Copa ConnectMiles Covid-19 Waiver Update

Copa, a Panamanian airline, today announced temporary ConnectMiles policy changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The airline has already extended member tiers by a year, like many other airlines, through February 2022.

Waldorf Astoria Comes To Dana Point

Hilton today announced that it had signed a deal, and an existing hotel in California’s Dana Point, Monarch Beach Resort, would join its Waldorf Astoria brand.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club opens up for reservations once the management of the hotel has been transitioned to Hilton (date unclear).

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Hong Kong to Seattle from $2,320/HK$17,975

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Hong Kong SAR (HKG) and Seattle (SEA), USA.

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Why I Purchased The Lufthansa Fare Featured Yesterday

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Freddo yesterday covered a rather attractive fare from Lufthansa that has been around for a while, however, previously with more restrictive stopover rules.

Although Covid-19 is still creating havoc in Latin America, countries have started to open up and allowing international arrivals with or without a negative test (Ecuador and Colombia) or with insurance (Brazil).

World Of Hyatt Fast Track For American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum Members (Sign Up By October 2)

American Airlines and Hyatt launched reciprocal benefits for each other’s elite members and various fast tracks, and instant status matches the other year.

The program works the best for those that are elite members with both AAdvantage and World of Hyatt that then allows members to each both miles and points for AA flights and Hyatt stays (essentially double-dipping).

The Maldives Are Introducing “Border Miles” Loyalty Program For International Arrivals In The Country

The government of the Maldives has announced that it will roll out a loyalty program of sorts that will reward travelers for the frequency of traveling to the island nation.

While there have been no details about the actual benefits revealed yet the website says there will be three levels of membership and the points are accumulated based on the number of arrivals.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Discontinues Physical Membership Cards

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Turkish Airlines is becoming one of the airlines that have decided to discontinue sending out physical membership cards.

Miles&Smiles members won’t receive new membership cards effective immediately but can access theirs using a smartphone app.

Choice Hotels: Housekeeping Upon Request

Choice Hotels has updated some of its Covid-19 related policies and is now providing housekeeping only upon request on shorter stays.

You can request housekeeping daily, and your room will only be cleaned every third day on longer stays.

Airfare of the Day [First Class] LUFTHANSA Paris to Bogota/Sao Paulo/Buenos Aires from 2,323€

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa and their first class excursion fares between Paris (CDG), France and Bogota (BOG), Colombia, which allows routing via Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil or Buenos Aires (EZE), Argentina with possible stopovers in these cities.

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Hilton Honors Buy Points 60% Bonus through December 31, 2020

Hilton allows members to buy Honors points with a bonus every few months. Still, they have had a “secret” promotion ever since 2016 that has now been extended through December 31, 2020.

Hilton Honors Buy Points December 31 2019

The offer that can be accessed through the unique link comes with a 60% bonus. The highest bonus that comes and goes every few months is 100%.

Should Airlines Ban Passengers Due To Criticism? Case: British Airways

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A Flyertalk member noted a change in the terms and conditions of British Airways Executive Club that would allow the airline to classify public criticism as misconduct.

Airlines are not amused if you criticize them, or you expose employee misbehavior in the form of publishing video/audio taken on-board or at the airport.

IHG Hotels Japan Rebate Eligible Sale For Stays January 31, 2021 (Book By October 31)

IHG has started to promote travel within Japan that is eligible for the rebate/discount funded by the country’s government.

You have to be careful with the rates that you book (not all are eligible), and you then need to get a voucher/code from a third party website for the property to apply towards your folio at the time of checking in.

United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Open Preclearance Facility at Brussels Airport

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to open a new pre-clearance facility at Brussels airport after a signing ceremony yesterday.

Following the model in Canada and the Caribbean there have been additional overseas pre-clearance facilities opened in Dublin as well as UAE’s Abu Dhabi airport where all passengers leaving for the U.S. will be processed and then arrive in the U.S. like domestic passengers.

Singapore Airlines Updated Global Travel Waiver Now Valid Through December 31, 2020

Singapore Airlines late last week updated its travel waiver policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic for those whose tickets were issued on or before March 15, 2020, and were scheduled to travel January 24 – December 31, 2020 (previously through November 30).

The airline offers up to 500 SGD bonus credits for those who would like to keep the ticket value intact OR will provide refunds for partially or entirely unused tickets.

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