Cancellation Waiver: Cathay Pacific Offers Refunds For All Mainland China Flights Until End Of February, Other Airlines May Follow Suit

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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.

As we reported mainland China is currently battling the outbreak of a deadly Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan and has so far killed at least 26 people nationwide.

IHG Rewards Club Buy Points 75% Bonus With Increased Limit Through February 27, 2020

IHG Rewards Club has launched its first points sale of 2020 that is valid for purchases made through February 27, 2020.

IHG sells points throughout the year (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 100,000 points every calendar year before any targeted offers.

Finnair & Helsinki Possible Flight Disruptions February 10 – 24, 2020

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).

Finnair

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.

Fabulous Fridays: Hilton Rome Airport (FCO) Free Shuttle City Center Shuttle

This week in our Fabulous Fridays series, we feature a valuable service provided by an airport hotel.

A LoyaltyLobby reader was surprised to find out that the Hilton Rome Airport (FCO) provides a frequent complimentary shuttle to the city center and back throughout the day.

Norwegian Air Institutes New Luggage Fees For Tickets Issued On Or After January 23, 2020

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.

New IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Out On Monday?

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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.

IHG InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72

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.

Airfare of the Day: China Southern BUSINESS CLASS Toronto (YYZ) to Singapore (SIN) from $2,032/CA$2,654

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern and their business class excursion round trip fares between Toronto and Singapore.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeigussev/49175469771

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World Of Hyatt Room Upgrades Visible On The App?

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 FlyerBonus Changes March 1, 2020

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 Check In Invitation For A Canceled Reservation?

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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.

Marriott Bonvoy Cancellation

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.

Accor ALL Ibis South America Triple Points January 21 – March 30, 2020

Accor ALL has launched a new offer for stays at ibis and ibis Styles hotels in South America between January 21 – March 30, 2020.

Accor Live Limitless members who register and then book by February 5 can earn triple points for up to three stays.

Coronavirus Update: Chinese Authorities Quarantine City Of Wuhan, City In Lockdown And Airport Closed

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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 UK SPG American Express Conversion

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 Up To 12,000 Bonus Rapid Rewards Points Through March 31, 2020

Southwest Airlines has launched a new bonus Rapid Rewards opportunity for select member travel.

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Bonus Campaign 2020

The offer consists of up to 12,000 bonus Rapid Rewards points for travel both booked and flown between January 22 – March 21, 2020.

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