SPG “Your World Rewards” Targeted Bonus Starpoints Offer October 1 – December 31, 2017

SPG and Emirates launched Your World Rewards program for reciprocal elite benefits and bonus Starpoints and Skywards miles few years back.

SPG & Emirates Your World Rewards Offer

Now, SPG has launched targeted bonus Starpoints campaign for select members that have signed up for this program to drive them to stay more at Starwood properties by offering Starpoints as an incentive.

Watch Out For Turkish Airlines Flight Delays Due To Ataturk (IST) Airport Runway Closure Due To Accident

Cessna Citation VII jet crash landed on Thursday night at the Istanbul’s Ataturk (IST) airport. Media on the site are reporting that the pilot has deceased but the four passengers are safe.

IST Twitter

The runway has been at least temporarily closed that has halted the flight activity. Passengers should monitor their Turkish Airways and other flights to/from the airport.

Singaporean Airport Worker Charged In Court With 286 Counts Of Intentionally Changing Baggage Tags

An elderly man working at Singapore Changi Airport as a baggage handler has been charged in court with mischief after allegedly changing destination tags on passenger baggage, causing them to get lost.

Prosecutors blame the 63-year old for at least 286 counts of intentionally causing baggage to get lost and subsequently resulting in damages to the owners and airlines for recovery efforts.

IHG Rewards Club Gourmet Collection Malaysia (Dining & Accommodation Program)

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IHG Rewards Club has launched dining program for Malaysia and Singapore (thanks for a reader who sent us the information).

IHG Rewards Club Gourmet Collection Malaysia

Gourmet Collection comes with significant dining discounts, accommodation offers, free night and other valuable vouchers.

TBT: Hotel Internet Vouchers & Data Limits!

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The hotel internet connections have come along way in the past 20 years from being ridiculously expensive and bad to slowly being complimentary first to elite members and then to all (and sometimes very fast too!).

TBT Internet Vouchers

Can you remember when we had to deal with these internet vouchers that the hotel front desk used to hand out? Seems that at least some Protea hotels in South Africa still do!

Le Club AccorHotels Air China Triple PhoenixMiles + 500 MyResorts Bonus October 15 – December 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles promotion for Air China PhoenixMiles member stays both consumed and booked between October 15 – December 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Air China PhoenixMiles Fall 2017

PhoenixMiles members can earn triple miles for stays worldwide + an additional 500 bonus for stays at MyResort properties.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines Los Angeles to Hong Kong ECONOMY CLASS $428 (Round Trip – Nonstop possible)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines basic season round trip instant purchase non-refundable economy class fares between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

UPDATE: Marriott Rewards “Stay Twice Get A Free Night” Additional Bonus Offers September 12 – January 15, 2018

Marriott Rewards launched their latest MegaBonus last week called “Stay Twice Get A Free Night” (read more here) that is valid for stays between September 12 – January 15, 2018.

Marriott Rewards Promo Registration Issue Update

After two stays, members should get personalized offer to unlock additional bonus offer(s) within 2 – 3. Some (myself included) members have had trouble register for this MegaBonus (read more here).

Air Berlin Topbonus Makes A Half Hearted Comeback, Allowing To Redeem Miles For Vouchers At Horrible Ratio

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The endless saga of Air Berlin and their frequent flier program Topbonus enters yet another chapter as members just received a mailer announcing they can now collect miles again and even redeem them.

Unfortunately the redemption is limited to vouchers for various products and travel services that come with lots of drawbacks and could be perceived as a bad joke at best.

REMINDER: Hilton Honors Buy Points 50% Off Discount Through October 5, 2017

Hilton Honors has launched new 50% off buy points campaign between through October 5, 2017, that is be open for all members that haven’t reached their yearly cap yet.

Hilton Honors Buy Points September 2017 Campaign

Hilton Honors members are eligible to purchase up to 80,000 points every calendar year, although some accounts may have this limit occasionally lifted during these sales.

Whine Wednesday: Low Hotel Standards In North America – Case: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about the rather mediocre hotel standards in North America which are always quite apparent when coming back after spending extensive time in Asia or even Europe.

I’ve had a reservation for a one week stay at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver which I ended up cancelling on the spot after a brief look at the room which was offered to me as an ‘upgrade’.

Bangkok Airways Starts Flying Bangkok – Phu Quoc October 29, 2017

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Bangkok Airways has decided to open up a new regional route to up and coming holiday destination in Vietnam – Phu Quoc (PQC).

Bangkok Airways

The airline is going to fly the route four times a week on ATR on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Shangri-La Golden Circle Less-Is-More 25% – 40% Off Awards September 1 – November 30, 2017

Shangri-La’s Golden Circle has launched new Less-Is-More-promotion for discounted awards for stays between September 1 – November 30, 2017, that are booked by October 31.

Shangri-La Golden Circle Less Is More Fall 2017

Members can book standard rooms for 25% off, Club rooms at 30% off, and Executive Suites at 40% off.

Reader Question: When The Marriott Rewards Infinite Points Promotion Brand Bonuses Will Post?

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Few LoyaltyLobby readers have sent me message about when can they expect to see the brand bonuses from the Marriott Rewards Infinite Points MegaBonus posted to their accounts that ended on September 4.

Marriott Rewards Infinite Bonus

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