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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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While search for the missing MH370 continues, Asiana has admitted that pilot error at least partially caused its plane crash last July at the San Francisco International airport that killed three passengers.

Asiana SFO Crash

Seems that the Asiana, Boeing and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) are in disagreement exactly how confused the pilots were and if Boeing’s software is partly to blame as well. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has a new Asiana Club member promotion for stays between February 1 and April 30, 2014.

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Asiana Club members can earn triple miles at participating properties (access the list here) in Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia or Thailand, double miles at all other properties. Remember that you need to pay an eligible rate (access list of eligible rates here). [click to continue…]

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Star Alliance had launched a Gold Game that testes your knowledge of the alliance by asking five questions. You can win one of the 36 prizes of Star Alliance Gold status in one of the participating programs.

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This offer is valid for all other current Star Alliance members except TAM that leaves the alliance in March and US Airways that is trying to merge with American Airlines and exits the alliance upon merger completion. [click to continue…]

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Asiana flight OZ214 from Seoul to San Francisco crashed today while landing at the San Francisco international airport. According to the reports from the emergency personnel all the crew and passengers survived the crash.

Edit: Unfortunately, it didn’t turned out to be a crash without any fatalities, but it could have been far worse. It has been reported that two had died, 49 seriously insured of which 10 critically according to CBS San Francisco.

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There are quite a few images after the crash taken by the passengers on Twitter and about burning plane on the usual news channels. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has number of promotions for triple miles for stays between July 1 and September 30, 2013, with number of Asian airlines that I have listed on the title. If you have come across any other offers for double/triple miles besides the airlines listed here and Air China, do send me an email.

hilton-hhonors-3rd-quarter-airline-promotions

You can read more about Hilton’s Double Dip airline options on an article that I wrote last year that is still valid. You can access it here. [click to continue…]