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Hilton HHonors has Silver, Gold and Diamond elite status levels (Blue is a base one) of which both Gold and Diamond come with reasonable benefits.

Hilton HHonors Gold & Diamond Staus Match Challenge 2015 Update

Gold status gets you a room upgrade to the executive level if available and lounge access (if upgraded to executive floor) or breakfast. Diamond members get lounge access regardless of the upgrade received and, although not officially Diamond status benefit, occasional suite upgrades at hotels. [click to continue…]

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One of the disadvantage of HHonors program has been the lack of lifetime status for those that stay considerable time of their lives at Hilton affiliated hotels.

Hilton HHonors Lifetime Status Coming U

All of Hilton’s main competitors including Hyatt, Marriott and Starwood have well defined programs to reward those that stay either spend (Hyatt) or stay a lot (Marriott & Starwood). [click to continue…]

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Delta Air Lines continues to release bad news affecting its frequent fliers. The airline quietly updated on Thursday the earning charts for partner airlines and new Medallion bonus amounts for flights taken on or after January 1, 2015.

Delta Slashes Partners Earnings By Up To 75 Percent & Medallion Bonus Changes

In summary, you will earn up to 75% less miles for partner economy flights combined with up to 40% reduction on Medallion bonus. [click to continue…]

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This promotion for SPG Gold status after one paid stay in the Asia Pacific region has been on-going for a while. A LoyaltyLobby reader just forwarded me an email that MasterCard had sent him in Singapore.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Gold Asia Pacific Offer After One Stay

This offer is targeted to World or World Elite MasterCard holders and you need to input the first six digits of the card number to enroll for this promotion that is valid until July 13, 2015. [click to continue…]

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Back in October, I wrote about the excellent deal that Le Club Accorhotels was having with Air Canada’s Aeroplan (read more here and here) that allowed members to earn Gold status in just one stay and a Platinum in three.

Le Club Accorhotels Gold & Platinum Status

Unfortunately, the offer was too good and Le Club Accorhotels soon withdraw it. Many were able to take advantage of it before it was canceled, however. [click to continue…]

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Last week (access here), I wrote about unintended Le Club Accorhotels Gold and Platinum fast tracks requiring just 1 or 3 stays that resulted from a promo with Air Canada Aeroplan program.

Le Club Accorhotels Gold 1 Stay Platinum 3 Stays

Le Club Accorhotels has a promotion going on with Aeroplan for 5,000 miles per (read more here) stay that is first deposited as 10,000 points to your account that counts towards the Gold (requires 10,000 points) or Platinum (requires 25,000 points). [click to continue…]