RocketMiles Australia Day Double Miles Offer (Today Only)

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It is Australia Day in down under and RocketMiles is offering double miles for one booking made by 11:59PM CT on January 26, 2014, and consumed by July 1 in Australia.


Unlike many of the other offers, this should be valid for existing RocketMiles accounts.

Le Club Accorhotels Million Points Giveaway (North American Accounts)


Le Club Accorhotels’ Million Points Giveaway is already on its third week (they must have forgotten to send information about it earlier).


Le Club Accorhotels is giving 25,000 points per week for ten weeks and then one million points as a grand prize for one.

Double Etihad Guest Miles On Etihad Regional (January 17 – February 28, 2014)


Etihad Regional (formerly Darwin Airline) is party owned by Etihad and feeds to/from Etihad’s European network.


To celebrate this new partnership, Etihad Guest members can earn double miles on all eligible Etihad Regional flights until February 28, 2014.

Guardian 100 Years Of Aviation-Feature


When I was checking Flipboard earlier this week, I came across this very interesting 100 years of aviation feature (you can access it here) on Guardian’s website.


It has four different sections for mapping the flights that are currently operating, birth of the industry, timeline that shows all the main events (and number of tickers sold year by year) and prediction for the future.

SPG Middle East Up To 100 Euros Per Day F&B Credit


SPG has a new rate promotion for stays at participating hotels in the Middle East. You can get up to 100 euros in food and beverage credits per day.


The expiry date of this offer that you can access here is not clear.

Abu Dhabi US Customs & Immigration Pre-clearance Post Now Open


US has been operating pre-clearance locations in Canada and some of the Caribbean islands from the 1950’s and in the Ireland since 1990’s.


The UAE government promised to pay 80% of the costs of having the customs and immigration pre-clearance post at the Abu Dhabi international airport.

Compensation Clinic: Thai Airways A380 To 747 Downgrade (Equipment Swap)


Thai Airways often swaps planes but rarely from the A380 with their flagship fist class product to the old 747.


A LoyaltyLobby reader was flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong on an award ticket issued by US Airways. Due to the chaos in Bangkok, Thai Airways has chosen to fly smaller 747 instead of A380 on the route.

IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks Hotel List January 27 – March 31, 2014 (Bookable On Monday)


IHG Rewards Club has just released a preview list of new Point Breaks hotels for the January 27 to March 31, 2014, period. There could be some last minute changes, as there has been in the past, but the list should be almost complete.


These hotels will become bookable at the 5,000 points per night level on Monday, January 27, 2013. Do not try to book the 5,000 points night rate before it shows up on the award search.

IHG Rewards Club Weekend Stay Promotion: 5,000 Bonus Points For Two Night Stay


IHG Rewards Club has 5,000 bonus points promotion for two night weekend stay.


The Weekend Stay Promotion has been around in previous years and has posted for me last spring (you can read more here and here).

Marriott Rewards & Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas) Identity Program Partnership


Marriott Rewards members have been able to earn points for room rate and room service and also redeem them for stays at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas that is part of the Autograph Collection.


Cosmopolitan Identity members can now convert their points to Marriott Rewards ones and vice versa. Cosmopolitan doesn’t have the conversion table up on their website.

Le Club Accorhotels Points Devalued By 10% (USD Vouchers Gone On March 25, 2014)


Le Club Accorhotels has a points based program and you can (for now) redeem 2,000 points towards 40 Euro or 60 USD hotel voucher.


Le Club Accorhotels has now decided to retire the USD vouchers altogether starting on March 25, 2014.

Hyatt Free 100 Gold Passport Points Posting Fine


Yesterday, I wrote about Hyatt’s offer for 100 free Gold Passport points to celebrate the Chinese New Year (access here).


I was not sure if the offer was targeted.

Kimpton Inner Circle Terms & Conditions Changes (Not For The Better)


It is time of the year when hotels and airlines are tinkering with their loyalty programs and award charts.


A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Kimpton today regarding the policy changes.

Hilton HHonors Conrad & Waldorf Astoria Promotion: 2,000 Bonus Points For Every Night Between January 23 – December 31, 2014


Hilton HHonors has a new promotion for staying at Conrad and Waldorf Astoria between January 23 and December 31, 2014.


You will earn 2,000 bonus points PER night (nor per stay). The terms say that this offer would be targeted.

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