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Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions & Comments June 27 2015

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [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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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…]

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Hilton HHonors is offering some of the members instant American Airlines Platinum status through January 31, 2015.

Hilton HHonors American Airlines

Then, if you fly 9,000 miles or earn 9,000 EQP’s (Elite Qualifying Points) between October 27 and January 31, 2015, you can keep the status until February 29, 2016 + will receive 20,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points. [click to continue…]

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Global Hotel Alliance’s (GHA) Discovery program issues Local Experience Awards for stay at a new brand and upon status qualification. You can use these for some soft benefits such as free dinner at participating hotels.

Global Hotel Alliance GHA Platinum Local Experience Award Singapore

Now, GHA Discovery has made an offer for stays of minimum of 2 nights at 3 participating hotels in Singapore between August 21 – December 31, 2014. You can substitute one of the paid nights by Local Experience award. [click to continue…]

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Many LoyaltyLobby readers probably signed up for one of the instant Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Platinum status offers that were around last year and which I wrote about. I certainly did.

GHA Platinum Review

GHA is a marketing/loyalty alliance for 22 hotel brands that consists of more than 350 properties in 61 countries. The most well known brands of the GHA are probably OMNI & Kempinski, although Anantara is well known around Thailand/South East Asia. [click to continue…]