UPDATE: French Air Traffic Controller Strike November 15 -17, 2017 (British Airways Travel Waiver)

France will have a general strike on Thursday and Air Traffic Controllers will be participating starting on Wednesday evening resulting in flight cancellations/delays. British Airways has now issued travel waiver but Air France strangely has not.

Air France Potential Cabin Crew Strike March 18 – 20, 2017 (Rebooking Already Allowed)

These strikes not only affect French air traffic but to/from neighboring countries too that need access the France’s airspace. Traffic to/from Spain is especially hard hit.

Hilton Honors Winter Weekends Up To 25% Off Sale For Europe, Middle East & Africa Through December 31, 2018 (Book By January 31)

Hilton Honors is about to launch their popular Winter Weekends sale for up to 25% off of stays through December 31, 2018, in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hilton Honors Winter Sale

This really is a weekend sale (not just a winter one) and many hotels in Europe have midweek availability between December 9 and January 9, 2018 due to lower occupancy around the holidays.

French Air Traffic Controller Strike November 15 -17, 2017

A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a travel alert that he had received from their corporate agent informing potential travel disruption in and around France due to general strike on November 16, 2017, that Air Traffic Controllers have decided to participate.

Air France

These strikes not only affect French air traffic but to/from neighboring countries too that need access the France’s airspace. Traffic to/from Spain is especially hard hit.

SPG Pay Your Birth Year For The Second Night (And Perhaps Third) In The United States, Canada & Caribbean

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SPG has interesting rate plan where the price of the second and sometimes the third night is dependent of your birth year. This especially good for those born in 2000 that turn 18 next year and will have their second night and/or third adjusted to ZERO.

SPG Pay Your Birth Year

This rate offer is available for weekend stays at participating hotels in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. Some resorts may add $100 to the birth year but this is disclosed in the rate rules.

Air France Cabin Crew Detained In Buenos Aires Over Upgrade Issues & Masturbation Allegations On Inbound Flight

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A number of Air France cabin crew members have been detained following their flight to Buenos Aires as they allegedly failed to protect a female passenger from a man masturbating in the seat next to her.

Interesting detail: The same passenger (who is the daughter of an Argentinian politician, now magistrate judge) earlier requested an upgrade to Business Class and got shot down by the cabin crew.

Copa ConnectMiles & AeroMexico Club Premier Up To 2,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay Caribbean & Latin America October 15 – January 15, 2018

Marriott Reward has launched new bonus miles promotion for Copa ConnectMiles or AeroMexico Club Premier member stays at participating hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Copa ConnectMiles & AeroMexico Club Premier Up To 2,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay Caribbean & Latin America October 15 – January 15, 2018

Members can earn 500 to 2,000 bonus miles per minimum two night stay (depending on the brand) between October 15 – January 15, 2018, when making the booking using promotional code MR6 and booking the associated rate.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart Effective December 7, 2017

Singapore Airlines today announced changes coming to its KrisFlyer Star Alliance awards effective December 7, 2017.

Singapore Airlines Award Devaluation

Business and first class awards will cost mostly more, partner awards will theoretically be available for bookings online and dealing with KrisFlyer over the phone will cost $25.

Reader Comment: Renewing Ambassador Status – Which Option To Choose?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader left a comment to a recent piece that Sebastian wrote about signing up for the Ambassador membership (read more here) that I thought was worth featuring.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Package

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.

British Airways Executive Club Buy Avios 50% Bonus November 13 – 17, 2017

British Airways Executive Club has launched a new  Avios sale that comes with up to 50% bonus for purchases made between November 13 – 17, 2017.

British Airways Executive Club Avios Sale November 2017

British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been raised during this sale to 200,000.

Choice Privileges 5,000 Bonus Points For Booking Today (Nov 14) & 15% Discount For Booking On November 15, 2017 (Both For A Stay By Dec 31)

Choice Privileges is offering Members Only Madness deals this week and today’s offer is 5,000 bonus points for a stay booked by midnight and consumed by December 31, 2017.

Choice Privileges 5000 Bonus Points For A Stay

Tomorrow members can get 15% off of a stay that is booked by midnight too and consumed by years end.

Airfare of the Day: China Eastern Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Cebu, Phillipines to Madrid from $1150 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Eastern Airlines business class excursion round trip fares between The Philippines and Spain.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Le Club AccorHotels Up To 50% Off Worldwide Private Sale For Stays Up To Late 2018 (Book By November 23)

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched their new up to 50% off Worldwide Private Sales for Stays through November 2018 in some markets.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales November 2017

The discounts, minimum stay length and stay dates are region/country specific and can be found below. These rates are prepaid and noncancelable and must be booked by November 23, 2017 (sale inventory may be gone earlier).

Airfare of the Day: Turkish Airlines BUSINESS CLASS London to Bangkok from £1393 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Turkish Airlines Business Class excursion fares between London and Bangkok.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

Choice Privileges Buy Points 30% Discount November 13 – 17, 2017 (Cheap Way To Buy United Miles!)

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Choice Privileges has launched new 30% off campaign to purchase points valid 5 days only through November 17, 2017.

Choice Privileges Buy Points November 5 Day

Members can buy up to 50,000 points every calendar year and you must buy a minimum of 5,000 points to get the discount.

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