Aeroplan 100 Free Miles By Answering Two Questions (Easy Way To Extend Validity!)

Aeroplan 100 Free Miles By Answering Two Question (Easy Way To Extend Validity!)

Aeroplan has new promotion up on its main page offering 100 free Aeroplan miles for watching video and answering couple of short questions afterwards.

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100 miles are not a lot but perfect way of extending the expiry of account by 12 month for those family members that don’t fly a lot.

Hyatt’s Website Now Requires Last Name When Logging In

Airline and hotel programs have tried to combat account breaches and takeovers for the past few years with limited success.

Hyatt Log In Last Name U

Some programs utilize Google captchas (Hilton) or your password need to be so complicated that it becomes impossible to remember (Club Carlson). As of today, Hyatt requires you to also input your last name on file when logging in.

Thai VietJet & Orient Thai Suspend International Flying

Sebastian wrote last week (access here) that the Thai military junta would have canceled licenses of some Thai based airlines in the anticipation of ICAO inspection visit to Thailand that will take place next week.

Thai VietJet Orient Thai

Turns out that total of 12 airlines haven’t received new operator certificates and thus cannot fly internationally. Only two of the 12 airlines have any significant operations; Thai VietJet and Orient Thai and both are expected to have their operator certificates back next month.

Finnair Plus Status Match Promotion For Lufthansa Miles&More And Air Berlin Topbonus Customers Now Live!

Finnair Plus seems to be the first program that entered the status match arena for the abandoned souls of Air Berlin Topbonus and also Lufthansa Miles & More, offering instant Silver + Gold Challenge.

The match promotion is a bit half hearted though considering Finnair Silver (oneWorld Ruby) has no lounge access but it does come with extra baggage for Finnair and some good benefits.

What Really Happened In St. Thomas On That Marriott Rescue Ship?

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Marriott received plenty of bad publicity aftermath of the hurricane Irma when it became public that it had commissioned ship to rescue more than 600 stranded guests from St. Thomas, but had left all others behind on the dock when the ship had had plenty of space to accommodate more.

St Thomas

As we hadn’t covered hurricane Irma and what happened couple of weeks before in Texas, I decided to take a pass on this story. Marriott has now publicly commented to Forbes what actually happened on that day and why they were not allowed to take non-guests.

Malaysia Airlines Signs Memorandum To Order 16 New Aircraft From Boeing Including Eight B787 Dreamliners

Malaysia Airlines and The Boeing Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Seattle paving the way for 16 new aircraft for MAS including (for the first time) Boeing 787-900 jets.

The ceremony took place during a U.S. state visit of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak who also attended the signing, casting a small shadow of political motivations over the purchase.

British Airways On Fire! (Literally)

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British Airways continues to receive fair share of negative coverage on British press. Evening Standard today run a story about Brit trying to get to Athens. The direct flight turned to a 33-hour journey with four plane swaps!

BA On Fire

First flight was canceled due to faulty cockpit warning light, second one due to crew timing out, third one the engine blew out after taking off (see the photo), and seems that the fourth one got the passengers to their final destination (as they are live to tell their story).

Marriott Rewards Football 50% Flash Sale At Noon ET Today (September 14, 2017)

Marriott Rewards just sent out an email blast about Football 50% off Flash Sale that will take place today (September 14, 2017) at noon ET.

Marriott Rewards Flash Sale

Members will be able to use their points to purchase these merchandise while supplies last. The times on the website indicates that this would start at 1PM ET but the email did state at noon ET. Not sure which one is correct.

Airfare of the Day: SkyTeam (AF/DL/KL) Prague to Washington DC BUSINESS CLASS $1438 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to SkyTeam Transatlantic alliance airlines (AF/DL/KL) and their Business Class advance purchase fares between Czech Republic and North America.

IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash Email (What More I Could Do With P&C When I Have 2M Points?)

Sometimes I am shaking my head when I am reading marketing emails that I receive from hotel and airline programs.

IHG Rewards Club Points & Cash Email

Earlier in the week, Hyatt sent me an email trying to sell me more points when I have 1.1M sitting on my account. Then yesterday, I I got this email from IHG Rewards Club….

Delta SkyMiles September 2017 Award Flash Sale: Alaska & Hawaii (Book By September 14)

Delta SkyMiles has launched their September award flash sale and the destinations this time are Alaska and Hawaii.

Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale September 2017 Alaska & Hawaii

Economy class travel return travel to Hawaii from contiguous 48 states starts at 35,000 miles and Alaska is priced starting at 20,000 SkyMiles.

Marriott Rewards Air Canada Up To 2,500 Aeroplan Bonus Miles For Stays In Canada September 12 – January 31, 2018

Marriott Rewards has launched new promotion for stays in Canada between September 12 – January 31, 2018.

Marriott Rewards Air Canada Up To 2,500 Aeroplan Bonus Miles For Stays In Canada September 12 – January 31, 2018

Air Canada Aeroplan members can earn 750 to 2,500 bonus miles per stay (depending on the stay length) that is booked using promotional code MRS.

Southwest Airlines Buy & Gift Rapid Rewards Points 30% Targeted Discount September 12 – 18, 2017

Southwest Airlines has a new targeted offer for buying or gifting Rapid Rewards points and getting 30% discount between September 12 – 18, 2017.

Southwest Airlines Buy Rapid Rewards Points Campaign September 2017You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards point in a transactions and this is daily maximum as well. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a year.

UPDATE: SAS Potential Norwegian Pilot Strike Thursday September 14, 2017 – Advance Flight Cancellations + Rebooking Guidelines

Although SAS and its Norwegian pilot union are engaging in last minute negations, the airline has proactively canceled more than 100 flights scheduled for Thursday morning/early afternoon and released rebooking guidelines.

SAS Norway Pilot Strike

SAS was able to reach multi-year deal with Danish and Swedish pilot unions but Norwegian ones are currently threatening to begin full blown strike tomorrow (September 14, 2017).

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