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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has a quadruple miles bonus offer for Aeroflot Bonus members for stays between October 1 and January 31, 2014.

You can access and register for this offer on Hilton’s web site here.

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You need to have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to Points & Variable miles and have Aeroflot selected as the partner airline. Note that Aeroflot doesn’t participate to the fixed miles option. [click to continue…]

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There was an article on Reuters yesterday (read it here) that was referring to a Russian publication Kommersant about Aeroflot’s preference of Star Alliance over SkyTeam due to unfavorable agreements with i.e. Delta.

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The article also states that some board member had said that it was unlikely that they would drop the alliance unless there was a political reason to do so. The board member also continues that the airline would likely join the Star Alliance that would help it to become more competitive. [click to continue…]