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: 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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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: Functional Hotel Suites With Proper Work Desks – Hyatt Centric Ginza, Tokyo

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about hotels with proper, functional suites that allows guests to have a comfortable stay and even use the work desk if necessary. I’ve stayed at the Hyatt Centric Ginza a couple weeks ago and was really surprised about the nice layout and furniture they used for their standard […]

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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: Redeeming Hotel Loyalty Points During Peak Season Dates – Huge Savings Possible!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about the ability to redeem your hotel points during peak season dates when cash prices are through the roof and loyalty currency rates remain static for standard rooms. One such example is at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo this week where regular rates reached US$700 a night but it’s […]

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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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Fabulous Fridays: U.S. Citizens Can Soon Enjoy Visa Free Entry To Brazil, Saving $44-$160 In Visa Fees

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Friday topic this week is based on a fresh announcement of the new Brazilian government that the costly visa requirement U.S. citizens visiting Brazil would soon be dropped. Brazil is currently requiring U.S. passport holders (among others) to apply for a visa which is available in a 10 year version (US$160) or a […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Hotels Going Beyond The Brand Requirement Case Four Points Bangkok Sukhumvit 15

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Four Points Bangkok Sukhumvit 15This week the Fabulous Fridays deals with hotels that go above and beyond what is required by the brand when it comes to the elite treatment. Fried of mine was staying at the Four Points hotel in Bangkok just before the New Years and I was glad to learn that they had brought back the […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Vending Machine For Electronic Gadgets At Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about a machine that can help travelers making last minute (emergency) purchases of electronic gadgets at the airport hotel. It’s easy to forget or lose a charging device or headphones while traveling and if you arrive at night stores are often closed so it’s good to be independent […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Smooth Re-Booking Procedures During Irregular Operations & Maximizing Compensation

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Friday topic this week is about re-booking procedures during irregular operations and airlines who actually fulfill their obligations and rebook passengers to alternate connections without resistance. One example is my experience with British Airways last week which was delayed by just an hour in it’s departure but would have caused a misconnect in […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Eurowings Christmas Flight To Palma de Mallorca – Ugly Christmas Sweaters For All!

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Eurowings had a pretty cool idea for a Christmas Flight this year including free ugly christmas sweaters for all passengers so I felt this should be featured in our Fabulous Fridays series. Eurowings flight EW9580 went to Palma de Mallorca yesterday and had several goodies for the passengers including hot chocolate, gluehwein, sweaters and lots […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Fixed Price Laundry At Hotels (All You Can Fit Bags)

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

W Bali Fixed Price LaundrySometimes during travels you need to rely on hotel laundry or to find a local shop that caters to travelers. Hotel laundry is often quite expensive while finding a laundry place is not always convenient if you are only spending couple of nights in the city. In the past couple of weeks, I have come […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Hong Kong Automated e-Channel Registration For Foreign Visitors

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Friday topic this week is the Automated Visitor e-Channel Program in Hong Kong that allows nationals of certain countries to quickly register and then use the e-channel for immigration. These automated entry/exit channels can make a huge difference as the lines at Hong Kong International Airport and the Macau Ferry Terminals can be […]

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Fabulous Fridays: Priority Pass Dining Credit As Alternative To Lounge Visits At The Airport

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

Our Fabulous Fridays topic this week is about Priority Pass and their added benefit of a dining credit ($28-30) for various airport restaurants that members are able to use. Priority Pass added the option of using an airport restaurant rather than an actual lounge roughly a year ago and since then the feature has received […]

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