Daily Archives: Jun 5, 2013

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards has just announced their summer 2013 promotion that is a free night certificate that is valid at tier 1-3 Ritz-Carlton hotels for every two stays between July 1 and October 31, 2013.

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You can earn maximum of 2 free nights certificate under this promotion. You need to register for this promotion prior to your stay and you can do it here. [click to continue...]

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In anticipation to EVA Air’s joining the Star Alliance on 18th of this month, Star Alliance briefly posted the information about mapping the EVA’s membership levels to alliance wide Star Alliance Silver and Gold status.

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EVA Air’s frequent flier program has been called the Evergreen Club, but now they have come up with this new name that is frankly put somewhat challenging. [click to continue...]

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There is a very interesting article on Bloomberg Businessweek about the ancillary revenues that the airlines are now collecting worldwide. You can access this article here.

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Five years ago the ancillary fees that the airlines collected were just $2.5 billion and this grew to $36 billion in 2012. At the end of 2013, these fees are expected to represent 5% of all revenue collected by the airlines. [click to continue...]

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Delta Airlines sent out an email yesterday to SkyMiles members alerting them about the changes that are coming to earning MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) and award miles starting on September 1, 2013. You can access Delta’s dedicated web page for this change here.

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The header of the email should have alerted about the most major change that is the non-earning of MQM’s on any flight operated by Korean Air (that is not marketed by Delta) and reduced earning of award miles as well. [click to continue...]

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Hyatt and MGM Resort International announced today a loyalty program partnership starting on June 20, 2013, that allows Hyatt Gold Passport members earn points and stay credits when staying at twelve MGM properties in Las Vegas and MGM’s Mlife members to earn tier credits when staying at all Hyatt properties worldwide. MGM Grand Detroit, Beau Rivage and Gold Strike Tunica will later join the program.

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Hyatt Gold Passport members are eligible to receive reciprocal tier status with MGM’s Mlife program and MGM Mlife members will receive tier match with Hyatt’s program. This will start sometime in August. [click to continue...]

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Rocketmiles turned two months and is offering double airline miles for all hotel bookings that are made today (June 5) by midnight CT. They just sent out an email about this offer. You can read my piece about this service here.

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You can also earn 1000 bonus miles for the first booking that you make after signing up for the service. You can access Rocketmiles web page here. [click to continue...]

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Starwood has a new rate offer for Sheraton hotels in United States, Canada, and the Bahamas for weekend (Thursday to Sunday) stays by September 1, 2013. You can receive $25 MasterCard branded debit gift card & Coca Cola gift package per stay.

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Note that you need to book a special SISUMR rate plan and that you can take advantage of this offer maximum of 3 times. You can access this promotion on Starwood’s web page here. [click to continue...]