Marriott Travel Package Conversion Chart (New & Old)

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Marriott Rewards has now released their Travel Package Conversion Chart from the new to old certificates.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package Conversion Chart

The conversion chart uses the MAXIMUM night values for comparison purposes and not the standard ones.

Le Club AccorHotels Double Points At Two Israeli Hotels August 20 – November 30, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched promotion for staying at two hotels in Israel between August 20 – November 30, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Israel Double Points

Members can earn double points for a stay at Ibis Jerusalem City Center or David Tower Hotel Netanya MGallery by Sofitel if booked August 15 – September 20.

Airfare of the Day: Avianca BUSINESS CLASS New York NY (JFK), United States to Barcelona (BCN) / Madrid (MAD), Spain from $1,886 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Avianca and their business class restricted round trip fares between New York and Spain.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Northeast Up To 25% Off + 10,000 Bonus Points For Stays Through October 19, 2018

IHG Rewards Club has launched new promotion for stays at six Kimpton Hotels in Northeastern US through October 19, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Up To 25 Percent Off + 10K Fall 2018

Members can save up to 25% off of their stays and earn 10,000 bonus points for east stay if booked by August 23.

Malaysia Airlines Business Class Passenger Nabbed While Stealing From Carry-On Baggage – Watch Your Belongings!

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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.

SPG To Marriott Conversion On-going

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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.

SPG Upgrade In Progress

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.

What’s Your Experience Paying Your Hotel Bill Through Digital Wallet / Electronic Payment Such As Alipay & Apple Pay?

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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.

When trying to pay for the hotel bill at a Grand Hyatt this week the terminal wasn’t even operating properly – couldn’t be switched on at all when my friend tried to use Alipay.

Reader Question: Lufthansa Delayed Checked Baggage Compensation For Purchased Items?

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.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Hilton Honors Discontinues Shop-To-Earn Mall On September 1, 2018

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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.

Hilton Honors Shop To Earn

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.

Now Dutch Pilots Threaten To Strike At Air France-KLM

It doesn’t seem to be a warm welcome to the new CEO of Air France-KLM that hasn’t yet has his last day at the office at the Air Canada (read more here).

KLM

Now, KLM pilots are effectively joining Air France ones demanding higher salary and more time between flights or work stoppages could begin in four weeks time.

Last Minute Marriott Rewards & SPG Program Merger Checklist

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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

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.

Airfare of the Day: Malaysia Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Bangkok (BKK), Thailand to Tokyo (NRT), Japan from $829 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Malaysia Airlines and their business class promotional round trip fares between Bangkok and Tokyo.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

Le Club AccorHotels Northeastern Brazil Double Points August 15 – October 31, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new promotion for stays in Northeastern Brazil between August 15 – October 31, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Brazil Double Points

Members can earn double points for stays at these beach cities if booked  August 15 – September 30.

Finnair Captain Three Times Over The Alcohol Limit!

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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”.

Finnair Finlandia

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.

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