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Rocketmiles has launched a new promotion for United Airlines MileagePlus members that utilize their hotel booking platform for the first time by September 30, 2016.

Rocketmiles United Airlines 4,000 Bonus Miles September 30 2016

New members can earn 4,000 bonus MileagePlus miles in addition to the 1,000 to 10,000 miles awarded for each night consumed. The actual stay can happen later than September 30. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific has completed it’s lounge renovation program at Vancouver Airport (YVR) and opened it’s brand new lounge opposite gate 66 at the International Terminal.

Cathay Lounge YVR

The lounge features Cathay’s new design which includes comfortable leather couches, a live kitchen and wide variety of food and beverage options will no longer offer passengers a separate First Class section. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors is about to launch their next global promotion called Double Up valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2016, and has been sending out preregistration emails to some members.

Hilton HHonors Double Up September 1 - December 31 2016

The promotion is for double points for the duration of the campaign, triple points from October 1 if booked using the Hilton app + targeted Plus-Up bonus for select members based on their historical stay patterns to drive incremental business. [click to continue…]

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about something that goes on my nerves to no end when visiting Japan: Foreigners who can’t obey the rules of what not to do when using public transportation.

Limousine BusThere are clearly visible signs as well as announcements making passengers aware that eating, drinking and using cell phones for calls is not permitted on the Tokyo Airport Limousine Bus for example. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes August 24 2016

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…]

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American AAdvantage is the only Frequent Flier Program in the U.S. that still uses a system of 500 mile based upgrade certificates that the airline either sells or gives away to their frequent fliers which supposedly never expire.

AA UG B737

All other carriers have switched to unlimited domestic upgrades for their Elite frequent fliers, American Airlines only offers these on flights of less than 500 miles distance and for their Executive Platinums. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period that I wrote about ten days ago (read more here).

UPDATE Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]