Fabulous Fridays: Complimentary One Year Status Extension For New Parents Offered By Several Airlines

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about the parental friendly policies of several frequent flyer programs offering newly minted parents a complimentary one year status extension. A range of programs offer parents of a new born child the opportunity to extend their elite status when handing in respective paperwork such as a birth certificate […]

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Fabulous Fridays: $9.99 One-way Airport Rentals With National

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

A LoyaltyLobby reader suggested that we should do a Fabulous Fridays about National’s one-way deals between select airports and city centers. Car rental companies often have specials for car rentals to/from Florida and other Southern States. This is the first time that I have come across major offering rentals for ten bucks. You can access […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Online Partner Awards

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

When I was writing about the latest American Airlines partner whose awards are now available on AA’s site for bookings (read more here), it came to my mind that it wasn’t THAT long ago when we had to call in (sometimes even several offices) to get partner awards ticketed and often even visit a ticketing […]

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Fabulous Friday: Great Hotel Amenities

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Fabulous Fridays AmenitiesThis week the Fabulous Fridays features some great amenities and swag that you receive at some higher end hotels. You can receive quite elaborate fruit plates, swag (shirts and bags) plus wine and/or champagne bottles like the ones above. W Maldives I would say that these edible sugar ducks were impressive as was the fruit […]

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Lufthansa Now Discloses Business Class Restrictions (Euro-Business Style) When Bidding For Upgrades

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

After facing criticism after selling upgrades, Lufthansa now has a disclaimer attached to their Plusgrade upgrade page saying that passengers might encounter their (poor) European Business Class seat on certain routes. Previously Lufthansa displayed a lie flat seat on this page which caused lots of confusion and was pretty much false advertisement. We have covered […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Low Priced Fifth Freedom Flights – Royal Jordanian Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

This weeks Fabulous Friday topic is about Fifth Freedom routes (continuation segments) flown by foreign carriers between third country destination points, in this case Royal Jordanian between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. These flights can be an extremely good deal between international destinations, often considerably lower priced than they local competitors such as the local / […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Sufficient Amount Of Clean Showers At The Airport Lounge – Malaysia Airlines First Class KUL

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

It’s another Fabulous Friday again and our topic this week is Shower Facilities at Airport Lounges which depending on the lounge itself are more or less useful. Showers at First Class Lounges that are less busy than the Business Class facilities are usually available in decent numbers and well taken care of in terms of […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Free Heathrow Express Business First Class Upgrade For Star Alliance Gold Members

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Friday topic this week is about the Heathrow Express and their continued promotion of free upgrades to Business First Class Cabin for Star Alliance Gold members. Members of the British Airways Executive Club who hold Gold Guest List status can also enjoy this complimentary upgrade, based on the purchase of a regular ticket. […]

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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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Fabulous Fridays: Hotel Robots

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Fabulous Fridays Hotel RobotsA friend of mine stayed at the Hotel EMC2 (Marriott Autograph Collection) in Chicago last week and found something very interesting. The hotel had two robots named Leo and Cleo that delivered items to rooms. You could use Alexa to order them. You can access EMC2’s website here. Here’s the report that Neal filed: Marriott […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Lufthansa Premium Economy Upgrades Via Plusgrade Bidding – Minimum Bid Successful

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

It’s another Fabulous Friday and this week we’re going to have a look at very affordable Lufthansa Premium Economy Upgrades available through the Plusgrade Upgrade Bidding process. Lufthansa offers a variety of cash upgrade options ranging from the bidding process to pre-confirmed upgrades on the website (expensive) to onboard upgrades (rarely worth it). This month […]

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Fabulous Fridays: United Mileage Plus Award Accelerator – Buying Discounted Miles During (Refundable) Ticket Purchase

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is the United Airlines Award Accelerator option which offers Mileage Plus customers to purchase miles at a discount during a regular ticket purchase. The interesting feature is that these miles credit instantly and are non-refundable even if the ticket itself is cancelled within the 24 hour free cancellation deadline. […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Reasonable Upgrade Pricing With Emirates Skywards On HKG-BKK-HKG Route (Business to First Class)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays series this week features a pretty decent upgrade opportunity with Emirates Skywards on their Fifth Freedom Hong Kong – Bangkok Route. Emirates Skywards as a currency itself is far from being ideal and I never collected points on them though a family member did and those points were short before expiring so […]

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