IHG Rewards Club Soon Requires Inputting Last Name When Signing In?


Yesterday, I wrote (access here) that Hyatt had added a new field to the online form when trying to access one’s account in addition to the account number and password.

IHG Rewards Club Online Account

A LoyaltyLobby reader Tweeted me a link this afternoon to a page on IHG’s website that also requires last name to link to account. The sign in box on the upper right for now only requires account number and the four digit (very unsafe) PIN number.

United Airlines Targeted MileagePlus Bonus Miles Promotions September 14 – November 15, 2017


United Airlines has launched new targeted bonus MileagePlus campaign for fall travel that is entirely dependent how much one spends on UA.

United Airlines MileagePlus Bonus Miles Promotion September 14 - November 15 2017

The offer is valid for flights flown and ticketed between September 14 – November 15, 2017. Eligible members should have two offers.

And The Air Berlin Bids Are In!

Parties interesting in acquiring all or parts of Air Berlin were required to submit bids today and the results should be in the day after the general election take place in Germany on September 25, 2017.


According to media reports, the parties that were expected to bid for parts of Air Berlin did so. Lufthansa, EasyJet and Condor/Niki Lauda are the main contenders for the parts of the airline.

Airfare of the Day: KLM Cork (Ireland) to New York City ECONOMY CLASS $337 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to KLM’s low/off-peak season midweek non-refundable fares between Ireland and North America.

Enterprise Plus – Plus Your Points Promotion For September 13 – January 31, 2018

Enterprise Plus program has launched their Plus Your Points promotion that is valid for rentals between September 13 – January 31, 2018.

Enterprise Plus – Plus Your Points Promotion For September 13 – January 31, 2018

Enterprise Plus members will earn double base points for all their qualifying rentals during the promotional period. There are other opportunities to earn “badges” that yield additional bonus points too.

Club Carlson “Free Friday” Ecert Promotion (Redeeming The Certificate)

Club Carlson launched back in June (read more here) “Stay Twice Get A Free Friday” promotion where members could choose between 10,000 bonus points of free Friday night ecert for every two stays between July 1 – September 30, 2017.

Club Carlson Free Friday

The number of ecerts or 10,000 bonus lots that the member can earn from this promotion is limited to three. The ecerts must be redeemed for Friday nights stays between October 6 – January 26, 2018.

How To Deal With Aircraft Swaps And Inferior Cabin Interior? Case ANA Flight NH116 Haneda-Vancouver


Sometimes airlines can be unpredictable and change their aircraft last minute or even in advance due to scheduling and this can come with the unpleasant surprise of an old, inferior cabin product.

Passengers are usually caught by surprise because most of the time the airline never informs them about such a swap of equipment and I found myself in just such a situation this week.

IHG Rewards Club Southeast Asia & Korea Golden Week Up To 20% Off + Free Breakfast For Two September 22 – October 23, 2017 (Book By October 16)


IHG Rewards Club has launched a new sale for stays in the Southeast Asia and Korea to celebrate the Chinese Golden week. The offers comes with breakfast voucher for two at all brands and hotels participating.

IHG Rewards Club Golden Week 2017

The discount is 5 % to 20% off (depending on the booking date) and is valid for stays between September 22 – October 23, 2017, when booked by October 16.

Aeroplan 100 Free Miles By Answering Two Questions (Easy Way To Extend Validity!)

Aeroplan has new promotion up on its main page offering 100 free Aeroplan miles for watching video and answering couple of short questions afterwards.


100 miles are not a lot but perfect way of extending the expiry of account by 12 month for those family members that don’t fly a lot.

Hyatt’s Website Now Requires Last Name When Logging In


Airline and hotel programs have tried to combat account breaches and takeovers for the past few years with limited success.

Hyatt Log In Last Name U

Some programs utilize Google captchas (Hilton) or your password need to be so complicated that it becomes impossible to remember (Club Carlson). As of today, Hyatt requires you to also input your last name on file when logging in.

Thai VietJet & Orient Thai Suspend International Flying

Sebastian wrote last week (access here) that the Thai military junta would have canceled licenses of some Thai based airlines in the anticipation of ICAO inspection visit to Thailand that will take place next week.

Thai VietJet Orient Thai

Turns out that total of 12 airlines haven’t received new operator certificates and thus cannot fly internationally. Only two of the 12 airlines have any significant operations; Thai VietJet and Orient Thai and both are expected to have their operator certificates back next month.

Finnair Plus Status Match Promotion For Lufthansa Miles&More And Air Berlin Topbonus Customers Now Live!


Finnair Plus seems to be the first program that entered the status match arena for the abandoned souls of Air Berlin Topbonus and also Lufthansa Miles & More, offering instant Silver + Gold Challenge.

The match promotion is a bit half hearted though considering Finnair Silver (oneWorld Ruby) has no lounge access but it does come with extra baggage for Finnair and some good benefits.

What Really Happened In St. Thomas On That Marriott Rescue Ship?


Marriott received plenty of bad publicity aftermath of the hurricane Irma when it became public that it had commissioned ship to rescue more than 600 stranded guests from St. Thomas, but had left all others behind on the dock when the ship had had plenty of space to accommodate more.

St Thomas

As we hadn’t covered hurricane Irma and what happened couple of weeks before in Texas, I decided to take a pass on this story. Marriott has now publicly commented to Forbes what actually happened on that day and why they were not allowed to take non-guests.

Malaysia Airlines Signs Memorandum To Order 16 New Aircraft From Boeing Including Eight B787 Dreamliners

Malaysia Airlines and The Boeing Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Seattle paving the way for 16 new aircraft for MAS including (for the first time) Boeing 787-900 jets.

The ceremony took place during a U.S. state visit of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak who also attended the signing, casting a small shadow of political motivations over the purchase.

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