Avianca LifeMiles System Outage February 1 – 5, 2019

Avianca LifeMiles is updating its systems February 1 – 5, 2019 and during this time most of the functionality will be down.

Avianca LifeMiles

Members cannot redeem miles or access their accounts. Any miles accrued during this period will be added to accounts after the update period is over.

LAST CALL: 100,000 Hilton Honors Points Giveaway (Enter By 11:59PM EST Friday January 18)

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To celebrate the Points Unlimited-promotion (read more here) year-long Hilton Honors 60% bonus for buying points (read more here) + 100% bonus sale (read more here), Winter Weekends sale for stays in Europe, Middle East & Africa (read more here) and Asia-Pacific Sale (read more here) we launched on Monday a giveaway for 100,000 points!

Hilton Hawaiian Village Cyber Sale 2018 U

The giveaway is about to close and you must enter by 11:59PM EST on Friday (January 18, 2019). We will announce the winner on Sunday.

Whine Wednesdays: Lobby Sleeping Plan?


This week our Whine Wednesdays feature deals with a new phenomenon that seems to be accepted in some Asian countries, based on the incident that happened in Sweden last year (read more here).

Whine Wednesdays Lobby Sleeping Plan

If you arrive very early or have very late flight, please book your hotel for another night rather than trying to sleep in the lobby like some of the members in the above group in the new Hotel Indigo Phuket recently did.

Reader Question: Buying Hotel Or Airline Status From A Website? Is this For Real?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a link to a website that appears to be selling airline and hotel status for cash.

Reader Question Status For Sale

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Airfare of the Day: SAS Scandinavian Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC to Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands from $899 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to SAS Scandinavian Airlines and their basic season premium economy restricted round trip fares between Hong Kong and Amsterdam.

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Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

Marriott Bonvoy Officially Launches On February 13, 2019


Marriott today finally made the official announcement of the combined name for the existing programs (Marriott Rewards, SPG & Ritz Carlton Rewards) Bonvoy that we have known already since late November (read more here). The logo that was published previously on trademark applications (read more here) was unveiled too.

Marriott Bonvoy Logo

The new program name will replace the existing ones on February 13, 2019. Marriott will also replace Platinum Premier Elite with Titanium and Platinum Premier Elite with an Ambassador just with Ambassador.

UPDATE: IHG Rewards Club Award Category Changes Now January 25, 2019

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IHG Rewards Club released earlier this month list of hotels moving up and down in number of points required for award nights that was supposed to be effective on January 14, 2019. IHG has now postponed this until January 25.

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Sydney

There are total of 77 pages of changes.and 695 hotels will either require more or less. You have until Friday next week to book using current award rates at hotels that will move up in category.

American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards: 25% Transfer Bonus For Aeromexico Club Premier – Cheap Round the World Tickets!


American Express Membership Rewards has a new promotion available for their U.S. based members, offering a 25% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Aeromexico Club Premier.This promotion is available to all Membership Rewards members (non-targeted) and expires on February 14th 2019 as the last date to transfer the points, ideal to book a round a world ticket.

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Status Gifting For 2018 (Expires January 31)


Hilton Honors made changes to its program in early 2018 (read more here) and one of the enhancements was the ability of certain Diamond members to gift Gold or Diamond status.

Hilton Honors Gold & Diamond Gift Status

Members that reach 60 nights during their membership year can gift Gold status and once they hit 100 nights Diamond (if they gifted God previously this status will be upgraded). The deadline to gift the status based on the 2018 membership is on January 31.

Radisson Rewards Earn Up To 120,000 Bonus Points For Stays January 15 – March 31, 2019

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Radisson Rewards has now launched their promotion for stays consumed between January 15 – March 31, 2019.

Radisson Rewards January - March 2019

Members can earn up to 120,000 bonus points. The higher number of nights you stay the better the bonus.

Le Club AccorHotels Worldwide Up To 40% Off Private Sales January 15, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels runs Private Sales in EuropeAustralasia, Middle East, South America and Asia weekly unless there is a global Super or Private Sale going on.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales January 15 2019

Le Club AccorHotels revamped these Private Sale pages months ago and content is gone from some while still available on others.

Top Hotel Promotions January 2019

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

InterContinental Koh Samui

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

Radisson Blu Nordics SAS Double Eurobonus Miles (1,000) Per Night Through February 28, 2019

Radisson Rewards has an offer for SAS Eurobonus member stays in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden through February 28, 2019.

Radisson Nordics SAS Eurobonus Offer

Eurobonus members earn double miles (500 base + 500 bonus per night) for up to three nights per stay at participating hotels.

IHG Rewards Air Canada Triple Aeroplan Miles January 15 – April 30, 2019

IHG Rewards Club has launched new promotion for Air Canada Aeroplan program member stays between January 15 – April 30, 2019.

Air Canada

Aeroplan members earn triple miles for the duration of the promotion after registering for this offer.

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