Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to ANA and their basic season premium economy sell-up non-refundable round trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Bangkok (BKK), Thailand.
Southwest Airlines has launched its first Rapid Rewards points sale of 2021 that is valid for purchases made until January 27.
You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction before any possible bonuses, which is also the daily maximum. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a calendar year.
Service Properties Trust (SVC) has operated hundreds of hotels under IHG, Marriott, Wyndham, Radisson, and Hyatt brands. They appear to be in the process of converting most of them to Sonesta, of which the company owns 34%.
Hyatt has informed SVC that it intends to hand over the keys of 22 Hyatt Place hotels back to SVC after exhausting the $50M minimum guaranty. Some of these hotels may continue trading under Hyatt brands in the future, however.
Unfortunately there has been a fire at the beautiful Andaman Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott in Langkawi, Malaysia and the property has been totally destroyed.
A crew of 40 firefighters has tried over a long period of time to get the fire under control which has pretty much gutted the resort.
Turkish Airlines has launched an excellent 40% off sale valid for both economy and business cabins, including one-way and return flights.
The discount is eligible for travel between April 1 – December 31, 2021, and must be booked January 13 – 15.
Last month we wrote about Hilton Honors campaign allowing their Diamond members to nominate a person of their choice to either Gold or Diamond status depending on the amount of nights they spent in 2020.
Many members including myself never got the invitation email to do so until the deadline of January 31, 2021 so I decided to chase it up with Hilton and then gift the status to one of my friends.
Remember to Get Your British Airways Data Breach Class Action Claims In By March 19, 2021 – Up To 2,000 GBP Payment Per Class Member
British Airways was hacked in 2018, and more than 420,000 passengers and employees had their personal information and credit card data stolen.
The Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK on behalf of all EU/EEA member states intended to fine the airline £183M that was lowered to a mere £20M due to the Covid-19’s effect on BA’s business and balance sheet.
More nations have started to require a negative Covid-19 test to board flights destined to the country. Some require expensive and sometimes hard to get PCR-RT while others accept an antigen one too (faster and cheap).
The United States is joining countries that require all air arrivals, including its citizens and residents, to have a negative viral test (I would assume antigen is acceptable too) administered no longer than 3 days before departure.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has sent an email out to members surprising with a new feature that would be rolled out in the next year (2022), namely a new top tier elite level with 100,000 miles requirement.
Alaska Airlines is also in the process of joining Oneworld Alliance on March 31, 2021 and has already implemented changes to its Mileage Plan frequent flier program to align itself with partners carriers.
Hertz Gold Plus back in May 2021 extended elite tiers through January 31, 2022.
Now, points expiry has been waived for Five Star and Presidents Circle members through December 31, 2021, while also lowering the elite qualification requirements.