Reader Question: IHG Hotels Threatens To Cancel Bonus Points Package Reservations Because Rate Is Too Low?

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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.

Reader Question IHG Hotels Threatens To Cancel Bonus Points Package Reservations Because Rate Is Too Low

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Marriott Rewards 1,000 Bonus Points Per Night Select Southeast Hotels June 1 – August 20, 2018

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.

Marriott Rewards 1000 Bonus Points Per Nights Southeast US

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 Introducing “Basic Economy” Fares

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.

Alaska Airlines

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).

Woman Falls Onto The Baggage Carousel At Moscow Airport While Reaching For Her Dog Carrier – Fined!


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.

Her adventure didn’t end there though as airport authorities charged and fined her for damaging airport equipment.

Best Western Rewards Up To 3,000 Bonus Lufthansa Miles&More Miles April 1 – June 30, 2018

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.

Best Western Rewards Lufthansa Miles&More Spring 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.

Airfare of the Day: Delta / Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS Amsterdam (AMS), The Netherlands to Montreal (YUL), Canada from 1422 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the SkyTeam Transatlantic Partners Delta, Air France and KLM and their low/off-peak season business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam and Montreal.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

IHG Rewards Club “Bonus Points Package” 50% Bonus For Stays Until May 31, 2018 (Book By April 30)


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.

IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Package Promotion

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 Buy Avios 50% Bonus April 23 – May 8, 2018

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 Executive Club Buy Avios April 2018 Bonus

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.

Le Club AccorHotels Up To 50% Off Private Sales For Stays Until April 30, 2019 (Book By May 3)

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched their latest up to 50% off Private Sales that are available for bookings until May 3.

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The discounts, minimum stay requirements if any and valid stay dates are all region/country specific per the information below.

Marriott Introduces Tribute Portfolio Homes Pilot

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.

Marriott Tribute Portfolio Homes

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 Las Vegas 20% Bonus Points May 7 – July 31, 2018

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.

Hyatt Las Vegas Bonus U

Members can earn 20% bonus for points earned at these hotels after registering for this offer by July 31, 2018.

SPG Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia Up To 25% Off Stays Until July 31, 2018 (Book By April 29)

SPG has launched new Dream Big – Save Bigger sale for stays in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia until July 31, 2018.

SPG Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Sale

Members can save up to 25% off (base discount is up to 20% off and members get additional 5% off) if booked by April 29.

Marriott Rewards & SPG Free Night Award Chart Examples August 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 Examples

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).

IHG Rewards Club Americas 15% To 30% Off Flash Sale For Stays Until July 31, 2018 (Book By April 30)

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IHG Rewards Club has launched new 7-Day Flash Sale for stays in United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and South America though July 31, 2018, that must be booked by April 30.

IHG Rewards Club Spring Flash Sale 2018

Members can save 15% to 30% off their stays that are booked using the “Book Early and Save” rate.

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