Radisson Rewards Buy Points Up To 50% Bonus Through July 28, 2019

Radisson Rewards has launched new Flash Sale for buying points at up to 50% bonus through July 28, 2019.

Radisson Rewards Buy Points Campaign July 2019

Members can purchase up to 120,000 points before the bonus for up to 180,000 (with bonus). Radisson Rewards has also raised the number of points that member can purchase before bonus from 80,000 to 120,000.

Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight Gift Basket + 60,000 Points

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A LoyaltyLobby reader and an author of a forthcoming book, Libby Rome, dropped us an email about her Surprise & Delight gifts that hotel and Marriott Bonvoy program had provided.

Libby Rome Gift Basket

We reported back in May about $50 electronic Marriott gift cards (read more here) that select members had received and last week about point deposits (read more here).

Reader Question: Is There Still A Fast Track Option At Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport?

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Today we received a Reader Question asking about the immigration lines at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport and if there is an option of using a Fast Track to speed through the arrival procedures.

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UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club ANA Mileage Club Platinum Status (Processed)

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IHG Rewards Club with ANA brought back an offer that allowed select members to get Mileage Club Platinum-status (Star Alliance Gold) through March 2020.

ANA Mileage Club Platinum

ANA operates InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels in Japan under a franchise agreement from IHG that was likely the reason for this match. The registration for this offer closed on June 23. ANA has now processed the Platinum upgrades for eligible members.

Alitalia Nationalized With The Help Of Delta And Atlantia

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There have been more news coming from Italy regarding Alitalia that has been in bankruptcy for the past two years and lost billions after billions over the last twenty or so years (has this airline ever turned a profit?).

Alitalia Running Out Of Cash

The airline is essentially nationalized. The government of Italy and railway operator (100% owned by the government) being the majority shareholders while Delta and Atlantia (highway and airport operator in Italy) will own part of the new company.

Hilton Honors Europe, Middle East & Africa Up To 30% Off Summer Weekends Sale For Stays Through January 6, 2020

Hilton Honors in late May launched their Summer Weekends-sale for stays at participating hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through January 6, 2020.

Hilton Summer Sale Update

Members can save up to 30% off these stays if booked by August 19. Some hotels have traditionally offered midweek availability as well.

Wyndham Rewards To United Airlines 100% Points To Miles Conversion Bonus July 15 – August 15, 2019

Wyndham Rewards with United Airlines has launched points to miles conversion bonus between July 15 – August 15, 2019.

Wyndham Rewards United Airlines Conversion Bonus Summer 2019

Wyndham Rewards members can convert points to United airlines MileagePlus miles at 100% bonus.

Marriott Bonvoy 20% Off Escapes For The Next Four Weeks (July 17, 2019)

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Marriott Bonvoy launched Escapes earlier this year that replaced Last Minute Escapes that were available for few months. Marriott previously had eBreaks while SPG had its own Hot Escapes.

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Members save 20% while the non-member discount is capped at 15%. These Escapes are valid 7 days a week at resorts and Friday to Sunday at city hotels. You must book them by Sunday. Escapes are available for bookings every other week.

Air France – KLM Flying Blue Buy Miles Up To 75% Mystery Bonus Through August 11, 2019

Air France – KLM’s Flying Blue has launched new mileage sale with up to 75% mystery bonus that is valid through August 11, 2019.

AIr France - KLM Flying Blue Mystery Bonus Sale

Elite Flying Blue members can purchase up to 100,000 and others 75,000 miles before the bonus. There is no limit on number of miles that elite members can purchase yearly.

Le Club AccorHotels Israel Up To 1,200 Bonus Points July 22 – September 30, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new offer for stays in Israel between July 22 – September 30, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels Israel Bonus Points Summer 2019

Members can earn 300 bonus points for the first, 400 for the second and 500 for the third stay during the offer period. You must make the bookings July 15 – August 31.

Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / British Airways BUSINESS CLASS Manchester (MAN), United Kingdom to Las Vegas (LAS), United States from £1,374 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and British Airways and their basic season midweek business class round trip fares between Manchester and Las Vegas.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidstanleytravel/8227858392

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Sheraton Atlanta Closed Due Legionnaires Outbreak

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Sheraton Atlanta abruptly closed it doors late on Monday after three people who had stayed at the hotel were diagnosed with legionnaires disease.

Sheraton Atlanta Main

The hotel has relocated more than 450 guests to other area hotels on Monday and has closed future reservations until September 1st. Roughly one in ten who contact legionnaires die due to complications.

Whine Wednesday: Non Disclosed ATM Exchange Fees – Case Piraeus Bank Greece

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It is the beginning of the top summer tourist season in Europe, when travelers flock to Southern and other parts of Europe on their holidays.

Piraeous Bank Greece

If you are using non-Euro dominated cards to withdraw money from the ATMs within the Euro area, you should pay close attention to the screens and choices presented or otherwise you will be taken for a ride as the case below case illustrates.

British Airways Makes Booking Reward Flight Saver-Awards Ever More Confusing

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British Airways started a trial today that allows Executive Club members to book rewards flights with minimal fees for travel in the UK and Europe.

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British Airways, however, had already had a fee cap in place for Rewards Flight Savers (RFS) for the same destinations.

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