by -
5 Comments

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles, one of the only constantly available status match options appears to have amended their match policy which now requires flight activity for the matched Gold status to become permanent.

TK Gold_largePreviously Turkish Airlines matched for a whole two year membership period which now has been adjusted, likely to avoid ‘Dead Matches’ from people who only use it for lounge access. [click to continue…]

by -
2 Comments

Adverse weather conditions in Turkey have created a massive backlog of flights for Turkish Airlines after the carrier cancelled hundreds of flights during the past 5 days.

TK A330 copy

The situation of heavy winter weather is especially difficult in Turkish Airlines Hub of Istanbul where the majority of cancellations happened. Supposedly thousands of passengers were trapped at Istanbul Airport. [click to continue…]

by -
2 Comments

Here are six reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions November 14

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

by -
1 Comments

Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions October 25 2015

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

by -
7 Comments

Hilton HHonors seems to have teamed up with number of airlines by offering instant Gold status until the end of October combined with fast track offer to keep it until March 31, 2017.

Hilton HHonors Instant Gold + 3 Stays To Keep It Until March 2017 Turkish Airlines

I have previously written (access here and here) about this offer when it was sent to Ethiopian, Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Saudia’s frequent flier program members (some with no activity at all). [click to continue…]

by -
13 Comments

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…]