United Airlines MileagePlus August Mile Play Fly By October 31, 2019

United Airlines MileagePlus In 2018 launched a promo called Mile Play trying to get members to spend and fly more. They refresh these offers every few months and have launched a new one for August.

United Airlines Mile Play August 2019

The Mile Play promotion is tailored to each select member based on his/her recent activity with United. It may require buying more business class tickets or flying a certain number of trips through October 31, 2019.

Several Hong Kong Hotels Force Workers To Take Involuntarily Leave As Occupancy Rates Slump

This week John already wrote about hotel rates going down in Hong Kong and today local newspapers report that many hotels including the big chains are forcing staff to take annual or unpaid leave.

The South China Morning Post says the properties including The Mira as well as the Intercontinental Hong Kong are reducing their staff on duty, mostly in the housekeeping department.

IHG Rewards Club “Make Every Stay Count” Accelerate Promotion September 1 – December 31, 2019 (Post Your Offers!)


IHG Rewards Club has today launched new Accelerate-promotion “Make Every Stay Count” that is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2019.

InterContinental Yokohama Grand

Members that register for this offer have personalized offers based on their recent stay history with the stay. You must register for this offer by October 18.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Detroit (DTW), United States to Munich (MUC), Germany from $2,155 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their holiday surcharge business class excursion round trip fares between Detroit and Munich.

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IHG Rewards Club “Greener Stay” Promotion For Europe

Many hotel chains have offered guests points, credits or plant trees (Accor) in case of declining housekeeping for a night or two.

IHG Greener Stay

It seems like IHG is now making this more formal initiate in Europe that allows members to earn 500 bonus points per night.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 50% Off Awards For Travel September 1 – March 31, 2020 (Book By September 3)

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Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles has launched “50% Mile Discount Holiday” promotion for travel on select routes between September 1 – March 31, 2020.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Holiday

Miles&Smiles members can save 50% off on these awards if booked and ticketed between August 20 – September 3.

Hilton Honors Asia-Pacific 100th Anniversary Up To 35% Off Sale For Stays Through February 29, 2020

Hilton Honors launched in July its 100th Anniversary Asia-Pacific sale for stays at participating hotels through February 29, 2020.

Conrad Maldives Couple

Hotels are offering discounts from 15% to 35% off of the Best Flexible Rate for Hilton Honors members. You need to book this offer by September 6.

Finnair Plus Buy Points Up To 40% Discount Through September 16, 2019

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Finnair Plus has points sale few times per year and currently has up to a 40% discount for buying points through September 16, 2019.

The sweet spot on Finnair’s award chart are the short-haul upgrades from Economy to Business class (Dubai and Tel Aviv are both considered short-haul) that are priced at 10,000 points (sometimes even these are discounted).

Le Club AccorHotels Worldwide Double Points August 12 – December 30, 2019 (Book By August 28)

Le Club AccorHotels has launched worldwide double points offer for up to three stays consumed between August 12 – December 20, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels Double Points

This offer is available for members in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Netherlands. You must first register and then book August 11 – August 30.

Whine Wednesday: Turkish Airlines Baggage Regulations – Airline Doesn’t Accept Upgraded Longhaul Sector For Extra Allowance


This week’s Whine Wednesday is about Turkish Airlines and the way the airline handles baggage allowance for passengers with upgraded ticket, especially when only one sector is involved.

This case stems from a reader who recently flew via Istanbul to Sao Paulo with the long haul sector upgraded to Business Class but was charged for a 31KG weight suitcase for the first sector.

World Of Hyatt Destinations Hotels Participation Update

Hyatt acquired Two Roads Hospitality and its number of brands late last year (read more here) and the hotels have been integrated to World of Hyatt program in stages.

Motif Seattle

The last brand (not really a brand but number of hotels with no common name nominator) Destinations Hotels are becoming World of Hyatt participating on August 20 and 21, and September 10, 2019.

Airfare of the Day: Singapore Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS New York (JFK/EWR), United States to Perth (PER), Australia from $1,289 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Singapore Airlines and their instant purchase non-refundable premium economy round trip fares between New York and Perth.

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Hong Kong Hotels Suddenly More Reasonably Priced


Hong Kong tends to be one of the markets where hotels are rather pricey – sometimes dipping a bit over the weekends and around the holidays.

Hong Kong Conrad & JW Marriott

The recent demonstrations in Hong Kong have had an effect on the number of incoming tourists from the mainland and other markets. Hotel prices, as a result, have significantly dipped.

Reader Question: Marriott Bonvoy Food & Beverage Discount In Asia-Pacific?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about Marriott Bonvoy member Food & Beverage discounts in Asia-Pacific

Marriott Bonvoy

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