Price Increase: Singapore KrisFlyer Is “Adjusting” Their Star Alliance Award Chart For Bookings Effective April 16, 2019

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Just two months after Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer increased their award chart for their own metal they just announce that Star Alliance flights will be next, which means flights will become more expensive across the bench.

The new pricing will impact all bookings made on or after April 16, 2019 so if there is anything you want to book it’s probably a good idea to do so now.

PREVIEW: Hilton Honors South East Asia & Australasia Up To 35% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through January 31, 2020 (Book March 26 – April 2)

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Hilton Honors is about to launched new Flash Sale for stays in the South East Asia between March 21 – January 31, 2020.

Hilton Honors Southeast Asia & Australasia Flash Sale March 2019

The discount at most properties is 35% off for Hilton Honors members (non members are eligible for up to 25% off) and most hotels offer 15% off Food and Beverage expenses during the stay. You can book this offer between March 26 – April 2.

Lufthansa Miles&More Award Chart Changes May 9, 2019

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Lufthansa is changing its Miles&More award chart effective May 9, 2019 making most reward tickets more expensive.

Lufthansa A380

Members have until May 8th to redeem at the current rates. Remember that Lufthansa charges rather high carrier/fuel charges on awards making them sometimes more expensive than paid tickets (look at European economy flights).

Has Hong Kong Airport Become The Hub Of A Measles Outbreak? Several Workers & Cathay Pacific Employees Infected!

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A scary matter of a measles outbreak at Hong Kong International Airport is currently keeping HK health authorities on their toes after several employees of the airport were diagnosed with the disease.

Previously it was also reported that at least two Cathay Pacific employees – one pilot and one flight attendant – both of which were on active duty and came in contact with passengers were infected.

Airfare of the Day: Alitalia BUSINESS CLASS Seoul (ICN), South Korea to Prague (PRG), Czech Republic from $1,672 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia and their business class unrestricted round trip fares between Seoul and Prague.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/romanboed/39730544891

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Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Improves Earning Structure But Devalues Their Award Chart Effective 01 October 2019, Now Useless For Discount Economy Flyers!

Thai Airways loyalty program Royal Orchid Plus will make substantial changes to their earning and redemption rates as per 01 October 2019 and they might be a deal breaker for many members.

While the new earning rates – especially for higher fare classes – are really beneficial the program attractiveness will take a major hit for those who fly Economy Class or collect miles per credit card.

Fabulous Fridays: Redeeming Hotel Loyalty Points During Peak Season Dates – Huge Savings Possible!

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Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about the ability to redeem your hotel points during peak season dates when cash prices are through the roof and loyalty currency rates remain static for standard rooms.

One such example is at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo this week where regular rates reached US$700 a night but it’s still possible to book at just 12,000 Hyatt Points per night.

Emirates Skywards Up To 300% Bonus Miles Offer April 10 – June 27 & September 6 – November 30, 2019 (Book By March 31)

Emirates Skywards has launched bonus miles campaign for up three tickets flown between April 10 – June 27 and September 6 – November 30, 2019.

Emirates

Members earn 100% bonus for the first ticket, 200% bonus for the second one and 300% bonus for the third if booked March 20 – 31. You must also register for this offer.

Reader Question: IHG Rewards Club Account Compromised Three Times? What To Do?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us an email about her IHG Rewards Club that has now been compromised three times.

IHG Kimpton Eventi

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Qatar Airways Premium Prix Fixe Promo: Business Class USA to Asia/Middle East/Africa from $2,500 RT

Qatar Airways is currently running a fixed-price bussiness class tickets promo from $2,500 round trip for travel between the United States and selected destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

These fares are valid for QR flights booked before March 26, 2019 and with travel period between May 15 and December 5, 2019.

Marriott, Sheraton & Westin Vacation Clubs 20% Off Through June 14, 2019

Marriott Bonvoy has launched new sale for stays at Marriott, Sheraton and Westin Vacation Club properties through June 14, 2019.

Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa

Members that book using promotional code M11 can save 20% off their stays. There are some exclusions (see the T&Cs).

American Express Just Began Construction On Their New Centurion Lounge At New York JFK Airport Terminal 4

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American Express just announced the beginning of the construction project for their new Centurion Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport Terminal 4.

The new lounge will require an actual terminal extension where the facilities will be located so there is a lot of construction involved, which will undoubtedly take some time.

Hilton Honors: Your Diamond Status Has Been Extended-Emails

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Hilton Honors has been sending out emails over the past couple of days for those members that have not qualified for status, whose status has been extended and members that have qualified based on stays, nights or through credit card.

Hilton Honors Your Diamond Status Has Been Extended

Members have reported issues that they have had this year due to status being suddenly downgraded for no reason due to IT “issues” (read more here and here).

British Airways Executive Club Promotion For 100% Bonus Avios On Your Next Six Flights Before 31 December 2019 (Newly Booked Tickets Until April 19th Only)

British Airways Executive Club just published a promotion for 100% Avios Bonus on the next six flights credited to BAEC until the end of the year (tickets need to be purchased AFTER registration).

This promo is valid for UK domestic flights, flights within southern Africa, as well as British Airways flights operated by American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair between Europe and North America.

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