PREVIEW: Choice Privileges Black Friday & Cyber Monday 20% Off Sale November 22 – 28, 2017

Choice Privileges has unveiled their Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers that are available for bookings between November 22 – 28, 2017.

Choice Privileges Back Friday & Cyber Monday 2017

Choice Privileges members can save 20% off of their bookings made minimum of 7, 14, 21 or 30 days advance of their stay (depends of hotels loaded advance policy).

Airfare of the Day: Saudia BUSINESS CLASS Cairo to New York City from $924 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Saudi Arabian Airlines basic season business class promotional round trip fares from Cairo to New York City.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 35% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes November 15 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Original Routing Credit: Why It Can Pay Off To Ask For A Different Airline When Experiencing Irregular Operations

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Every so often travelers experience interruptions in their travel plans when flights are delayed or cancelled and then people might find themselves rebooked on a different airline than originally booked.

Even if the new flight is on a different alliance that doesn’t partner with your frequent flyer program there is still a way you can not only get the miles for your original booking but also double dip and earn miles at a second program.

Le Club AccorHotels MyResorts Asia-Pacific Private Sale Sweepstakes 100 Members Win 150,000 Points Each!

Le Club AccorHotels has launched interesting sweepstakes for members that book a stay at participating MyResort properties in Asia-Pacific during the current Private Sales (read more here).

Le Club AccorHotels MyResorts Asia-Pacific Private Sale Sweepstakes 100 Members Win 150,000 Points Each

Le Club AccorHotels will randomly choose 100 members and each will get 150,000 points (worth 3,000 euros) that they can use for stays or convert to airline miles.

UPDATE: French Air Traffic Controller Strike November 15 -17, 2017 (British Airways Travel Waiver)

France will have a general strike on Thursday and Air Traffic Controllers will be participating starting on Wednesday evening resulting in flight cancellations/delays. British Airways has now issued travel waiver but Air France strangely has not.

Air France Potential Cabin Crew Strike March 18 – 20, 2017 (Rebooking Already Allowed)

These strikes not only affect French air traffic but to/from neighboring countries too that need access the France’s airspace. Traffic to/from Spain is especially hard hit.

Hilton Honors Winter Weekends Up To 25% Off Sale For Europe, Middle East & Africa Through December 31, 2018 (Book By January 31)

Hilton Honors is about to launch their popular Winter Weekends sale for up to 25% off of stays through December 31, 2018, in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hilton Honors Winter Sale

This really is a weekend sale (not just a winter one) and many hotels in Europe have midweek availability between December 9 and January 9, 2018 due to lower occupancy around the holidays.

French Air Traffic Controller Strike November 15 -17, 2017

A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me a travel alert that he had received from their corporate agent informing potential travel disruption in and around France due to general strike on November 16, 2017, that Air Traffic Controllers have decided to participate.

Air France

These strikes not only affect French air traffic but to/from neighboring countries too that need access the France’s airspace. Traffic to/from Spain is especially hard hit.

SPG Pay Your Birth Year For The Second Night (And Perhaps Third) In The United States, Canada & Caribbean

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SPG has interesting rate plan where the price of the second and sometimes the third night is dependent of your birth year. This especially good for those born in 2000 that turn 18 next year and will have their second night and/or third adjusted to ZERO.

SPG Pay Your Birth Year

This rate offer is available for weekend stays at participating hotels in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. Some resorts may add $100 to the birth year but this is disclosed in the rate rules.

Air France Cabin Crew Detained In Buenos Aires Over Upgrade Issues & Masturbation Allegations On Inbound Flight

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A number of Air France cabin crew members have been detained following their flight to Buenos Aires as they allegedly failed to protect a female passenger from a man masturbating in the seat next to her.

Interesting detail: The same passenger (who is the daughter of an Argentinian politician, now magistrate judge) earlier requested an upgrade to Business Class and got shot down by the cabin crew.

Copa ConnectMiles & AeroMexico Club Premier Up To 2,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay Caribbean & Latin America October 15 – January 15, 2018

Marriott Reward has launched new bonus miles promotion for Copa ConnectMiles or AeroMexico Club Premier member stays at participating hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Copa ConnectMiles & AeroMexico Club Premier Up To 2,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay Caribbean & Latin America October 15 – January 15, 2018

Members can earn 500 to 2,000 bonus miles per minimum two night stay (depending on the brand) between October 15 – January 15, 2018, when making the booking using promotional code MR6 and booking the associated rate.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Devalues Star Alliance Award Chart Effective December 7, 2017

Singapore Airlines today announced changes coming to its KrisFlyer Star Alliance awards effective December 7, 2017.

Singapore Airlines Award Devaluation

Business and first class awards will cost mostly more, partner awards will theoretically be available for bookings online and dealing with KrisFlyer over the phone will cost $25.

Reader Comment: Renewing Ambassador Status – Which Option To Choose?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader left a comment to a recent piece that Sebastian wrote about signing up for the Ambassador membership (read more here) that I thought was worth featuring.

IHG Rewards Club Ambassador Package

Remember that 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.

British Airways Executive Club Buy Avios 50% Bonus November 13 – 17, 2017

British Airways Executive Club has launched a new  Avios sale that comes with up to 50% bonus for purchases made between November 13 – 17, 2017.

British Airways Executive Club Avios Sale November 2017

British Airways has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been raised during this sale to 200,000.

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