Coronavirus PCR Tests Are Now Available At Frankfurt Airport With Pricing Starting at 59€ (+ 9€ Certification Fee)

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A few weeks ago I wrote about Lufthansa and Fraport announcing they would soon offer a practical PCR testing solution at Frankfurt Airport in order to obtain test results valid for travel/immigration purposes.

This option is now avaiable and has been installed at Frankfurt Airport through a company called CENTOGENE and pricing is actually very moderate IF you have a 6-8 hrs time (express tests available too at a steeper price).

Marriott Bonvoy Russia Luxury Offer For Stays Through September 30, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy has now extended its luxury hotel offer for stays at select countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to Russia.

Members can get a guaranteed room upgrade (baked in the rate plan) and 50 euro daily credit if booked using offer code EZR.

IHG Hotels April – June 2020 Performance Update

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) today was the first global hotel company to have a quick update of its second-quarter (April, June, and July) performance.

The hotel company expects to see a total of 75% decrease in comparable RevPAR (Revenue per Available Room) for the three month period the April being the absolute worst month. Roughly 10% of the hotels are still closed.

Wyndham Rewards Lowers Elite Qualifying Requirements For 2020

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Wyndham Rewards today announced changes to the elite qualifying requirements for the 2020 membership year.

La Quinta Wyndham

The hotel company already announced back in April (read more here) that existing tiers earned based on 2019 activity would be extended by a year through December 2021 instead of 2020.

European Union Confirms 15 Countries Whose Residents Welcomed To The Bloc From July 1, 2020

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The European Union today confirmed the 15 countries whose residents are going to be welcomed to the Union and Schengen countries (Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) starting July 1, 2020.

Although the majority of the EU approved this list, it is up to individual countries to decide when they will lift the entry restrictions and if they allow other third-country residents to arrive as well.

Shangri-La Golden Circle “You Deserve” Double Points July 1 – August 31, 2020

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Shangri-La has launched its first bonus points offer ever since the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year.

Golden Circle members earn double points for stays, or F&B spend at all open Shangri-La, Kerry, Jen, and Traders between July 1 – August 31, 2020.

Singapore Airlines Extends KrisFlyer Miles Validity By Additional Six Months

Singapore Airlines last back in April announced (read more here and here) status extension for KrisFlyer elite and PPS members, and later extended miles (read more here).

Singapore Airlines has now further extended miles expiry through December 2020 and also extends miles expiry for the second time for some (myself included).

Radisson COVID-19 Reservation Policy Now Valid Until August 31, 2020

Radisson Hotels has extended its COVID-19 reservation cancellation and refund policies for as of June 24, 2020.

Radisson Blu Plaza Ljubljana

Radisson is allowing free modification or cancellation (NO REFUNDS for 12 months) for existing reservations made before April 1 for stays through August 31, and new bookings for any arrival date if made April 1 – August 31 (read the rules).

American Express Advises Customers That Membership Rewards Points Transfers Are Irrevocable

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American Express is advising their card holders looking into transferring points from the Membership Rewards program to an airline or hotel partner that these transfers are final.

Once initiated and transferred members can’t ask Amex to have the points returned back to the account in case their trip later gets cancelled by the airline or hotel.

EXTENDED: Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 60% Bonus Until July 15, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy launched a bonus for buying points back in May that was supposed to end today, but which has now been extended by two weeks through July 15, 2020.

Members get a 60% bonus (previously max 50%) on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000, which is doubled to 100,000 for the duration of this sale.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] FINNAIR Hong Kong to Oslo from $1,885

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair and their business class promotional round trip fares between Hong Kong SAR (HKG) and Oslo (OSL), Norway.

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 70% Bonus Sale Through July 2, 2020

United Airlines has launched a new MileagePlus buy miles sale that comes with a 70% bonus. The offer is valid through July 2, 2020. You can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.

United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year, including any possible bonuses to 175K).

Black Family Using Hotel Pool Harassed By Hampton Inn By Hilton Employee

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Another Hilton affiliated hotel is in hot water after a white employee called police when a black family was using the pool.

Hilton has had quite a bit of racial issues with black guests as of late. An African-American guest was thrown out of a hotel in Portland after chatting with his mother on a cellphone (read more here) in the lobby, and locals were not welcomed at another property (read more here).

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ETIHAD AIRWAYS Singapore to Athens from $1,704

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their business class promotional round trip fares between Singapore (SIN) and Athens (ATH), Greece.

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