Taipei Is Again Part Of Taiwan Per Marriott

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Marriott found itself in hot water last week in China (read more here) when in questionnaire Tibet was own country among Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and when Marriott employee had liked a somewhat separatist Tweet.

Marriott Taipei Taiwan China

Chinese forced Marriott to take down its local website and app for a week for “maintenance” and Sorenson, CEO of Marriott, issued a statement backing the territorial integrity of China.

Turkish Airlines 15% Discount For Using The Mobile App (If It Works) For Economy & Business Class Tickets Until 20th Jan 2018

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Turkish Airlines is currently running a promotion offering a 15% Discount for bookings through Mobile App however it seems that the application has some technical issues at the moment.

The discount is valid for both Economy and Business Class Tickets (one way as well as round trip) and valid until 20th January 2018.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 38% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes January 17 2018

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Airfare of the Day: China Southern Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles, CA USA (LAX) to Beijing, China (PEK) from $1625 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles and Beiing.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

EXTENDED: Qatar Airways Up To 40% Off Travel Boutique Sale + 5% Off Extra Coupon, Double Qmiles + Prizes For Travel Through December 10, 2018 (Book By January 19)

Qatar Airway launched the other week their once year Travel Boutique Sale that was supposed to end yesterday (January 16) but has now been extended until January 19 (Friday). Qatar is offering up to 40% off fares combined with an additional 5% coupon discount.

Qatar Airways Travel Boutique Extension

Privilege Club members can also earn double Qmiles and there are other personalized offers too for bonus miles based on the number of tickets purchased and a complimentary night in Qatar if travel is before April 30th (read more here).

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Benefits Valid Through January 31, 2019?

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IHG Rewards Club had a complete meltdown last week when they sent out InterContinental Royal Ambassador downgrade emails (read more here) those those that had been renewed and few hours later another email telling that the previous one had been sent in an error (read more here).

Royal Ambassador Renewal Email

I finally got hold on a real Royal Ambassador renewal email that I should have received that went to those whose status was in fact not extended to 2018. There appears to be interesting bit of information on that email, however.

Whine Wednesday: Frequent Equipment Changes To Old Aircraft/Cabins With Korean Air

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This weeks Whine Wednesday topic this week is about Korean Air and their annoying, frequent equipment changes without notice to extremely old aircraft that also have a very antiquated cabin interior.

Korean Air still has some very old aircraft in their fleet including the Boeing 747-400 which had originally been scheduled to be phased out a year ago, yet is still flying on many intra-Asia routes.

SPG & Marriott Rewards Platinum Member Hertz Benefits Begin On January 25, 2018

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When Marriott Rewards made announcements back in November (read more here) about ending the Rollover and Status Buy Back programs, they announced new benefits with Hertz that would be rolled out in January.

Marriott SPG Hertz January 25 2018

Marriott Rewards and SPG Platinum members are eligible for Hertz Five Star and Platinum Premier and Platinum Ambassador members fpr Hertz President’s Circle. These benefits will begin on January 25, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Air Canada Triple Aeroplan Miles January 1 – March 31, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new promotion for Air Canada Aeroplan member stays.

Le Club AccorHotels Air Canada Aeroplan Triple Miles January 1 - March 31 2018

Aeroplan members can earn triple miles for up to thee stays both booked and consumed between January 1 – March 31, 2018.

Avianca LifeMiles Changes Miles Expiration Policy Effective April 15, 2018

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Avianca LifeMiles has been emailing members about extending miles validity effective April 15, 2018, forgetting to tell that this is an actual downgrade.

Avianca LifeMiles Changes Miles Expiration Policy Effective April 15, 2018

Previously, miles were valid for 24 months and effective April 15, 2018, they are only valid for 12 months and only certain transactions that accrue miles will extend the validity.

Top Hotel Promotions January 2018

Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month.

SPG Great Weeks Grand Weekends 2018 N U

Remember that it really pays to take advantage of bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings.

Choice Privileges Buy Points Up To 40% Bonus January 16 – February 5, 2018

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Choice Privileges has launched a campaign to buy points that comes with maximum bonus of 40% that is valid for purchases made between January 16 – February 5, 2018.

Choice Privilges Buy Points 40 Percent Bonus Through February 5 2018

Members can buy up to 50,000 points every calendar year and you must buy a minimum of 5,000 points to get the 40% bonus.

Airfare of the Day: Garuda Indonesia BUSINESS CLASS London, United Kingdom (LHR) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) from £1088 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Garuda Indonesia and their basic season business class excursion round trip fares between London and Bangkok.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Choice Privileges Air Canada Quadruple Aeroplan Miles Per Stay January 1 – March 31, 2018

Choice Privileges has launched a new bonus miles promotion for Air Canada Aeroplan member stays.

Choice Priveges Quadruple Air Canada Aeroplan Miles January 1 - March 31 2018

Aeroplan members can earn quadruple miles of 250 base + 750 bonus (1,000 miles per stay) for stays consumed between January 1 – March 31, 2018.

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