Lufthansa Long-haul Pilot Strike Today (September 30) At Frankfurt

September 30, 2014

Now that the Air France pilot strike is over, the Lufthansa pilots are continuing theirs over future pension agreements. This time only the long-haul flights out from Frankfurt are affected and even then the airline is expected to operate roughly half (around 30 flights) using alternate cockpit crews or pushing couple of flights early and [...]

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Hilton HHonors “Choose Your Reward” Vote For 4th Quarter Promo

September 29, 2014

Hilton HHonors launched a “Choose Your Reward” vote today that allows members to choose the promotion starting on November 1, 2014. You can vote for double points starting on your second stay OR 1,000 bonus points for each night consumed Thursday to Monday.

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Air France Pilot Strike (Mostly) Over

September 29, 2014

Air France pilot strike over the expansion of Transavia has ended after 14 days and the operations are expected to gradually return normal midweek after crews and place are back in place. The Air France pilots were demanding that the flight crews on Transavia would receive the same benefits (pay, flight hours etc.) as they [...]

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BOOK NOW: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks September 29 – November 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

IHG Rewards Club has just enabled the booking of the latest round of PointBreaks that they made public on Friday (read more here) for September 29 – November 30, 2014. There are 175 hotels on the PointBreaks list and you can use the property specific links below to book.

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Marriott eBreaks For October 2 – 5, 2014 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

September 29, 2014

Marriott has number of properties each week on eBreaks list that is valid for the upcoming weekend from Thursday to Sunday. These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

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Marriott Rewards New Airline Partner: Turkish Airlines

September 28, 2014

Marriott Rewards has quietly added Turkish Airways to its list of airline partners that members can convert points to. Marriott Rewards members can also automatically deposit the points that they earn from stays to airline miles, but that is not usually the best option.

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IHG Rewards PointBreaks Advice For Monday (September 29, 2014)

September 28, 2014

On Friday, IHG made the PointBreaks preview available (read more here) that appears to be the full list (sometimes IHG only releases a teaser). IHG Rewards Club has not, however, updated the PointBreaks web page with the new hotels yet and this will likely happen few hours later after they become bookable tomorrow (September 29, [...]

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Compensation Clinic: Ritz-Carlton Cancun

September 27, 2014

When one stays at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, one would expect the service should to be nearly flawless, right? Wrong. I stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun two times while in Mexico in mid-September (2014) and the service left a lot to be desired.

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PREVIEW: IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks For September 29 – November 30 (2014)

September 26, 2014

IHG Rewards Club just shared with us a preview of PointBreaks that will be available for bookings on Monday for September 29 to November 30, 2014, period. There are close to 174 hotels on the PointBreaks list. This list appears to be complete, but there are sometimes last minute changes. IHG released the list without [...]

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Hilton HHonors Award Category Change Effective October 8, 2014

September 26, 2014

Hilton made an announcement back in April (access here) that they would be moving away from yearly award category changes and would adjust award categories “seasonally” that seems to mean monthly. There were quite a few changes last month (read more here). Hilton HHonors has just updated its web page where they post these changes. [...]

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Southwest Buy Rapid Rewards Points Promo: 35% Bonus Between September 22 – October 13, 2014

September 26, 2014

Southwest Airlines has a new offer for buying Rapid Rewards points and getting 35% bonus between now and October 13, 2014. You can access this offer on Southwest’s buy Rapid Rewards points website (handled by Points.com) here.

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Airberlin Topbonus Topdeal Discounted Awards Tickets

September 25, 2014

Airberlin Topbonus program regularly releases Topdeal discounted award tickets for number of destinations. Now, the airline has discounted routes between Stuttgart or Vienna and Abu Dhabi up to 58% for travel between December 1 and February 15, 2015.

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Hilton HHonors Delta SkyMiles Offer: Double Miles + 250 MQM’s Per 2 Night Stay Between October 6 – December 20, 2014

September 25, 2014

Hilton HHonors is again offering double Delta SkyMiles + 250 MQM’s (Medallion Qualifying Miles) for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 6 – December 20, 2014. You must register for this offer, have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to Points + Miles and have Delta SkyMiles chosen as the preferred partner.

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Marriott Rewards FlashPerks Week 11: Hotels Up To 50% Off (Using Points & Paid), Experiences & Merchandise Awards

September 25, 2014

Marriott Rewards announced in July (read more here) that they would launch FlashPerks on July 17, 2014, for 12 week period. Their goal is to have 10 – 15 deals every week for 24 hours or before they sell out. The merchandise awards seems to sell out really fast, although I don’t really consider them [...]

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