Korean Air SKYPASS Changes In 2021

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Korean Air is making changes to its SKYPASS frequent flier program starting from 2021 that will affect the number of miles earned, number of miles required for awards, and elite qualification.

Korean Air Skypass Changes 2020 & 2021

The number of miles earned for select economy class fare classes is reduced by 64%. Most awards will require more miles as well as Korean Air moves from region to distance-based system.

IHG Studio Launch

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IHG yesterday announced that they would launch IHG Studio that will eventually find its way to all affiliated hotels.

IHG Studio

IHG Studio allows members to stream content from their devices to the TV, order in-room dining and make requests, and also pay using points.

Reader Question: Stopover Versus Transfer – What Is The Difference?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about a couple of words that likely creates confusion among readers.

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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.

Farewell: SuperShuttle Is Abandoning Los Angeles After 36 Years Of Service, Last Rides On December 31, 2019

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It’s the end of an era for travelers at LAX as industry veteran SuperShuttle has informed franchisees they will shut down their Los Angeles operations effective January 1, 2020.

The last rides will be on December 31, 2019 after which passengers have to seek out alternate arrangements and if already prepaid seek refunds rather sooner than later.

Air Italy: Avios 50 % Off Awards (Book by December 26th)

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Air Italy is currently running an AVIOS 50% OFF promotion, which provides half price off on the redemption of flights with AVIOS on their network.

With this promo, you can book a one way ticket between North America and Europe/Africa or between Italy and the Maldives from 15,000 Avios one way!

Your Accor Live Limitless Thoughts?

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Accor launched its ALL – Accor Live Limitless loyalty program last week that was a rebrand of Le Club AccorHotels with some extra benefits.

Accor Live Limitless Mosaic

A reader left a comment on the piece that we published yesterday about their thoughts of the Accor ALL launch, and it wasn’t overly positive.

Airfare of the Day: Delta / Air France / KLM BUSINESS CLASS San Francisco (SFO), United States to Barcelona (BCN), Spain from $2,003 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their shoulder season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between San Francisco and Barcelona.

Casa Batlló. Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alyssablack/12842454714/

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

Accor ALL Earning Points For Restaurant Spend When Not Staying

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Accor ALL launched earlier this year a demo that allowed members to earn points for wining and dining at a limited number of hotel outlets when not staying.

ALL Restaurants

Now, this offer has been expanded to a more significant number of properties, and the crediting of points is entirely automated. You do need to have your used credit cards on file with Accor and check what type of payments the hotel support (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) under this program.

Delta Economy Returns Starting At 22,000 SkyMiles

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Delta, an airline that no longer publishes award charts, has launched SkyMiles economy award sale for travel to Europe and Asia in early 2020.

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SkyMiles members can redeem award tickets between select US cities and destinations in Europe and Asia, starting at just 222,000 miles plus taxes/fees.

Hilton Honors Milestone Bonus Issues?

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We have received emails from several readers who have had issues with their Hilton Honors Milestone bonuses that were introduced last year.

Hilton Honors Milestone Bonus

Milestone bonus allows members to earn additional 10,000 points for every 10 consumed nights starting at 40. Members will also receive an extra bonus of 30,000 points when they reach 60 nights (40,000 points when these two bonuses are combined.

British Airways 50% Off Shanghai, Seoul & Atlanta Award Sale (Book By December 17)

British Airways has launched a new economy award sale for Executive Club members that can save 50% on the number of Avios required on three routes.

Members can redeem to/from Shanghai, Seoul, and Atlanta, starting at less than 10,000 Avios each way off-peak. You must book by December 17, and the offer is valid for travel through the end of schedule 2020.

LAST CHANCE: Hilton Honors Select US Cities 20% Off Winter Flash Sale For Stays Through March 15, 2020

Hilton Honors launched on Monday a 20% off Winter Flash Sale for stays at select cities in the United States through March 15, 2020, that must be booked by tomorrow.

Hilton Honors 20% Off Flash Sale December 10 2019

The offer is valid for stays between December 12 – March 15, 2020, and booked by December 9 – 13.

Marriott Bonvoy American Airlines 1,000 Bonus Miles Select Cities Through March 31, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new offer for American Airlines AAdvantage member stays in select cities through March 31, 2020.

The offer is valid for stays minimum of two nights at participating hotels in Chicago, Dallas, New York City, Los Angeles, and Mexico City, and must be booked using promotional code MR6.

American Airlines AAdvantage Targeted Status Promotion For 2020

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American Airlines has launched two separate offers for select AAdvantage members, offering them a fast track to status in 2020, and we already wrote one of them yesterday (read more here).

There is the offer to earn status entirely on spend (no AA flights required) in 2020, and a second one for double elite qualifying segments (EQS) for flights flown January 1 – March 31, 2020.

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