Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus points offer for stays at a French city of Lyon this summer.
Members earn triple points for up to two stays consumed between July 1 – September 1, 2019 that are booked July 1 – August 18.
The Norwegian Air Shuttle founder and CEO announced that he will step down from his position at the airline effective today (July 11, 2019). Mr. Kjos will continue as an adviser to the CEO.
Norwegian has faced headwinds lately due to high debt load, rapid long-haul expansion, and grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Marriott Bonvoy has been sending out survey invitations for Ambassador-program members to gauge their satisfaction with the program.
SPG launched an invitation only Ambassador-level early in this decade and later made it official requiring 100 nights per year. Marriott Bonvoy decided to launch it as a fifth elite tier (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Ambassador)it and added a revenue component of $20,000 (minimum spend)..
United Airlines launched at the end of June MileagePlus buy miles bonus sale that is about to end (valid through July 11, 2019). You can check your personal offer on United’s website here.
United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 175K).
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy promotional round trip fares between London and Los Angeles. This fare allows to be routed on BA codeshare flights.
Yep it’s that time of the year once again: British Airlines employees might go on strike and this time it’s the pilots who are currently voting on labor action and the signs aren’t positive.
The new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is preparing to begin operations and according to the airport authority more than 60 domestic and foreign carriers are beginning to slowly move their flights over from the old Capital Airport.
Alitalia has been in bankruptcy now for two years and may see another “reset” next week when, according to Italian media sources, the local railway operator and Italian government will take a 50% stake in the newly formed company (and the bad debt is left to the tax payers).
The rest of the company would go to other Italian entities and Delta Air Lines may chip in for a small stake. This is now an “umpteenth” time the airline is being rescued with tax payers’ help.
Attorney General of Washington, D.C. yesterday filed a lawsuit against Marriott over resort, destination and amenity fees.
The attorney general claims that Marriott has engaged in “drip pricing” (not disclosing all fees up front) that the FTC already warned hotel companies in 2017.
Korean Air is again in the news and for all the wrong reasons. The airline decided to demote a purser who had refused to serve a captain alcohol during the flight multiple times while giving the cockpit crew member only a verbal warning.
The captain had first requested champagne and later red wine in a paper cup while working in the cockpit on a Seoul – Amsterdam flight in late 2018.