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Hilton made an announcement back in April 2014 (access here) that they would be moving away from yearly award category changes and would adjust award categories “seasonally” that seems to roughly every other month/every three months based on the observations.


Hilton HHonors updated its web page for award category changes today. These changes take effect on October 12, 2016. [click to continue…]

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When I was thinking earlier this morning what would be the topic for the Fabulous Fridays today, I decided to write about a service that has made it a lot easier for me to use transportation services in many countries.


In the past, you had to rely the hotel to call the cab for you (and hope that they wouldn’t just use a company that gives them the greatest kickback), then negotiate a rate (in countries where meters just don’t “work”), pay using local cash (and hope that the driver won’t try to cheat you) and most likely you didn’t get a receipt. [click to continue…]

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Germany’s Lufthansa board of directors has approved a complete takeover of Brussels Airlines which will completely integrate the Belgian carrier into the Lufthansa Group.

lh-brusselsLufthansa is currently on an aggressive expansion course to prep up their Eurowings low cost carrier network in order to compete against Ryanair and Easyjet in the European market. [click to continue…]

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British Airways today announced what many short-haul economy fliers had been eagerly waiting for. The airline will start charging for all beverage and food items effective on January 11, 2017.


The fresh food items are Marks & Spenser branded (not sure if actually supplied by them). Consumers that have booked British Airways short-haul flights for travel on or after January 11, 2017, should contact BA customer relations and request refund or Avios compensation due to product downgrade. [click to continue…]