British Airways Trials Ultra-Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Tests


British Airways is conducting a trial with Pelican Covid-19 Ultra Rapid tests that should yield a result within 25 seconds.

The trial is not a public one but conducted by testing BA’s flight and cabin crew that is also tested using more traditional methods. The test has been approved for use in the UK and Europe and still waits for US approval.

IHG Hotels UK & Ireland Flash Sale Begins On May 17, 2021


Like other parts of the UK, England is opening for domestic and international travel on May 17, and many temporarily closed hotels will reopen on that date.

IHG Hotels are already teasing about an Ireland and UK Flash Sale that begins on May 17, 2021. The information of the sale of itself is relatively scarce at the moment.

Reader Question: What Are My Favorite Hotels & Cities In Asia?


A LoyaltyLobby reader left me a question regarding cities and hotels that I look forward to revisiting once countries in the region open up.

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Air Canada Aeroplan Double & Triple Miles For Domestic Flights June 1 – September 6, 2021

Air Canada has launched a new offer for Aeroplan members summer travel within Canada between June 1 – September 6, 2021.

Aeroplan members earn double miles for economy and triple for business and premium economy if purchased May 12 – 25. You must register for this offer.

Airfare of the Day [Upper Class] VIRGIN ATLANTIC New York to Tel Aviv from $2,231


Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic and their business class excursion round-trip fares between New York (JFK), USA and Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel.

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Aegean 20% To 40% Off Sunshine Discount Om Travel Through March 31, 2022

Aegean has launched a discount promotion from select European gateways to Greece that is valid through March 31, 2022.

Passengers traveling from United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, and Poland should theoretically save 20% to 40% on their bookings if made by December 31.

Wow: Singapore Airlines Resumes Tokyo-Los Angeles-Tokyo Fifth Freedom Flight From June 16, 2021


Surprising news coming from Singapore Airlines as the carrier will resume the popular fifth freedom route between Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Los Angeles, starting June 16, 2021.

The route will be operated with a B777-300ER aircraft in 4 class configuration and is available on five days per week (no flights on Saturday & Tuesday ex Tokyo / Sunday & Wednesday ex Los Angeles).

LAST CALL: United “Pick Your Path” MileagePlus Premier Promotion By May 13, 2021

United Airlines launched in late April a Pick Your Path promotion that allows MileagePlus Premier members to choose one of the three offers to accelerate their elite qualifying process or earn more miles for select transactions. The registration for this offer closes tomorrow (May 13, 2021).

United already credited a quarter of the Premier Qualifying Points (PQPs) required for the status level you had in 2020 at the beginning of the year, and this new promotion offers more.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through June 10, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through June 10, 2021. 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.

Australia’s Federal Government Suggests Borders To Stay Closed Until Mid-2022


Australia’s federal government had buried its budget for the next fiscal year that it won’t expect the international border to reopen before mid-2022 (after the next federal elections are over).


Australia expects to vaccinate its citizens by the end of 2021. Still, due to recent spikes in Covid019 infections in Asia, the government intends to take a very conservative view of international travel, creating headaches for Qantas that had planned to restart its global operations in October 2021.

Best Western Rewards “Choose Your Own Adventure” Bonus Offers May 17 – September 6, 2021


Best Western has now launched its Summer promotion for stays in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Best Western Rewards members can choose from two offers for bonus points or gift cards for stays between May 17 – September 6, 2021. You must choose and register for one of the offers by May 16.

Uber Requires Mask Verification Photo?


This past week, I have encountered somewhat annoying functionality on the Uber service that I have not seen previously.

The app has requested me to take an image three times to confirm that I was wearing a mask (I was) in Finland and Estonia. On the fourth ride, the requirement was gone.

United Airlines Buy MileagePlus Miles 85% Bonus 40th Anniversary Sale Until May 25, 2021

United Airlines has launched a new sale to buy MileagePlus miles to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the program at an 85% bonus until May 25, 2021.

United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year, including any possible bonuses up to 175K).

Reader Question: Hilton Honors Gold Members Not Eligible For Status Match?


A LoyaltyLobby sent us a question regarding a Hilton Honors match that had been denied due to having Gold-status with the program.


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