by Sebastian Powell -
0 Comments

In the past, LoyaltyLobby already reported about the many interesting sign-up offers Rocketmiles offers for a variety of Airlines (access the latest one here). During my Malaysia Airlines flight to Beijing I realized they now also expanded to inflight advertisement.

RMadvert2

I have personally used Rocketmiles a few times now when I needed a non-chain hotel or booked for family when the sign-up offers were especially good. [click to continue…]

by Sebastian Powell -
10 Comments

The ever so hated Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) when paying in a foreign currency makes a comeback to LoyaltyLobby this week. I encountered this by using one of the outlets at the Park Hyatt Beijing.

DCC SCAM

This method of ‘generating extra revenue by screwing your customers’ is not new and mostly the frequent traveler encounters this at the hotel front desk or sometimes car rentals. However you can also encounter this at regular stores and restaurants.

[click to continue…]

by John Ollila -
0 Comments

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

by John Ollila -
4 Comments

When I was on my way to Mykonos earlier this week, a friend of mine suggested that I withdraw euros from ATMs that you can find from London’s Heathrow airport.

Travelex London Heathrow

Travelex is one of those foreign exchange companies that does business at airports all over the world with terrible exchange rates. I did a piece last year about Travelex horrible exchange rates at the Hong Kong airport (access here) and Travelex ATM dynamic currency conversion charge in London (access here) back in 2012. [click to continue…]

by Sebastian Powell -
17 Comments

Last Sunday I wrote about the current Status Match Promotion that Alitalia offers for members of competing airlines. I sent in my credentials as well and promised to get back to you once I have this for sure confirmed and hear back from some of you regarding your experiences. I’m happy to say that my match from BA Executive Club (Gold Level) got approved and I have been awarded Freccia Alata Plus Status, although just for a period of 9 months (3-2016) while others reported being matched until 3-2017.

AZ Match ConfIn addition to my successful match from British Airways Executive Club I have also heard from some of you that were able to successfully apply with Status of Lufthansa Miles & More and Air Berlin.

[click to continue…]

by John Ollila -
1 Comments

Hilton has several websites outside of Hilton.com featuring region specific sales or weekend deals. For those that travel in the Asia Pacific region, should check out the Asia Pacific sales website.

Hilton HHonors Asia Pacific Website

Although the website is Hiltonhoteldeals.com, it is merely used as a skin and the actual booking is done on Hilton.com. The presentation of hotels and region specific deals on this site is better, however. [click to continue…]

by John Ollila -
0 Comments

Etihad Airways has launched new tripe & quadruple Guest miles promotion for travel on Etihad, Alitalia, Airberlin, Jet Airways, Air Serbia & Air Seychelles.

Etihad Guest Triple Quadruple Bonus Miles Business & First July 5 September 15 2015

The offer is valid for bookings made between July 1 – 20 for travel between July 5 – September 15, 2015. Registration is required by July 20. [click to continue…]