Double Status Credits On Qantas Marketed Flights (Targeted)

Qantas is offering double status credits for Qantas marketed flights between now and November 30, 2013, that are booked between September 5-10.

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Seems that this offer is likely targeted, but you can access the Qantas web page for this offer here.

TripAdvisor Avianca/AeroGal Rant From H€ll (Don’t Make The Same Mistakes)

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Sometimes, when you travel, the s#%$ hits the fan and, lets be frank, the airlines in Southern America are not known for their customer service. Even then, you should always have a deep breath first and think twice (maybe more than twice) before you write a public rant and a complaint to the CEO.

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Here’s what was posted on TripAdvisor (you can access the TripAdvisor page here):

Airberlin Topbonus Promotion: 2,000 Bonus Miles Four Four Transactions

Airberlin topbonus is offering 2,000 bonus miles for four transactions between August 19 and October 15, 2013. You can access this offer and register for it on airberlin’s website here.

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You need to do/credit at least one transaction from each of the following four categories to topbonus:

Royal Jordanian Awards Now Available On AA.com

America Airlines has extended the number of airlines that are bookable online using miles to include Royal Jordanian, which is based in Amman. The airline has relatively good network especially in Middle East, Europe and North Africa.

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The airline joins arberlin, British Airways, Finnair, Qantas, Alaska and Hawaii whose awards are available on AA.com.

Whine Wednesdays: “Free” Hotel Internet (Worse Than Previously)

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Free internet has been spreading to many chains in the past couple of years, as travelers hate paying for it and consider complimentary internet access highly when making a choice where to stay. This has lead to many problems, however, when hotels have not upgraded their connections.

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Internet has been complimentary for elite members at most hotel chains already for a while and the speed has generally been acceptable. Now that the complimentary internet is spreading to most, if not all, guests the quality has seriously deteriorated.

Getting Mad At Airline? Buy Promoted Tweets: Case British Airways

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Disgruntled British Airways customer took it to the promoted tweets yesterday, when BA lost his fathers bag on a flight from Chicago to Paris (likely via London) over the weekend.

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He was not satisfied with the way British Airways was handling the issue and decided to pay to have his message heard in the New York and UK markets.

IHG Rewards Club Aeroplan Offer: 2,500 Miles Per Stay (500 Base + 2000 Bonus)

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IHG Rewards Club has a promotion for Air Canada Aeroplan members for 2,500 miles per stay (500 base + 2,000 bonus) for stays between September 1 and November 30, 2013.

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This offer is valid at all InterContinental Hotels Group brands worldwide; InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Resorts, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites an Staybridge Suites locations.

United Airlines September 2013 Buy Miles Offer: “People Power” With Up To 60% Bonus

United Airlines has a new promotion for buying miles and the bonus is dependent on the number of purchases made by Mileage Plus members. United had a similar offer in October 2013 (you can read more about it here).

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This year United has lowered the number of buyers required to reach the 60% bonus threshold from 4000 to 1500 (the previous promo didn’t reach the max bonus) and it is already (at the time of writing this article) close to 1000 buyers.

IHG Rewards Club North Eastern China Staycation Offer

IHG Rewards Club Gold and Platinum members are eligible for staycation offer in North Eastern China for stay until December 29, 2013.

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This offer that you can only book by calling IHG reservations in China 400 880 1381 (8AM-8PM daily Beijing time) gives you following benefits:

Hotel Promotions Update (Q3) September 2013

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Here’s the monthly update on current hotel promotions. There are very interesting China Dream and Big Win promotions for IHG Rewards Club members.

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Hyatt has finally launched a new promotion for up to 50,000 bonus points and Starwood has Take Two promotion that you can combine with their Aeroplan bonus miles offer.

SPG Latin America Promotion: 1000 Bonus Starpoints Per Two Night Stay At Seven Hotels

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SPG has a new promotion for stays at their seven new hotels in Latin America between September 1 and November 30, 2013. You can access SPG’s website for this promotion here.

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You need to book minimum of two night stay using the rate code LATINSUN to be eligible for 1000 bonus Starpoints. It is likely that the lowest rates are not eligible for this bonus.

Marriott Taste of Gold/Platinum Elite Challenges Discontinued

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Marriott has discontinued their Taste of Elite Challenges (Gold/Platinum fast track offers) effective sometime late August, 2013, that was very fast route to status with Marriott Rewards. You can read more about these former offers here.

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Marriott confirmed this by email:

Le Club Accorhotels Iberia Plus Promotion: Double Avios For One Stay Between September 1-October 15

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Le Club Accorhotels has a new promotion for Iberia+ members for double Avis for stays (corrected) one stay between September 1 and October 15, 2013, that are booked by September 30.

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Note that you need to enable the auto sweep of Le Club Accorhotels points to airline miles and choose Iberia Avios as the partner in order to get the double Avios. There is no need to register for this offer, but you can access Accor’s web page for this offer here.

IHG Rewards Club Last Minute Reward Nights Out For September (2013)

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IHG Rewards Club just released a list of last minute rewards nights for this coming weekend. You need to book them on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights. You can access the full list of hotels that I have listed below by following this link.

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These last minute rewards nights are offered at 50% discount of the usual number of points needed. This time they have 69 hotels on the list of which one is InterContinental.

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