Cathay Pacific is the first airline that has decided to officially publish a travel waiver for all itineraries involving mainland China flights, offering free changes or cancellations to passengers who no longer wish to travel.
There is a potential strike activity taking place in Finland between February 10 – 14, 2020, that would affect fuel supply at the Helsinki – Vantaa Airport (HEL).
Airlines from nearby countries could carry extra, so no refueling in Helsinki would be needed. This strike, however, would result in canceling the majority of Finnair’s flights.
Norwegian Air on Thursday instituted new baggage charges that are in effect immediately for tickets issued on or after January 23, 2020.
Travelers can no longer use an overhead compartment free of charge, but their complimentary 10-kilo allowance must be used for an under the seat bag.
IHG Rewards Club launched the last PointBreaks hotels back on October 28 (read more here) that are valid for bookings (whatever is left) until January 31, 2020.
The most common PointsBreaks release schedule is that they are available for bookings on the last Monday of the month when the previous list expires.
Hilton, Marriott, and IHG have, for years, shown your upgraded room type once the property has touched the reservation and processed it.
My pet peeve with both Hyatt and Accor is that there doesn’t appear to be a feedback loop from the property management system back to Operate and website/app that would show this information. I was surprised, however, that for my most recent Hyatt stay, the suite upgrade showed up.
Bangkok Airways calls itself as Asia’s boutique airline that has partnered with many airlines flying to/from Thailand, providing them with much-needed connectivity.
Now, Bangkok Airways is making changes to its Flyer Bonus program effective March 1, 2020.
Marriott has had numerous IT issues ever since program integration with SPG back in August 2018 from never-ending website outages to canceled reservation that somehow are still active at the hotel level.
I had a reservation for EDITION London that I decided to cancel and stay elsewhere. Ten hours after the cancellation email came through, Marriott sent me am online check-in invitation.
Coronavirus Update: Chinese Authorities Quarantine City Of Wuhan, City In Lockdown And Airport Closed
On Monday I wrote about China facing an outbreak of a new strain of the Coronavirus in the region of Wuhan that humans can contract and which has already killed at least eight people with several hundreds infected.
Chinese Authorities have now taken drastic measures and effective this morning (Thursday, JAN 23) have locked down the city for quarantine measures, closing all public transport including airports with roads still open allowing seemingly healthy people to leave.
Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have been sending out messages to their affiliated credit cardholders in the UK informing them about product changes taking place next month.
The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is switching to Marriott Bonvoy branding with some changes instituted at the same time.
Southwest Airlines has launched a new bonus Rapid Rewards opportunity for select member travel.
The offer consists of up to 12,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points for travel both booked and flown between January 22 – March 21, 2020.