Suite Saturdays: Marvelous Pool Villa @ W Bali – Seminyak

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Marvelous Pool Vila, a 43 m2 1-bedroom villa with a private pool at W Hotel Bali – Seminyak.

Image: W Hotel Bali – Seminyac.

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Airfare of the Day: China Eastern Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX), United States to Male (MLA), Maldives from $2,246 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Eastern and their basic season midweek business class sell-up round trip fares between United States and the Maldives. This fare would accrue 8100 MQDs, 34000 MQMs and up to 64800 SkyMiles on Delta.

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IHG Rewards Club Even Hotels Double Points August 1 – October 31, 2019

IHG Rewards Club has launched new offer for stays at Even Hotels (IHG’s wellness brand) this fall.

Even Hotels

Members can earn double points from the “second night stay” (unclear what this means) between August 1 – October 31, 2019.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Up To Quadruple Qmiles July 18 – November 20, 2019

Qatar Airways Privilege Club has launched FIVE separate offers for up to quadruple Qmiles (award miles).

Discover Qatar Stopover Package

Members must register (check my offers) and then book between July 18 – 31 and fly July 18 – November 15, 2019 (one of the offers allow travel through January 31, 2020).

Le Club AccorHotels South America Double Points July 17 – September 18, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for stays in select South American countries between July 17 – September 18, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels South America Double Points Winter 2019

Members can earn double points, unclear if unlimited, for stays that are booked July 17 – August 1. You must register for this offer.

AXA Insurance Under Fire For Suggesting Customers To Let Cabin Crew Lift Heavy Baggage

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AXA Insuance in the UK got into hot water for suggesting people to avoid travel related injuries by letting cabin crew lift their heavy bags for them [into the overhead bin].

This advertisement has drawn criticism from cabin crew employees and random individuals as the insurance apparently thinks it’s ok if others get injured, just not their own customers who then file a claim.

Remember To Get Your British Airways Data Breach Claims In!

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British Airways had a data breach that allowed unauthorized third party/parties access to passenger names, passport and credit card information. BA has arrogantly continued to claim that there is no proof that leaked credit cards would have been used in an unauthorized manner.

British Airways Cruz

There are two law firms in the United Kingdom that are in the process of suing the airline for compensation that it will then be distributed among the claimants (you won’t become one unless you sign up). The British Information Commissioner’s Office and is the process of fining British Airways to the tune of £183 million.

IHG Rewards Club Devaluation Continues: New 75,000 & 100,000 Points Per Night Categories

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IHG Rewards Club has quietly introduced new award categories that require 75,000 or 100,000 points per night.

IHG Rewards Club New 75,000 Points Awards

There are at two InterContinental Alliance Resorts in Macau that despite their rates of less than $200 per night require 75,000 points and the new InterContinental in Maldives that goes for 100,000 per night

Lufthansa’s European Flights Catered Again

LSG Sky Chefs employees started a work slowdown at the end of June (read more here, here and here) that strategically only affected Lufthansa’s short/medium-haul flights in Europe that were catered both ways ex-Germany.

Lufthansa

Lufthansa has decided to either fully or partially offload LSG Sky Chefs subsidiary that it owns 100%. Employees are not fan of this as it would likely reduce pay and benefits.

Le Club AccorHotels CIS & Georgia Up To 500 Bonus Points July 22 – September 30, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has new offer for a stay (or perhaps stays) in CIS and Georgia between July 22 – September 30, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels CIS & Georgia Bonus Points Summer 2019

Members earn 300, 400 or 500 bonus points depending on the brand stayed at if booked July 15 – August 31.

Airfare of the Day: Swiss International Airlines / Edelweiss Air BUSINESS CLASS Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam to Paris (CDG), France from $1,717 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Swiss and their 2nd level business class round trip fares between Vietnam and Europe. Long-haul segments on this fare are operated by Edelweiss Air on codeshare flights.

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Fabulous Fridays: Discounted Round Trip Transfers From Tokyo-Narita Airport For Foreign Visitors

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Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is the very good discount foreign visitors to Tokyo receive when they purchase a ticket for the Narita Express or Airport Limousine Bus.

The prices for both of these options are pretty high for an airport transfer but with the “Foreigner Discount” for overseas visitors it comes down to a decent rate.

Airfare of the Day: Lufthansa PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from £660 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa and their basic premium economy instant purchase round trip fares between London and Bangkok.

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Reader Question: American Express Membership Rewards To Hilton Honors Conversion Offer?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question whether it would be worth converting Amex Membership Rewards to Hilton Honors during their current promotion.

American Express Hilton Honors Conversion Offer

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