Award Success: United Mileage Plus Booking For Lufthansa First Class From Frankfurt To Delhi, India

In our series Award Success we have another very decent result to add as I was just able to redeem a great mileage ticket for a friend flying from Hanover via Frankfurt to Delhi, India in Lufthansa First Class.

I was asked in January what would be the best way to book a flexible ticket to India and I suggested to buy United miles and book a ticket on Lufthansa and Swiss.

Whine Wednesdays: Marriott Hotels In Brazil Using Fake Exchange Rate For Room Rate Conversions (On-Going)

This week the Whine Wednesdays revisits one of the pet peeves of mine for years that is a huge money maker for less honest hotels that basically want to screw their guests.

WW Marriott FX

Some hotels prefer to list their prices on other than their legal payment currency and then use some fictitious exchange rate (never beneficial for the consumer) to convert this daily rate to the payment currency of the country. Marriott properties are especially notorious for this.

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery Of First Ever Airbus A350-1000

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Airbus and Qatar Airways today held an event in Toulouse to celebrate the handing of the first ever A350-1000 aircraft to the launch customer.

Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000 All Smiles

Airbus currently has 169 orders for this specific A350-1000 type of which 37 have been ordered by Qatar. The Qatar’s configuration has 46 Qsuites and 281 economy class seats.

Reader Question: What To Do With Air Canada & Aeroplan?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question what to do with Air Canada & Aeroplan when the miles keep piling up and program separation in 2020 is in the horizon.

Air Canada Own Loyalty Program

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.

Air France Strike February 22, 2018 (Rebooking Guidelines Issued)

Number of Air France employee groups are scheduled to strike on Thursday February 22, 2018, and the airline has now issued rebooking guidelines.

Air France

Passengers that hold confirmed tickets to fly on February 22, 2018, can fly on February 20 – 21, postpone their trip to February 23 – 28 or receive a credit valid for one year. If the flight ends up canceled or delayed on Thursday, passengers are obviously eligible for full refund.

Airfare of the Day:  British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Shanghai (PVG)/Beijing (PEK), PRC from £1314 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their midweek business class advance purchase round trip fares between the United Kingdom and China.

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.

Emirates Begins Dubai – Bali – Auckland Service On June 14, 2018

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Emirates yesterday announced that they were launching daily service on a three class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Dubai – Denpasar (Bali) – Auckland on June 14, 2018.

Emirates

Emirates already has daily direct flight between Dubai and Auckland and the airline also flies to Christchurch via Sydney (one stop from Dubai).

Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner Double Points (Triple In France April Only) Through August 31, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has new offer for Meeting Planners that either arrange meetings at hotels or overnight stays with minimum eight consumed nights.

Le Club AccorHotels Meeting Planner

Le Club AccorHotels members can earn double points for meetings through August 31, 2018, and triple that are held in France this April.

Los Angeles LAX Airport: People Mover Construction Begins Soon As US$ 14 Bln Improvement Project Is Underway

Los Angeles LAX International Airport has unveiled the plans for the new people mover that will start being constructed this year as part of a massive 14 Billion USD improvement project.

This people mover is part of the the first phase which will be an infrastructure program to finally improve transfer experience between the terminals as well as a consolidated rental car facility and proper connection to public transport.

IHG Rewards Club “Stay In AMEA For Up To 71K Points” Promotion Including 1,000 Points Just For Registering For Stays Through December 31, 2018

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IHG Rewards Club has launched a new promotion called “Stay in AMEA for up to 71,000 points” that reminds me of Book Direct OTA promotion that they have had for the past couple of years.

IHG Rewards Club Stay With Us Again 71,000 Bonus Points

Members that live in Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China), Middle East & Africa can earn up to 71,000 bonus points for just three stays in the same area through December 31, 2018, including 1,000 bonus points just for registration!

Marriott Look No Further Best Rate Guarantee Update: Now 25% Off OR 5,000 Bonus Points!

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Marriott Rewards has “Look No Further” Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) program that has promised to match lower price found on the third party site and further discount it by 25%.

Marriott Look No Further

Seems that Marriott has today tweaked the program and adopted much liked feature from SPG as members can now choose between a discount of 25% of the entire stay or 5,000 bonus points.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 75% Bonus + 1,000,000 Miles Sweepstakes Through March 9, 2018

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles promotion and is offering up to 75% bonus for purchases made through March 9, 2018 (there could be higher targeted offers) + chance to win 1,000,000 miles as part of a sweepstakes..

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles February 2018

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).

IHG Rewards Club Intercontinental Royal Ambassador Status Now Valid Through January 31, 2019

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IHG Rewards Club had a huge mess on its hand last month when it sent Royal Ambassador renewal emails to those members that it was going to downgrade and downgrade emails to those members that were going to be renewed. Then later in the month they upgraded/renewed more members to Royal Ambassador status.

Royal Ambassador Expiry

Many members were complaining that expiring the status at the end of the year made very little sense because the renewals/downgrades were not processed before first/second week of the year and theoretically members would be without any status for some time.

Airfare of the Day:  LATAM Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Sao Paulo (GRU) Brazil to Barcelona (BCN), Spain from 1423 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to LATAM Airlines and their business class restricted round trip fares between Brazil and Spain.

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.

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