Hilton HHonors: Second Look at Airline Related Promotions for the Fourth Quarter

I have never seen so many different airline related bonus promotions that Hilton would have run simultaneously. You cannot find any of these listed on Hilton.com as they were targeted to various frequent flier groups. These promotions are, however, open to anyone.

My personal favorite that I will take advantage of is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter so 15K VS points that I will transfer along with the base miles to Hilton for 40K HH for 5 stays.

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Here’s list of Hilton’s airline related bonus offer for the 4th quarter of 2012.

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Double Air Canada Aaeroplan miles until the end of 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Conclusion

Hilton has numerous airline related promotions this quarter. You have to choose carefully the one that gives out the best return. In my personal case, it is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I will later transfer the points back to Hilton.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

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Hilton is launching a promotion for double Qantas points at its Waldorf-Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Grand Vacation location between November 1 and December 21, 2012. Registration prior to your stay is required.

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Please note that following brands are excluded from this promotion; Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites.

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Conclusion

If you are collecting Qantas points and have Hilton family of hotels stays coming during the promotional period, you should register for this promotion.

Thanks to Rich who forwarded the email he had received from Qantas regarding this promotion. You can always just forward me promo emails to john@loyaltylobby.com that you receive from programs.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions
* Valid for eligible stays completed between 1 November and 31 December 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Offer includes Waldorf Astoria® Hotels and Resorts, Conrad® Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™ Embassy Suites™, Hilton Garden Inn® and Hilton Grand Vacations®. Excludes Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and Home2 Suites by Hilton®. Subject to availability. Members must register via qantas.com or receive the offer via an email and register via the link in the body of that email between 20 October and by 31 December 2012 prior to check-out of their stay within the Promotion Period in order to earn points. Registered members will only receive bonus points for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. Offer is not exchangeable, is not valid for groups and cannot be combined with other select offers. Certain negotiated and group rates are ineligible for participation. Reward stays are not eligible for this offer. Other restrictions may apply. You must show your Qantas Frequent Flyer card at check-in to earn points. Points will be credited to your account within 6-8 weeks of your stay. Points are earned in accordance with the rates and terms and conditions determined by the hotel and are subject to change. You should check the applicable rates and terms and conditions with the hotel before booking. For full details visit qantas.com

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

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Hilton HHonors has a double miles offer at participating properties for Air Canada Aeroplan members as well. The double miles offer is valid until December 31, 2012 and requires registration.

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You have to choose between Fixed or Variable miles as your Double Dip-option and have Aeroplan as the partner. In case of Aeroplan, if your folio is in excess of$500, you are generally better off by choosing variable miles.

Note that you need to check carefully the list of participating properties for this promotion.

Conclusion

I would choose Aeroplan miles ONLY if you don’t participate to other frequent flyer plans and require Aeroplan miles.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) select Aeroplan as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles™ Partner in your Hilton HHonors™ account profile, (2) complete a minimum 1-night stay at a participating hotel or resort in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio from October 2, 2012 through December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) and (3) register online at HHonors.com/Aerodouble prior to check out. You must be a Hilton HHonors member to earn points and miles for hotel stays. Member must select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as their appropriate Double Dip® Earning Style within their HHonors profile.

Bonus Aeroplan Mileage (Variable Miles Member): Earn 2 miles for every U.S. dollar spent on a qualifying stay. There is no cap on the number of miles that may be earned under this earning style per stay. Bonus Aeroplan Mileage (Fixed Miles Member): For qualifying stays at Hampton by Hilton™, Homewood Suites by Hilton™ and Home2 Suites by Hilton™ hotels, earn up to 200 Aeroplan Miles per qualifying stay. For qualifying stays at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites by Hilton™, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™, earn up to 1,000 Aeroplan Miles per qualifying stay.

There is no cap on the total number of miles that may be earned under either earning style during the promotion period. Please allow up to six weeks after the promotion had ended for miles to be credited to your account. Miles accrued and awards issued are subject to the terms and conditions of Aeroplan. ®Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aimia Canada Inc.

Here’s the list of participating properties:

COUNTRY HOTEL NAME CITY
ANTILLES
Hilton Curacao Willemstad
ARGENTINA
Hilton Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
BARBADOS
Hilton Barbados Bridgetown
BRAZIL
Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Sao Paulo
BAHAMAS
British Colonial Hilton Nassau Nassau
CANADA
Embassy Suites Hotel Niagara Falls / Fallsview Niagara Falls
Hampton Inn Niagara Falls / At the Falls Niagara Falls
Hampton Inn Napanee Napanee
Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton International Airport / Alberta Leduc
Hampton Inn by Hilton Hamilton / Brantford Brantford
Hampton Inn & Suites Halifax / Dartmouth / Nova Scotia Dartmouth
Hampton Inn & Suites Kitchener / Ontario Kitchener
Hampton Inn Ottawa Ottawa
Hampton Inn & Suites Red Deer Red Deer
Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor Windsor
Hampton Inn & Suites Moncton / New Brunswick Moncton
Hampton Inn Sydney Membertou
Homewood Suites by Hilton Sudbury Sudbury
Hampton Inn Sudbury Sudbury
Hampton Inn & Suites Toronto / Mississauga – South Toronto
Hilton Garden Inn Montreal / Centre-ville / Downtown Montreal
Hampton Inn & Suites Montreal / Dorval Dorval
Hilton Suites Winnipeg Airport Winnipeg
Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary / Northwest Calgary
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge / Ontario Cambridge
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto / City Centre Toronto
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Downtown / Ontario Toronto
Hampton Inn & Suites Toronto Airport Mississauga
Hilton Garden Inn Mississauga / Toronto Mississauga
Homewood Suites by Hilton Vaughan Vaughan
CHILE
Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport Santiago
CHINA
Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Shanghai
COLUMBIA
Hilton Bogota Bogota
Hilton Cartagena Cartagena
COSTA RICA
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa Guanacaste
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Liberia
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiesta Hotel Puntarenas / Costa Rica Puntarenas
DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari / San Jose Costa Rica San Jose
GERMANY
Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark Stuttgart
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Hilton Santo Domingo Santo Domingo
ECUADOR
Hampton Inn Guayaquil / Downtown Guayaquil
EGYPT
Conrad Cairo Cairo
ETHIOPIA
Hilton Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
IRELAND
Conrad Dublin Dublin
JAMAICA
Rose Hall Resort / Montego Bay Montego Bay
MEXICO
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort Los Cabos
Hampton Inn Ciudad del Carmen Campeche Ciudad del Carmen
Hampton Inn Chihuahua City Chihuahua
Hampton Inn Ciudad Juarez Ciudad Juarez
Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez Tuxtla Gutierrez
Hilton Mexico City / Reforma Mexico City
Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto El Salto
Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto El Salto
Hampton Inn Monterrey Airport Monterrey
Hampton Inn Monterrey / Norte Monterrey
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro Colinas del Cimatario
Hampton Inn Queretaro Queretaro
Hilton Villahermosa Airport Villahermosa
Hampton Inn Ciudad Victoria Ciudad Victoria
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampico / Tamaulipas Tampico
Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area Mexico City
Hampton Inn San Juan del Rio, Mexico San Juan del Rio
PANAMA
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City Downtown Ciudad de Panama
Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton San Juan
PUERTO RICO
Caribe Hilton San Juan
Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza San Juan
El San Juan Hotel And Casino Carolina
El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa Fajardo
Las Casitas Village & Golden Door Spa Fajardo
PORTUGAL
Conrad Algarve Palacio Da Quinta Algarve Palacio Da Quinta
EL SALVADOR
Hilton Princess San Salvador San Salvador
TRINIDAD
Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre Port of Spain
UNITED STATES
ALABAMA
Hampton Inn & Suites Oxford / Anniston Oxford
Hampton Inn & Suites – Orange Beach / Gulf Front Orange Beach
ARKANSAS
Hilton Garden Inn Bentonville Bentonville
DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock Little Rock
ARIZONA
Hampton Inn Phoenix / Anthem Anthem
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale / Westgate Glendale
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Goodyear Goodyear
Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City Lake Havasu City
Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa Mesa
Hampton Inn Phoenix / Glendale / Peoria Peoria
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix I-17 / Happy Valley Phoenix
Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North I- 17 Phoenix
Hampton Inn Phoenix / Scottsdale @ Shea Blvd Scottsdale
Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa Sedona
Embassy Suites Tucson / Paloma Village Tucson
Doubletree Hotel Tucson Airport Tucson
Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma Yuma
CALIFORNIA
Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Laguna Elk Grove Elk Grove
Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield Fairfield
Hampton Inn & Suites Highland Highland
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lancaster Lancaster
Hotel Maya / a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Long Beach
Hilton Los Angeles / Checkers Los Angeles
Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles Los Angeles
Hampton Inn & Suites Merced Merced
Hampton Inn & Suites Palmdale Palmdale
Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach / San Luis Obispo County Pismo Beach
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburg Pittsburg
Hampton Inn & Suites Roseville Roseville
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown San Diego
Fess Parker’s DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Hotel Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort South Lake Tahoe
Hilton Stockton Stockton
Hampton Inn & Suites Suisun City Suisun City
Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor / Sonoma Wine Country Windsor
COLORADO
Valdoro Mountain Lodge Breckenridge
Embassy Suites Hotel Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Hilton Garden Inn Denver / Cherry Creek Denver
Embassy Suites Hotel Denver / Southeast / Hampden Avenue Denver
Hampton Inn & Suites Denver / Tech Center Denver
CONNECTICUT
Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford Stratford
Hampton Inn Rocky Hill Rocky Hill
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Embassy Suites Hotel Washington / Convention Center Washington
FLORIDA
Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando / North Altamonte Springs
The Beach Club At Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton
Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton
Hampton Inn Miami Airport / West Doral
Homewood Suites Fort Meyers Airport Fort Myers
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport Fort Myers
Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach / Aventura Hallandale Beach
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport. Hollywood
Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando / Lake Buena Vista South Kissimmee
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami / Brickell-Downtown Miami
Conrad Miami Miami
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami / Airport South / Blue Lagoon Miami
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach Miami Beach
Hampton Inn Niceville / Eglin Air Force Base Niceville
DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa / North Miami Beach North Miami Beach
DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Tampa Bay / North Redington Beach North Redington Beach
Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport Orlando
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando / International Drive North Orlando
Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Orlando
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando Airport Orlando
Hilton Garden Inn Orlando / International Drive / North Orlando
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive Orlando
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld Orlando
Hampton Inn Panama City Beach Panama City Beach
Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort Singer Island
Hampton Inn Titusville Titusville
Hampton Inn West Palm Beach / Florida’s Turnpike West Palm Beach
GEORGIA
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Alpharetta Alpharetta
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport / Millenium Center College Park
Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Savannah
HAWAII
Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Honolulu
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa Honolulu
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu
Hilton Waikiki Beach Honolulu
Hilton Waikoloa Village Waikoloa
Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Waikoloa
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort Waikoloa
IOWA
Hampton Inn Des Moines / West West Des Moines
ILLINOIS
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago / Arlington Heights Arlington Heights
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago / Aurora Aurora
theWit Chicago / a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago
Hampton Inn Chicago Theatre District Chicago
DoubleTree by Hilton Collinsville / St. Louis Collinsville
Hampton Inn Chicago / Naperville Naperville
DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook Oak Brook
Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago / Schaumburg / Woodfield Schaumburg
INDIANA
Hampton Inn Elkhart Elkhart
Indianapolis North Hotel Indianapolis
KANSAS
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wichita Wichita
KENTUCKY
Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport Louisville
LOUISIANA
Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans / French Quarter New Orleans
Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport Shreveport
MASSACHUSETTS
Hampton Inn & Suites Berkshires / Lenox Lenox
Embassy Suites Boston / Waltham Waltham
Hilton Boston / Woburn Woburn
MARYLAND
Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen Aberdeen
Hampton Inn Germantown / Gaithersburg Germantown
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC / Greenbelt Greenbelt
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Linthicum Heights
Doubletree Washington DC / Silver Spring Silver Spring
Hampton Inn Silver Spring Silver Spring
Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring Silver Spring
Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf Waldorf
MICHIGAN
Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit / Chesterfield Township Chesterfield
Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit / Southfield Southfield
MINNESOTA
Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eagan / Mall of America Area Eagan
Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eden Prairie / Southwest Eden Prairie
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis / Maple Grove Maple Grove
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis / Park Place Minneapolis
Hampton Inn & Suites Rogers Rogers
MISSOURI
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Saint Louis
NORTH CAROLINA
Hampton Inn Morehead City Morehead City
Hampton Inn New Bern New Bern
DoubleTree by Hilton Rocky Mount Rocky Mount
NEBRASKA
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / Downtown Omaha
Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha / Downtown Omaha
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / La Vista La Vista
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Homewood Suites by Hilton Manchester Airport Manchester
NEW JERSEY
Hilton Woodcliff Lake Woodcliff Lake
NEW MEXICO
DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque Albuquerque
NEVADA
Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center Paradise Road / Las Vegas Las Vegas
Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Center Strip Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Las Vegas Las Vegas
Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas
NEW YORK
Hilton Garden Inn Elmira / Corning Horseheads
The Hilton Club New York New York
West 57th Street by Hilton Club New York
Hampton Inn & Suites Rockville Centre Rockville Centre
OHIO
Hampton Inn Columbus International Airport Columbus
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport Columbus
Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati / Northeast / Blue Ash Blue Ash
Hampton Inn & Suites Dayton / Airport Englewood
Hampton Inn / Dayton / Dayton Mall Dayton
Doubletree Guest Suites Dayton / Miamisburg Miamisburg
OKLAHOMA
Hampton Inn & Suites Altus Altus
Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City North / Quail Springs Oklahoma City
PENNSYLVANIA
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale Lansdale
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh / Meadow Lands Washington
Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Southpointe Canonsburg
SOUTH CAROLINA
Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport North Charleston
Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston / Mt. Pleasant / Isle of Palms Area Mount Pleasant
Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt. Pleasant / Patriots Point Mount Pleasant
TEXAS
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Arlington Arlington
Homewood Suites by Hilton Brownsville Brownsville
Embassy Suites Hotel El Paso El Paso
Hampton Inn Fort Stockton Fort Stockton
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth / Medical Center Fort Worth
Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston Galveston
Hilton Houston North Houston
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston / Medical Center / Astrodome Houston
Hampton Inn Houston / Northwest Houston
Hampton Inn Houston / Near the Galleria Houston
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston / Westchase Houston
Hilton Houston / Southwest Houston
Hampton Inn Houston / I-10 West Houston
Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas / DFW Int’l Airport South Irving
Embassy Suites Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk San Antonio
UTAH
Hampton Inn & Suites Orem Orem
Waldorf Astoria Park City Park City
Hilton Salt Lake City Center Salt Lake City
Hampton Inn Salt Lake City / Downtown Salt Lake City
Hampton Inn Salt Lake City / Sandy Sandy
Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City / Sandy Sandy
VIRGINIA
Hampton Inn Alexandria Alexandria
DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC / Crystal City Arlington
Hampton Inn Washington / Dulles International Airport / South Chantilly
Hampton Inn Emporia Emporia
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg Fredericksburg
Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond / West End Glen Allen
Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles International Airport Herndon
DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Airport Sandston
DoubleTree by Hilton Sterling / Dulles Airport Sterling
Hampton Inn Washington / Dulles International Airport Sterling
Hampton Inn Dulles / Cascades / Town Center Sterling
Embassy Suites Hotel Tysons Corner Vienna
WASHINGTON
DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Seattle
The Arctic Club Seattle / a DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle
Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center Seattle
Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle / Tacoma International Airport Seattle

Etihad’s Offer for Double/Triple Bonus Miles for Business/First

Etihad has been sending these offers couple of times this year. I wrote about similar offer this spring that had really short validity period. This time the offer that Etihad emailed to me makes more sense. They are offering double miles for business class and triple for first class between October 16 and November 26, 2012.

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Note that these offers are targeted. They seem to send them out if you haven’t flown Etihad in business or first class, or there has been a lapse in activity.

If you are planning to fly Etihad in paid business or first class, it might make sense to sign up for the Etihad’s frequent flier program and hope that they send you one of these offers as well.

Conclusion

This is a timely offer for me. I have been contemplating of buying a business class fare for later this month and getting some extra miles never hurts. I did a status match for Gold status on Etihad’s Guest program earlier this year.

Here are the terms and conditions of this targeted offer:

This offer is exclusive to a select segment of Etihad Guests, and is available by invitation only. Bonus Miles Promotion is valid for all bookings made between 15 October and 26 November 2012 for travel between 16 October and 27 November 2012. The bonus miles earned will depend on the fare class booked. The bonus miles will be offered only on Etihad operated flights and does not include redemption flights. The bonus miles will be credited for every eligible flight flown during the promotion period. The bonus miles earned will be Etihad Guest Miles and not Tier Miles. Members only earn bonus base miles and class bonus miles. The bonus miles will be credited at the end of the promotion period. This promotion is not valid for travel to Ahmedabad.

Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for Weekend Stays Worldwide

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Accor has triple points promotion for Le Club Accorhotel members for weekend stays (Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights) worldwide. You need to book your stay between October 16 and November 25 for weekend stays before December 30, 2012. You can access this offer here.

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There is no need to register for this promotion. You need, however, to use the specified link to make the booking and book the triple points rate code. It is annoying that the rate display doesn’t show any other rates than the “Members Special Offer” that is the triple points weekend rate.

Here’s the rate display for a hotel hat I was contemplating staying at this weekend:

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The triple points rate is clearly displayed, but all other rates are invisible.

Conclusion

I glad to take all the extra points that the loyalty programs are offering to me. I would have, however, preferred that the points earned wouldn’t have been tied to a certain rate code. Remember to check the rates with and without this offer. Also, there is probably other sales that offer lower rates than this offer.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

1. General Le Club Accorhotels terms and conditions apply for “Members Special Offer” offer.

2. The “Members Special Offer” offer is valid for the stays with an arrival date between 16 october 2012 and 30 December 2012 that are booked between 16 October 2012 and 25 November 2012 including at least one weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday ).

3. The “Members Special Offer” offer is valid in all Accor hotels participating to Le Club Accorhotels program in the world

4. This offer entitles Le Club Accorhotels Loyalty, la carte ibis, and Accor Favorite Guest Business program members, regardless of their status, to benefit from earning triple points at hotels participating in this offer

5. Le Club Accorhotels points X3 are calculated according to the points earned by the member based on “Classic” status, without point acceleration or linked to the possible elite status of the member.

6. You must book your stay ahead of time on-line (via www.accorhotels.com, via www.a-club.com or via the website of the participating brands) or via the Accor reservation center to benefit from this offer.

7. You must provide your loyalty card number or member number when making your reservation, and present your card at the reception desk of your hotel when you check-in for your stay.

8. Bonus Le Club Accorhotels points are credited to the member’s account within 10 days following the check out date.

9. Reservations that include several rooms paid by the same member during his or her stay are only counted as one single stay.

10. This offer may not be used in conjunction with other offers running at the same time or benefits. It does not apply to groups.

11. This offer is subject to availability of the selected hotel.

12. Please check the Terms and Conditions of the rate to determine if it is possible to cancel, modify or pay in advance online.

SAS to Take Over Blue1’s Commercial Operations

SAS just made an announcement that it will take over all of its Blue1 subsidiary’s commercial operations in Finland. Blue1 continues to operate but all the flights will be sold as SAS ones and converted from KF flight numbers to SK ones.

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The airline started its’ life as Air Botnia serving regional airports to/from Helsinki. The airline run into financial problems and SAS bought it in the late 1990’s. It was rebranded as Blue1 in early 2000’s and joined the Star Alliance in 2004. Lately, the airline’s mission has been to connect Finnish cities with SAS’s hubs in Stockholm and Copenhagen. The airline has continued to operate some domestic and international routes as well. I have flown on Air Botnia and Blue1 several times.

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This latest move by SAS will, in essence, mean that the airline is just a subcontractor to SAS. The tickets will be sold by SAS using SAS flights numbers but the flights will be operated still by Blue1. It is interesting to see if they are going to paint the planes on SAS color scheme as well. Blue1 has used SAS’s Eurobonus as its’ frequent flyer program.

Conclusion

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It is always sad to see an airline brand to disappear, although in this case the airline continues to operate. SAS has had its own profitability problems as of late that they hopefully are able to work out.

Bloomberg Article: Lufthansa’s Hostility Led Qatar to Join Oneworld

There is an interesting piece on Bloomberg today about Qatar Airways and onewold/Star Alliance. According to the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, the airline had been contemplating joining the Star Alliance hadn’t Lufthansa been so hostile towards growing Gulf carriers.

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You should read the entire piece. It is very interesting.

Conclusion

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have all grown very fast in the past decade. Qatar was the first of three joining an alliance and chose oneworld. Emirates has always been against joining an alliance. Etihad has formed close relationship with Air France-KLM.

I think that it would be a loss for Star Alliance if they are not able to lure one of the remaining two to join.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is, for sure, having number of airline related bonus offers this fall. Now, you can earn double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus or United Miles at number of Hilton properties in the Americas and the Caribbean.

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This offer is valid from October 3 to December 31, 2012. You need to register for this promotion and choose Points & Miles as your double dip option. Then, you need to decide between variable or fixed miles. Fixed miles are usually better option IF your folio is less than $500

Conclusion

There are many Hilton airline related bonus options this fall. You can access them all by clicking the Hotel Promotions tab on top of this page. You should consider taking advantage of the Virgin Atlantic offer if you are interested in about mainly Hilton HHonors points.

Here are the terms of this promotion:

To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a member of Hilton HHonors; (2) select Club Premier Aeromexico, American Airlines, AviancaTACA, Multiplus or United (includes Copa) as your preferred Double Dip® Points & Miles partner in your Hilton HHonors account profile; (3) select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip Earning Style within your HHonors profile; (4) complete a stay at a participating Hilton Worldwide hotel from October 2, 2012 through December 31, 2012, and (5) register at HHonors.com/DoubleLAT prior to hotel check out.

Bonus Mileage: Earn double miles, points or kilometers (depending on the airline program) at the participating airlines listed above for each qualifying stay at participating hotels. There is no cap on the rewards to be awarded during the promotion period. Please allow up to six weeks after the promotion has ended for miles to be credited to your HHonors account.

Here’s the list of participating properties:

COUNTRY

HOTEL NAME

CITY

ANTILLES

Hilton Curacao

Willemstad

ARGENTINA

Hilton Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

BARBADOS

Hilton Barbados

Bridgetown

BRAZIL

Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi

Sao Paulo

BAHAMAS

British Colonial Hilton Nassau

Nassau

CANADA

Hampton Inn by Hilton Hamilton / Brantford

Brantford

Hampton Inn & Suites Kitchener / Ontario

Kitchener

Homewood Suites by Hilton Vaughan

Vaughan

CHILE

Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport

Santiago

CHINA

Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund

Shanghai

COLUMBIA

Hilton Bogota

Bogota

Hilton Cartagena

Cartagena

COSTA RICA

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiesta Hotel Puntarenas / Costa Rica

Puntarenas

Hampton Inn & Suites Aeropuerto /San Jose / Costa Rica

Alajuela

DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari / San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose

Hilton Garden Inn Liberia

Liberia

Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa

Guanacaste

GERMANY

Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark

Stuttgart

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Hilton Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

ECUADOR

Hampton Inn Guayaquil / Downtown

Guayaquil

Hilton Colon Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Hilton Colon Quito

Quito

ETHIOPIA

Hilton Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa

IRELAND

Conrad Dublin

Dublin

JAMAICA

Rose Hall Resort / Montego Bay

Montego Bay

MEXICO

Hampton Inn Chihuahua City

Chihuahua

Hampton Inn Ciudad del Carmen Campeche

Ciudad del Carmen

Hampton Inn Ciudad Juarez

Ciudad Juarez

Hampton Inn Ciudad Victoria

Ciudad Victoria

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queretaro

Colinas del Cimatario

Hampton Inn Guadalajara / Aeropuerto

El Salto

Hilton Guadalajara

Guadalajara

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

Los Cabos

Hampton Inn & Suites Casa San Agustin/ Centro Historico

Mexico City

Hilton Mexico City / Reforma

Mexico City

Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area

Mexico City

Hampton Inn Monterrey Airport

Monterrey

Hampton Inn Monterrey / Norte

Monterrey

Hampton Inn Queretaro

Queretaro

Hampton Inn Saltillo / Airport Area

Saltillo

Hampton Inn San Juan del Rio, Mexico

San Juan del Rio

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampico / Tamaulipas

Tampico

Hampton Inn Torreon / Coahuila /Aeropuerto

Torreon

Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez

Tuxtla Gutierrez

Hilton Villahermosa Airport

Villahermosa

PANAMA

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City Downtown

Ciudad de Panama

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Panama City

Panama City

Waldorf Astoria Panama ResidencesÂ

Panama City

Waldorf Astoria Panama

Panama City

PUERTO RICO

El San Juan Hotel And Casino

Carolina

El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door Spa

Fajardo

Las Casitas Village & Golden Door Spa

Fajardo

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort

Ponce

Condado Lagoon Villas at Caribe Hilton

San Juan

Caribe Hilton

San Juan

Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza

San Juan

Hampton Inn & Suites San Juan

San Juan

PORTUGAL

Conrad Algarve Palacio Da Quinta

Algarve Palacio Da Quinta

TRINIDAD

Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre

Port of Spain

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Hampton Inn & Suites Oxford / Anniston

Oxford

ARKANSAS

Hilton Garden Inn Bentonville

Bentonville

DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock

Little Rock

ARIZONA

Hampton Inn Phoenix / Anthem

Anthem

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Glendale / Westgate

Glendale

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix / Goodyear

Goodyear

Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City

Hilton Phoenix East / Mesa

Mesa

Hampton Inn Phoenix / Glendale / Peoria

Peoria

Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix I-17 / Happy Valley

Phoenix

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix North I- 17

Phoenix

Hampton Inn Phoenix / Scottsdale @ Shea Blvd

Scottsdale

Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa

Sedona

Embassy Suites Tucson / Paloma Village

Tucson

Doubletree Hotel Tucson Airport

Tucson

Hampton Inn & Suites Yuma

Yuma

CALIFORNIA

DoubleTree by Hilton Carson

Carson

Hampton Inn & Suites Sacramento Laguna Elk Grove

Elk Grove

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfield

Fairfield

Hampton Inn & Suites Highland

Highland

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lancaster

Lancaster

Hotel Maya / a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Long Beach

Hilton Los Angeles / Checkers

Los Angeles

Doubletree Hotel Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Hampton Inn & Suites Merced

Merced

Embassy Suites Hotel Napa Valley

Napa

Hampton Inn & Suites Palmdale

Palmdale

Hilton Garden Inn Pismo Beach / San Luis Obispo County

Pismo Beach

Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburg

Pittsburg

Hampton Inn & Suites Roseville

Roseville

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego / Hotel Circle

San Diego

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown

San Diego

Embassy Suites Hotel Santa Ana / Orange County Airport / North

Santa Ana

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Hotel Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

Embassy Suites Hotel Lake Tahoe Resort

South Lake Tahoe

Hampton Inn & Suites Suisun City

Suisun City

Hampton Inn & Suites Windsor / Sonoma Wine Country

Windsor

COLORADO

Valdoro Mountain Lodge

Breckenridge

Embassy Suites Hotel Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs

Hilton Garden Inn Denver / Cherry Creek

Denver

Embassy Suites Hotel Denver / Southeast / Hampden Avenue

Denver

Hampton Inn & Suites Denver / Tech Center

Denver

CONNECTICUT

Hampton Inn Rocky Hill

Rocky Hill

Homewood Suites by Hilton Stratford

Stratford

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Embassy Suites Hotel Washington / Convention Center

Washington

FLORIDA

The Beach Club At Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton

Hampton Inn Miami Airport / West

Doral

Homewood Suites Fort Meyers Airport

Fort Myers

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers Airport

Fort Myers

Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach / Aventura

Hallandale Beach

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport.

Hollywood

Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando / Lake Buena Vista South

Kissimmee

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami / Brickell-Downtown

Miami

Conrad Miami

Miami

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami / Airport South / Blue Lagoon

Miami

Embassy Suites Hotel Miami Airport

Miami

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at South Beach

Miami Beach

Hampton Inn Niceville / Eglin Air Force Base

Niceville

DoubleTree by Hilton Ocean Point Resort & Spa / North Miami Beach

North Miami Beach

DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Tampa Bay / North Redington Beach

North Redington Beach

Hampton Inn Orlando International Airport

Orlando

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando / International Drive North

Orlando

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando Airport

Orlando

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando / International Drive / North

Orlando

Hilton Grand Vacations Club on International Drive

Orlando

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld

Orlando

Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Orlando

Hampton Inn Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach

Homewood Suites by Hilton Port Richey

Port Richey

Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort

Singer Island

Hampton Inn Titusville

Titusville

GEORGIA

Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta / Alpharetta

Alpharetta

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport / Millenium Center

College Park

Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah

Savannah

HAWAII

Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Honolulu

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

Honolulu

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village

Honolulu

Hilton Waikiki Beach

Honolulu

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Waikoloa

Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Waikoloa

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa

IOWA

Hampton Inn Des Moines / West

West Des Moines

ILLINOIS

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago / Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago / Aurora

Aurora

theWit Chicago / a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Chicago

Hampton Inn Chicago Theatre District

Chicago

Hampton Inn Chicago / Naperville

Naperville

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago / Oak Brook

Oak Brook

INDIANA

Hampton Inn Elkhart

Elkhart

Indianapolis North Hotel

Indianapolis

KANSAS

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wichita

Wichita

KENTUCKY

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport

Louisville

LOUISIANA

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans / French Quarter

New Orleans

Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport

Shreveport

MASSACHUSETTS

Hampton Inn & Suites Berkshires / Lenox

Lenox

Embassy Suites Boston / Waltham

Waltham

Hilton Boston / Woburn

Woburn

MARYLAND

Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Home2 Suites by Hilton Baltimore

Baltimore

Hampton Inn Germantown / Gaithersburg

Germantown

Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport

Linthicum Heights

Doubletree Washington DC / Silver Spring

Silver Spring

Hampton Inn Silver Spring

Silver Spring

Homewood Suites by Hilton Silver Spring

Silver Spring

MICHIGAN

Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit / Chesterfield Township

Chesterfield

Embassy Suites Hotel Detroit / Southfield

Southfield

MINNESOTA

Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eden Prairie / Southwest

Eden Prairie

Hampton Inn Minneapolis / St. Paul / Eagan / Mall of America Area

Eagan

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis / Maple Grove

Maple Grove

Hampton Inn & Suites Rogers

Rogers

MISSOURI

Homewood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Airport

Kansas City

Embassy Suites Hotel Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City

NORTH CAROLINA

Hampton Inn Morehead City

Morehead City

Hampton Inn New Bern

New Bern

DoubleTree by Hilton Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount

NEBRASKA

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / Downtown

Omaha

Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha / Downtown

Omaha

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha / La Vista

La Vista

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Homewood Suites by Hilton Manchester Airport

Manchester

NEW JERSEY

Hilton Woodcliff Lake

Woodcliff Lake

NEW MEXICO

DoubleTree by Hilton Albuquerque

Albuquerque

NEVADA

Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center Paradise Road / Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Center Strip

Las Vegas

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at the Flamingo

Las Vegas

Hilton Grand Vacations Club – Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Hilton Grand Vacations Club on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas

NEW YORK

Hilton Garden Inn Elmira / Corning

Horseheads

The Hilton Club New York

New York

West 57th Street by Hilton Club

New York

Hampton Inn & Suites Rockville Centre

Rockville Centre

OHIO

Hampton Inn Columbus International Airport

Columbus

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport

Columbus

Embassy Suites Hotel Cincinnati / Northeast / Blue Ash

Blue Ash

Hampton Inn & Suites Dayton / Airport

Englewood

Doubletree Guest Suites Dayton / Miamisburg

Miamisburg

OKLAHOMA

Hampton Inn & Suites Altus

Altus

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City North / Quail Springs

Oklahoma City

PENNSYLVANIA

Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Southpointe

Canonsburg

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lansdale

Lansdale

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh / Meadow Lands

Washington

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston / Mt. Pleasant / Isle of Palms Area

Mount Pleasant

Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt. Pleasant / Patriots Point

Mount Pleasant

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport

North Charleston

TEXAS

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas / Arlington

Arlington

Homewood Suites by Hilton Brownsville

Brownsville

Hampton Inn Dallas / North / I-35E at Walnut Hill

Dallas

Embassy Suites Hotel El Paso

El Paso

Hampton Inn Fort Stockton

Fort Stockton

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth / Medical Center

Fort Worth

Embassy Suites Dallas – Frisco / Hotel, Convention Center & Spa

Frisco

Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston

Galveston

Embassy Suites Dallas / DFW Airport North Outdoor World

Grapevine

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas / DFW Airport North / Grapevine

Grapevine

Hilton DFW Lakes / Executive Conference Center

Grapevine

Embassy Suites Hotel Houston / Energy Corridor

Houston

Hilton Garden Inn Houston / Galleria Area

Houston

Hilton Houston North

Houston

Hampton Inn & Suites Houston / Medical Center / Astrodome

Houston

Hampton Inn Houston / Northwest

Houston

Hampton Inn Houston / Near the Galleria

Houston

Hampton Inn & Suites Houston / Westchase

Houston

Hilton Houston / Southwest

Houston

Hampton Inn Houston / I-10 West

Houston

Embassy Suites Hotel Dallas / DFW Int’l Airport South

Irving

Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas / Mesquite

Mesquite

Doubletree Hotel Dallas / Richardson

Richardson

Embassy Suites Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio

UTAH

Hampton Inn & Suites Orem

Orem

Waldorf Astoria Park City

Park City

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Salt Lake City

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City / Downtown

Salt Lake City

Hampton Inn Salt Lake City / Sandy

Sandy

Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City / Sandy

Sandy

VIRGINIA

Hampton Inn Alexandria

Alexandria

Hampton Inn Washington / Dulles International Airport / South

Chantilly

Hampton Inn Emporia

Emporia

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond / West End

Glen Allen

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles International Airport

Herndon

DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond Airport

Sandston

DoubleTree by Hilton Sterling / Dulles Airport

Sterling

Hampton Inn Washington / Dulles International Airport

Sterling

Hampton Inn Dulles / Cascades / Town Center

Sterling

Embassy Suites Hotel Tysons Corner

Vienna

WASHINGTON

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

Seattle

The Arctic Club Seattle / a DoubleTree by Hilton

Seattle

Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center

Seattle

Embassy Suites Hotel Seattle / Tacoma International Airport

Seattle

Singapore Airlines Bonus KrisFlyer Miles for Singapore Residents

Singapore Airlines is offering bonus miles for economy (economy flexi or higher), business, and first class flights to United States, Europe, and São Paulo. This offer is valid for tickets issued by November 30, 2012 for travel completed by March 30, 2013.

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This promotion requires the mailing address of the KrisFlyer account to be in Singapore and registration for this promotion is required. You can mix and match cabins & earn bonus miles more than once.

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Eligibility:

New and existing Singapore-based members (mailing address in Singapore)

Promotion period:

Enrol and purchase by 30 November 2012

Travel period:

Travel to be completed by 31 March 2013

Destination:

Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, ZurichUSA: Houston, Los Angeles, New York (Newark, JFK), San Francisco

South America: São Paulo

Ticket type:

Adult round trip, adult open-jaw

Cabin Class/ Fare Family:

Suites/ First Class: Suites/ First Business Class: Business Class Economy Class: Economy Flexi

Bonus miles:

5,000 KrisFlyer miles for newly enrolled members 8,000 Krisflyer miles for travel in Economy Class 20,000 KrisFlyer miles for travel in Business Class 30,000 KrisFlyer miles for travel in Suites/ First Class

Enrolment promotion code:

SGACQ2012(to be entered on the KrisFlyer registration page)

Conclusion

This is a nice bonus for those living in Singapore and collecting KrisFlyer miles. Just make sure that your economy fare class is eligible for this promotion.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • The promotion is only valid for travel on Singapore Airlines marketed and operated flights. Travel on codeshare flights (flights marketed by Singapore Airlines but operated by another airline) is not eligible for the accrual of the bonus miles.
  • The sign-up bonus miles of 5,000 miles is only eligible for newly enrolled Singapore-based KrisFlyer members (mailing address in Singapore) and will only be awarded once after completing a qualifying round trip journey within the stipulated travel period. Existing Singapore-based KrisFlyer members will only be eligible for the bonus miles based on their class of travel (Economy Class, Business Class, Suites/ First Class).
  • The promotion code “SGACQ2012” must be entered in the promotion code field on the KrisFlyer registration form when enrolling as a KrisFlyer member. Absence of code or incorrect codes entered will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • The KrisFlyer membership enrolment period for this promotion is from 10 October 2012 to 30 November 2012 (both dates inclusive). KrisFlyer membership enrolment has to be made prior to flight. If KrisFlyer membership enrolment is done after travel has been completed, the bonus KrisFlyer miles will not be credited, notwithstanding correct promotion being used.
  • All tickets to Europe, USA or South America must be issued between 10 October 2012 and 30 November 2012 (both dates inclusive) and travel must be between 10 October 2012 and 31 March 2013. All travel must commence from Singapore and must be completed by 31 March 2013 to be eligible for the bonus miles. This would be applicable for both new and existing KrisFlyer members.
  • The eligible booking classes for the fare families are as follows: Suites/ First: R, F, P, Business Class: Z, C, J, D, Economy Flexi: S, Y, B, E
  • Redemption bookings are not eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus miles of 8,000, 20,000 and 30,000 for travel in Economy Class, Business Class and Suites/ First Class respectively will be awarded for each round trip made by member. Examples: Should member complete 2 round-trips to Europe, USA or South America within the stipulated travel period in Economy Class, member will be awarded a total of 16,000 bonus miles. Should member travel one way in Economy Class and the return on Business Class, member will receive a total of 14,000 bomus miles.
  • Usage of miles is subject to the terms and conditions of the KrisFlyer programme. Please click here to view terms and conditions.

Wyndham Opening Special (Rerun) – 16000 Bonus Points per Stay for Up To 3 Stays

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Wyndham is having an opening special at 20 properties around the United States that are either new build or reflags from other chains. You will get 16000 bonus points per stay for up to 3 stays for total maximum of 48000 bonus points. Your stays need be between now through December 31, 2012. You can access this promotion here. Wyndham just had an identical promotion for the exactly same properties for stays between August 6 and October 6, 2012.

Edit: According to Wyndham representative this is the same promotion that originally had the beginning date of August 6th and ending date of October 6, 2012. Note that you can only earn the three stay bonuses once during this time period. 

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Note that you can combine this with other active Wyndham promotions like the current Fall 2012 “Bonus Earnings” promotion for 5500 bonus points for every two stays for up to 11K bonus points.

We want you to be one of the first to celebrate with us at one of our 20 new hotels! Simply stay with us now through December 31, 2012 at any of the below locations and you’ll earn 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points. That’s enough for a free night!*

Plus, as an added benefit, rates are starting at $59.99 at the new Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotels and $79.00 at the new Wyndham Hotels and Resorts hotels.** There are many locations to choose from across the United States so book now and take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Here’s the list of participating properties:

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Conclusion:

This is a very nice bonus offer for the 20 properties in question. Even if you are not planning to redeem for Wyndham stays, you can always convert the points to airline miles. If you have three stays at above mentioned properties and decide to transfer the points to airline miles, these three stays alone would earn you around 20K miles.

Here are the terms and conditions of the promotion:

To qualify for the “16,000 bonus Points” promotion (the “Promotion”) and earn 16,000 Wyndham Rewards® points, the member must (i) be an active member (ii) book a stay at any of the 20 participating properties at a qualifying rate between 9/12/12 and 12/31/12 and complete their hotel stays by 1/3/13 (the “Promotion Period”). Members will receive 16,000 Wyndham Rewards points for up to three stays within the Promotion Period at any of the 20 properties regardless of the number of rooms booked. 16,000 bonus points is redeemable for one free night stay at a Tier 4 hotel. Member stays with check-out dates after 1/3/13 will not be counted towards the Promotion. Members should allow six to eight weeks after completion of stay for the enrollment points and stay bonus points to be credited to their account.

SPG Redeem & Reward Promotion: Save 30% to 50% of Starpoints Required for an Award

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Starwood Preferred Guest has a new promotion for 21 of their resorts in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. You can save 30% to 50% of the points used for an award for stays between October 21 and December 20, 2012. You will need to register for this promotion and the points will be redeposited back to your account after your stay.

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Your award stay can begin or end outside promotional period as long as you have at least one night during the eligible dates. Only standard awards are eligible for this rebate. The 5th night free awards are eligible for the discount as well. Note that you need to register for this promotion by November 30, 2012.

Redeem & Rewards 50% Savings Locations

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St. Regis Aspen Resort

= Category 7 – 30K SPG per night = 15K SPG during the sale

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

= Category 7 – 30K SPG per night = 15K SPG during the sale

St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort

= Category 7 – 30K SPG per night = 15K SPG during the sale

St. Regis Monarch Beach

= Category 6 – 20K SPG per night = 10K SPG during the sale

Phoenician a Luxury Collection Resort

= Category 5 – 12K to 16K SPG per night = 6K to 8K SPG during the sale

W South Beach

= Category 7 – 30K to 35K SPG per night = 15K to 17.5K SPG during the sale

Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa

= Category 5 – 12K SPG per night = 6K SPG during the sale

 

Redeem & Rewards 40% Savings Locations

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W Retreat & Spa

= Category 6 – 20K SPG per night = 12K SPG during the sale

Westin Trillium House

= Category 5 – 12K SPG per night = 7200 SPG during the sale

Westin St. John Resort & Villas

= Category 5 – 12K SPG per night = 7200 SPG during the sale

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

= Category 5 – 12K to 16K SPG per night = 7200 to 9600 SPG during the sale

Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa

= Category 5 – 12K to 16K SPG per night = 7200 to 9600 SPG during the sale

Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba

= Category 5 – 12K to 16K SPG per night = 7200 to 9600 SPG during the sale

Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino

Category 4 – 10K SPG per night = 6K SPG during the sale

 

Redeem & Rewards 30% Savings Locations

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Sheraton Steamboat Resort

= Category 5 – 12K SPG per night = 8400 SPG during the sale

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa

= Category 4 -10K SPG per night = 7K SPG during the sale

St. Regis Deer Valley

= Category 6 – 20K SPG per night = 14K SPG during the sale

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

= Category 5 – 12K SPG per night = 8400 SPG during the sale

Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort

= Category 4 -10K SPG per night = 7K SPG during the sale

Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa
= Category 4 -10K SPG per night = 7K SPG during the sale

Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

= Category 5 – 12K to 16K SPG per night = 8400 to 11200 SPG during the sale

Conclusion

It is great that SPG is having a reward sale. The SPG awards at category 7 properties are outrageously overpriced points wise. Getting them at 50% discount can be a good deal, however. This is off season for many of the properties so you should always check the paid rates as well.

Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:

30%, 40%, and 50% Starpoint Savings Promotion Terms and Conditions

Members must register for the promotion by November 30, 2012, at 11:59 pm EST (the “registration period”) at spg.com/R&R. Registered members will receive 30%, 40% or 50% of their Starpoints® redeemed bonused back into their accounts for all eligible Free Night Award nights from October 21 through December 20, 2012 (the “promotion period”) at select participating resorts. Listed below are resorts participating in this promotion and their eligible Starpoints savings:

50% savings:
• The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado, USA
• The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico, USA
• The St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
• The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California, USA
• The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
• W South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
• The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA

40% savings:
• W Retreat & Spa — Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
• The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
• The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Virgin Islands, USA
• The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, USA
• The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, Cayman Islands
• The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
• Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, Bahamas

30% savings:
• Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
• Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona, USA
• The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, USA
• The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
• The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas, USA
• The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Georgia, USA
• The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, British Columbia, Canada

Only Free Night Award redemptions for standard rooms are eligible for this offer. Free nights may be booked online or through the SPG Customer Contact Center. Award Nights booked prior to the promotional period are eligible as long as the Award stay occurs during the promotional period and the member registers for the promotion. Rooms booked using Cash & Points, 50% off Awards, and Nights & Flights are not eligible. Room and Suite upgrade Awards and In-Hotel Instant Awards are also not eligible for reimbursement of Starpoints. Based on the participating property at which the stay occurs, a member will receive 30%, 40% or 50% of Starpoints redeemed bonused back into his or her account after the eligible Award stay has been completed during the promotion period, and within 4–6 weeks after the eligible stay posts to the member’s account. Offer is not combinable with other redemption promotions. All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest® program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to single members only and not to groups. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Sheraton, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law. ©2012 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved.

Here are the frequently asked questions regarding this promotion:

30%, 40%, and 50% Starpoint Savings Promotion FAQs

Q: Who can register for this promotion?
A: Any SPG member may register for this promotion at spg.com/R&R by November 30, 2012, 11:59 pm EST (the “registration period”).

Q: What types of Award nights are eligible to receive the Starpoints savings?
A: All SPG Starpoints redemptions for Free Nights in standard rooms from October 21, – December 20, 2012, (the “promotion period”) at participating properties are eligible to receive 30%, 40%, or 50% of the Starpoints redeemed bonused back into the registered members’ account from which they were ordered. Cash & Point nights, Nights & Flights, 50% off Awards, In-Hotel Instant Awards and upgraded room and suite redemption Awards are not eligible for this offer.

Q: Do Award stays as part of this promotion count toward elite status qualification?
A: Yes. Members who take advantage of this promotion will still earn elite status stay and night credit for their Award stays.

Q: At which Starwood Hotels & Resorts is this offer eligible?
A: The offer is eligible for Free Night Awards at the participating resorts, listed below, offering the noted Starpoints savings:

50% savings:
• The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado, USA
• The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico, USA
• The St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
• The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California, USA
• The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
• W South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
• The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA

40% savings:
• W Retreat & Spa — Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
• The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
• The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Virgin Islands, USA
• The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, USA
• The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, Cayman Islands
• The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
• Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, Bahamas

30% savings:
• Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
• Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona, USA
• The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, USA
• The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
• The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas, USA
• The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Georgia, USA
• The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, British Columbia, Canada

Q: If I have an Award stay that starts prior to October 21, or checks out after December 20, is it still eligible to receive the redemption savings?
A: Yes. As long as one (1) night of the eligible Award stay falls within the promotional period, the registered member will receive 30%, 40% or 50% of his or her Starpoints bonused back for all standard room Free Night Award nights at a participating property during that stay.

Q: Is 5th Night Free Starpoints redemptions eligible for this offer?
A: Yes. Registered members will receive 30%, 40% or 50% of their Starpoints back for eligible 5th Night Free Award stays in standard rooms at participating properties. For example, a 5 night stay in a standard room at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa (category 5) will cost the member 48,000 Starpoints. The member will receive 24,000 Starpoints (50%) back as part of this promotion.

Q: I booked my Award stay months ago, prior to the promotion starting. Am I still eligible for the offer?
A: Yes. As long as the member registers for the promotion and his or her eligible Award stay falls within the promotion period, the member is eligible for the offer. There is no need for a member to cancel and rebook an Award stay.

Q: If I complete my Award stay prior to registering for this promotion, am I still eligible for this offer?
A: Yes, as long as a member’s eligible Award stay falls within the promotional period, he or she will be eligible for the Starpoints bonus regardless of registration date.

Q: Is my Award stay booked online eligible for this offer?
A: Yes. Any Free Night Award stay in a standard room booked through spg.com or through the SPG Customer Contact Center is eligible for this offer.

Q: I have a stay that is a mix of Award nights and paid nights. Is it eligible for this offer?
A: Yes. A member will receive 30%, 40%, or 50% of his or her Starpoints redeemed bonused back for any eligible Award nights completed during a stay at a participating property. There is no discount or rebate on any cash portion of the stay.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of times I can take advantage of this offer?
A: Members may take advantage of this offer multiple times, as long as they meet the registration and promotion earning criteria previously described.

Q:How many Starpoints will be bonused back for each eligible Award night at participating resorts?
A: The number of Starpoints bonused will depend on the category level of the participating resort and the number of nights redeemed. Two examples are below:
No. 1: Member redeems for 3 nights at The St Regis Bal Harbour Resort (category 7) during non-peak season dates for a total of 90,000 Starpoints. Member will receive a bonus of 45,000 (50% of 90,000) Starpoints as part of this offer.

No. 2: Member redeems for 5 nights at the Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba, (category 5) for a total of 48,000 Starpoints, taking advantage of SPG’s 5th Night Free benefit. Member will receive a bonus of 19,200 (40% of 48,000) Starpoints as part of this offer.

Q: When will I receive my Starpoint bonus reimbursement?
A: A registered member who has eligible Award stays will see the Starpoints bonused to his or her account within 4–6 weeks of the eligible Award stay posting to his or her account.

Q: Can I take advantage of other promotions occurring at participating resorts concurrently with this promotion?
A: Promotions for paid nights are eligible at the participating resorts during the promotional period; however, no other redemption offers can be combined with this offer.

Hyatt Discontinues Passport Escape Awards Effective November 1

Hyatt Gold Passport has number of different types of awards. One of them is Passport Escape that comes either in a 5 day or 7 day version. Both of these are discontinued on November 1, 2012.

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The 5 day award includes the room + 5 breakfasts + 3 dinners & the 7 day award includes the room + 7 breakfasts + 5 dinners. Both of these are for two people.

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The premium per night that you need to pay over basic room only is 2166 points on the 5 day version and 8000 points per night at the 7 day version.

This is a very good award to redeem in a place like Park Hyatt Maldives. Quite frankly, if you have a late breakfast and then dinner, there is no need to purchase lunch on the 3 days (on the 5 day version of this award) that the dinner is included.

Conclusion

It is sad to see redemption options gone. This is a “special” award that only works well in a specific circumstance like the one mentioned above.

The fact that you could redeem Hyatt Gold Passport points for instant awards like dinner is no replacement for this. A dinner for two that would cost more than $200 at the Park Hyatt Maldives, would require you to redeem an additional 24000 per dinner.

It is sad that Hyatt Gold Passport hasn’t made any official announcement beyond the Gold Passport concierge reply on FlyerTalk about discontinuance of this award type.

Buy Starpoints at 20% Discount

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Starwood tend to have their yearly Starpoints sale always around this time. You can buy/gift the maximum number of Starpoints 20K per calendar per account. This offer is valid between October 15 and November 30, 2012. You can access this offer here.

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The price of 20K Starpoints is $560. The price of a point is 2.8 cents. You can transfers SPG points to many airlines and the price of a mile under this offer would 2.24 cents when the 5K transfer bonus is factored in.

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You can buy the 20K points for your account and gift to as many accounts as you wish. Any one account cannot receive more than 20K bought Starpoints per year, whether they are gifted or bought by the account holder.

Conclusion

If you are short of Starpoints for a big award, this is about the lowest that you can buy them at. You can transfer 20K Starpoints to 25K airline miles on most of the Starwood’s airline partners.

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