Hilton Europe, Middle East & Africa 3-Day Flash Sale

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Hilton has a 3-day flash sale going on for stays in EAME (Europe, Africa & Middle East) for weekend stays from October 11 to December 29, 2013.

Weekend is defined as Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the Middle East and Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Europe and Africa.

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The discount offered during this sale varies from 15% to 33% off of the BAR (Best Available Rates). Note that this rate is prepaid, nonchangeable and nonrefundable. Only book it if your plans are firm.

Whine Wednesdays: Hot Meters In Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur must have one of the scammiest taxi industries in Asia. Thailand was able to get (most) of their taxis in order in Bangkok (let’s not talk about the holiday islands), and there is never a problem with the meter in Jakarta, Singapore and Hong Kong… they are like walk in the park.

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I just spent couple of weeks in Kuala Lumpur and the taxis never makes visits to the city too pleasant. Part of the problem are the “Premium Taxis” that are always stationed at the hotel and that pay the respective hotel a fee for the privilege of picking up their guests. The taxi fare of these “Premium” taxis is about the double compared to “Budget” taxis.

Fairmont President’s Club Winter Offer: Double Miles & 3rd/4th Night Free Or 15%-20% Off

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Fairmont President’s Club has their winter 2013 promotion up that is for double airline miles and discounts for stays until April 30, 2014. There is a long list of property specific blackout dates.

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You get 15% to 20% off (additional 5% off for President’s Club members) or 3rd or 4th night free depending of the hotel/resort.

Alitalia On Verge Of Bankruptcy AGAIN?

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Alitalia was on verge of bankruptcy last time in 2009. Italian investors and Air France-KLM came to the rescue.

Now, the airline has amassed losses of more than billion Euros in four years time and is again on verge of bankruptcy unless emergency capital injection of hundreds of million Euros in the next few days.

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Apparently, the company is behind in payments and is afraid of suppliers stopping delivery of fuel or only doing it in cash basis. You can read more about this on Reuters website here and on BusinessWeek website here.

Hilton HHonors China Eastern Promotion For Up To Triple Miles

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Hilton HHonors has a promotion for China Eastern frequent fliers for up to triple miles for stays between October 1 and December 31, 2013.

You can access and register for this promotion on Hilton’s website here.

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You earn double miles for stays of two nights and triple miles for stays of three nights or longer during the promotional period.

Hotel Promotions Update (Q4) October 2013

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Here’s the October hotel promotions update. Hilton just launched their “More Nights, More Points”  promotion for up to quadruple points that is valid until January 31, 2014.

Club Carlson is completely missing on the promotion field. Anyone still remembers the promotion they had in 2012?

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There are unbelievable number of combinable IHG Rewards Club promotions that everybody should take advantage of. You would earn bundle of points by doing four stays and getting 50K+ points from their Big Win + at least another 50K from other promotions. You can find these all from the IHG Rewards Club Fall 2013 Promotion Guide that I wrote.

Hilton HHonors “More Nights, More Points” Promotion For Up To Quadruple Points Q4 2013/Q1 2014 (Registration Now Open)

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Hilton has finally opened the registration for its “More Nights, More Points” promotion that is for up to quadruple points for stays between October 10 and January 31, 2014. I first wrote about this promotion on September 25 (access the piece here).

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You need to register for this promotion to be eligible for the bonus points and you can do it here.

Etihad Adds Fourth US Destination: Los Angeles!

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Etihad will start daily Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi service, its third in the United States after Chicago, New York and Washington DC, on June 1, 2014, on a Boeing 77W or 77L airplane.

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Flight EY170 departs from Los Angeles at 4:15PM in the afternoon and arrives to Abu Dhabi 7:35PM the following day. EY171 departs from Abu Dhabi 8:45AM and arrives to Los Angeles same day at 2:15PM.

Hilton HHonors Asiana Up To Triple Club Miles Offer

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Hilton HHonors has up to triple miles offer for Asiana’s Club members for stays between October 1 and December 31, 2013.

You need to register for this offer and you can do it on Hilton’s website here.

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You earn double miles for stays of two nights and triple miles for stays of three nights or longer during the promotional period.

Air France Turns 80!

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I would have missed the fact that Air France turned 80 yesterday if I hadn’t been watching Bloomberg, where they were discussing the airlines’ latest lay offs and past.

Air France was formed on October 7, 1933, by merging Air Orient, Air Union, Société Générale de Transports Aériens, the CIDNA and Aéropostale.

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The KLM, part of the Air France-KLM Group, traces its roots all the way back 1919 and is considered the worlds oldest operating airline that will turn to 100 years old in just 6 years time.

Hilton HHonors Airline Acquisition Offer: Instant Gold, Fast Track Offer & 25,000 Bonus Miles After Five Stays

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Hilton HHonors has been sending out very good offers today for elite members of Etihad, Air France-KLM, American Airlines and likely many other airlines as well.

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This offer includes the following:

Hilton HHonors Aeroflot Quadruple Miles Bonus Offer

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Hilton HHonors has a quadruple miles bonus offer for Aeroflot Bonus members for stays between October 1 and January 31, 2014.

You can access and register for this offer on Hilton’s web site here.

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You need to have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to Points & Variable miles and have Aeroflot selected as the partner airline. Note that Aeroflot doesn’t participate to the fixed miles option.

Iberia Plus Avios 100% Buy Miles Bonus (Requires Iberia Affiliated Credit Card)

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LoyaltyLobby reader from Spain forwarded me an email that he had received from Iberia Plus regarding 100% bonus on purchased Avios between October 7-14, 2013.

You can access more information about this on Iberia’s website here.

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It seems that you cannot purchase Iberia Avios unless you have Iberia Plus affiliated credit card in Spain from one of the issuers.

Hilton HHonors Finnair Plus Offer For Triple Points

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Hilton HHonors has a promotion for triple Finnair Plus points (500 base +1,000 bonus PER night) for stays between October 1 and December 31, 2013.

You can access and register for this offer on Hilton’s website here.

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You need to have your Hilton HHonors Double Dip option set to Points and Fixed miles and have Finnair Plus selected as the partner airline. Finnair doesn’t participate to variable miles option.

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