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.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia shoulder season business class excursion fares between New York City and Italy.
Hilton Honors Double Up Promotion For Double Points + Diamond Member Extra September 1 – December 31, 2017 (Diamond Members Post Your Extra Bonus!)
Hilton Honors has now announced their Double Up-promotion that is valid for stays between 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).
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
The giveaway is now open and you must enter by 11:59PM Eastern Time on Friday (August 25).