Emirates Backpedals On Australia Cancellations: Reinstates Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane Next Week


Emirates last week abruptly canceled all of its passenger services to Australia except two weekly flights to Perth.

The airline has decided to backpedal on the decision it made and will reinstate services to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane next week.

Scam Emails Getting More Professional: Hilton Honors 20,000 Points Offer

There are plenty of scam phone calls (see the piece earlier in the week) going around, but emails are going out as well.

A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us an email supposedly coming from Hilton Honors offering 20,000 points and asking you to log into your account (don’t do it!).

Norways’s Government Now Open For Helping Norwegian

Norway’s government has tried not to prop up failing airlines in the country indicated on Thursday morning that they would be open for a hybrid load if other investors were willing to chip in to save Norwegian.

Norwegian is going through restructuring/bankruptcy proceedings in Ireland and announced last week that they would end all long-haul flying concentrating regional flights to/from the Nordics, as they started their business.

IHG Hotels Kimpton 25% Off Winter Sale For Stays Through September 7, 2021 (Book By February 9)

IHG has launched a new Winter Sale for stays at its Kimpton Hotels worldwide through September 7, 2021.

Members save 25% off of their stays if booked by February 7. Some hotels may have a two-night minimum stay requirement (see the list below).

Hong Kong Mulls 14-Day Quarantine For Airline Crews

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Hong Kong SAR government is considering new methods to lower Covid-19 and new mutations’ potential spread by requiring all crews arriving in Hong Kong and staying more than two hours to quarantine for 14 days.

The new rule would require local Cathay Pacific cockpit and other crew members to quarantine at local hotels for 14-days after arriving from a foreign trip.

World Of Hyatt Globalist 2021 Qualification Completed


World of Hyatt dropped me an email yesterday, and there was a notice on the app that I had requalified for Globalist status in 2021.

This is not quite the usual achievement because Hyatt cut the qualification requirements in half (read more here) and decided to roll over select nights from 2020 into 2021 and double count the nights consumed for qualification purposes until February 28, 2021.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] LUFTHANSA Manchester to Seoul from £984

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between the United Kingdom (MAN, BHX, INV, GLA, EDI…) and Seoul (ICN), South Korea.

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IHG Rewards Club Buy Points 75% Bonus Sale Through February 25, 2021

IHG Rewards Club has launched its first points sale of 2021 that allows members to buy them with a 75% bonus (there could be higher personalized offers) through February 25, 2021.

IHG frequently sells its points (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 150,000 (sometimes with an increased limit of 250,000) every calendar year before any targeted offers.

United Airlines MileagePlus January Mile Play Fly By March 31, 2021

United Airlines MileagePlus In 2018 launched a promo called Mile Play, trying to get members to spend and fly more (they have previously had these under different names). They refresh these offers every few months and have launched a new one for January 2021.

The Mile Play promotion is tailored to each select member based on his/her recent activity with United. It may require buying more business class tickets or flying a certain number of trips through March 31, 2021.

Accor ALL North America Double Points January 21 -June 30, 2021 (Book By March 31)

Accor has launched a new bonus offer for stays in Canada, United States, Mexico, and Panama.

Sofitel Mexico City Reforma

Accor Live Limitless members can earn double points for stays January 21 – June 30, 2021, booked after registering for this offer by March 31.

IAG Acquires Air Europa For 50% Off The Original Purchase Price Of €1 Billion

In November of 2019 IAG, the parent of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling, and Level had reached an agreement to acquire its Madrid based rival Air Europa for €1B but this deal has now been renegotiated reflecting the impact of the pandemic.

A new update from IAG reveals that the two parties have agreed to a 50% reduction of the original price and IAG will now pay 500 Million Euro for Air Europe, payable in 6 years.

Whine Wednesdays: Ridiculous ATM Conversion Fees


We have covered ridiculous currency conversion fees offered by ATMs worldwide a few times, but I came across one of the most atrocious ones last week in Mexico.

The ATM was willing to do me a huge favor by marking up the MXN to USD conversion by 12%, while the bank that I use doesn’t impose any and even reimburses the ATM fees (in this instance, roughly $4).

Mango House Seychelles (Hilton – LXR) Now Available For Point Bookings!


Hilton is about to welcome its fourth property in Seychelles once Mango House, LXR Hotels & Resorts, debuts in the summer of 2021 (already delayed).

The hotel was originally built as a private residence and consists of just 41 rooms total, including nine suites, that are now available for bookings, including using points!

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AEROMEXICO Miami to Barcelona from $1,377

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Aeromexico and their business class promotional round trip fares between Miami (MIA), USA and Barcelona (BCN), Spain.

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