Daily Archives: Jun 21, 2013

Flydubai To Introduce Business Class

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LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from flydubai about introduction of business class to their planes starting this autumn and eventually rolling it out to most routes.


Flydubai is Dubai based discount carrier that is owned by the Dubai Goverment that also owns Emirates. These two airlines are operated separately.

Starwood Florida Rate Promo For 500 Bonus Starpoints

Starwood has a new rate promotion for stays in Florida until September 30 2013, for 500 bonus Starpoints per stay for booking a special rate code. You can access this offer on Starwood’s website here.


The minimum stay for this rate usually starts at 2 nights and may include some extras such as parking and internet. The rate code this offer is LYPKG.

Qatar Airways To Join Oneworld In October?


Qatar Airways and Oneworld signed an agreement in October 2012 that the airline would join the alliance in 12 to 18 months time and that the British Airways would be the sponsoring airline.

oneworld invites Qatar Airways on board

It was expected that the official joining date for the Qatar to join the alliance would be sometime in late 2013 or early 2014. Due to heavy passenger traffic around the year end holidays, it is unlikely that the joining would happen in December or January.

Wyndham Rewards Summer 2013 Promotion: Double Points Starting From Second Stay


Wyndham Rewards summer 2013 promotion is about to kick in. You can earn double points starting from your second stay between June 21 and September 13, 2013. You need to register for this offer before your stay and you can do it here.


Note that the first stay during the promotional period will only earn you the standard points and double points will start only from the second stay.

US Airways Dividend Miles Buy Miles 100% Bonus Targeted Offer (June 2013)


US Airways has just sent out targeted offers for 75% to 100% bonus on purchased miles. This offer is valid until June 30, 2013.


This offer is likely targeted to those that have purchased miles during US Airways previous sales. The price of a mile under this 100%bonus offer is 1.88 cents each.

World Airline Awards 2013 (Read It And Weep)


In the past 24 hours, I have received number of emails from various airlines touting their winnings at the Skytrax orchestrated World Airline Awards that were given out this week. You can access World Airline Awards website here.


There are so many categories on these awards and most of them are further geographically divided that everybody won something.

Norwegian’s Rocky Long-haul Service Start?


There was an interesting piece on the Telegraph’s website (you can access the article here) about the complaints that the Norwegian discount carrier had received after launching its first long-haul flights.


Seems that they have taken the short-haul discount concept to long-haul flights and don’t provide ANY service without having to swipe your credit card first.

Rocketmiles & Virgin America Promotion: 3000 Bonus Points For Booking (5000 For VX Elites)

Rocketmiles (the hotel booking service) has a promotion for 3000 bonus Virgin America Elevate points for signing up for their service and making a first booking.


The offer is better for Elevate Silver or Gold members that can get 5000 bonus points for the first booking instead of the 3000. You can access this offer on Rocketmiles website here.

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