Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia and their business class restricted round trip fares between Cairo and Tokyo.
Our Compensation Clinic today stems from one of our readers who was a passenger on Lufthansa and incurred a long delay after missing the curfew at Frankfurt Airport and was also forced to book his own hotel.
IHG Rewards Club had their Cyber Week Sale that run from the Black Friday through Cyber Monday and offered various deals from discounted rates to bonus points for signing up for Ambassador membership (read more here).
Reader Question: American Airlines Calls Passengers Asking How They Received Their Sponsored Upgrades – How To React?
Today we have a very interesting Reader Question as we received an email saying that American Airlines is making calls to question passengers who recently received sponsored flight upgrades.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a short question by email regarding the Hilton’s MVP 20% off rate plan and apparent had difficulty pulling up the prices.
American Express Centurion Lounge In Miami Is Closing Several Weeks For Renovation Works In January 2019
Following the temporary closure at DFW, now the American Express Centurion Lounge at Miami International Airport will be closing for at least two weeks in January 2019.
The exact date hasn’t been published on the Amex website yet but apparently the reason for the closure is once again quoted as “upgrading and expansion”.
LVMH, French luxury good company, made an announcement on early Friday that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Belmond for $2.6 billion.
Several hotel companies had been rumored to be among the bidders including Hyatt and Hilton but they lost to the company behind brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dom Perignon and Dior
New York Times was reporting earlier this week that methods behind the Marriott hack were same as used by the Chinese government hackers that penetrated number of US institutions earlier this decade.
The information gathered were likely then used mainly for espionage purposes rather than trying to use the compromised credit cards or points.
Hilton Honors changed the back-end platform that is used to power their loyalty program. The goal was to fasten the stay and point postings to member accounts and being able to launch promotions quicker.
Something appears to have gone terribly wrong with this upgrade, however (not to the extend with the Marriott/SPG mess). It is now six weeks since the end of October switchover and Hilton Honors continues to struggle with number of issues.