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American AAdvantage is the only Frequent Flier Program in the U.S. that still uses a system of 500 mile based upgrade certificates that the airline either sells or gives away to their frequent fliers which supposedly never expire.

AA UG B737

All other carriers have switched to unlimited domestic upgrades for their Elite frequent fliers, American Airlines only offers these on flights of less than 500 miles distance and for their Executive Platinums. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question regarding failing to get Le Club AccorHotels Platinum status despite earning the required 25,000 points over a 12 month period that I wrote about ten days ago (read more here).

UPDATE Reader Question Le Club AccorHotels 25,000 Points Within 12 Months But No Platinum Status

Remember that you can always email me, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. I’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is about to launch their next promotion called More For You that is valid for stays between September 12 – December 12, 2016. The registration opens on September 12.

SPG More For You Promotion September 12 - December 18 2016

During the promotional period members can earn double Starpoints for weekday stays and triple for weekend ones. The minimum stay length is two nights. [click to continue…]

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Most North American hotels of any chain which offer club lounges have established the so called Honour Bar system where you pay a token amount per drink you take from the club bar and mark down the consumption yourself.

Lounge Spirits

Some hotels however go over the top and even declare the cheapest spirits available as ‘Premium Liquor’ in an attempt to make their lounge spread look more sophisticated than it actually is. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors is about to launch their next global promotion called Double Up that is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2016.

PREVIEW Hilton HHonors Double Up Promotion September 1 - December 31 2016

The promotion is for double points for the duration of the campaign, triple points from October 1 if booked using the Hilton app + targeted Plus-Up bonus for select members based on their historical stay patterns to drive incremental business. [click to continue…]

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Last week, I wrote about the IHG Rewards Club Book Direct promotion (read more here) for up to 30,000 bonus points that should have been valid only for stays in Asia-Pacific (excluding Greater China), Middle East and Africa between August 15 – December 31, 2016.


This was not a new promo but rather an extension of the one launched already earlier this year. Something has gone wrong with the programming, however. [click to continue…]