Lufthansa Catering Issues & Strike November 30 – December 3, 2019

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Lufthansa has been in the process of offloading its LSG Sky Chefs unit and reached an agreement with Gate Gourmet this past week to sell the company its European operations.

Lufthansa Asparagus

LSG Sky Chefs employees have engaged in activities in the past few months that has resulted in limited catering in some/many of Lufthansa’s European flights. Now, short-haul flights are mostly not catered Saturday to Monday, and minimal food and beverages are available on long-haul flights on Monday. Lufthansa reimburses customer expenses for buying food and drinks before flights.

Compensation Clinic: Malfunctioning Premium Internet Onboard Celebrity Eclipse Cruise


For the first time ever the Compensation Clinic will take to the seas where I recently had a very bad experience with the premium internet onboard the Celebrity Eclipse.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a different compensation case at least once a week.

Suite Saturdays: Junior Suite Overwater Motu Bungalow @ InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa, French Polynesia


Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a 69 m2 1-bedroom overwater Motu bungalow at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa.

Image: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

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Airfare of the Day: TAP Air Portugal BUSINESS CLASS Dublin (DUB), Ireland to Chicago (ORD), United States from 624€ One Way

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to TAP and their business one way special excursion fares between Dublin and Chicago.


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Marriott Bonvoy Elite Qualifying Nights & Points Change


Marriott Bonvoy has made a significant change to what counts as elite qualifying nights and what stays are valid for points effective November 25, 2019.

These changes mainly affect Marriott employees, and Friends & Family that can now earn points and elite status from their discounted stays.

Accor Plus Update November 2019

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Le Club AccorHotels, name changing to ALL on December 3rd, has several paid membership programs, including ibis Business (comes with Gold-status), Business Plus, and Accor Plus (comes with Silver).

We have previously covered Accor Plus that comes with excellent benefits for stays in Asia-Pacific, including 50% dining discount, free night cert or two, and access to deeply discounted Red Hot Rooms-rates.

Is Hongkong Airlines On The Verge Of Going Under? Routes Cut & Staff Payments Delayed!

Hongkong Airlines is causing worry this weekend as news broke the carrier now has difficulties paying it’s staff and is also cutting a lot of routes including all long haul flights.

Hong Kong’s aviation authority is monitoring the situation and already hinted at regulatory action which could include a mandatory restructuring or revoking the carriers operating license.

Best Western Rewards 20% Gift Card Bonus Through December 2, 2019


Best Western Rewards yesterday launched their Cyber Sale offer that allows buying gift cards at a bonus.

Best Western Rewards Black Friday Weekend Gift Card Offer

Members can buy Travel Cards, as Best Western calls their gift cards, at a 20% bonus through December 2, 2019. You can buy up to $1,000 worth and get a $200 bonus.

Berlin New Airport (BER) To Open October 31, 2020


Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) yesterday announced the much-awaited opening date for the new Berlin airport that will carry the BER airport code.

BER is now set to open on October 31, 2020, nine years late and over three times the budget. The original estimate was 2B euros, but the costs have already ballooned to 7B.

PREVIEW: Hilton Asia Pacific Year-End Up To 25% Off Sale For Stays Through September 30, 2020


Hilton is about to launch their year-end sale for stays at participating hotels in Australasia, India, Southeast Asia, Greater China, Japan, Korea, and Guam.

Members can save up to (mostly) 25% off their stays through September 30, 2020. This sale is available for bookings between December 3 and January 12, 2020. The booking window for Greater China properties is extended until February 1.

Marriott Bonvoy Birthday Gift Gone Or Not?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question using Twitter about Marriott Bonvoy’s birthday gift, whether it is still around or not?

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.

IHG Rewards Club 30% Off Worldwide Cyber Sale For Stays Through May 31, 2020 (Book By December 6)

IHG Rewards Club earlier this month launched a sale (read more here) that has now been spiced up to a 30% discount for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

IHG Rewards Club Cyber Sale 2019

Members can save 30% off their stays through May 31, 2020, and must be booked by December 6.

Fabulous Fridays: Thai Airways Royal Orchid Spa Renovations At Bangkok Airport

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Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is the Thai Airways Royal Orchid Spa at Bangkok International Airport which appears to have received a an urgently needed facelift in recent months.

The treatment rooms as well as the massage cubicles have both received a soft renovation according to the staff after the haven’t been upkept for several years.

Hilton Honors Holiday Discount 2019

Hilton Honors has upped its Honors discount for the holidays that allows members to save up to 17%.

Hilton Honors Holiday Discount 2019

Members save anywhere from 7% to 22% by booking in advance (I assume that the 2% extra discount is factored in).

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