Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Swiss and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between Stockholm (ARN), Sweden and Shanghai (PVG), China.
Hilton Honors launched in June a point sale with a 100% bonus that is for purchases through July 15, 2020 and has now expanded the purchase limit to some members.
Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before any bonus, although the limit is often increased during these sales (check the purchase page).
UPDATE: Marriott Updates Covid-19 Cancellation Policy For New Reservations July 6 – September 30, 2020
Marriott has now updated its Covid-19 reservation cancellation policy for new reservations made for stays between July 6 – September 30, 2020 (and it is better than what we were told last week).
Prepaid bookings that are made on or before July 5 can be canceled for any future arrival date. New reservations until September 30 can be changed up to 24 hours before arrival. For arrivals on or after October 1, the cancellation policy attached to the rate plan applies.
Now Air Canada has launched a Mystery Bonus Sale with up to 75% bonus, and you earn Altitude Qualifying Dollars (AQD) in the process!
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their basic season business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between London (LGW), United Kingdom and Milan (BGY), Italy.
Hilton quietly introduced mysterious Dream Away-rates for stays in American, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa that we covered previously (read more here).
Then the hotel company launched three separate sales for stays in India (read more here), Malaysia (read more here), and Australasia (read more here). Now, they have a dedicated page for this Dream Away-sale with scant information.
TAP is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2020 and has relaunched a promotion to get new members to sign up for Miles&Go (and buy some miles or join their club).
New members who have signed up since January 1, 2020, can register for a status match that comes with a challenge (to open up your wallet).
Qantas 747 super jumbo had its last scheduled passenger flight back in late March, but the airline will give the last opportunity for you to fly the iconic Queen of the Skies.
Qantas will have three “farewell jumbo joy flights” from Sydney, Canberra, and Brisbane in July, and they will go on sale tomorrow (July 8).
Even Money And A Private Jet Won’t Help You Skirt Immigration Rules: Five Americans Denied Entry In Sardinia After “Crashing the Party”
A group of five U.S. citizens and some friends from New Zealand, the UK, Germany and Italy decided the current E.U. Immigration Quarantine rules don’t apply to them and charted a private jet to Sardinia, Italy just to get a bad surprise from the Italian authorities.
Unfortunately for them the Italians had none of it and immediately denied the U.S. citizens entry, following by 14 hours on the ground in a hangar and a subsequent “flight of shame” over to the UK for the entire group.
The Balinese government on Sunday announced a three-step plan to open the island for tourism that came to a complete halt in March.
Despite rapidly increasing Covid-19 infection rates in Indonesia, he plans to open the island for international arrivals on September 11, 2020 and prays that all goes well.
Marriott commented on a March call or news release that brand standards that properties are required to adhere, and could be fined if not, have been suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic.
A reader sent us a question back in March March (read more here) about a walk situation at Marriott property and a reply that he had received from customer service. We confirmed with Marriott that these guarantees were first waived through July 5 (read more here), but have now been extended until September 15, 2020.
El Al, the Israeli flag carrier, suspended all its remaining passenger and cargo flights last week (read more here) and laid off cockpit and cabin crew that weren’t previously put on non-paid leave.
The State of Israel has decided to come to the rescue and guarantees a $250 million loan (75%), and the airline will issue $150 million worth of new shares (the government will buy all that won’t otherwise sell).
Finnair made headlines back in April (read more here) when the airline told the Finnish press that it had more than 100,000 unprocessed refunds.
The airline stated that it had moved more employees to handle requests, but the queue is now 140,000 refund requests, and Finnair is still getting 1,500 refunds requests on most days.