100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Giveaway! Enter By 11:59 PM EST On Friday (December 13, 2019)

To celebrate IHG Rewards Club Accelerate (read more here), fantastic promotion for quadruple points (read more here) buy points up to 100% bonus (read more here), and Global Sale-offers (read more here), we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points!

InterContinental Maldives

The giveaway is now open, and you must enter by 11:59 PM EST on Friday (December 13, 2019). We will announce the winner on Sunday (December 15).

Radisson Rewards Points To Malaysia Airlines Enrich Miles 50% Conversion Bonus December 1 – 31, 2019

Radisson Rewards has had points to miles conversion bonus offers this fall and just launched a new one with Malaysia Airlines.

Radisson Rewards Malaysia Airlines Enrich December 2019

Radisson Rewards members can get a 50% bonus for points to Enrich miles conversions executed December 1 – 31, 2019.

Airfare of the Day: Swiss International Airlines BUSINESS CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from £1,444 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Swiss and their 2nd level business class excursion round trip fares between London and Bangkok.

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Klaus K Exits Design Hotels/Marriott Bonvoy Affiliation To Become Preferred Hotel

Nordic Choice purchased Kämp Collection Hotels in Finland back in October, and they all became participating in the new owner’s loyalty program in November (read more here).

Helsinki Hotels

Kämp Collection hotels are part of several hotel loyalty/guest recognition programs, including Design Hotels/Marriott Bonvoy, Small Luxury Hotels/Hyatt, Global Hotel Alliance, and Leading Hotels of The World. Klaus K’s affiliation with Design Hotels and Marriott Bonvoy will come to an end in 2019.

Air Canada Bonus Aeroplan & Altitude Miles Promotions

Air Canada has launched two separate offers for bonus Aeroplan or Altitude qualifying miles.

Air Canada Aeroplan

The valid booking dates and flying dates are offer specific. Consult the Air Canada pages for this offer or the T&Cs below.

Accor ALL Fairmont Rio De Janeiro Up To 1,000 Bonus Points December 20 – January 5, 2020

Accor ALL has launched a bonus offer for a stay at the newly opened Fairmont hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

Fairmont Rio

Accor Live Limitless members can earn 500, 800, or 1,000 bonus points for a stay between December 20 – January 5, 2020, if booked December 3 – 31.

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.

Hilton Honors Select US Cities 20% Off Winter Flash Sale For Stays Through March 15, 2020

Hilton Honors has launched a new 20% off Winter Flash Sale for stays at select cities in the United States through March 15, 2020.

Hilton Honors 20% Off Flash Sale December 10 2019

The offer is valid for stays between December 12 – March 15, 2020, and must be booked December 9 – 13.

Compensation Clinic: Qantas Seat Issue & Out Of Champagne

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us his Compensation Clinic-case from a Qantas flight that run out of the champagne midway, and there was an issue with the seat too.

Qantas

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 different compensation case at least once a week.

Remember Not To Buy Heavy Duty Free Items In Dubai

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

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

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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

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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.

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