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Yesterday, I wrote about (access here) Four Points Bangkok’s employee service charge contribution payment for the month of June that somehow ended up showing up on my Facebook feed.

TH Service Charge BKK

I had no idea that this information is actually freely shared about hotel employees in Thailand and there are several websites and Facebook groups that publicly post this information. Good for the potential employees that are after the biggest potential pay check! [click to continue…]

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Over the past few months, I have received emails and readers have left comments about inappropriate comments and I believe that the time has come to address this issue.


I have had very liberal stance towards comment moderation. As long as they have passed Akismet and Disqus spam and profanity control, they have appeared on the site. Unlike some other sites, I have never had an issue and still don’t, when readers leave constructive criticism about the pieces that we have up here on LoyaltyLobby. Personal attacks towards authors and foul language needs to stop, however. [click to continue…]

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Downtown Los Angeles has experienced a hotel boom in recent years. Marriot started with a Ritz Carlton and a JW Marriot at L.A. Live, and then added a Residence Inn and a Courtyard a few years ago. SPG completed major renovations to their Sheraton Grand property. IHG has an Indigo Hotel in the works, and on July 2 the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel will open its doors to the public.

The Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel is located in Wildshire Grand Tower, a 73-story building property of Korean Air.  Yesterday there was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Korean Air executives to inaugurate the building, and we could get a sneak peek of how the hotel looks!

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Lufthansa Miles&More has just published their new list for the popular Mileage Bargains or Meilenschnaeppchen as they are being called in German.

The Mileage Bargains offer a comprehensive list of destinations that can be booked for a vastly reduced amount of Miles&More miles and this time around the selection is pretty good. [click to continue…]

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There has been quite a bit of chatter lately about IHG launching their version of Hilton’s highly successful Tru (400 or so hotel in the making) concept and we learned more this week about something called “Project Horizon”.

IHG Project Horizon

IHG plans to launch this midscale brand in late 2017 and the first hotels should be ready in early 2019. These should be basically stripped down versions of current Holiday Inn Express hotels and roughly $10 to $15 cheaper per night. [click to continue…]

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British Airways is having yet another strike with its Mixed Fleet cabin crew between July 1 – 16, 2017, which the airline would not prefer paying a living wage.

Qatar Airways A320 British Airways Union Busting

Now, British Airways has applied for an exception from CAA to wet lease nine Airbus A320 aircraft with crews (both cockpit and cabin) from Qatar Airways for two month period including July 1 – 16, 2017, stating extraordinary circumstances. [click to continue…]

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It’s another Fabulous Friday and this week it’s about the small 2-3 Row Business Class sections some aircraft offer which make Business often have the privacy of First Class.

Yesterday I flew ANA Business Class from Vancouver to Tokyo which is operated by a Dreamliner B787-900 which is not my favorite aircraft but the ANA configuration has a small cabin segment with just 3 rows (2.5 really). [click to continue…]

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Seems that the Marriott CEO Mr. Sorensen doesn’t think too highly about the SPG program members based on his thoughts publicly shared on recent forum in the New York City.

Marriott CEO SPG Members Too Rabid

Mr. Sorensen described SPG members as “rabid”. Quick look at the thesaurus gives such a synonyms as angry and maniacal that correctly describes the feelings of many SPG members when Marriott took over the company (and in their thoughts will eventually destroy the program). [click to continue…]