EVA Air Infinity Mileage Lands Promotion For Reduced Upgrade Awards On Higher Fare Classes (Y/B/H/M)

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EVA Air has published a new promotion for members of their frequent flyer program Infinity Mileage Lands where it’s possible to redeem miles for upgrade awards at reduced levels.

The reduced upgrade levels are available for customers with tickets in the high value booking classes Y/B as well as M/H so not everybody will be able to profit from this reduction in mileage requirement.

Reader Comment: Suspect Email From Conrad Miami (Came From Gmail Address)

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us a weird email from Conrad Miami that had come from a Google’s Gmail email address trying to cook the after stay quality score evaluation.

Conrad Miami

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: Turkish Airlines BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR/LGW), United Kingdom to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from £1,577 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Turkish Airlines and their 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 airfare-related findings or questions.

Top Hotel Promotions August 2018

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

Hilton Honors Lufthansa Miles&More Bonus Miles

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

UPDATE: Swedish Mom Jailed In Dubai For Drinking A Glass Of Wine On Emirates Flight!

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We now have more information what happened to that Swedish passenger who got arrested in Dubai (read more here) for allegedly having glass of wine on Emirates flight from London who also had some issues with her visa.

Emirates Drinks

Turns out that her Swedish passport had expired. She had been asked to change her return flight and buy 96-hour visa available for Iranian citizens (passport she also had that was still valid). Things appears to have gone south from there.

Alaska Airlines Double Mileage Plan Miles For Select Condor Flights October 1 – April 30, 2019

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Alaska Airlines has launched new Mileage Plan promotion for Condor flights take from select North American cities to Frankfurt.

Condor

Mileage Plan members earn double miles for Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class flights between October 1 – April 30, 2019.

LAST CALL: IHG Rewards Club Mexico, Latin America & Caribbean 50% Off Reward Sale For Stays Through October 27, 2018 (Book By August 13)

IHG Rewards Club quietly launched early last week their traditional 50% off award sale for stays at select hotels in Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean that is about to end.

IHG Rewards Club Latin America Award Sale

The award sale is valid for stays through October 27, 2018 and must be booked by this coming Monday (August 13).

Reader Question: Worth Paying $800 To Renew Emirates Gold Status?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us an email regarding an email that he had received from Emirates after dropping from Gold to Silver offering buy back to Gold for $800 and if he should accept it or not?

Emirates Buy Gold

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UPDATE: Marriott Rewards Travel Package Conversion Email

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Yesterday, I wrote (access here) about an email that Marriott Rewards has been sending out to some members who has Travel Package certificates sitting on their account attached or unattached (I haven’t received this communication like  many other members).

Marriott Rewards Travel Packages 2018

Marriott Rewards originally communicated that “floater certificates” would be converted to points. This doesn’t, however, apply to these Travel Package Certificates (was unclear). They will be converted to new certs (at what value is still unclear).

Compensation Clinic: Lufthansa Delayed Baggage Compensation For Emergency Purchases (First Refused To Pay Full Amount)

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Our Compensation Clinic case this week handles a Lufthansa claim for delayed baggage in France that took a several for Lufthansa to even reply to and which they at first didn’t want to pay 100%.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here once a week, every Sunday.

Marriott & SPG Platinum & Platinum Premier Gift Choice Options

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SPG members that have reached 50 nights during the calendar year have been able to choose one of the gifts that have changed several times over the years. Marriott Rewards has never offered anything to its members.

SPG Marriott Platinum & Platinum Premier Gift Choice

Now when Marriott and SPG programs are merging on Saturday next week (August 18, 2018), there will be Platinum Gift Choice at 50 nights and another Platinum Premier Gift Choice at 75 nights.

Airfare of the Day: Xiamen Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), USA to Melbourne (MEL), Australia from $2,415 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Xiamen Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between Los Angeles and Melbourne.

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

Iberia Plus Buy Avios Groupon Special August, 2018

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Iberia Plus program continues their Avios sales using Groupon in Spain and has launched a new offer (expiry unclear).

Iberia Plus Buy Avios GroupOn

You can buy several packages of variable Avios amounts (at around 1.25 euro cents each) depending what redemption you might be eyeing at.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package Conversion Email

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Marriott Rewards has been very quiet what it will do with the hotel certificates that are from the Travel Packages after the Marriott Rewards and SPG programs are merged on August 18, 2018.

Marriott Rewards Travel Certificate

Late on Friday, Marriott Rewards started sending out the email above to members that have these certificates sitting on their account informing that they should attach them to reservations or plan not doing anything with them for a month while they are being converted.

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