Wow Air Planes Repoed In Montreal & Cuba (Imminent Collapse?)

Wow Air has been in the search of new capital for the past months. Deal with the Indigo partners didn’t go through and Icelandair has decided not to proceed with any transaction with the troubled airline.

Wow Air Balloons

Wow Air had two frames repoed yesterday due to unpaid leases according to the Icelandic media; one in Montreal (airline first claimed an engine problem) and another one in Cuba.

Uber Acquires Careem For $3.1B

Uber today announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire its rival in the Middle East, called Careem, for $3.1B.

Uber Careem

Careem will be a subsidiary of Uber and operate separately under its own brand (at least for now). The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

Mistakes In Finnair’s Facebook Ad?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a copy of Finnair’s sponsored post that had appeared on his Facebook feed (based in Los Angeles).

Finnair Facebook Ad

When I saw this my first through was that the person who put it up doesn’t know much about Finnair’s history or airport codes.

Hilton Honors South East Asia & Australasia Up To 35% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through January 31, 2020 (Book By April 2)

Hilton Honors has launched a new Flash Sale for stays in South East Asia and Australasia between March 31 – January 31, 2020.

Hilton Honors Australia & South East Asia Flash Sale March 2019

The discount at most properties is 35% off for Hilton Honors members (non members are eligible for up to 25% off) and most hotels offer 15% off Food and Beverage expenses during the stay. You can book this offer through April 2.

LAST CALL: Le Club AccorHotels Global Up To 50% Off Private Sale Book By March 28, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels launched last week a global up to 50% off Private Sale for stays through late 2019 that is about to end.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sale Last Call

The valid dates and the discount varies by country. Accor Plus members in Asia-Pacific are eligible for an additional 10% off.You must book this offer by March 28.

British Airways Executive Club Gold Guest List Enhancement: Guests Can Bring Five Passengers Into BA Lounges

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The British Airways Executive Club today announced a positive change to the benefits for Gold Guest List members.

BA GGL Enhancement

Gold Guest List and Gold Guest List For Life members can guest up to FIVE passengers into BA’s own lounges, excluding the Concorde Room. Guests can also use the First Wing in Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Air Canada Aeroplan Hotel Points To Miles 30% & 35% Conversion Bonus March 25 – April 22, 2019

The Aeroplan program has launched 30% and 35% bonus (latter targeted) for conversions from hotel loyalty programs to miles between March 25 – April 22, 2019.

Air Canada Aeroplan Conversion Bonus Spring 2019

Conversions from Radisson Rewards have special bonus of 65% (nothing on Radisson’s website about this yet)).

Airfare of the Day: SAS Scandinavian Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC to Paris (CDG), France from $2,023 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to SAS and their business class restricted round trip fares between Hong Kong and Europe.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pedrosz/41222476264

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

What’s Going On With Jet Airways After Mass Cancellations, Partial Fleet Grounding & Axing Of Routes?

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As we recently wrote the situation is dire for Jet Airways as financial troubles have the airline – which was once known as India’s premier carrier – hanging by a thread.

Lenders of the stricken airline are currently discussing options ranging from emergency loans to auctioning the carrier off to the highest bidder (if there is any).

Giveaway For 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points! Enter By 11:59PM EDT On Friday March 29, 2019!

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To celebrate the launch of Marriott Bonvoy and their Double Take (read more here) and targeted promotions (read more here), we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points.

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The giveaway is now open and you must enter by 11:59PM EDT on Thursday (March 29, 2019). We will announce the winner on Sunday (March 31).

Le Club AccorHotels Triple BahnBonus Points Through April 30, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for BahnBonus members stays through April 30, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels Bahn Points

BahnBonus members earn triple points for stays worldwide for stays booked by March 31.

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Europe, Middle East & Africa Up to 25% Off Weekends Sale For Stays Through September 8, 2019 (Book By March 25)

Hilton Honors launched last week their latest up to 25% off weekends sale for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa that is about to come to an end.

Hilton Honors Europe, the Middle East & Africa Sale March 2019

The offer is valid for stays through September 8, 2019 and must be booked by Monday (March 25, 2019).

Compensation Clinic: InterContinental London Park Lane + InterContinental Lisbon

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a Compensation Clinic case based on two recent stays at the InterContinental London Park Lane and the InterContinental Lisbon.

Intercontinental London Park Lane. Image by LoyaltyLobby reader

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here once a week, every Sunday.

Price Increase: Singapore KrisFlyer Is “Adjusting” Their Star Alliance Award Chart For Bookings Effective April 16, 2019

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Just two months after Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer increased their award chart for their own metal they just announce that Star Alliance flights will be next, which means flights will become more expensive across the bench.

The new pricing will impact all bookings made on or after April 16, 2019 so if there is anything you want to book it’s probably a good idea to do so now.

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