State Of Qatar Issues Statement Regarding Airport Incident & More Information Revealed

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Qatar Airways and the State of Qatar are facing public backlash after female passengers on several flights were forced to go through invasive medical exams to see if they had recently given birth.

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A prematurely born baby girl was found in one of the ladies’ restrooms at the Hamad International Airport concealed in the garbage. Someone then thought that violating female passengers’ rights was the right course of action and conduct invasive exams on the tarmac.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] BRITISH AIRWAYS/AMERICAN AIRLINES New York to Rome from $1,955

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their business class non-discountable round trip fares between New York (JFK), USA and Rome (FCO), Italy. This fare allows to be booked on American Airlines codeshares.

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Argentina Will Reopen For Neighboring Countries This Summer

Argentina began allowing domestic commercial flights for the first time since March last week. Buenos Aires has eased strict lockdown this week, allowing restaurants, businesses, and gyms to reopen at 25% of their usual capacity.

Now, the country’s Tourism & Sports Minister has told that Argentina will reopen for tourism from neighboring countries through the air (EZE) and port (Buenos Aires) from this summer (no date specified) with a negative PCR test.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through November 29, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through November 29, 2020. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Emirates Skywards Buy Miles 40% Off Through October 30, 2020

Emirates has launched a new Skywards miles sale valid for purchases made until October 30, 2020.

Skywards members can buy miles at a 40% discount (not sure if targeted).

Accor ALL Greater China Quadruple (4X) Points November 1 – January 31, 2021

Accor has launched a new bonus points opportunity for stays in Greater China between November 1 – January 31, 2021.

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Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members can earn quadruple points for stays of a minimum of two nights. Only stays booked after registering are eligible for the bonus.

Whine Wednesday: Flying Irresponsibly – Passengers Tightly Packed Together Despite Empty Aircraft Cabin

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After quite some time I flew Air Asia again this week and once I was on board and every passenger has been seated it showed a shocking disregard for safety and their own health protocols.

Despite the airline propagating distancing, cleanliness and mask wearing on their website and printed material the practice on the ground looks different as passengers are tightly packed together.

Avianca LifeMiles Rollover Into 2021 & Lowered 2020 Qualification Requirement

Avianca, an airline going through bankruptcy reorganization, has made it easier for LifeMiles members to qualify for elite status in 2020 and 2021.

Elite miles earned in October – December 2020 are rolled over to 2021. Also, tier qualification requirements for 2020 have been reduced by 50%.

American Express Proof Of Travel Insurance

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American Express Gold and Platinum cards in select markets come with travel insurance that kicks in when a certain percentage of travel expenses have been paid using them.

Some countries now require arriving passengers to have proof of insurance in a case of Covid-19 infections, and some airlines such as Emirates and Air Canada have purchased one for their passengers.

AirAsia X Makes Passengers With Outstanding Refunds & Tickets Creditors In The Restructuring Process

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AirAsia X, Kuala Lumpur-based medium/long-haul arm of AirAsia, is trying to shed $15B+ in debts by wiping out 99.7% of its outstanding obligations and recently began liquidating AirAsia X Indonesia.

AirAsia X has sent out emails to passengers with outstanding tickets or refunds the airline may not honor, telling that they are essentially just creditors in the restructuring (not good).

Six Senses Spend Now IHG Royal Ambassador Qualifying

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HG Hotels runs three separate loyalty/guest recongnitions programs, of which one is InterContinental Ambassador with invitation-only Royal Ambassador-level.

InterContinental Ambassador moved to a spend base qualification few years back ($10K+) and only stays at the namesake brand counted. Then last year, IHG decided to include also Kimpton and Regent spend.

Airfare of the Day [First Class] ALASKA AIRLINES Chicago to San Francisco (or v.v.) from $188 OW

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alaska Airlines and their first class restricted one way fares between Chicago (ORD) and San Francisco (SFO), USA.

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Work Anywhere With Marriott Bonvoy

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Marriott has today launched a program to get employees who work remotely to do that from their hotels with some play thrown in.

Work Anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy offers three separate passes from day rooms to multi-night stays.

Have You Used Your Priority Pass Or Credit Card Lounge Access At All This Year?

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As the year quickly comes to a close with much of air travel reduced due to Covid-19 I found myself using the Priority Pass attached to one of my credit cards for just the third time this entire year.

The use frequency might in fact play a large role how I value the membership fees of some of my credit cards this year, especially the Amex Charge Cards and Chase Sapphire Reserve.

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