Airfare of the Day: Lufthansa PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Paris (CDG), France to Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC from 803 € Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa and their premium economy class instant purchase round trip fares between Paris and Hong Kong.

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American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards Up To 30% Transfer Bonus For JetBlue & Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

American Express Membership Rewards currently has two transfer promotions available for their U.S. based members, offering a bonus on mileage transfers to JetBlue TrueBlue and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club.

Especially Virgin Flying Club offers some sweet sports when it comes to redemptions such as the fantastic First Class on ANA for only 110,000 miles round trip (84,000 Amex points) ex LAX.

Aeromexico Connect Flight Veered Off Runway After Aborted Takeoff, Then Burst Into Flames – No Casualties!

Yesterday an Aeromexico Connect Embraer ERJ-190from Durango to Mexico City (Mexico) with 99 passengers and 4 crew aborted takeoff, veered left and overran the end of the runway after which it burst into flames.

The aircraft was completely destroyed yet there are no fatalities and only 2 people received serious, 83 people suffered minor injuries.

World Of Hyatt & Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Loyalty Partnership Coming

Hyatt made an announcement today that they are launching loyalty partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World before the end of 2018.

World of Hyatt SLH

World of Hyatt members would be eligible to earn and redeem their points for stays at SLH hotels as well as earning elite qualifying nights. It is unclear if any elite benefits such as room/suite upgrades and breakfast are extended for these stays. SLH has their own loyalty program that awards free night vouchers.

Whine Wednesday: Hotels Begging For Positive Feedback Case: InterContinental Sydney

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Yesterday, I wrote about the Meriton in Australia (read more here) that was fine $3 million for “managing” their TripAdvisor reviews by suppressing negative feedback by guests.

Whine Wednesdays IC Sydney

I noted that many chain hotels are trying to manage their quality scores too. Maybe not by faking the guest email addresses (like Meriton had done) but trying to make sure that the guests only leave favorable scores like the InterContinental Sydney here is trying.

United Airlines MileagePlus 20% Off Economy Awards To Hawaii, Mexico & Caribbean August 20 – December 13, 2018

United Airlines has launched new award discount promotion for United Explorer and United MileagePlus Club cardmembers.

United Award Sale

Eligible members can save 20% off of economy class round-trip awards between United States or Canada and Hawaii, Mexico and Caribbean between August 20 – December 13 2018. This offer must be booked by August 10.

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton Last Minute Deals For August 2 – 7, 2018

IHG Rewards Club Kimpton brand has released their Last Minute Deals for this coming weekend of August 2 – 7, 2018.

Kimpton Last Minute August 1

These rates are only available for IHG Rewards Club members, are prepaid and available on select dates depending on the property (see the list below).

Aeroplan Hotel Points To Miles 30% Conversion Bonus Through August 20, 2018

Aeroplan has launched new offer for 30% conversion bonus from select hotel programs between July 23 – August 20, 2018.

Aeroplan Conversion Promotion

Aeroplan usually runs promotions for conversions from hotel points to miles couple of times a year and there are occasional targeted offers as well. 

Le Club AccorHotels Alitalia MilleMiglia Up To Quadruple Miles July 18 – September 30, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has new bonus miles promotion for Alitalia MilleMiglia program member stays both booked and consumed between July 18 – September 30, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels Alitalia MilleMiglia Bonus Miles

MilleMiglia members can earn quadruple miles for stays in Italy and triple worldwide. Stays at Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands are also included.

Air France-KLM Flying Blue August Promo Awards For October 1 – November 30, 2018 (Transatlantic Starting At 11K)

Air France-KLM Flying Blue has just released their August promotional awards for October 1 – November 30, 2018-travel.

Bangkok

The discount is usually from 20% to 50% off the usual number of miles required (although sometimes the discount is capped at 25%).

Airfare of the Day: Cathay Pacific BUSINESS CLASS Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam to Dubai (DXB), United Arab Emirates from $1,295 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Cathay Pacific and their business class excursion trip fares between Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai.

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SPG Hot Escapes No More!

Seems that the SPG Hot Escapes last week were the last ones before the Starwood website is replaced with the Marriott one (which has functioning issues – read more here).

The SPGHotEscapes.com currently resolves to Marriott.com and there are no sightings of this rate plan on SPG’s website.

Experience With Upgrading The World Of Hyatt Credit Card – Five Qualifying Nights Are Posting Very Fast!

Last week I wrote about the new landing page available to Chase Hyatt Credit Card customers where customer can upgrade their existing card product to the new one.

I decided to actually use this upgrade option myself as I want to save on the additional five Hyatt nights this year and against my expectations the nights posted to the account very quickly.

Hilton Honors Summer Weekends Max 25% Off Sale For Europe, Middle East & Africa Through October 8, 2018 (Book By September 3)

Hilton Honors launched back in early June their traditional Summer Weekends Sale for stays in Europe, Middle East and Africa, although some hotels offer midweek availability too.

Hilton Honors Europe Middle East Africa Summer Sale

Members can save up to 25% off of the Best Flexible rate (non-member discount is capped at 15%). The sale is valid for stays through October 8 and must be booked by September 3.

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