Whine Wednesday: Excessive Parking Fees In Las Vegas – Avoid Them With Players Club Status!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

It’s been quite some time now since the big properties in Las Vegas started charging both Casino and Hotel guests for parking, something that has always been complimentary in Las Vegas. The fees have now gotten out of hand especially for short term parking and while low by other city standards they are certainly annoying […]

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Shanghai Hotels To Stop Offering Some Disposable Amenities To Guests From July 1, 2019 Per City Ordinance

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Hotels in Shanghai, China will have to stop placing certain disposable items in guest rooms beginning July 1st 2019 as per the directive of the local authorities. Hotels will therefore no longer automatically supply any bath sponges, combs, shaving kits, shoe brushes, toothbrushes or nail files – items can be made available upon request however. […]

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U.S. Airline Status & Unlimited Free Domestic Upgrades – Do They Ever Clear For Lower Tiers?

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Most of the U.S. legacy carriers still offer their elite members the (theoretical) chance of unlimited domestic upgrades but do these ever clear unless the customer is a top tier elite? With several membership stages and number of elites ever increasing due to status matches, challenges and credit card promotions it’s very much possible that […]

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Hyatt Globalist Agent: We’re Not Supposed To Call Hotels Anymore To Assist With Booking Problems!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

World of Hyatt has apparently implemented a new anti-customer measure at their Globalist hotline as agents were instructed that they shouldn’t call the property anymore if there are issues with individual reservations. In the current case an award showed unavailable at the Andaz San Diego despite a standard room being open and for sale. World […]

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Death At The Cathay Pacific SFO Lounge – Body Not Discovered For 17 Hours!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

A Cathay Pacific passenger unfortunately deceased prior to his flight within the CX San Francisco Lounge facility but his body in the bathroom stall was not discovered until 17 hours later. The passenger who has obviously never boarded his flight wasn’t searched for within the lounge casting doubt about the common sense that Cathay’s management […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Air Tickets With Stopover Option – Two Trips Booked In One!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic today is about tickets with stopover option that allow the traveler to design the itinerary more flexible with the possibility of adding additional destinations. Airlines are usually quite restrictive with stopovers and often they incur a fee per stop but there are instances where the ticket rules actually allow stops at […]

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American Express (U.S.) Offer For Rimowa Baggage Purchases Over $500: 15,000 Memberships Rewards or $150 Back!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Express (U.S.) currently has a new, targeted card member offer for Rimowa Baggage Purchases of $500 or more resulting in 15,000 Memberships Rewards or $150 Cash Back! Customers have to retrieve this offer in their online account and actively select it in order to profit from this promotion so action is required prior to […]

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Experience Report: Completing A Return Flight Date Change On The Cathay Pacific Vietnam Error Fare (Booked via Orbitz)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

As we have received a lot of feedback regarding our Cathay Pacific First Class Error Fare articles I’d like to report back about my personal experience of changing the date of the return flight as many readers inquired about. Several people reported problems getting either Cathay Pacific or their OTA to change the date on […]

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Success: Instant American Airlines AAdvantage Status Upgrade Using The World Of Hyatt Elite Fast Track

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

This week we already covered that American Airlines and Hyatt launched a partnership that allows each others elites to earn bonus miles and points plus a status match/challenge – I gave it a try and it worked perfectly. I’m was already AAdvantage Lifetime Gold and the status match with Hyatt Globalist bumped my account to […]

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American Express (U.S.) Membership Rewards 10% Targeted Transfer Bonus For Air Canada Aeroplan, Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Still Active As Well

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Express Membership Rewards has a new campaign for their U.S. based members, offering a small 10% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Air Canada Aeroplan. Meanwhile the Virgin Atlantic 30% transfer bonus is still available as well for members who like an alternative to Aeroplan. You can find the transfer option in your online […]

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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Partners With El Al, Collect Miles Effective July 1, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and EL AL Israel Airlines have just expanded their partnership to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Mileage Plan members can begin earning miles for travel with EL AL July 1, 2019 and all base miles earned and class of service bonuses on EL AL Israel Airlines count toward Mileage Plan […]

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World of Hyatt Adds Two More Tokyo Hotels Under “Small Luxury Hotels” Flag, Now Available For Points Redemptions

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

World of Hyatt members now have the option of staying and redeeming points at two additional hotels in Tokyo, Japan as the program added the properties under the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World” brand. The new properties are The Tokyo Station Hotel in Maronouchi (next to Tokyo Station as the name suggests) and Hotel […]

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Fabulous Fridays: ANA Offers Passengers Miles (Or Cash) As Compensation In Domestic Overbooking Situations

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about ANA All Nippon Airways who recently offered one of our readers a decent amount of ANA Mileage Club miles during an overbooking situation. Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader […]

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Lufthansa Makes Non-Binding Offer To Purchase Condor, Possibly All Thomas Cook Airlines

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa is looking to purchase the German holiday carrier Condor and has placed a non-binding offer for acquiring the airline as well as possibly the remaining Thomas Cook carriers in Europe that total 100 aircraft. Lufthansa previously held shares of Condor until 2009 and Condor changed the name several times, calling itself Thomas Cook Airlines […]

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Etihad Guest With 20% Purchase Bonus To Buy Additional Miles Until May 31, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Etihad Guest has launched a new 20% Bonus to miles purchases that is valid for transactions between May 6 – 31, 2019. With Etihad Guest member can purchase a maximum of 100,000 within a single calendar year, with a maximum of 60,000 miles per transaction. You can access the Etihad Guest Mileage Sale Promotion here. […]

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Whine Wednesdays: Filthy Cabins, Destroyed Inflight Magazines – Case of THAI Airways Ex Bangkok

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Whine Wednesdays topic this week is about the lack of care some airlines – in this case Thai Airways – apply to their aircraft when operating flights from their home base including filthy, ripped apart inflight magazines. One would think it’s the easiest task in the world to put an aircraft back into acceptable, […]

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Qantas To Replace Boeing 747 On Sydney-San Francisco Route With 787-9 Dreamliner From 4 December 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

It’s almost retirement time for the Boeing 747 “Queen of the Skies” at Qantas as the airline just announced it would operate their Sydney-San Francisco route with a new Dreamliner beginning December 2019. With the introduction of the 787-900 the carrier plans the complete retirement on their B747 Jumbo fleet by the end of 2020. […]

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Avianca LifeMiles Purchase Promotion With Up To 125% Bonus For Buying Miles Until June 5, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Avianca LifeMiles has just published a new promotion with up to 125% bonus for purchasing miles during the next two weeks until June 5 2019. LifeMiles members can purchase up to 200,000 miles every calendar year and some members may have higher targeted offers. You can access this offer on Avianca’s website here. Note that […]

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