Marriott Rewards has now released their Travel Package Conversion Chart from the new to old certificates.
The conversion chart uses the MAXIMUM night values for comparison purposes and not the standard ones.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger publicly posted on Facebook (MH Facebook Group) today that he caught a fellow Business Class traveler red-handed stealing from his carry-on which had been stowed in the overhead bin.
The carry-on had been removed by the criminal and taken to his own seat during the boarding process – unfortunately for the thief, the victim wasn’t traveling alone and a colleague notified him that his bag had been removed.
Starwood’s website and app both went offline just before midnight on Friday and it won’t be before Monday before account combine functionality has been rolled out to all members.
The website and the app (both white label SPG versions of the current Marriott ones) should be working later today. SPG members need to update their Android and Apple apps.
Hotels are slowly joining the electronic payment wave and introduce payment terminals for Alipay, Apple Pay and WeChat payments though in many cases the technology doesn’t seem to work properly.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question using Twitter about a delayed bag on Lufthansa flight that required passenger to purchase items to get through their trip at their destination.
Hilton Honors members have been able to earn points for online purchases made through its Shop-To-Earn Mall but this service will end on September 1, 2018.
Members can make purchases on the platform until 11:59PM ET on August 31st and the associated Hilton Honors points will be deposited to members accounts.
Marriott Rewards and SPG programs are merging tomorrow into the same platform (Marriott’s) and members should expect that the websites and apps are intermittently offline for the day (let’s hope that not for longer).
SPG members, hotels and reservation information are ported to the Marriott platform (probably already done) so this change mostly affects Starwood, although may cause instability is something goes wrong.
Finnair passengers on a flight AY1763 from Helsinki to Rome were in for a delay on Wednesday. After captain had given the intro speech on the ground, everyone was asked to leave the plane due to “passenger miscount”.
The flight was boarded again two hours later and there were new captain on the helm. The previous one had been taken on a police car from the plane based on the passenger reports on the Finnish media.