IHG Rewards Avid Quadruple Points August 2 – November 30, 2021

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IHG has launched a new bonus opportunity for stays at the Avid branded hotels between August 2 – November 30, 2021.

IHG Rewards members earn quadruple points for stays consumed during the promotional period after registering for this offer.

Finland Removes Internal Schengen Border Checks & Fully Vaccinated Allowed To Enter From Everywhere From July 26, 2021

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Finland has today changed the entry requirements that allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter freely, as long as they can enter the Schengen area or hold a visa.

Also, the internal border checks from Schengen countries are no longer in place. Still, there are health checks to ensure that passengers comply with the entry rules of having been vaccinated, have a recent negative Covid-19 test result, or have recovered from the covid not more than six months ago.

IHG Hotel Discloses (By Accident) How Much They Get Paid For Award Stays

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I stayed at a rather horrible Candlewood Suites near LAX Airport this week using points and upon checkout the hotel handed me a receipt that was supposed to be internal – the reimbursement receipt for IHG Rewards Club.

Hotels pay a fee for all reservations that are made with a loyalty account attached and points credited but also receive an – often times low – reimbursement when a guest arrives with a points booking.

Reader Question: Compensation For Downgrade From Business To Economy On Alaska?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding a downgrade from business to the economy from San Francisco to Hawaii (not the best way to start a honeymoon).

Readers are encouraged to send us questions, comments, or opinions by email, FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. We’ll try to cover them here several times a week.

Hilton Go Employee And Friends & Family Rate Plans

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Much like Marriott (read more here), Hilton offers a very competing team member discount travel program and something for Friends & Family of those employees as well.

Hilton calls the employee discounts “Go Hilton Team Member” and the rates are really low when available, Friends & Family “Go Hilton Family Friends Rate” and “Go Hilton Extra FFTP.”

Airfare of the Day [First Class] BRITISH AIRWAYS Houston to Zurich from $2,991

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their midweek first class non-discountable round trip fares between Houston (IAH), USA and Zurich (ZRH), Switzerland.

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Alitalia Operations To End October 14 & Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA) Begins October 15, 2021

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There has been more information coming out of Italy and Brussels on how the Italian government plans to end the current misery of the loss-making Alitalia, which has been in administration since 2017, and form a new “national” airline of Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA).

Brussels has given the green light for Italy to fund the new airline, but it cannot be merely a handover of assets from Alitalia to ITA, but they must be auctioned off. In addition, tickets issued for Alitalia flights past October 14, 2021, cannot be used for flights on the new airline.

Nearly All Alaska Airlines Lounges Have Just Exited The Priority Pass Network (Yet Again)

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Three years after a first mass exodus of Alaska Airlines Lounge locations from the Priority Pass network most lounges have rejoined in February but since yesterday all but one appear to have exited the system yet again.

As of today, July 24th 2021 only the New York JFK location will continue to accept Priority Pass, all others have stopped acceptance after a policy change that saw ties between AS/PP severed.

Compensation Clinic: Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid

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This week the Compensation Clinic case deals with a Hyatt-affiliated hotel in Spain called Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and include photos. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here regularly.

Suite Saturdays: Club Ocean Front Corner Suite @ Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Club Ocean Front Corner Suite, a 101 sq.m./1,087 sq.ft. 1-bedroom suite at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun.

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] SKYTEAM Helsinki to Miami from 997€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta/Air France/KLM and their midweek business class promotional round trip fares between Helsinki (HEL), Finland and Miami (MIA), USA.

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British Airways 20% Off Flights To/From UK Through May 25, 2022 (Book By July 25)

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British Airways has launched a flight discount promotion to celebrate Team GB and ParalympicsGB.

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You can book flights to/from the UK using promotional codes TeamGB1 and TeamGB2 for travel through May 25, 2022. However, you must book by July 25.

Marriott Bonvoy Clarifies “Guaranteed Platinum Elite/Titanium Elite Welcome Gift” Benefit

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Marriott has always offered, at least as long as I have been a member – 20 or so years, Elite Benefit Guarantees for its loyalty program members.

Hotels that fail to offer you a welcome amenity choice, walk you to another hotel, or don’t provide breakfast or alternative must provide the compensation on the spot in cash. , Marriott has now clarified certain benefits.

GOL Smiles Ends Award Redemption Partnership With Delta Air Lines Effective July 26, 2021

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Another one bites the dust: GOL Smiles has just sent out an email to its members informing them that they are ending their miles redemption partnership with Delta Air Lines as per July 26, 2021.

Back in early June, GOL ceased their partnership with Qatar Airways and now it appears Delta is going away as well.

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