Last Call To Book LifeMiles Star Alliance Awards At Reduced Rates, Ends December 9th 2019

Avianca LifeMiles frequently runs campaigns to redeem miles for tickets on Star Alliance partner carriers for select city pairs and the current round ends tomorrow.

The current promotion with select routes runs from Nov 26th to Dec 9th, 2019 and you get up to 43% discount in some Star Alliance flights.

Remember Not To Buy Heavy Duty Free Items In Dubai


It must have been a couple of years since I last time flew out from the Dubai in UAE (not transit) and hadn’t come across their rather draconian, what must be airport-specific, carry-on restrictions.

Sebastian already wrote two years ago (read more here) about extortion that takes place at the departure gates in Dubai, and I witnessed this yesterday.

Airfare of the Day: Alitalia BUSINESS CLASS Seoul (ICN), South Korea to London (LHR), United Kingdom from $1,776 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia and their business unrestricted round trip fares between Seoul and Europe.


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Hongkong Airlines Receives Cash Injection From Parent Company HNA, Continues To Fly (For Now)

Last week I wrote about the bad news surrounding Hongkong Airlines financial position and their inability to pay staff which threatened the airlines ability to continue flying as regulators zoomed in.

The company has now announced that it will receive a substantial cash injection from the mainland China parent company HNA which had to secure loans from a banking consortium.

American Airlines Executive Platinum Status For Select World Of Hyatt Globalists


World of Hyatt and American Airlines launched a partnership earlier this year that was modeled after what Delta used to have with SPG (read more here, here and here).

American Airlines elite members would receive select on-property benefits while staying at Hyatt affiliated hotels and vice versa. If you had elite status with both, you could also earn World of Hyatt points for American Airlines flights and bonus AAdvantage miles for Hyatt stays.

Fabulous Fridays: Breakfast Traffic Lights


What is more annoying in the morning than having to wait being seated for breakfast or if the food items are not adequately replenished.

Fabulous Fridays Breakfast Wait Times

I have seen quite a few hotels from select, such as the photo above, to full service trying to better manager their breakfast flow and guest expectations by publishing “traffic lights” as a guide.

Airfare of the Day: Delta Air Lines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles (LAX), United States to Shanghai (PVG), PRC from $716 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their basic season premium economy sell-up round trip fares between Los Angeles and Shanghai.


Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

Marriott Bonvoy Restaurant & Bar Benefits Experience House Of Sathorn (W Bangkok)

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Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points for food and beverage spend at Marriott affiliated hotels even when not staying (you get more if you are and charge to your room). You earn at the rate of 10 points per USD (excluding taxes and service charges + alcohol where prohibited).

Participating properties and restaurants in Asia-Pacific have sweetened this offer by offering up to 20% discount (30% in Greater China until the end of 2019).

Lufthansa Group Increases Prices For Economy Class Seat Reservations & Rebooking/Change Fees Effective December 11, 2019


Another month, another price increase from the Lufthansa Group targeting Economy Class customers and this time it hits once more the seat reservations but also ticket change fees for intercontinental flights.

Dates for the revised fees will be December 11th for select seat reservations to North America and tickets issued effective December 17th will see change fees increase by 20 EUR for intercontinental flights.

Accor ALL Family Offer With Triple Points January 5 – February 14, 2020

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Accor ALL has launched a new offer for 50% off of a second room while the stay comes with triple points.

Le Club AccorHotels Family Triple Points 2020

Accor Live Limitless members must first register and then book between December 3 – 31, and stay January 5 – February 14, 2020.

Garuda Indonesia CEO Fired For Smuggling Harley Davidson Into The Country On New Airbus Jet


Garuda Indonesia is in the news again and this time it’s the CEO who is making headlines as the authorities found he schemed to smuggle a Harley Davidson motorcycle into Indonesia when taking delivery of a new Airbus jet.

The bike was in individual parts that weren’t declared to Indonesian customs and the officers in charge also found two high end folding bicycles that were likely supposed to reach senior management as well.

IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash Undisclosed Daily Limit


IHG Rewards Club has Points & Cash awards where member can use part cash and part points for an award reservation.

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There are often Points & Cash award sales that we cover here on LoyaltyLobby that allow members to circumvent the yearly points purchase limit at a reasonable price.

Turkish Airlines Slowly Going Dry?


Turkish Airlines that has been proud of the catering provided both in economy and business class cabins even on short-haul flights, is making drastic changes to the offerings effective today (December 6, 2019).

Turkish Airlines Passenger Rights

These adult beverage option changes adversely affect economy class passengers. Flights of less than six hours are close to dry.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Up To 120,000 Bonus Extended Through December 8, 2019

American Airlines launched last week an offer to purchase AAdvantage miles at up to 120,000 bonus that has been extended through December 8, 2019.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

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