Daily Archives: Jul 13, 2013

SPG Aloft Initiative: Smart Check-In


Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has been sending out quite a few invitation this past for week for program members to participate to this Smart Check-In experiment at select few Aloft hotels in the United States.


This program started in 2010 at Aloft Lexington and has slowly spread to handful of location and some more are coming online later this year. According to Starwood’s press release this May the program already has more than 10,000 participants.

Hilton HHonors Gold Preferential


Earlier this week LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about the new Hilton HHonors Gold Preferential credential that he had received that were valid all the way until 2017.


Hilton HHonors Gold Preferential is an invitation only tier. Hilton HHonors had informed the recipient that a property he had stayed at had likely nominated him for it.

Boeing’s Deamliner 787 Problems Continue: Ethiopian Fire & Thomson’s Technical Problems


London’s Heathrow airport was closed yesterday for 90 minutes due to a fire at Ethiopian’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft. There has been quite a bit of news coverage about this incident and you can read more on BBC’s website here and on ITV’s website here.


On a separate incident, Thomson’s Dreamliner that was bound for Florida from Manchester had to return to Manchester after unspecified technical problem.

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