Reminder: Stow Your Own Carry On – Can’t Lift It? Then Check It!

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In the last couple of weeks a few stories made headlines where passengers were demanding flight attendants to lift their carry on baggage for them into the overhead bin and personally I think that’s just wrong.

Carryon

Apart from common courtesy of not asking someone else to lift your bag into the overhead when it’s not part of their job description some passengers do so because ‘they can’t lift it themselves’.

Hilton HHonors 25,000 Bonus Points WinBack Promotion (Register By January 12, 2017)

Hilton HHonors has launched fourth targeted WinBack promotion for 25,000 bonus points within 90 days of registration that must happen by January 12, 2017.

Hilton HHonors WinBack 25000 Bonus Points August 1 - January 12 2017

This offer requires the stay to be minimum of four nights to be eligible for the bonus points.

DHL Aircraft Overshoots The Runway At Bergamo Airport And Comes To Halt On Public Road

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A DHL Cargo plane arriving at Bergamo, Italy from Paris didn’t manage to stop on time and ended up overshooting the runway before coming to a halt on a public road behind the runway.

DHL Plane

Thankfully nobody was harmed in this still very serious incident but the motorists now have to somehow circumvent the big bird that is stranded on their road.

InterContinental Moscow’s Minibar Gets Royal Ambassador Treatment

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about Royal Ambassador treatment at the InterContinental hotel in Moscow where the hotel is cutting corners.

InterContinental Moscow Minibar

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Last Call To Buy United Mileage Plus Miles With Up To 100% Bonus – Ends August 15th 2016!

United Airlines mileage sale campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus is going into the last week, ending on August 15th.

United Buy MilesThis is one of the best sales United had so far and it can very well make sense to purchase at these low prices depending on your route.

Airberlin To Introduce Business Class On European & German Flights

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Airberlin made an announcement today that they are going to introduce business class for European and German flights that previously have been economy only.

Airberlin Shorthaul Business Class

This is “European” style business class which means that it is the basic economy seating with just middle seat blocked. Airberlin states that only the first row is classified as business (4 seats).

Reader Question: Air France Flight Delay & Compensation

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent an email regarding a flight delay issue with Air France and getting compensated for it.

Reader Question Air France Delay Compensation

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

Hilton HHonors 50,000 Bonus Points WinBack Promotion (Register By January 12, 2017)

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Hilton HHonors has launched third targeted WinBack promotion for 50,000 bonus points within 90 days of registration that must happen by January 12, 2017.

Hilton HHonors WinBack 50000 Bonus Points August 1 - January 12 2017

This offer requires the stay be minimum of four nights to be eligible for the bonus points.

OK Or Not? InterContinental Singapore After Stay Survey Reminder?

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Many hotels try to ensure that their feedback ratings on various formats such as TripAdvisor or hotel chain’s own platform are as good as possible.

IC SIN

Then there are these after stay survey emails that loyalty program members often receive after their directly booked stays. Many hotels are internally ranked based on how well they perform on these surveys and sometimes pay could also be linked to them.

British Muslim Woman Detained For Reading Book About Syria On Board Thomson Airways Flight

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A British woman was arrested upon her return to the UK after a Thomson Airways Flight Attendant made a complaint against her to police for reading a book about Syria on her outbound flight to Turkey 2 weeks earlier.

Thomson Airways

Upon arrival the woman was taken into custody for questioning under one of the UK’s draconian security acts that allows law enforcement to detain individuals without grounds for a limited time.

Is American Airlines Pressuring Their Pilots To Cut Corners In Favor Of Keeping A Tight Schedule?

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Everyone likes to get to his destination on time but we all would like to actually get there safely which might be in contrast to what American Airlines management has in mind, keeping schedule performance as first priority.

AAmerican B767

A recent memo of American’s COO set off alarm bells with the pilots union as they interpret it as ‘pilot pushing’ which might lead to compromising safety regulations if followed.

Fabulous Fridays: Fixing Things While Traveling

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Fabulous Fridays this week is about using healthcare facilities in other countries while traveling to fix things while saving money and time.

Fabulous Fridays Fixing Things While Traveling

The other week I needed to pay a visit to a doctor to get small thing fixed. There are quite a few hospital and clinics that both western and Thai customers use in Bangkok. The most well known is probably Bumrungrad in Sukhumvit but I have used BNH that is located in Soi Convent (Silom).

SPG Pro Triple Your Rewards For Meetings Until December 31, 2016 (Book By October 31)

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has a promotion for SPG Pro members that can earn triple Starpoints for meetings until the end of the 2016 that are booked by October 31.

SPG Pro Triple Your Rewards

Members may earn up to 40,000 bonus Starpoints per eligible event (max 50 rooms per night).

Lufthansa Ends oil&energyclub

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Lufthansa has been sending out emails this week to the members of its oil&energyclub about ending of the program that a reader forwarded me.

Lufthansa oil&energyclub

Many airlines were courting energy sector employees during the boom but due to recent downturn in have curtailed the program benefits.

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