Reader Question: Getting Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge Approved (Documents Rejected)

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Today we have a Reader Question from someone who is trying for weeks to get his Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge approved but the program always rejects bis documents.

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Marriott’s Corporate Response To Property Level Payment Scams


When I wrote about hotel payment scams in Colombia back in December (read more here), I requested clarification from the Marriott International on their policy.

Some hotels are only bookable in a different currency than the official payment one in the country. Hotels then sometimes use a fictitious rate, occasionally inflated by more than 10%, to perform the “conversion.”

Lufthansa Miles&More Extends Member Tiers Through February 2022

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note that their Lufthansa tier expiry had been extended by a year per the Miles&More policy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is unclear if and when Lufthansa announced what they will do extensions based on activity this year when many countries still ban travel, and there are lockdowns in many parts of Europe.

Accor ALL January Greater China Up To 45% Off Sale For Stays through February 28, 2021 (Book by February 3)

Accor has launched a new sale for stays in Greater China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan) through February 28, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members can save 35%, while Accor Plus members are eligible for an additional 10% off, bringing the discount to 45%. You must book by February 3.

Israel Bans All Flights Until January 31, 2021

On Sunday, the Israeli cabinet decided to close the country’s Ben Gurion airport until the end of January from 22 GMT on Monday to try to prevent more lethal mutations of Covid-19 from entering the country.

The country has already gone through several lock-downs, and citizens can now leave if they get a special permit.

Hotel Promotions & Covid-19 Policies Update: Best Western, Choice, Hyatt, Radisson & Wyndham For January 2021

Here’s a look at Covid-19 policies and bonus promotions for Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hyatt, Radisson, and Wyndham Rewards that you can take advantage of this month.

We have covered Hilton HonorsMarriott BonvoyIHG Rewards Club, and Accor Live Limitless Covid-19 policies & promotions for this month previously.

Airfare of the Day [United Polaris] UNITED AIRLINES Paris to New York from 1,150€

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between Paris (CDG), France and New York (EWR), USA.

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American Express Platinum Perk For ShangriLa Jade Membership (+KrisFlyer Gold Fast Track) Ends March 31, 2021


Sad news for American Express Platinum members in some markets as the popular perk of ShangriLa Jade membership will no longer be available from March 31, 2021.

The Jade tier membership of ShangriLa Golden Circle that also came with the option of enrolling in a status challenge for Singapore Airlines Krisflyer Gold with just three SIA flight segments won’t be part of Amex portfolio anymore.

Reader Question: Hilton Stay Ends Past The Current Promo Period? Do I get the Bonus?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about a current Hilton Honors promotion and what happens if the stay ends past its validity.

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U.S. Covid Travel Ban Is Back On With List Expanded, Now Including South Africa


Later today on Monday, January 25th U.S. President Biden is expected to sign documents reinstating and expanding the EU/Schengen et al travel restrictions which President Trump rescinded in the last days of his administration.

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The travel ban on most non-U.S. citizens traveling from the Schengen countries, UK and Brazil will now include South Africa which has developed into a severe Covid hotspot in recent months.

Top Hotel Promotions January 2021


Here is an updated look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions you can take advantage of this January.

Remember that it pays to take advantage of the bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!

Finnair Requires Negative Covid-19 Test From January 28, 2021 For Passengers Traveling To Finland


Finnair announced late on Friday that they would restart passenger flights from the UK and Ireland from January 25, 2021. The airline had continued to fly to London with passengers, but the return leg has been only with cabin and cockpit crew.

The airline will require a negative Covid-19 certificate for all passengers destined to Finland from January 28, 2021.  The Finnair requirement doesn’t apply to transit passengers.

Accor ALL Promotions & Covid-19 Policy Update January 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at Accor’s current Covid-19 policies and ALL, formerly Le Club AccorHotels, bonus points, and rate offers for you to use in January 2021.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too!

Airfare of the Day [QSuites] QATAR AIRWAYS Stockholm to Singapore from 1,368€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Qatar Airways and their midweek business class restricted round trip fares between Stockholm (ARN), Sweden and Singapore (SIN).

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