LAST CALL: 100,000 Hilton Honors Points Giveaway!

To celebrate Hilton’s latest promotion (read more here), 100% points sale (read more here), and generous travel waivers (read more here) and status extensions (read more here), we launched a giveaway for 100,000 Honors points that ends tomorrow!

Readers can enter our giveaway that is about to end here through 11:59 PM ET on Friday (April 3, 2020). We will announce the winner on Sunday.

Emirates Skywards Very Lacking Coronavirus Response

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Emirates that is in the process of restarting some flight activity next week (read more here) after the UAE government decided to close the country’s airports (read more here) has now come up with relaxed Skywards policies.

British Airways

Members can qualify on 80% of the usual tier requirements, tier and miles expiry has been pushed back to December 31, 2020.

InterContinental Hong Kong Closes On April 20, 2020

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InterContinental Hong Kong today announced that it would close its doors on April 20, 2020, to commence much-needed renovations, and reopen in 2022 using its original brand Regent.

InterContinental Hong Kong

IHG bought Regent Hotels in 2018 (read more here), and InterContinental Hong Kong was supposed to become Regent Hong Kong next year, but it seems that the renovations will take a bit longer than initially planned.

Emirates Resumes Limited Passenger Services From April 6, 2020

United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced last week that all passenger services at the country’s airports such as Dubai (DXB) and Abu Dhabi (AUH) would be suspended for two weeks.

Emirates Reducing US Frequencies

Emirates, Etihad, and other UAE based airlines grounded their entire fleets, excluding cargo and repatriation flights. Now, Emirates has received an approval to restart limited passenger services on April 6, 2020.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] DELTA Los Angeles to Madrid from $2,107

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their basic season/shoulder season midweek business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Los Angeles and Spain (also available to BCN/VLC/PMI) for travel until March 2021 and no change fees.

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American Airlines & Alaska Enhanced Partnership Begins

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American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced back in February (read more here) that Alaska would join the Oneworld Alliance in the summer of 2021.

The airlines announced then that members of AAdvantage and Mileage Plan would again start earning miles on all flights sometime this spring that is now enabled effective April 1, 2020.

Hyatt Updated Coronavirus Cancellation Policy (April 1, 2020)

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Hyatt, on April 1, updated its coronavirus (COVID-19) cancellation and modification policies for new and existing reservations.

Hyatt Regency Tokyo

Hyatt allows reservations for stays through June 30, 2020, canceled without fees, and any possible prepayments are refunded. New bookings made between April 1 – June 30, 2020, for any arrival date are refundable if canceled up to 24 hours before scheduled arrival (very few exceptions).

Air France – KLM Flying Blue Buy Miles 60% Bonus Through April 30, 2020

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Air France – KLM’s Flying Blue has launched a new offer to buy miles at a  60% bonus through April 30, 2020.

Elite Flying Blue members can purchase up to 100,000 and others 75,000 miles before the bonus. There is no limit on the number of miles that elite members can buy yearly.

Accor Live Limitless Status Boost Points & Nights For 2020 Have Posted

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Accor Live Limitless sent out emails two weeks ago (read more here) about their coronavirus response in regards to reservation cancellations and refunds (read more here) and how they will handle status qualification.

Elite members have been gifted (check your account) 50% of the number of nights and points for the status level they qualified in 2019.

British Airways In Union Talks About Furloughs, Expected To Suspend 36k Staff Company Wide

It’s no secret that airlines are under heavy pressure to cut costs right now and according to media reports British Airways is expected to soon announce the suspension of at least 36,000 employees.

The carrier is currently in talks with the respective unions but there is little hope nor option to avoid this step as BA just like many carriers has grounded the majority of it’s fleet and suspended most flights.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Logo Update?

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InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) appears to have launched a new logo under the name IHG Hotels & Resorts.

IHG last name updated its logo back in 2017 (read more here), changing the typeface and dropping the “InterContinental Hotels Group” text.

Chase Sapphire Reserve Adds US$100 Statement Credit Towards Accounts With The New $550 Annual Fee

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I just received an email from Chase Card Services to check my secure messages concerning “A $100 statement credit toward the annual fee on your Reserve credit card”.

Chase has announced back in January that they would up the annual fee for Chase Sapphire Reserve cards that renew April 1 and beyond to $550 per year (from the previous $450).

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 6-Month Status Extension

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Turkish Airlines has quietly extended Miles&Smiles members elite tiers by six months.

The airline has not sent out any communication to its members about this extension, and there is no information on Miles&Miles website. You can see the extension when logging in to your account.

Airfare of the Day: Lufthansa/Swiss BUSINESS CLASS Paris (CDG) to Bangkok (BKK) from 1,442€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa/Swiss and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between Paris and Bangkok, valid for travel until March 2021.

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