Le Club AccorHotels Air France-KLM Double Flying Blue Miles August 12 – October 31, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new promotion for Air France-KLM Flying Blue program member stays between August 12 – October 31, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Air France-KLM Flying Blue Double Miles Fall 2018

Flying Blue members can earn double miles for up to three stays that are booked August 12 – September 30.

Airfare of the Day: Delta / Virgin Atlantic BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Honolulu (HNL) / Kona (KOA) / Lihue (LIH) / Kahului (OGG) HI, United States from £1,678 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Virgin Atlantic and their business class excursion round trip fares between London and Hawaii.

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Whine Wednesdays: Immigration Queues At London Heathrow Airport Reaching Up To Three Hours Wait Time During Peak Periods

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about the outrageous immigration queues at London Heathrow Airport which according to latest media reports reached up to three hours in wait time for arriving foreign passengers.

Today Virgin Atlantic has officially called on the BAA and UK Border Force to take immediate action to reduce these wait times as soon as possible.

American Express Centurion Lounge At Dallas DFW Will NOT Reopen Again – New Space Opening Early October 2018

The American Express Centurion Lounge at Dallas Ft. Worth Terminal D did not reopen yesterday as scheduled and will in fact not ever open again, instead a new lounge will open in October as Amex told us today.

As per information of an Amex Representative via online chat today the additional maintenance required for the current Centurion lounge won’t allow them to reopen it and customers should wait until the new lounge opens in October.

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Summer Weekends Max 25% Off Sale For Europe, Middle East & Africa Through October 8, 2018 (Book By September 3)

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Hilton Honors launched back in early June their traditional Summer Weekends Sale for stays in Europe, Middle East and Africa, although some hotels offer midweek availability too. The sale is about to come to an end.

Hilton Honors Europe Middle East Africa Summer Sale

Members can save up to 25% off of the Best Flexible rate (non-member discount is capped at 15%). The sale is valid for stays through October 8 and must be booked by September 3.

UPDATE: Reader Comment: Suspect Email From Conrad Miami (Came From Gmail Address)

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Yesterday we wrote (access here) about a readers case where Conrad hotel in Miami had sent after stay email from Google’s email address having made it look like it had come from the system that Hilton uses. After we published the piece, we received a statement from the Hilton spokesperson.

Conrad Miami

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.

Marriott Rewards Combined Award Chart & All Suite SPG Properties?

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Marriott Rewards released on June 28 (read more here and here) combined award chart that includes all the SPG properties that would in place once the programs are merged (this coming Saturday).

St Regis Bora Bora

The award chart was supposed to be complete (there were no * anywhere) and has the number of points required for a free night at each hotel in the system (including the previously ridiculously expensive all suite SPG hotels).

Best Western Rewards Double Points Asia August 1 – October 31, 2018

Best Western Rewards has launched new promotion for stays in select countries in Asia.

Best Western Rewards Double Points Asia August 1 – October 31, 2018

Members can earn double points for up to three times for stays between August 1 – October 31, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For August 15 – 20, 2018

IHG Rewards Club’s Kimpton has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming weekend of August 15 – 20, 2018.

Kimpton Last Minute August 8 U

These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below).

SLS Las Vegas Exits Marriott System On August 17, 2018

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W Las Vegas became part of SLS Las Vegas in July (read more here) and now the SLS itself (part of Tribute Portfolio) is exiting Marriott/SPG portfolio effective August 17, 2018.

SLS Las Vegas Marriott Exit U

Marriott Rewards & SPG members won’t earn points and elite qualifying nights or are eligible for benefits beyond this date either.

Le Club AccorHotels Worldwide Up To 50% Off Private Sales August 14, 2018

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Le Club AccorHotels runs Private Sales in EuropeAustralasia, Middle East, South America and Asia weekly unless there is a global Super or Private Sale going on.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales August 14 2018

Le Club AccorHotels revamped these Private Sale pages months ago and content is gone from some while still available on others.

Last Chance For SPG Platinum Members To Transfer As Little As One Point To Airline Programs – Good To Extend Lifetime Of Account Balances

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With the Starwood SPG and Marriott account transformation looming it’s a good opportunity to remind our readers that hold SPG Platinum status that the options to transfer out very small balances will come to a close as well.

Transferring small and very specific amounts out of SPG was often popular to round up airline account balances and especially to ping frequent flyer accounts that have changed to 18-months mileage expiration policy.

Marriott & SPG Outages This Week

Both Marriott Rewards and SPG sent out emails to respective program members warning them about outages happening this week due to the program merger.

Marriott Rewards Outage Announcement

It is business as usual for Marriott, however, that has had constant outages since launching new website in the fall of 2017. You can expect even more outages this week starting on Wednesday.

Airfare of the Day: EVA Air PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Taipei (TPE), ROC to Vienna (VIE), Austria from $1,123 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to EVA Air and their basic season premium economy class regular advance purchase round trip fares between Taipei and Vienna.

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

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