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An Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Bangkok hit heavy turbulence about 40 minutes prior to landing and as a result 27 Passengers (mostly those without seat belts on) were injured including broken bones.

Those roaming throughout the cabin or sitting in their seats without seat belts were catapulted throughout the cabin, thrown against the ceiling and 17 passengers still remain at the hospital at this time. [click to continue…]

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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…]