Air France Pilot Strike Half Of The Flights Canceled September 15 – 22, 201

September 14, 2014

Air France pilots are set to begin their week long strike tomorrow September 15 that would lead to more than 500 flight cancellations daily. This represents about half of Air France’s daily flights. Pilots are protesting Air France’s goal of moving lot of its short-haul flying to KLM owned Transavia where employees including pilots are [...]

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Compensation Clinic: InterContinental Miramar Panama

September 14, 2014

This week’s Compensation Clinic case comes from my stay at the InterContinental Miramar in Panama the other week where the hotel was not quite up to speed with the Royal Ambassador benefits. In general, the Royal Ambassador benefits at the InterContinental hotels are great. You get both guaranteed 8AM check in and 4PM check out, [...]

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Le Club Accorhotels Novotel UK Offer: Up To 30% Off + 1,000 Bonus Points For Stays Until February 1, 2015

September 13, 2014

Le Club Accorhotels members that book minimum of 21 days in advance can save up to 30%, get 1,000 bonus points + breakfast for stays until February 1, 2015. This offer is valid at participating Novotel hotels in the UK from stays starting September 28, 2014.

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New York Times: “The Fadeout of the Mileage Run”

September 13, 2014

New York Time has good article “The Fadeout of the Mileage Run” (access here) about frequent fliers that fly purely for status and/or redeemable miles. Mileage Runs for purely getting award miles are coming to an end on both Delta (read more here) and United (read more here) next year when both of these airlines [...]

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Hilton HHonors Jet Airways Promo: Triple JetPrivilege Miles September 1 – November 30, 2014

September 13, 2014

Hilton HHonors has another airline related promo with Jet Airways for triple JetPrivilege miles for stays between September 1 and November 30, 2014. You normally earn 1 JetPrivilege miles per USD charged and you earn an additional 2 miles for total of 3 miles per USD during the promotional period.

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IHG Rewards Club China 40% Off Weekend Offer (All Hotels) For Elite Members Valid Through December 31, 2014

September 13, 2014

IHG has had rate promotion going on for IHG Rewards Club members residing in China since earlier this year (read more here) for 40% off of the best flexible rate for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). This offer is not available online, but you must call the contact center in China book it. Your [...]

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Europe’s Big Airlines No Longer Want to Fly in Europe

September 12, 2014

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has interesting article up on its website (access here) about the current short-haul restructuring that is going on in Europe among the big carriers such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Air France. Lufthansa has already transferred all the short-haul flying that doesn’t touch its Munich and Franfurt hubs to its low cost Germanwings [...]

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Le Club Accorhotels UK Mercure Offer: Up To 30% Off + 1,000 Bonus Points October 10 – February 1, 2015 (Book By December 31)

September 12, 2014

Le Club Accorhotels has a new offer for stays at the Mercure hotels in the UK. You can get up to 30% off by booking minimum of 30 days in advance and 1,000 bonus points for stays between October 10 and February 1, 2015, that are booked by December 31.

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Club Carlson Power Points 25% Off Americas Award Discount Promotion September 1 – November 30, 2014

September 12, 2014

Club Carlson has 25% off select property award discount promo called Power Points for stays in the Americas between September 1 and November 30, 2014. You must use promotional code POWERPTS  at the time of doing the reservation to bring up the promotional rates (I didn’t succeed with this).

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Promo: Earn Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles For 5 Stays Between September 1 – November 30, 2014

September 12, 2014

Hilton HHonors has new offer for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members that can earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for maximum of 5 stays between September 1 and November 30, 2014. The maximum number of bonus miles that you can earn per stay at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites Hilton brands is 1,000 [...]

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Marriott Rewards FlashPerks Week 9: Hotels Up To 50% Off (Using Points) & Merchandise Awards

September 12, 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. Note that I try to post these once they are available online, but due to [...]

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LAST CALL: Hilton Thailand 50% Off 5-Day Flash Sale For Stays Until December 31, 2014 (Book September 9-13)

September 12, 2014

Hilton’s fantastic 50% off 5-day Thailand Flash Sale for stays until December 31, 2014 is ending tomorrow (Saturday – September 13) at 11:59PM GMT + 7. All the properties in Thailand are participating and the sale rates are very good. I have not seen prices this low previously.

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Marriott Rewards Lifetime Number Of Points Earned Info Now Available Online

September 12, 2014

Marriott Rewards offers lifetime Silver, Gold or Platinum status for members that have hit certain number of nights and points earned regardless of the duration of their membership. Marriott Rewards lowered the number of points earned required and removed the requirement of having had membership for 12 years to get the lifetime status in early [...]

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IHG Rewards Club Terms & Conditions Update September 10, 2014

September 11, 2014

IHG Rewards Club has again updated the Terms and Conditions governing the guest loyalty program. IHG seems to be fiddling with the terms far more often than any of the other established programs, but I only cover the changes that have meaningful changes to the program members.

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