Suite Saturdays: Superior Room @ Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Superior Room, a 24 m2 king room with separate seating area at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel.

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Airfare of the Day [First Class] ALASKA AIRLINES Chicago to Seattle from $159

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alaska Airlines and their first class restricted one way fares between Chicago (ORD) and Seattle (SEA), USA.

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Japan’s Foreign Residents Can Finally Travel In & Out Of The Country From September 1, 2020

Starting next week those foreigners who are officially residing in Japan can finally travel back to Japan, respectively leave the country and come back at a later point after some changes instituted by the government.

Foreign residents will be required to undergo coronavirus testing upon entry and observe a 14-day quarantine period, the same conditions apply to Japanese citizens arriving from abroad.

Hilton Extends Mandatory Face Mask Requirement

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Hilton hotels in the United States have required guests to wear a face mask since late July (read more here).

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Hilton has now extended this requirement to all hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America. Surprisingly, there is no face mask requirement from Hilton for stays in Canada.

Thailand Eyes November Tourism Arrivals Under Prison-Like Conditions, THAI Airways Plans To Operate 12 Flights Per Month

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The never ending saga about when Thailand is opening it’s borders and tourism sector again to restart the ailing economy is going into yet another chapter as the Prime Minister gave public support for new plans.

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According to various news reports the country could welcome tourists as soon as November but under condition that sound more like a boot camp rather than a holiday.

Roomkey Calls It Quits

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Remember those super annoying pop-ups and pop-unders for a website called Roomkey when visiting hotel sites such as Marriott, Choice, Hilton, IHG, and Wyndham?

This method of advertising was so annoying that we published a piece back in 2013 (read more here) how to modify the host file in your computer to prevent these ever showing and disturbing you again.

Airfare of the Day [First Class] BRITISH AIRWAYS London to New York from £1,593

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their first class promotional round trip fares between London (LHR), United Kingdom and New York (JFK/EWR), USA. This fare is also valid for several other destinations in North America.

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EXTENDED: Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Discovery Platinum Status After Two Nights By December 31, 2020

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Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is a collection of independently branded chain hotels, as the name suggests, that work together under the GHA’s Discovery guest recognition program.

Now, Discover members can get a tier upgrade to Platinum by merely having a stay of two nights at any of the hotels by December 31, 2020. Platinum status usually requires a minimum of 10 nights in a calendar year.

Virgin Atlantic Surprises With Refund Note Nearly Five Months After The Cancelled Flight

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I felt Christmas came early today when I received a refund note from Virgin Atlantic for an award flight operated by ANA that was cancelled back in early April.

I was originally informed about the cancellation in the second half of March when ANA started to limit their schedule due to Covid-19 and I called Flying Club immediately to refund the taxes.

Accor ALL Now Allows You To Earn Points When Others Stay Under Your Account Through December 31, 2020

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Accor Live Limitless (ALL) has quietly launched this month a program feature that is in place through the end of 2020.

You can now earn points under ALL when you book a stay under your account and merely note on the comments box the name of the guests who are staying.

Delta On Hook For $300M In Loans Made To Gol

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Delta Air Lines investments in airlines are turning sour, and it looks like it may have to repay $300M loan on behalf of its former partner.

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Due date is coming next week on a $300 million private loan made to Gol that is guaranteed by Delta in case of its previous Brazilian partner is unable to come up with the payment.

Marriott Bonvoy Status Match & Challenge 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched a new status match with a challenge for members with elite status with Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, or IHG.

Eligible members will see their Marriott Bonvoy status elevated to Gold or Platinum for 90 days, during which they need to complete the challenge to keep the status through February 2022.

British Airways Buy Avios 50% Bonus Through September 30, 2020

British Airways has launched a new sale that allows Executive Club members to buy Avios with a 50% bonus through September 30, 2020.

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Executive Club has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000. The limit is raised during this sale to 200,000 (max 300K with premium).

Reader Question: TAP Advice (How To Get A Refund?)

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question about TAP refunds that we have covered previously. TAP is a challenging airline when it comes to getting a refund for canceled flights.

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