Dubai Airshow: Emirates Places Order For 50 A350 XWB Aircraft Featuring Premium Economy, Delivery From 2023

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

After Airbus has recently announced the end of the A380 production Emirates as the worlds largest A380 operator had to work on a new fleet strategy and has just ordered 50 Airbus A350 during the Dubai Airshow. Emirates ordered a total of 50 A350 that are scheduled for first delivery in 2023 and these aircraft […]

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Korean Air Jet Collides After Arrival With Air Namibia Plane At Frankfurt Airport, Aircraft Damaged & Delayed!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

A Korean Air jet arriving from Seoul-Incheon has collided with an Air Namibia aircraft at Frankfurt Airport resulting in the grounding of both jets and long delays for affected passengers. The Korean Air Boeing 777 crashed with it’s horizontal stabilizer into the wingtip of the Air Namibia Airbus A330. The busy traffic at Frankfurt Airport […]

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Air Canada System Migration Beginning Monday November 18th: No Ticket Purchases Or Changes Possible For Two Days

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Air Canada is undergoing a reservation system migration beginning on Monday, November 18 which will last for at least 1-2 days and severely limit customers ability to do anything reservation related. Customers won’t be able to either book new flights or change existing reservations until the new system will be fully operational assuming everything goes […]

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Etihad Improves Top Tier Elite Benefits: Free Wifi, Limousine Service Returns For Award Tickets To/From Abu Dhabi

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Etihad Airlines has published new benefits for members of their Etihad Guest Program which includes higher onboard wifi discounts including free internet for their Platinum top tier elites. Furthermore Etihad will once again allow their Gold & Platinum Elites to book the Chauffeur service for flights arriving/departing in Abu Dhabi on award tickets which has […]

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Business Class Fatcat: Aeroflot Cancels Customers Mileage Account After He Smuggles Overweight Cat Onto The Plane (With Help Of Body Double)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

An Aeroflot passenger who likes to travel with his beloved pet cat has caught the attention of the airlines security department after he presented a skinny body double in lieu of his obese cat for inspection at check-in. The customer then switched the cats back in their carriers and bragged about the whole spectacle online […]

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It’s Back: Avianca LifeMiles 115% Bonus For Transferring Miles Between Accounts Until November 20, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Avianca LifeMiles has brought back 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 November 20, 2019. LifeMiles has had similar promotions in the past and the last one was for a transfer bonus was back in April this […]

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FAA Strips Malaysia Of Category 1 Safety Rating As ICAO Standards Aren’t Met During Inspection

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

During a safety inspection of Malaysia’s aviation sector by the FAA in April of 2019 inspectors found several instances where standards were not met and in result Malaysia was just stripped of their category 1 status. In result – apart from the reputational damage – Malaysian carriers can no longer apply for new routes to […]

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Lufthansa Miles & More Reveals More Details Of Their Program Restructuring In German Newspaper (Handelsblatt)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Lufthansa has finally revealed a few more details about their restructuring of the Miles & More program effective January 1, 2021 but this information has been given to the Handelsblatt in Germany instead of communicating directly to the customers. In addition to the rather broad details we were able to give you yesterday this is […]

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JetBlue TrueBlue Buy Points With Up To 30% Discount & 10% Bonus Points Through November 27, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

JetBlue TrueBlue has launched a new buy & gift points at 30% Discount & 10% Bonus Points campaign for purchases made through November 27, 2019. Members can both buy and receive up to 120,000 TrueBlue points every calendar year. You can buy up to 30,000 TrueBlue points per transaction (can do several) before any possible […]

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Emirates Gets Final Approval For Scheduled Mexico City-Barcelona (vv) Route After Initial Blockade By Mexican Court

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Despite the recent injunction granted by a Mexican court we reported about earlier, Emirates has now received the permission from the General Agency of Civil Aviation to operate a flight between Dubai and Mexico City airports via Barcelona. The connection Barcelona-Mexico City-Barcelona as Fifth Freedom route was point of contention in Mexico and Aeromexico initiated […]

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Confirmed: Lufthansa Miles&More Announces Massive (Negative) Program Changes Effective January 1, 2021

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

As we initially reported last week Lufthansa Miles&More has now confirmed to members in writing that they will drastically change their program structure in terms of status qualification and validity effective January 1, 2021. Lufthansa Miles&More has already cut back the program substantially in the last year, first by attaching the award miles to the […]

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Avianca LifeMiles Singles Day Promotion With Up To 145% Bonus For Buying Miles Until November 12, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Avianca LifeMiles has launched their latest promotion for buying LifeMiles on Singles Day and is offering up to 145% bonus for purchases made until November 12, 2019. LifeMiles members can purchase up to 200,000 miles every calendar year before any bonuses. Some members may occasionally have higher targeted offers. You can access this offer on […]

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Delta SkyMiles “Elevate Your Status” Paid Elite Status Upgrade For 2020 Now Active – Check Your Offer!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Just like I previous wrote about American AAdvantage, now Delta Air Lines has opened the option to buy back, respectively elevate your SkyMiles status for the coming 2020 membership year. Members can log in at the website which is now live to see if Delta has an offer for them to upgrade the status level. […]

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Chinese Air Guilin Pilot Fired & License Withdrawn After Allowing Passenger Sitting In Captains Seat While Inflight

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

A pilot of Chinese carrier Air Guilin that allowed a female passenger into the cockpit while being inflight has been fired from his job and his pilots license withdrawn by the authorities. After the image surfaced on social media the airline started an investigation and eventually sacked the pilot, referring him to China’s aviation body […]

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American Airlines AAdvantage “Extend & Boost Your Elite Status For 2020” Is Now Live!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines AAdvantage has been sending out emails to select members offering them to renew the elite status they currently hold or upgrade it to a higher one through January 2021. Members  can log in at the website which is now live to see if American has an offer for them to maintain or upgrade […]

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Reminder: Marriott 50 Nights Choice Benefit Selection – No Emails From Marriott, Proceed On Your Own!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

We’d like to update readers on the matter of how to select your Marriott Choice Benefit after reaching 50/75 nights as apparently the program still doesn’t email members to invite them to the selection. As the year comes to a close it’s the time when many members get close to or have already reached their […]

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Rumor: Lufthansa Miles&More To Change Elite Qualification To Revenue Based System From 2021?

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

There are some rumors swirling around that Lufthansa Miles&More will soon change their status qualification system to a revenue centric scheme just as they already did with the earned award miles per flight. Lufthansa Miles&More has already cut back the program substantially in the last year or so, first by attaching the award miles to […]

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American Express U.S. Based Membership Rewards: 20% Bonus For Transfers To Qantas Frequent Flyer Until November 30, 2019

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Express Membership Rewards has a new promotion available for their U.S. based members, offering a 20% bonus on Membership Rewards transfers to Qantas Frequent Flyer. This promotion is showing up on my Platinum Charge Card / Amex EveryDay account and has an expiration date of November 30, 2019 listed. Transferring Membership Rewards points from […]

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