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We launched a 100,000 Hilton Honors points giveaway back on Monday to celebrate the new Asia Pacific resort sale (read more here) and the 2K Every Day-promotion for 2,000 bonus points per night (read more here).

LoyaltyLobby Hilton Honors 100,000 Points Giveaway

The giveaway is about to end and you must enter by 11:59PM on Friday (February 24, 2017). We will announce the winner on Sunday. [click to continue…]

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Someone at American Airlines thought it was a good idea to redesign some things, and so they went ahead and changed the boarding process, which is now broken down into ELEVEN groups.

As anyone can imagine it didn’t take very long for passengers and ground staff to realize in what kind of a mess they’ve gotten themselves into with these new changes. [click to continue…]

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Hilton Honors made an announcement about changes to the program taking effect during 2017 late last month (read more here) and one of the changes was due to happen at the end of February (date was not announced at the time).

Hilton Honors Points & Money Update

A Hilton Honors spokesperson just dropped an email indicating that the changes to the awards will take place starting on February 28 and should be finished on March 1. All award categories will be gone and members are able to mix and match Points & Money in all reservations. [click to continue…]

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The eternally loss making and several time rescued/rebooted Italian airline Alitalia, which is 49% owned by Etihad, and its’ cabin crew have not been able to reach a new collective agreement and thus the crew has decided to strike between certain hours on February 23, 2016, resulting 60% of the flights canceled.

Alitalia Strike

The airline had requested the employees to accept pay and benefit cuts as well as stock the airline lavatories on the long haul flights with paper, soap and another amenities. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes February 22 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has several ways of getting Gold or Platinum status including having status with United Airlines and utilizing their RewardsPlus partnership, doing the status match on the SPG side and use the status transfer between the programs or Taste of and/or Road to-offers that sometimes are open for all and other times targeted.

Marriott Rewards Status Match 2017

The main difference is that the Taste Of-offer usually gives the Gold or Platinum status up front for the duration of the challenge while Road To-offer only at the end of completing it. [click to continue…]

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about a service that I’m usually quite satisfied with: UBER and their pattern of letting drivers accept rides while they’re still having other passengers to drop off.

In certain cities even small distances can take plenty of time especially at rush hour traffic which means it can take a very long time for your UBER to actually arrive if the drivers still needs to drop off first. [click to continue…]