Avianca LifeMiles Buy Miles With Up To 155% Bonus April 13 – 16, 2021

Avianca LifeMiles has launched yet another sale to buy miles up to a 155% bonus between April 13 – 16, 2021.

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LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 155%.

Canadian Government Bails Out Air Canada

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Canadians waiting for Air Canada to refund their ticket purchases for services that the airline has canceled can soon expect to get their money back.

The airline has refused to provide refunds for Canadians (they have refunded tickets touching Europe or the United States due) unless the government provides them extra liquidity.

French Polynesia Plans To Reopen For Leisure Arrivals On May 1, 2021

French Polynesia closed its borders for leisure arrivals on February 3 and announced last week that they plan to welcome visitors again from May 1, 2021.

It is unclear whether visitors need to have proof of having vaccinated against Covid-19, recovered from the virus, or if the PCR-RT test is enough to enter the islands.

HawaiianMiles No Longer Expire

Hawaiian Airlines has changed the mileage expiry policy of HaiwaiianMiles effective April 12, 2021.

HawaiianMiles previously required activity at least every 18 months to keep them from expiring, but this is no longer necessary. Miles no longer expire.

Has IHG Rewards Tinkered With Dynamic Award Pricing Again?


We reported on April 2n based on evidence that IHG Rewards devalued its dynamic award pricing introduced in 2019 by 30% (read more here) based on searches executed.

It seems, however, that IHG may have made further changes last week, perhaps based on the outrage by IHG Rewards members.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Buy Miles 60% Bonus Through May 22, 2021

Alaska Airlines has launched another Mileage Plan miles sale with up to 60% bonus valid through May 22, 2021.

Alaska Airlines joined Oneworld on March 31, but you must wait until summer to redeem on all alliance airlines (read more here). The airline has ties with many non-Oneworld partners such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, and Korean Air.

Reader Email: Marriott Bonvoy Missing Lifetime Year In 2020


Another reader contacted us regarding a missing lifetime year in 2020 that Marriott Bonvoy claims was added to his account.

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Airfare of the Day [QSuites] QATAR AIRWAYS Budapest to Bangkok from 1,244€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Qatar Airways and their business class restricted round trip fares between Budapest (BUD), Hungary and Bangkok (BKK), Thailand.

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4200 Existing THAI Airways Employees Fail Screening For New Contracts, Forced To Retire From Company


THAI Airways is undergoing a massive staff reduction program that also included a re-assessment of existing employees for new contracts when the airlines restarts, however 4,250 of 13,554 employees failed the test.

Those who didn’t meet the (unspecified) requirements are forced to retire from the company or submit to an additional round of screening.

Virgin Australia Velocity Triple Points June 1 – March 8, 2022

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Virgin Australia has launched another bonus offer for members why fly on the domestic services between June 1 – March 8, 2022.

Velocity members earn triple points (15 per A$1) if tickets are purchases between April 12 – 25, and you register for this offer.

LHW Offers Complimentary Leaders Club Membership

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A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted us to The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) website offering a free Leaders Club membership for a year that usually set you back $175.

LHW is a collection of around 400 hotels worldwide that all carry their distinctive brand while loosely affiliated with the chain.

JetBlue TrueBlue Buy Points Mystery Bonus Through April 27, 2021

JetBlue has launched new buy & gift points with a mystery bonus for purchases made through April 27, 2021.

Members can both buy and receive up to 120,000 TrueBlue points every calendar year. You can buy up to 30,000 TrueBlue points per transaction (can do several) before any possible bonus.

Hyatt 20% Off Select Americas Hotels Through September 12, 2021 (Book By May 31)

Hyatt and American Airlines have teamed up by offering 20% off at select hotels in the Americas as part of the 40th AAdvantage celebrations.

You can get 20% off at the hotels below by clicking through the link for stays through September 12, 2021, if booked by May 31.

Australia May Not Fully Reopen Until 2024


On its most recent Access Economics’ quarterly outlook, Deloitte expects Australia to restrict in- and outbound travel for longer than previously expected and that the mandatory quarantine is here to stay for some time.

Australia and New Zealand are scheduled to open a Trans-Tasman bubble a week from now to allow travel quarantine free between these two countries.

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