InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) appears to have launched a new logo under the name IHG Hotels & Resorts.
IHG last name updated its logo back in 2017 (read more here), changing the typeface and dropping the “InterContinental Hotels Group” text.
I just received an email from Chase Card Services to check my secure messages concerning “A $100 statement credit toward the annual fee on your Reserve credit card”.
Chase has announced back in January that they would up the annual fee for Chase Sapphire Reserve cards that renew April 1 and beyond to $550 per year (from the previous $450).
Turkish Airlines has quietly extended Miles&Smiles members elite tiers by six months.
The airline has not sent out any communication to its members about this extension, and there is no information on Miles&Miles website. You can see the extension when logging in to your account.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa/Swiss and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between Paris and Bangkok, valid for travel until March 2021.
Bangkok Airways has just announced that it will suspend all domestic flights from April 7 until at least April 30, 2020 subject to further developments.
Singapore Airlines just sent out an email that partially deals with the topic that Sebastian wrote today (read more here) on weekly Whine Wednesday-column.
The email deal with coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues but also has some relevant information for KrisFlyer program elite members.
Our Whine Wednesday topic for this week is about Singapore Airlines Krisflyer and their apparent refusal to provide members with a grace period for status accrual or a goodwill amount of status miles.
Alaska Airlines launched back in early March, an elite qualifying miles bonus for Mileage Plan member travel that has now been extended through May 31, 2020.
Mileage Plan members earn 50% elite qualifying miles bonus for flights flown after registering for this offer that are flown March 7 – May 31.
Marriott has updated coronavirus (COVID-19) reservation policies that waive all cancellation fees and refunds prepayments for all existing reservations with any arrival date if done 24 hours before the scheduled arrival or by June 30, 2020.
Reservations made between March 13 – June 30, 2020, for any arrival date, can also be canceled without penalties for up to 24 hours before the scheduled arrival. Marriott will also waive points expiration, and extends Suite Night Awards and certificates.
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus is extending miles that expired yesterday (March 31) or are about to on June 30 through September 30, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This extension is automatic and there is nothing that members need to do. It is unclear, however, what Thai Airways is planning to do members with status. Are tiers extended by a year?
On Monday, we wrote (read more here) about a question from our reader who had noted a wording change on the Hilton page for Diamond benefits.
The page showed that Diamond members are eligible for up to Executive-level accommodations while previously suites were mentioned.
Aegean has today extended its Miles+Bonus program member tiers by six months that also applies to the qualification period due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
You now have the status effectively for 18 months, during which you need to complete the flights required to retaining or upping the tier.
Marriott today sent out 5.2 million emails to guests whose account information with the hotel company was exposed to an unrelated third party.
Records of these estimated 5.2 million guests had been accessed using two employee credentials from a franchised property (unclear which hotel and where).