Whine Wednesdays: Useless LHW Membership Benefits As Daily Rate Is Double Compared To Hotels Own Offer

It’s Whine Wednesday again and today we’re looking at the practical benefits of the Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) membership that applies to a variety of hotels under this partnership – but only when booked through LHW!

LHW Hotels are just a collection of hotels that have this badge attached to the property but it can be an entire different chain on it’s own and the LHW membership benefits only apply when you book through the respective website.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AEROMEXICO Denver to Barcelona from $1,499

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Aeromexico and their business class restricted round trip fares between Denver (DEN), USA and Barcelona (BCN), Spain.

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ANA InterContinental Tokyo Doesn’t Like Our Story From 2017 & Wants It Deleted


ANA InterContinental Tokyo doesn’t like the theft that our reader experienced at the hotel back in 2017, and which we covered back then (read more here).

The area director for IHG ANA Hotels has emailed me at least twice and requested that we take the post down (I have not replied to her).

Uber Drivers’ Latest Scam: Claim That Passenger Doesn’t Wear A Face Mask


It seems that Uber drivers have found a new way to scam riders and the company by starting a trip when the customer is not present and canceling it immediately, claiming that the passenger was not wearing a face mask.

I had one quote way off on this trip to Mexico (read more here) and a couple of scamming drivers a year ago in Mexico, too (read more here).

Air Canada Now Refunding Non-refundable Fares (Submit By June 12, 2021)

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Air Canada and the Canadian government agreed about a bailout yesterday (read more here) that mandated the airline to provide refunds for passengers on non-refundable fares.

The airline previously had refused to provide refunds even for flights it had canceled unless the government provided them liquidity. The deal sealed yesterday had C$1.4B reserved for unprocessed refunds. You need to request to get your money back by June 12, 2021.

AeroMexico Club Premier Up To 40% Off Awards Book By April 19, 2021

AeroMexico has launched an up to 40% off award sale for travel through December 9, 2021 (route dependent).

You must make the bookings between April 12 – 19, and there is also one free change on travel dates.

Bangkok Airways Lounges Shutting Down Again Due To Covid-19, Travel Waiver Issued Allowing Ticket Changes


Thailand’s two full service domestic airlines Bangkok Airways has the closure of lounge services as well as a travel waiver due to the the resurgence of Covid-19 in the country.

The lounges have now closed and later reopened three times, most recently in January while other facilities such as Priority Pass lounges stayed open during the same period.

Reader Question: Overlapping Marriott Stays Due To Relocation?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding valid overlapping stays with Marriott due to relocating to the east coast from California, temporary living in one Marriott, and staying at others for work.

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Airfare of the Day [Premium Economy] VIRGIN ATLANTIC Los Angeles to Tel Aviv from $1,022

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Virgin Atlantic and their premium economy advance purchase round-trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Tel Aviv (TLV), Israel.

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IHG Hotels Kimpton 20% To 30% Off Through September 7, 2021 (Book By April 19)

IHG’s Kimpton Hotels have launched their latest sale that is valid for stays through September 7, 2021.

IHG Rewards members save 30% on midweek (Monday – Thursday) stays and 20% of weekend ones (Friday to Sunday) if booked by April 19.

Avianca LifeMiles Buy Miles With Up To 155% Bonus April 13 – 16, 2021

Avianca LifeMiles has launched yet another sale to buy miles up to a 155% bonus between April 13 – 16, 2021.

Avianca Brazil Plane

LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before bonus), and the maximum bonus under this sale is 155%.

Canadian Government Bails Out Air Canada

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Canadians waiting for Air Canada to refund their ticket purchases for services that the airline has canceled can soon expect to get their money back.

The airline has refused to provide refunds for Canadians (they have refunded tickets touching Europe or the United States due) unless the government provides them extra liquidity.

French Polynesia Plans To Reopen For Leisure Arrivals On May 1, 2021

French Polynesia closed its borders for leisure arrivals on February 3 and announced last week that they plan to welcome visitors again from May 1, 2021.

It is unclear whether visitors need to have proof of having vaccinated against Covid-19, recovered from the virus, or if the PCR-RT test is enough to enter the islands.

HawaiianMiles No Longer Expire

Hawaiian Airlines has changed the mileage expiry policy of HaiwaiianMiles effective April 12, 2021.

HawaiianMiles previously required activity at least every 18 months to keep them from expiring, but this is no longer necessary. Miles no longer expire.

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