Emirates Skywards Buy Miles Up To 45% Off Through April 30, 2021

Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale with a valid discount for purchases made until March 27, 2021.

Skywards members can buy miles at a 45% discount. However, there can be various targeted offers.

Another Bombshell: Etihad Is About To Retire All Boeing 777-300ER Jets By The End Of This Year

After the recent decision to fleet out all of their A380, Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas now revealed that the carrier is going to stop operating all Boeing 777-300ER before the end of 2021.

This is yet another bombshell announcement together with the elimination of the A380 as both plane type were pretty much the backbone of the Etihad fleet until they were replaced by more model twin engine place types (B787 & A350).

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD London to Seoul from £1,274

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their business class promotional round trip fares between London (LGW/LHR), United Kingdom and Seoul (ICN), Korea.

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GHA Discovery Changes: Omni Leaves While NH Hotels Join

Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), with its Discovery-guest “loyalty” program without any reasonable redemption options (no free nights), is going through a dramatic change,

Omni Hotels has decided to exit the program as of June 30, 2021, while NH Hotels will join GHA Discover sometime in early 2022. GHA also hints that they plan to come up with a “digital” currently likely to be used for awards nights.

Cathay Pacific To Axe Their Pilot Base In Canada, Reviewing Australia and New Zealand

Cathay Pacific is reported to shut its pilot base in Canada, while those in Australia and New Zealand are also under review for closure amid a traffic slump and route cuts.

The closure of these bases will affect several hundred pilot jobs and comes on the heels of Cathay already closing their four North American cabin crew bases last year, axing 450 jobs.

Nordic Choice Launches Two Summer Passes For Stays Of 5 to 10 Nights June 1 – August 31, 2021

Nordic Choice has modified the promotion it ran for hotel passes last year and has moved away from an unlimited number of nights (some must have ended up living at hotels).

The hotel chain now offers two different passes, each for 5 or 10 nights. You must use the nights between June 1 – August 31, 2021.

Southwest Airlines Buy & Gift Rapid Rewards Points Up To 75% Bonus Through May 28, 2021

Southwest Airlines has launched its first Rapid Rewards points sale of 2021 that is valid for purchases made until January 27.

You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction before any possible bonuses, which is also the daily maximum. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a calendar year.

IHG Hotels Southeast Asia + Korea Wedding Offer May 1 – December 30, 2021

Select IHG Hotels in Southeast Asia and Korea have launched an offer for a wedding actualized by June 30, 2022.

IHG Rewards members get 50,000 bonus points (first 50 reserved) and other benefits if they book between May 1 – December 30, 2021.

TAP Miles&GO & Capital One Points To Miles Conversion Partnership

Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles, and Spark Miles Select credit cardholders now have one additional airline to convert their points.

You can convert from the credit cards above to TAP at a 1:1 ratio, and Miles&Go offers a 5,000 miles bonus for the first conversion made through May 31, 2021.

Radisson Rewards Europe, Africa, The Middle East & Asia-Pacific Award Massacre June 2021

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Radisson Rewards Americas earlier this week released their changes to the award categories that will take place in mid-June (read more here and here).

The US Government required Radisson to split its operations due Chinese Government owning the hotel company through Jing Jiang (read more here and here) and keeping the data of US consumers separate.

British Airways Gold Guest List-Package Received With ZERO Tier Points

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British Airways Executive Club just sent out a Gold Guest List-renewal package to my address in Helsinki for a membership year, during which I had credited ZERO Tier Points to the program just a couple of LATAM flights (no longer qualifying).

This is per BA’s status extension policy that I believe that they need to roll out for at least an additional year due to all the travel bans in place and a limited network of BA flights.

Hilton Honors Status Match Site Down Again?

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A LoyaltyLoby reader who had tried to apply for a Hilton Honors status match was faced with the white screen of death below.

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Los Angeles to San Juan from $566

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their sell-up OW non-refundable fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and San Juan (SJU), Puerto Rico.

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Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through May 23, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through May 23, 2021. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

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