Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr Cries Wolf About Low Cost Competition In Germany: “Fares costing less than 10 euros shouldn’t exist!”

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr has accused his budget carrier competition of being irresponsible as they’re offering unprofitable fares that cut in Lufthansa’s profit margin. Spohr took the position that fares under 10 Euro shouldn’t exist in the market despite his own airline selling tickets in the one digit range and then tags on a bunch […]

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Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles 30th Anniversary Sweepstakes To Win 30 Million Miles

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles currently celebrates its 30th anniversary with a Million Miles Sweepstakes where members can win 100,000 Miles, 30 Million miles over the promotional period. To participate in the sweepstakes and become one of the 30 people who can win 100,000 Miles every month members can actively enroll themselves on a daily basis. Miles&Smiles […]

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Reader Question: Paid Priority Pass Membership – One Year Unlimited Lounge Visits For US$386?

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Today I’d like to highlight a Reader Question regarding Priority Pass and their paid membership options for individuals who are looking to purchase a standalone membership for lounge access. Most customers these days receive their Priority Pass as bonus from a credit card where it is included in the price but since some aren’t eligible […]

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Extended: IHG Rewards Club Elite Status Match Promotion – Sign Up By July 26, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

IHG Rewards Club has extended their limited time status match promotion for members in the United States and United Kingdom that now ends on July 26, 2019. Members must sign up before July 26, 2019 and then they have 90 days to complete the challenge to keep their status through December 31, 2020. You can access IHG’s […]

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Japan Airlines Awards Now Bookable Online Through American Airlines AAdvantage – Good Availability, Low Fees!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines AAdvantage has just added Japan Airlines to their list of airlines for which you can book award ticket online through the AA website. Until now you always had to call in and have and agent assist with Japan Airlines award bookings which is often times annoying depending on the capability of the agent. […]

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ANA All Nippon Airways Surprises With New First- & Business Class Product on Their Boeing B777 Fleet

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Japan’s ANA All Nippon Airways has just stunned people with a surprise announcement of new seats for First- & Business Class on their B777 aircraft that are just weeks away from rollout. ANA has already installed new Premium Class seats on their A380 – Flying Honu – they recently took delivery of and which will […]

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EASA Recommends Inspection Of Early Airbus A380 Models For Wing Cracks, Six Qantas Planes Affected

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

An EASA proposal related to air worthiness directive of Airbus A380 aircraft requires the operators of early A380 models to inspect the planes for wing cracks after similar occurrences have been reported to the manufacturer. The inspections will affect 25 older A380s operated by Emirates, Qantas and Singapore Airlines and are to be conducted during […]

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Yet Another British Airways Strike Looming: BA’s Pilots May Walk Out Around August 5th 2019.

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Yep it’s that time of the year once again: British Airlines employees might go on strike and this time it’s the pilots who are currently voting on labor action and the signs aren’t positive. If indications are correct and there is no agreement between the pilots and BA the looming strike could hit sometime around […]

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As Beijings New Mega Airport Is Set To Open, Domestic & Foreign Airlines Are Beginning To Move Their Flights Over

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

The new Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is preparing to begin operations and according to the airport authority more than 60 domestic and foreign carriers are beginning to slowly move their flights over from the old Capital Airport. Construction of the the new mega airport began in 2014 and was officially completed last week on […]

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Canada’s Airlines Don’t Like The New Consumer Protection Laws And Seeking To Squash Them In Appeals Court

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Two months after the Canadian government announced the implementation of sweeping passenger rights laws Canada’s airlines are having none of it and calling on the Court of Appeals to squash them. The Canadian Transportation Agency announced on May 24th that a set of new regulations will take effect between July 15 and December 15, 2019. […]

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British Airways Is Facing a Record Breaking £183 Million Fine Over 2018 Data Breach

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

The British Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has come down hard on British Airways and imposed a £183 Million fine over the 2018 data breach that saw half a million customers data compromised. This is the highest fine ever imposed on a company ever since the GDPR regulations and British Airways has 28 days to appeal […]

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Compensation Clinic: Substantial Insurance Claim For Lost Baggage, Covered By Chase Hyatt Visa Card

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Compensation Clinic case this week is about an insurance case I filed with the Chase Hyatt Visa Card assistance for a lost suitcase during a Lufthansa domestic flight. 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 Questions & […]

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Lufthansa Miles & More Now Offers Transfer Miles Function For A Fee (10 Euro per 1000 Miles) Through Their Mobile App

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program Miles & More has introduced a new function on their mobile app, transferring points between any two accounts for a fee. Accounts can send & receive up to 35,000 miles per year under this new option which is in operation with U.S. based frequent flyer programs for a long time already. […]

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Too Drunk To Serve: British Airways Investigates Three Drunk Crew Members That Ran Naked Through A Hotel During Singapore Layover

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Three British Airways crew members face dismissal from their jobs after a regional manager reported them for causing disruption, running drunk and naked through their hotel during a layover. The scene reportedly happened in Singapore during a scheduled layover and after crew engaged in a variety of drinking games leaving them totally intoxicated. Apparently crew […]

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Announces (Negative) Waitlist Redemption “Enhancements” Effective July 4, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has sent out an email to their members informing them that effective today there will be changes in how the program handles the waitlist option for award redemptions. Even though KrisFlyer tries to sell these changes off as something positive there are elements to it that are anything but that, especially the […]

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It’s Back: Avianca LifeMiles 115% Bonus For Transferring Miles Between Accounts Until July 12th 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Avianca LifeMiles has returned a transfer points promotion to transfer miles between member accounts (at a fee) with members getting 115% bonus in the process when transferring miles until July 12th 2019. LifeMiles has had similar promotions in the past and the last one was for a transfer bonus was back in April this year […]

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American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles Campaign With Attractive Bonus + Discount Until August 2, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines has launched a new buy & gift AAdvantage miles campaign that is valid through August 2, 2019 and that offers attractive prices as it combines a 10% discount plus bonuses. American Airlines a while back upped the number of miles that you can buy before any bonuses to 150,000 every calendar year. The […]

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Compensation Clinic: Lufthansa Leaves First Class Baggage Behind, Supplies CAD $200 VISA Prepaid Card Upon Arrival

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our weekly Compensation Clinic comes from a friend of mine who just flew Lufthansa First Class into Vancouver last week and LH left his baggage behind which he checked in at the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt. Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos […]

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