Air Canada Raises Its Air Transat Bid From $13 To $18 Per Share

Air Canada today announced that it would raise its bid for each Air Transat share from C$13 to C$18, winning the backing of a main Air Transat shareholder.

Air Transat

The purchase still requires approval from the Transport Canada and Competition Bureau.

Reader Email: Royal Ambassador Status and London Park Lane. I’m leaving IHG.


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us an email about InterContinental Royal Ambassador member benefits at the Park Lane-property in London.

InterContinental London park Lane

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What Mistakes Can You Find In Hilton Auckland’s Welcome Letter?


There are often welcome letters for loyalty program elite members at full service hotels. I like these, as they often clarify the benefits at a specific property.

Hilton Auckland

Sometimes they are flat out wrong or include unintended mistakes however. I am often rolling my eyes reading them, like this one that I got at the Hilton’s only property in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hotel Promotions Update For Best Western, Choice, Hyatt, Radisson & Wyndham (August 2019)

Here’s a look at hotel promotions for Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Hyatt, Radisson and Wyndham Rewards that you can take advantage of this month.

Best Western Rewards Asia Double Points Fall 2019

We have covered Hilton Honors (access here), IHG Rewards Club (access here) and Marriott Bonvoy (access here) promotions for this month already.

Radisson Reward For Business 10,000 Bonus Points Per Event Through February 29, 2020

Radisson Rewards for Business has launched new bonus opportunity for Meeting and Event planners.

Radisson Rewards 10,000 Bonus Points

Members can earn 10,000 bonus points for each meeting or event in the North and South America through February 29, 2020 if booked between August 1 – September 9.

JetBlue & Lyft Ending Partnership To Earn Miles On Lyft Rides From September 9th, 2019

JetBlue and Lyft have announced that they will be ending their partnership to earn TrueBlue miles on rideshare services as per September 9th, 2019.

The partnership existed since 2016 and Lyft has since expanded their co-operations to other partners such as Hilton which will remain even after TrueBlue will break away.

Airfare of the Day: Vietnam Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Sydney (SYD), Australia to Frankfurt (FRA), Germany/Paris (CDG), France/London (LHR), United Kingdom from $3,000/AU$4,420 Round Trip


Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Vietnam Airlines and their business class promotional round trip fares between Sydney and Europe.

Image: Vietnam Airlines

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IHG Rewards Club JEJUair 1,000 Points Sign Up + 4,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Through December 31, 2019


IHG Rewards Club has launched new offer for JEJUair (really for everyone) members that can earn 1,000 bonus sign up between August 1 – 14, 2019.

IHG Rewards Club JEJUair

Then there is a bonus of 4,000 points per stay in South East Asia and Korea booked using special rate by October 31 for stays until December 31, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels New Airline Partner: Oman Air Sinbad

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Le Club AccorHotels launched a partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL) late last year (read more here) and has now added another airline to its ever expanding list of airlines.

Oman Air

Oman Air’s Sinbad frequent flier program has become a partner but unfortunately with a points to miles conversion exception.

Airfare of the Day: Swiss / Lufthansa BUSINESS CLASS Sao Paulo (GRU), Brazil to Lisboa (LIS), Portugal from $1,520/R$5,993 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Swiss and Lufthansa, and their 2nd level business excursion round trip fares between Sao Paulo and Lisbon.

Torre de Belém, Lisbon. Image:

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Suite Saturdays: Waterfall Suite @ InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland.

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Waterafall Suite, a 80 m2 1-bedroom suite at the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland.

Image: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

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Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Awards & Bonus Miles Destinations For September 2019

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles is celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout 2019 and has promotions for award discounts and bonus miles monthly.

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles August 2019

Miles&Smiles just released new destinations that require 30% fewer miles for awards or 30% bonus redeemable ones in September this year. You must issue the tickets between August 1 – September 30.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club Easy Deals September 1 – October 31, 2019 (Book By August 31)


Qatar Airways Privilege Club has launched new up to 50% off Easy Deals for travel between September 1 – October 31, 2019.

Discover Qatar Stopover Package

Members that redeem their Qmiles can save 30%, 40% or 50% on their flights between Doha and select cities if booked by August 31.

United Airlines Flight Attendant Passes Out Drunk For The Entire Flight, Charged With Criminal Public Intoxication – TERMINATED!


A United Airlines Express flight attendant has been caught on video appearing intoxicated with a slurring voice and following take off, passing out for the entire duration of the flight.

Following complaints to local law enforcement, police officers boarded the aircraft after arrival at the terminals and detected a breathalyzer result five times over the legal limit for flight attendants.

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