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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Heathrow Rewards offering Etihad Guest Silver fast track for just economy return or one-way in business or first class.

Etihad Airways Etihad Guest Silver Fast Track Heathrow Rewards

This offer is available for those Heathrow Rewards members that received this email, registered for the offer and take the required flight(s) between May 20 and July 15, 2015. [click to continue…]

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When I first wrote about this latest round of Select Member Exclusive promotions back in March (read more here), it was unclear what the possible awards were and apparently nobody was able to register either.

SPG Select Member Exclusive 6 U

A LoyaltyLobby reader just sent me a copy of an email that he had received from SPG offering him free nights for SPG stays as part of this promotion. There are likely other offers out there as well. [click to continue…]

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When I was reading Financial Times on a British Airways flight last night, there was interesting article about reaching an agreement with French, Italian and Swedish authorities regarding price fixing.

Financial Times in European settlement over hotel prices

The European online booking giant that is owned by Priceline had required hotels to fix their prices so that always had lowest prices on its website. The new settlement allows hotels to offer lower prices on other third party sites and over the phone, but not on their own websites. This doesn’t make much sense. [click to continue…]

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During the past couple of months, I have been in and out of Brazil several times. The taxi system at the Guarulhos airport (at many other airports around the world as well) is something that I dislike, although at the GRU you can nowadays take an Uber as well.

Whine Wednesdays Airport Taxis

The airport has designated one taxi company that can pick up passengers. The regular taxis that drop off passengers have to dry pack to the city empty while these airport taxis likely drive back to the city empty. This doesn’t make any sense. [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% (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…]