlines for earning and redeeming miles such as Cathay Pacific and Emirates.

British Airways Newest Feature: Economy Class Seats With Wet Urine Stains (Crew Can’t Be Bothered)

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A rather disgusting case of a British Airways passenger en route to South Africa currently makes headlines as he was forced to sit in an Economy Class seat soaked with urine.

The crew apparently couldn’t be bothered to either reseat the passenger or clean up the mess in whatever way, resulting in the man sitting on it during the entire 11 hour ride.

Hilton Honors United States, Canada & Latin America Up To 20% Off Flash Sale For Travel through September 30, 2017 (Book By August 25)

Hilton Honors has launched new Flash Sale for stays in the Americas (United States, Canada and Latin America) through Labor Day (September 30, 2017).

Hilton Honors Labour Day Sale

The discount up to 20% off and minimum stay requirement could be up to four nights are property specific (red the T&Cs) and day of arrival restrictions may affect the rate availability too.

Update On Orbitz Best Price Guarantee: Extremely Fast Processing Times & Redeeming Orbucks At The Same Time

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Almost all major hotel chains and online travel agents (OTA’s) offer a ‘Best Price Guarantee’ but the speed in which Orbitz is currently processing their claims impressed me so much that I have to write about it.

Orbitz is a great platform to book flights and also hotels in cities where independent, non-chain hotels make the most sense to stay it either due to price, location or simply because there are no chain properties around.

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway: 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points! (Works For SPG Too!)

This month’s giveaway (for the first time!) is for 50,000 Marriott Rewards points that can also be used for stays at SPG properties due to the ability of linking Marriott/SPG accounts and freely moving points between them. 

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway 50,000 Marriott

The giveaway is now open and you must enter by 11:59PM Eastern Time on Friday (August 25). 

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