Le Club AccorHotels has launched new promotion for Air France-KLM Flying Blue program member stays between August 12 – October 31, 2018.
Flying Blue members can earn double miles for up to three stays that are booked August 12 – September 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has launched new promotion for stays in select countries in Asia.
Members can earn double points for up to three times for stays between August 1 – October 31, 2018.
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.
Marriott Rewards & SPG members won’t earn points and elite qualifying nights or are eligible for benefits beyond this date either.
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.
Both Marriott Rewards and SPG sent out emails to respective program members warning them about outages happening this week due to the program merger.
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.