AirAsia Moving To Main Terminal In Kuala Lumpur By January 1, 2017

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When I was on a Malaysia Airlines flight from the newly opened Phuket International Airport yesterday (more on that tomorrow), I browsed through a Malaysian paper and found interesting news about AirAsia.

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AirAsia and its various Asian affiliates that fly to Kuala Lumpur first used the budget terminal (really BUDGET) and moved to the separate KLIA2 terminal back in 2014 (probably haven’t been there). Now, the airline is supposedly moving to the main terminal used by Malaysian Airlines and all the other major carriers by January 1, 2017.

Hilton HHonors 5,000 Bonus Points For Paying With Visa November 1 – January 31, 2017

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Hilton HHonors has launched a new onetime bonus of 5,000 points per stay for those that book using their app, pay using a Visa card and stay between November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017.

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The text refers to just stay but the terms and conditions state that this bonus is PER STAY indicating that you could earn this bonus unlimited number of times.

Le Club AccorHotels Double Points Select Switzerland Hotels December 11 – 31, 2016

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a double points offer for stays at select cities in Switzerland between December 11 – 31, 2016.

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You must register for this promotion on Accor’s website and book between November 1 – December 31.

Hilton HHonors EVA Air Up To Triple Infinity MileageLands Miles For Stays October 15 – December 31, 2016

Hilton HHonors has launched a new offer for EVA Air frequent fliers that can earn up to triple Infinity MileageLands miles for stays October 15 – December 31, 2016.

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Members earn triple miles for their stays in Asia-Pacific and double miles for their stays elsewhere. Registration for this promotion is required.

Qatar Airways Premium Class Worldwide Companion Fare Sale For Travel November 15 – June 15, 2017 (Book By November 7) + Double Qmiles

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Qatar Airways has launched a new premium cabin companion sale for travel between November 15, 2016 – June 15, 2017 (with some blackout dates) that must be booked by November 7.

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Qatar Airways has separate double Qmiles offer (don’t need to book this sale to qualify) for travel between November 15 – June 15, 2017. You must register for this offer by December 15 and book between November 1 – 7.

PREVIEW: Le Club AccorHotels Up To 50% Off Booking Festival For Stays November 18 – March 5, 2017 (Book November 10 – 12)

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Le Club AccorHotels is about to launch a “Booking Festival” sale for up to 50% off to celebrate the Chinese “Back Friday” called Double 11 (Singles Day).

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The sale is valid for stays between November 18, 2016 – March 5, 2017, and must be booked November 10 – 12.

Singapore Airlines Krisflyer Award Sale: 30% Off Economy & Premium Economy Awards To Select Destinations (Travel Between Feb 6 – March 31st 2017)

Singapore Airlines has a new promotion for their KrisFlyer members offering a 30% discount off awards in Economy and Premium Economy to select destinations in February/March 2017.

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This promotion actually has a wide range of available destinations (including mainstream ones) where this discount applies, and given the low fuel surcharges for SIA nowadays it might be worth it.

Rocketmiles 3,000 Bonus Miles Most Partners For The First Booking By November 4, 2016 (Stay Can Be Far Out)

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Rocketmiles has launched a new offer for 3,000 bonus miles valid with most partners for the first hotel booking using the service but only until November 4, 2016.

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This means that you can earn 3,000 bonus miles in addition to the regular miles of 500 to 10,000 per night that you earn (even for one night stay).

Whine Wednesdays: Completely Inadequate Customer Service at British Airways Terminal 5 B/C Satellite Terminals

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It’s another Whine Wednesday and today I’m writing about something that I experienced a few days ago at London Heathrow Terminal 5 while departing on British Airways: Lack of manned Service Counters.

ba-help-deskBritish Airways operations in Heathrow were a disaster on Monday due to fog in the morning and then delays and lack of available ground services rolled themselves into the late evening.

Club Carlson Double Gold Points Or Elite Qualifying Nights November 1 – December 31, 2016

Club Carlson has launched their year-end promotion that is either double Gold Points or double elite qualifying nights for stays between November 1 – December 31, 2016.

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Members that choose double points will earn 40 Gold Points per USD charged and those that choose double elite qualifying nights have their first 20 nights during the promotional period doubled.

Airline Contracted Hotel Rates For Distressed Passengers And How To Still Get Elite Benefits

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The other day I was caught up in a delay situation on the way to Hong Kong, and after missing my connection there I pushed British Airways to provide me with a Hotel Voucher as a distressed passenger.

ba-voucher-hotelAirlines usually have hotels around the airport contracted to provide them with special rates should they require to put up passengers due to delays, cancellations or missed connections.

S7 Airlines Again Available For Award Bookings On British Airways’ Website

British Airways has had a rocky year when it comes to booking some partner awards on its website.

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Back in June, the airline removed the ability to book some Cathay Pacific and Dragonair awards within seven days of departure and in July made S7 awards disappear altogether, although one could continue to book them over the phone.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Enrollment Offer?

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Several readers have sent us emails over the past two weeks about mysterious “Ambassador Enrollment” offers that have suddenly appeared on their “My Offer Status” (access here).

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IHG Rewards Club has in the past had several offers to get an Ambassador status for a few InterContinental stays. I wondered if this would have been the case this time around as well. I actually probed what this offer might be by contacting the IHG spokesperson. Reply was promised but not received as of today.

Emirates & GOL Codeshare & Frequent Flier Partnership Launch Effective November 1, 2016

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Emirates and GOL, the Brazilian low cost carrier, have launched their codeshare and frequent flier partnership effective today (November 1, 2016).

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Emirates and GOL frequent fliers can earn and redeem miles on each others flights effective. The airlines’ have updated their reflective website for earnings info.

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