Southwest Airlines Buy & Gift Rapid Rewards Points Up To 65% Bonus Through August 26, 2021

Southwest Airlines has launched a Rapid Rewards points sale that is valid for purchases made until August 26.

You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction before any possible bonuses, which is also the daily maximum. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a calendar year.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Amsterdam to San Francisco from 1,140 €

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands and San Francisco (SFO), USA.

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Buy American Airlines AAdvantage Miles With Up To 75% Bonus Through August 31, 2021

One day after their last campaign expired American Airlines has launched a new offer to purchase or gift AAdvantage miles with up to a 75% bonus through August 31, 2021.

American Airlines recently increased the number of miles you can buy before any bonuses to 200,000 per calendar year (keep in mind that the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days).

Two W’s In Atlanta & Washington D.C. To Exit Marriott System

Marriott is about to lose two W Hotels in Washington D.C. And Atlanta Midtown. Both are legacy Starwood properties.

The W in Washington exits on August 31 and supposedly becomes an independent hotel, and W Atlanta Midtown has already disappeared on Marriott’s website and becomes Curio Collection by Hilton.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] TURKISH AIRLINES Singapore to Athens from $1,403

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Turkish Airlines and their business class promotional round trip fares between Singapore (SIN) and Athens (ATH), Greece.

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Hilton Honors Rate & Bonus Points Promotions Update August 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at the Hilton Honors bonus points and rate promotions you can use in August 2021.

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. Of course, you can send questions and comments too.

How’s The Hilton Food & Beverage Credit Instead Of Breakfast Working For You?

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Hilton launched a new initiative on July 1 that members apparently had been asking for and replaced the Gold & Diamond member breakfast for two with a daily Food and Beverage credit that could be used towards breakfast or other F&B expenses.

This daily F&B credit is not cumulative and would need to be used daily. There have been many issues with it, starting that it rarely covers what was previously considered a Gold or Diamond member breakfast at the same hotels.

Purchased Singapore Airlines Paris – Phuket (Sandbox) Business Class Ticket

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Sebastian has covered the inns and outs of Thailand’s Sandbox program (several pieces) that was first introduced to Phuket and later in July extended to cover Koh Samui as well.

As it is soon two years since I was in Thailand last time, and a year since I returned from Japan to Europe, I decided to purchase competitively priced Singapore Airlines business tickets ex-Europe to Phuket and return from Bangkok.

IHG Online Hotel Reviews: Candlewood Hawthorne Review Not Published Due To “Legally Sensitive Content”

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A few weeks ago John wrote about IHG making it harder for guests to submit critical reviews of their properties even if these reviews might be accurate and we now have such a case once again.

The awful stay at the Candlewood LAX Hawthorne I briefly hinted on in a previous article wasn’t allowed to receive my critical online review on IHG’s website due to legally sensitive content.

German Requires Negative Covid-19 Test From All Arrival From August 1, 2021

Germany has had strict negative Covid-19 test requirements for air travelers, from which only non-Schengen to non-Schengen passengers have been excluded.

Now, the country has started to require passengers arriving by train, car, or ship, who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or recently recovered to show a negative test result. PCR-RT test administered within 72 hours of arrival or rapid antigen test performed within 48 hours of arrival are accepted.

Compensation Clinic: Too Many Service Cutbacks At The Hyatt Regency Seattle – Full Refund!

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Our Compensation Clinic makes a stop at the Hyatt Regency Seattle this weekend where it appears that the corporate sanctioned “Covid Cutbacks” have allowed management to get away with far too much.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here regularly.

Suite Saturdays: Executive Suite City View @ Ritz-Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Executive Suite City View, a 72 sq.m./775 sq.ft. 1-bedroom suite at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Arts Barcelona, Spain.

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AEROMEXICO San Francisco to Madrid from $1,808

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Aeromexico and their midweek business class restricted round trip fares between San Francisco (SFO), USA and Madrid (MAD), Spain.

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You Can Now Enter Your Vaccination Information Into “CLEAR Health Pass” To Create A Digital Health Record

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Those who have received their Covid-19 vaccine yet can enter the details (scan the credentials) to their CLEAR mobile app which will then create a digital health certificate called CLEAR Health Pass.

As many states / authorities only issue a paper certificate of some sort such as the CDC paper card a demand has started to make these digital, prompting a range of providers to offer this service.

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