Hilton HHonors SAS Promotion: Up To Quadruple Eurobonus Points

Hilton HHonors has a new promotion for SAS Eurobonus members for stays in Europe, Middle East and Africa between August 14 and November 30, 2013, at participating hotels.

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You earn double Eurobonus points for the first stay (1000 or 200 Eurobonus points), triple for the second stay (1500 or 300 Eurobonus points) and quadruple for the third and subsequent stays (2000 or 400 Eurobonus points).

JetBlue Seat Sale & 5X TrueBlue Points Ends On September 10

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JetBlue just launched a two day a Trip-Down-The-Runwa sale that ends on 11:50PM EST on September 10, 2013.

The sale fares are valid for travel between September 24 and December 18, 2013, and the exclude dates are between November 22 and December 2 (and November 6-11 to/from EWR).

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You can access JetBlue’s web page for this offer here.

Le Club Accorhotels Lufthansa Miles&More Promotion: 1,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay

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Le Club Accorhotels has a new promotion for Lufthansa Miles&More members for 1,000 bonus miles per stay between September 1 and October 31 November 30, 2013.

There is no need to register for this promotion, but you can access Le Club Accorhotels web page for this promotion here.

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The number of nights required for getting the 1,000 bonus is brand dependent:

Air Canada Aeroplan The More Your Fly-Promotion For Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles

Air Canada is offering Aeroplan bonus miles for Air Canada flights that are booked and flown between September 9 and November 30, 2013. This offer requires registration that you can do here.

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You will earn 3,000 bonus miles for 12 segments or 15,000 bonus miles for flying 25 segments on Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge.

Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Center (1641 Rooms!) Opens October 1 (Former Peabody Orlando)

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Peabody Orlando is expected to become Hyatt Orlando Convention Center on October 1, 2013. Hyatt owned entity is buying this 1,641 room hotel for $717 million from UST Hotel Joint Venture.

The hotel originally opened in 1986 and recently went through a $440 million renovation and expansion program.

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Wow! This has to be by far the largest Hyatt hotel considering the number of rooms they have. As the hotel was recently renovated and expanded, Hyatt is not expected to use any significant amount of capital beyond the reflagging expenses.

SPG Platinum Members Now Eligible For First Class Upgrades On Delta Flights

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SPG and Delta launched Crossover Rewards back in February (you can read more here). I broke the story few days earlier and had the original intended terms and conditions that did include space available upgrades on Delta flights for SPG Platinum elites (read more here).

This program feature was withdrawn before the official launch, however.

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Now, Delta has updated the terms and conditions of the Crossover Rewards program and the day of departure upgrades for SPG Platinum members are part of the program. You can access the Delta’s web page for this program here, frequently asked questions here, and the terms and conditions here.

Virgin Atlantic North America Economy Reward Sale

Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club has an economy award sale for routes between London Heathrow to/from North American destinations in United States and Canada.

This offer is valid for new bookings made between September 6-20, 2013, for travel until the end of schedule.

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For this promotions, the Virgin Atlantic has fixed the number of miles required for economy return at 25,000 miles regardless of the North American destination. Virgin Atlantic also recently lowered the fuel surcharges that are charged on award tickets.

American Airlines Eshopping Promotion: 2,000 Bonus Miles For $35 Spend

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Yesterday, I wrote about two American Airlines Eshopping promotions for new and existing accounts. You can read the piece here.

LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a copy of an offer that is better for current Eshopping members than the one that I wrote about.

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If you already have an Eshopping account, you can also earn 2,000 bonus AAdvantage miles by spending just $35 by the end of this month.

Thai Airways Crash TG679 CAN-BKK

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Thai Airways flight TG679 that was operated on Airbus A330-300 aircraft skidded off the runway upon landing at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport on Sunday.

You can read more about this incident on Bangkok Post’s website here and on WSJ’s website here.

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Apparently the nose gear of the aircraft had collapsed upon landing. There were no fatalities, but 13 passengers had minor injuries. The aircraft carried 288 passengers and 14 crew members.

Accor 48-Hour Australia 50% Off Sale (September 2013)

Accor has just launched a 48-hour 50% off of sale for properties in Australia for stays between September 9 and October 8, 2013. The sale ends at 4PM AEST on September 11, 2013, and you can access the sale page here.

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Note that this sale rate is prepaid, non-refundable and non-cancelable. Accor Advantage Plus members receive additional 10% off of the 50% off rate.

Qatar Airways To Join Oneworld Alliance On October 30

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Qatar Airways is going to become a full member of Oneworld alliance on October 30, 2013. Oneworld alliance just issued the following press release:

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Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Wednesday 30 October 2013, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance.

Top Hotel Promotions September 2013

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Autumn is in full swing (or spring for those in the Southern Hemisphere) and there is a very nice mix of promotions from all the major hotel chains.

Hyatt has finally launched a new promo after taking quite a few months off. Here are my top five for this month.

1. InterContinental Hotels Group Big Win or China Dream (Greater China) + Other Promos

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Marriott Rewards Rewarding Events Terms & Condition Changes

Marriott Rewards has a Rewarding Events program for meeting and event planners. They get points for arranging meetings and events at Marriott properties. All hotel chains have similar programs and I have been planning to write about them.

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Now, Marriott has made some changes to the terms and conditions of the program that mainly affect Meeting Planners that work with government paid and funded events.

Starwood Loses Sheraton Karachi – Becomes Mövenpick

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LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a link to a newspaper article about reflagging of Sheraton Karachi to Mövenpick hotel. You can access the entire article that appeared on the Express Tribune here.

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I wouldn’t usually write reflagging of a Sheraton hotel, but there are few quite interesting tidbits in this instance.

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