Iberia Promo Alert: up to 90k Extra Avios for Tickets Purchased on Iberia.com


From time to time Iberia launches rather interesting promos for extra avios. This weekend they’re currently running one with lots of potential, especially if you’re Europe-based and you have some spare time for a few mileage runs.

With this promo, Iberia Plus members can obtain up to 90k extra avios!

Accor Plus Extends To Include Fairmont & Swissotel Effective July 2, 2018 (Raffles Excluded)

Accor acquired FHRI that consists of Fairmont, Swissotel and Raffles brands back in late 2015 and these three brands will become Le Club AccorHotels participating (finally!) this July.

Accor Plus Fairmont & Swissotel

Accor Plus has emailed its members in Asia Pacific today (a LoyaltyLobby reader alerted me about this) that Fairmont and Swissotel will become program participating on that date and free night certificates can be used at these two brands starting in 2019. Accor Plus benefits won’t be available at Raffles locations, however.

British Airways Cancels Several Thousand £195 ‘Bargain Fares’ It Sold To Tel Aviv / Dubai, Claiming Error


British Airways, claiming an error, has decided to cancel several thousand tickets of customers who got in on a deal for £195 fares to both Tel Aviv and Dubai.

Passengers had already received their booking confirmations and e-tickets, yet the airline decided not to honor the sale of the flights which apparently had a base fare of £1 plus fees and airport taxes.

IHG Rewards Club 2,000 To 5,000 Bonus Points Per Stay In The Americas July 1 – September 16, 2018

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IHG Rewards Club has launched new bonus points offer for stays in the Americas this summer between July 1 – September 16, 2018.

IHG Rewards Club Up To 5,000 Bonus Points Per Stay In The Americas Summer 2018

Members can earn 2,000 or 5,000 bonus points per stay starting from the second one depending on the IHG brand for maximum of 30,000 bonus points during the promotion.

Hilton Honors 5,000 Bonus Points Per Night For Up To 30,000 Bonus Points Through January 31, 2019

Hilton Honors has launched new offer for select members that is valid for stays through January 31, 2019.

Hilton Honors 5,000 Bonus Points 2018

Members can earn 5,000 bonus points per night (minimum stay two nights) for up to six nights and 30,000 bonus points.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 54% 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 June 20 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: Aeroflot BUSINESS CLASS Stockholm (ARN), Sweden to Dubai (DXB), United Arab Emirates from 570 €/kr 6,070 Round Trip

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Aeroflot and their business class restricted round trip fares between Stockholm and Dubai.

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

Accor Decides Not Exercise Option To Buy Up To 10% Of Banyan Tree

Accor purchased 5% of Singapore based Banyan Tree hotel chain back in 2016 (read more here) with an option to up the stake to 10%.

Banyan Tree

Banyan Tree issued a press release yesterday that Accor had decided not to exercise that option. 

Apple Drama: Colorado Woman Has Global Entry Reinstated Following Congressman’s Intervention After Customs Violation


Two months ago a Colorado based passenger arrived at a U.S. point of entry from Paris on Delta Air Lines and the airline handed out fruits during the flight which the lady then decided to take off the plane, a decision that cost her $500 as well as her Global Entry membership.

The case caused headlines throughout the media and caught the attention of a Congressman from Colorado who intervened on the woman’s behalf with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), resulting in them reversing their decision.

Marriott Teams Up With Amazon’s Alexa To Provide Guest Services


Amazon yesterday announced that Marriott has teamed up with the company and would offer Alexa devices at select hotels in the United Stated starting this summer.

Marriott Amazon Alexa

Guest can use Alexa to place room service orders at hotels where this service still exists, place calls to the front desk and play music. Amazon plans to sell this service to other hotel operators.

Hilton Honors Airline Staff Leisure 25% To 50% Off Discount Rate


Hilton offers travel industry discounts of 25% to 50% off for airline employees staying outside of the United States.

Hilton Northolme Seychelles

The rate can be booked within 90 days of arrival and is not qualifying for night credits or points.

Airfare of the Day: Lufthansa/Swiss International Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Vienna (VIE), Austria to Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC from 1,396 €/$ 1,612/HKD 12,660 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa/Swiss International Airlines and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between Austria and Hong Kong.

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

IHG Closes US Contact Centers And Moves Them To Jamaica & Dominican Republic


A LoyaltyLobby reader, who previously worked for IHG at one of their US contact centers, dropped me an email email today that IHG was closing both Salt Lake City and Charleston centers and moving the functions to Jamaica and Dominican Republic.

IHG Charleston

Number of IHG employees from Charleston went to Santo Domingo recently to train these new third party contractors without knowing that their own office would be closed.

Between 2004 – 2016 French Air Traffic Controllers Were On Strike 254 Days!


French senate committee had released an interesting report about the state of the Air Traffic Control in the country that was leaked to the local press and it was quite eye opening.

Air France HOP

Between the 12 year span the air traffic controllers had been on strike for 254 days. The airlines were losing 300 million euros per year due to inefficiencies in the French air space and it counts for 33% of all the delays in Europe.

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