Accor Summer Private Sales Up To 50% Off – Book By April 25

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Accor has number of Private Sales for summer travel period going on right now. The terms and conditions of each of these sales are bit different. Some are valid for one night stays when some require two night or weekend stay.

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Note that these rates needs to be booked by April 25 and they are non-refundable and non-cancelable. Only book them if your plans are FIRM.

US Airways Online Booking Bonus Of 250 Miles (Need MasterCard)

US Airways is offering 250 bonus miles for all tickets that are booked on usairways.com and include at least one US Airways operated segment. You can register for this promotion here.

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This offer is valid for tickets issued by October 31 that are paid using MasterCard. Travel needs to be completed by December 31, 2013 to be eligible for the bonus miles.

Air Canada Aeroplan Conversion Offer Of Up To 40,000 Bonus Miles

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Aeroplan is again offering bonuses for converting points from partner programs. This offer is valid from April to May 13, 2013. There is no need to register for this offer that you can access here.

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The number of bonus Aeroplan miles that you earn is dependent of the number of total converted miles. The bonus is from 20% to 27%.

Qatar Airways May Easy Deals Are Out – Awards Up To 50% Off

Qatar Airways just launched their May 2013 Easy Deals. Every month Qatar Airways will have number of destinations at up to 50% off of the usual number of miles required both in economy and business class. You need to pay the usual taxes/fees and fuel surcharges. You can access this offer here.

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You need to register for this promotion at least 24 hours prior making the award booking. The booking window is open from April 15 to May 31 for travel from May 1 to May 31, 2013.

Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Hilton HHonors – Burning Points

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Now that we have established the number of points that you earn on average based on the spend (see my previous article here) at Hilton family of hotels hotels, it is time to have a look at the number of points that is required to get a free night/number of points earned per dollar.

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Most Rewarding Loyalty Program Series: Hilton HHonors – Earning Points

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This is the second hotel program that we are having a look at the Most Rewarding Loyalty Program-series. You can read my tale on earning (read here) and burning Club Carlson points (read here).

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What we first need to do, is to establish the number of points that you earn on average per dollar spend taking into account elite amenity points, elite bonuses, and possible credit card tie-up.

Hilton HHonors International Discount Offer: PR13CB “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer”

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You can often save significantly at international Hilton family of hotels using promotion/offer code PR13CB. This rate plan is also known as “Corporate Benefits Employee Offer” or “Corporate Benefit Partner Rate”.

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This discount is not valid at Hilton family of hotels in the United States. I originally found this discount from the rate plans that were excluded some past promotions. This rate has always been point and elite status qualifying, but it was often excluded from promotions. It has not been excluded from the recent promotions, however.

Would You Fly Inside A Plastic Bag?

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When I first saw this photo, I thought that someone had passed away during a flight and they had put the body inside a plastic bag. But this was not the case here, however.

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Apparently, some orthodox Jews are forbidden to be in touch with dead people or even fly over a cemetery. The solution for this problem is to bag yourself inside a plastic bag during a flight.

Priority Club One Time Bonus Offer (Mostly) Gone In 2013?

The beauty of IHG’s Priority Club has always been the number of (simultaneous & overlapping) bonus promotions that they have had. Now, however, there are hardly any promotions out there.

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All the one time bonus offers that I wrote (you can access the post here) about last time in February expired at the end of March and none of them have been extended. Sometimes in the past, the promotion may have showed an expiry date i.e. December 31, but the expiry date was then moved forward i.e. March 31, 2013. This was just what happened with the number of these promotions beginning of 2013.

Should I bring My Own Life-jacket To Lion Air Flight?

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Lion Air plane overshot the Denpasar runaway in Bali this Saturday afternoon and landed on water. The flight was from Bandung in West Java to Bali. Surprisingly, there has not been any casualties. You can read more about this incident on Jakarta Globe’s website here.

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The Indonesian airline safety has not been very good in the past. Due to number of crashes in 2007 all Indonesian airlines were put on the EU’s black list of banned airlines. The national airline Garuda and three other Indonesian airlines were removed from the list in 2009, however.

Hilton Narita Diamond Early Check In & Internet Woes

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Hilton Narita is a convenient place to stay if you need a quick overnight on your way in/out of Narita. I have stayed there couple of times and had a bad stay last year. I opened a file with Hilton’s Guest Assistance and the property never replied. Oh well. I got a Be My Guest certificate out of it.

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Now, LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email exchange that he had had with Hilton Narita and Guest Assistance.

Le Club Accorhotels Miles & More Offer: 1000 Miles For Signing Up & 500 Miles Per Stay

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Le Club Accorhotels has a new offer for Miles & More (Lufthansa et al) members. You will earn 1000 miles for signing up and for staying once and 500 miles for subsequent stays. You can sign up for this offer here.

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This offer is valid for stays between April 1 and May 31, 2013. You need to activate the auto conversion of Le Club Accorhotels points to miles to be eligible for this offer.

Priority Club Next Stay Bonus Offer 1500 Bonus Points

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Priority Club has slowly started to introduce some one time bonus offers. LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a message about this Next Stay Bonus-offer.

EDIT: This offer is for 1500 bonus points

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This bonus offer is valid for 90 days after registering for it and you can earn the bonus once. It doesn’t appear to require you to have a Gold or Platinum status with Priority Club.

Turkish Airlines Star Alliance Gold Status Match Update

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Last month, I reported that Turkish Airlines was still doing status matches to Miles&Smiles Elite Card status (Star Alliance Gold) contrary to reports elsewhere. You can read my piece about getting Star Alliance Gold status via Turkish here.

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The processing time for Turkish to update the status was close to 10 weeks at the beginning of this year, but they are now processing these matches in more timely manner.

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