A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about an issue with IHG affiliated hotel which is demanding a higher rate and would not like to issue bonus points that were part of the deal when booked.
Marriott Rewards has launched a promotion for stays at select Courtyard, AC Hotels, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn and TownPlace Suites hotels between June 1 – August 20, 2018.
Members can earn 1,000 bonus points per night when staying 2 to 6 nights and making the reservation using promotional code M41.
Alaska Airlines made an announcement during an earnings call yesterday that “Saver Fares” would be coming to an airline this fall that are basically no frills “Basic Economy” fares that United, Delta and American have all had for a while.
Elite members are not eligible for upgrades from this fare type that is also non-refundable. Seats for these Saver Fares are assigned at the rear of the aircraft and the passengers assigned the last boarding group (no space for carry-on luggage).
A female passenger that arrived at Moscow SVO Airport fell onto the baggage claim carousel while reaching to retrieve her dog carrier and ended up riding all the way into the luggage hold.
Best Western Rewards has launched new bonus miles promotion for Lufthansa Miles&More member stays in select Central European countries between April 1 – June 30, 2018.
Miles&More members can earn up to 3,000 bonus miles for three stays in addition to the base miles of 500 per stay.
IHG Rewards Club launched Americas up to 30% off Flash Sale yesterday (read more here) and there is Bonus Points Package promotion to go with the sale too but this one appears to be valid for stays worldwide per the T&Cs.
Members that book Bonus Points Package(s) before April 30, 2018, and consume them by May 31 can earn 50% bonus. Remember that Bonus Points Package bonus points are elite status qualifying.
British Airways Executive Club has launched a new Avios sale that comes with up to 50% bonus for purchases made between April 23 – May 8, 2018.
British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been lifted during this sale to 200,000.
Marriott is following Accor and Hyatt that both have foot on homesharing via Onefinestay and Oasis by teaming up with Hostmaker and introducing Tribute Portfolio Homes pilot for London market.
People that search for accommodation on Marriott’s website for London are presented option for Tribute Portfolio Homes that opens up on separate website. Marriott Rewards members can earn points and elite qualifying nights.
World of Hyatt has launched small bonus for stays at Hyatt Place or M Life properties in Las Vegas between May 7 – July 31, 2018.
Members can earn 20% bonus for points earned at these hotels after registering for this offer by July 31, 2018.
Marriott Rewards & SPG are moving to a combined award chart in August per the announcement on Monday last week and today issued examples with number of hotels in New York, Dubai, Paris, Bali and Caribbean/Mexico.
Marriott Rewards has nine rewards tiers and five for Ritz-Carlton hotels where SPG has seven (plus really separate one for hotels with no standard accommodation).