Hyatt Gold Passport Points Sale: 30% Bonus

Hyatt Gold Passport is having their latest campaign for buying points and giving maximum of 30% bonus for buying 30,000 to 40,000 points between June 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access this offer on Hyatt’s website here.


The price of a Hyatt point bought at the 30% bonus level is 1.85 cents each.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Triple Air Canada Aeroplan Miles (500 + 1000)

IHG Rewards Club has a new promotions for triple miles for Air Canada Aeroplan members. You can earn 1500 miles instead of the usual 500 miles for stays between May 1 and August 31, 2013.


You need to have chosen to earn miles instead of points, have Aeroplan as the partner and register for this promotion here to be eligible for this offer that is valid at all InterContinental Hotels Group brands worldwide.

Etihad Airways Guest Gold Status Match (Limited Time!)


Etihad Airways has new limited time status match campaign for Gold or higher elites on other airlines. You can receive Gold elite status with Etihad’s program by taking advantage of this offer that is valid until June 18, 2013.


Note that this offer is limited to the first 500 members. You can access Etihad’s web page for this offer here.

EVA Air Joins Star Alliance On June 18, 2013


Star Alliance has not yet officially announced the joining date of the EVA Air to the alliance, but EVA’s inflight magazine for June has it for 18th of this month. EVA Air and Star Alliance signed an agreement on 2012 that the airline would join the alliance on 2nd quarter of 2013.


This would mean that starting on 18th of June the Star Alliance wide Silver and Gold benefits would apply on EVA flights as well and EVA’s frequent fliers would receive the same benefits on other Star Alliance airlines.

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: 1000 Bonus Points For A Stay In Canada


IHG Rewards Club has a new one time bonus offer of 1000 points for one stay in Canada after registering this promotion.


Like with the similar offer in 2012, this offer won’t show up in “My Offer Status” online, but it will post with the stay. Although they have a new promotion code for this offer in 2013, you cannot register for it if you participated to the same offer in 2012.

Compensation Clinic: Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Mega Kuningan


This is a new Sunday series called Compensation Clinic. You can drop me an email about what problems you have encountered during your travels (hotels, airlines, car rentals etc.), how you gave feedback (complained) and what the problem resolution was. I will publish the best ones in the coming weeks.


Let’s open the Clinic with one of my recent stays at a Ritz-Carlton property. Now, you would expect that if you choose to stay at a Ritz-Carlton that you would be in for a smooth ride?

Wrong! My example below illustrates.

Iberia Plus Says Adios To Reward Flight Savers


British Airways and Iberia have both had Reward Flight Savers, where the taxes and fees are capped for European award tickets. If the airlines would charge the full YQ’s on award tickets, they would be sometimes higher than paid tickets on the very same routes.


Iberia Plus sent out very innocent sounding email yesterday with a headline “Coja aire, respire y vuele lejos estas vacaciones”. Note that this was only sent to those that have Spanish as their preferred form of language.

US Airways Dividend Miles Share Miles Campaign (Buy Miles At 2 Cents Each)

The US Airways Dividend Miles buy miles campaigns just continue. This time you can share miles for max amount of 50,000 miles and US Airways gives you a 50% bonus (up to 25,000 miles). This offer is valid until June 30, 2013. You can access this offer on US Airways website here.


Sharing US Airways Dividend Miles without a bonus doesn’t make any sense. Why would you pay 1 cent per mile for transferring miles from account A to account B?

IHG Rewards Club Promotion: Double Points For One Midweek Stay In Europe


IHG Rewards Club has a new promotion for double points for ONE midweek stay at participating properties in Europe between Jun 17 and August 31, 2013, that is booked by July 31.


You need to register for this promotion on IHG’s website here or using promotion code 8922 at Remember to check the participating properties before your stay here.

Club Carlson Terms And Conditions Changes (June 1)

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Club Carlson has new terms and conditions up on its website that take effect on June 1, 2013. The only change that I found comparing the previous terms and conditions (still available on Google’s cache) and the the ones is the transferability of Gold Points between accounts.


Until now, you have been able to transfer points between accounts freely by just contacting the Club Carlson’s customer service.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue Promo Awards Now Available In First Class (La Premiere)


Air France-KLM just changed (upped) the number of miles required for award tickets in premium economy, business and first class tickets by up to 60%. You can read my take about this devaluation here and the before/after combined award charts here.


Now Air France has a promotion for 50% discount on number of miles required for first class award tickets (La Premier) on all other than North America routes for travel between July 1 and September 15, 2013, that are ticketed between June 1 and June 30, 2013. You can access Flying Blue’s web page for promo awards here.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways Out For The First Two Weeks


The U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways has just released the list for available items for the first two weeks; June 10 to 14 and June 17 to 21.


As usually, you can save extra 10% by paying using an American Express credit card. You can access U.S. Travel Association’s website fr Daily Getaways here.

Competition: How Many Priority Club Points Does This One Night Stay Earn?


In the past few days, I have written about quite a few IHG Rewards Club promotions. Some of them are new on-going and some one time bonuses.


So, here’s a quiz for you. How many Priority Club points does $100 tax inclusive rate earn at limited service IHG property for a new member that has signed up for program, done a status match to Platinum and registered for all the current bonus offers?

Marriott Rewards Promotion: 1000 Bonus United Miles At Select Properties Between May 30 – August 30


Marriott Rewards has a new promotion for those that collect United Airlines Mileage Plus miles. You can earn 1000 bonus miles per stay for up to 10,000 bonus miles for stays between May 30 and August 30, 2013, that are booked by July 15.


Note that you need to choose United Mileage Plus as you preferred earning preference instead of Marriott points and register for this promotion. You can access Marriott’s web page for this promotion here.

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