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IHG One Rewards Double Points Promotion for Stays in January 2024 – Register Now!
Register now to earn double points on all eligible stays with IHG in the month of January 2024.
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Earn D$100 (USD 100) Per Stay with KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY app – Book by 24 December 2023, Stay by 31 March 2024
Get D$100 (worth USD 100) per eligible stay (even on single night stays) booked on the new KEMPINSKI DISCOVERY app before 24 December 2023 - all stays must be consumed by 31 March 2024.
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Get 10GB eSIM for Japan on Airalo for USD 6 (New Users) or USD 7.65 (Amaze Card Holders)
Airalo is running a fantastic deal on eSIMs for Japan - get 10 GB for just USD 9 and reduce this price with a USD 3 referral code (for first-time users) or a 15% discount (for Amaze Cardholders).
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Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Program Changes from 2024 – An Asia Pacific Perspective
You will no longer require to fly on Alaska Airlines to earn elite status in the Mileage Plan program from 2024 - this is a great way to earn both PPS Club and oneworld elite status at the same time!
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The Gate with Brian Cohen
Complimentary Extra Seat For People of a Certain Size on Southwest Airlines
A complimentary extra seat for people of a certain size can be available aboard airplanes that are operated by Southwest Airlines — but it is not automatically assured, as the customer must first discuss his or her “seating needs” with a customer service agent of the airline. The following statement is...
Frequent Miler
IHG Chase Offer: Get 10% Back On $100+ in spend at any IHG property
There’s a new IHG Chase Offer available for people who’ve been targeted. It’s valid at properties worldwide and can be used on up to $570 in spend. The Deal Get 10% back when spending $100+ on an IHG stay with a targeted Chase Offer. $57 maximum cash back Key Terms...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
The State of Hong Kong Airlines in 2023
An overview of what to expect when flying with Hong Kong Airlines in 2023, including discussions on the airline's overall strategy. The post The State of Hong Kong Airlines in 2023 appeared first on Young Travelers of Hong Kong.
AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES: Minister slams Virgin Australia and Qantas for worst on time performance in a year
In the past few months it has been the Minister being smashed by the Opposition, Airlines and the media for her dithering and poorly explained decision to refuse additional landing rights for Qatar Airways. Looks like she is hitting back. For the first time, Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,...
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Family Bought $10K in Disney Vacation Gift Cards; Learned They’re No Good at Disney Parks
Going on a Disney vacation is EXPENSIVE. As in, “just getting into the park” can be well over $100 per person per day. So people look for discounts as much…
Frequent Miler
Amex adds family language to Marriott Bonvoy cards
The Amex “family language” disease continues to spread. The latest casualty is the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy card. As per the new offer terms, you may not be eligible to receive the welcome offer on the Bevy if you have or have had that card or the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card....
View from the Wing
14 Empty Seats: How A Passenger’s Plea For Legroom Was Rejected By American Airlines
As a kid I loved moving to an empty center aisle row in back when flying to Australia. But now that airlines sell specific seats for more money, including extra legroom seats, the rules are more complicated. One American Airlines passenger found out that just because there are open seats,...
Points With a Crew
Activate your Chase Freedom Q1 2024 5% Bonus Categories
The 1st quarter of 2024 is coming up shortly, and we just received news of Chase Freedom Q1 2024 Bonus. To those who do not know, Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex cards get quarterly rotating bonus categories. When you use your Chase Freedom or Chase Freedom Flex during these...
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JetBlue Offers Free Peacock Streaming for TrueBlue Members
Airlines occasionally offer special deals to passengers onboard their planes, such as extra miles for signing up for their co-branded credit card. For example, you used to be able to…
Miles To Memories
Save 10% at Select IHG Brands with Bank of America and Chase Offers
Chase, Bank of America and other banks are offering a 10% discount on select IHG brands. The post Save 10% at Select IHG Brands with Bank of America and Chase Offers appeared first on Miles to Memories.
One Mile at a Time
The Best Complimentary Airport Lounge Spa Treatments
The quality of airport lounges can vary hugely, depending on where in the world you are, who can access the lounge, etc. Airlines and lounge operators try to find all kinds of ways to differentiate their lounge experience, and one of those ways is with complimentary spa treatments for guests.
View from the Wing
Westin Invented Heavenly Hotel Sleep, Now They’re Changing The Product
Westin Hotels revolutionized the industry with its "Heavenly Bed" marketing. People genuinely bought into their claim to being better in bed. Guests chose the brand for their beds, and bought the beds and bedding for their homes. And other hotel chains were forced to up their game...
Frequent Miler
(Update: Most tickets cancelled) Business class to Europe from 13,500 miles one way!
Update 12/21/23: Well, sometimes when it seems too good to be true, it is. Flying Blue has been cancelling numerous award tickets that were purchased during this unadvertised sale. The airline is blaming the pricing on a “technical glitch.” It sounds like folks who have Flying Blue Gold status or...
Live and Let’s Fly
Family Refuses To Give Up Toddler’s Seat For Disabled Man…And They Were Justified
If you buy a seat you are entitled to keep it, even if the seat is theoretically an extra one or not necessary. A family was not in the wrong for refusing to give up their toddler’s seat to a disabled man and the flight attendant should have backed off...
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Female Passenger Sexually Assaulted On United Flight After Crew Member Repeatedly Served Perpetrator Double Shots of Vodka
A 51-year-old frequent flyer is suing United Airlines after she was sexually assaulted by her seatmate on a three-and-a-half-hour flight from Orlando to Denver last October. The victim says United is partially responsible because a flight attendant repeatedly served the perpetrator double servings of vodka and orange. In a lawsuit...
Miles To Memories
Free Heineken Beer and Grocery Savings
Heineken has launched a promotion that gets you free beer and grocery savings. The post Free Heineken Beer and Grocery Savings appeared first on Miles to Memories.
View from the Wing
Is Delta Air Lines Exaggerating The Success Of Its American Express Credit Cards?
Before the pandemic the American Airlines co-brand portfolio had the largest charge volume, but American, United and Delta were all over $100 billion annually. In June Delta Air Lines made big news claiming to have broken away from the pack reporting that "approaching 1% of U.S. GDP" in charge volume on...
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HDFC Bank to change transfer ratios for 3 Conversion Partners effective January 15, 2024 [Minor Devaluation]
HDFC Bank's most premium credit card customers will see a minor devaluation of the value of their points if they like to transfer them over to partner programmes next month. Here are the details. The post HDFC Bank to change transfer ratios for 3 Conversion Partners effective January 15, 2024...
Wild About Travel
One Amazing Travel Year: Countless Stories across 23 Countries, 60 Cities
Two main themes explain my 2023 travel adventures. The first was a massively serious checking-off bucket list of places and activities including a first visit to the Isle of Man and Malta, the White Cliffs of Dover, Canterbury Cathedral, Michalenegos’ Last Supper, and multiple museums. riding several heritage railways, seeing...
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Petition Underway to Rename Airport Terminal for Senator Dianne Feinstein
In recent years, names of well-known establishments have changed thanks to, essentially, the highest bidder. Case in point, the Orlando Magic’s home, Amway Center, just changed to the Kia Center…
One Mile at a Time
Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport (HKG)
Duringmy long journey to Abu Dhabi, I had the chance to check out several lounges at Hong Kong Airport, including both of Cathay Pacific’s first class lounges. In this installment I wanted to review Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge, and then in a separate installment I’ll review Cathay...
Frequent Miler
Wyndham Rewards Promo: Earn 7,500 bonus points with one stay before 12/31 (targeted?)
Wyndham Rewards has launched a new promotion that runs through the end of the year and awards members 7,500 on their next stay (must checkout no later than 1/1/24). Nick received an e-mail about this offer yesterday and the terms seem to indicate that you must receive an invitation in...
Miles To Memories
DOT Looking at Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs
The U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) want to look into frequent flyer programs for potential deceptive or unfair practices, as reported by Reuters. The post DOT Looking at Deceptive Practices in Airline Frequent Flyer Programs appeared first on Miles to Memories.
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Amazing: Chase Freedom Unlimited Double Rewards Bonus
Link: Apply now for the Chase Freedom Unlimited
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Hilton Honors Global Promotion – Earn 2K Points Per Stay + 500 Points with Digital Key (1 January 2024 to 1 May 2024)
Earn 2,000 bonus Hilton Honors points and an additional 500 bonus points with a Digital Key on every eligible stay consumed between 01 January 2024 and 01 May 2024 - register now!
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Refreshed DBS Altitude Card offers Higher Mileage Earn Rates and Travel Benefits
Earn up to 37,000 miles as a new customer with DBS Altitude Card - now with higher base earn rates and travel benefits to take advantage of. For a limited time only, earn extra miles with the DBS/POSB Power Up Your Travels and DBS 25 Million Miles Giveaway Promotions. T&Cs...
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World of Hyatt Loyalty Program Changes – New Milestone Rewards, Transferrable Guest of Honor Awards, and Everything You Need to Know
Everything you need to know about the upcoming changes to the World of Hyatt loyalty program - new milestone rewards, and more flexibility in the way you can use and transfer awards!
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IHG One Rewards Anniversary Offer: 3X Points (Up to 20,000 Bonus Points) Over 90 Days – Targeted Offer
IHG One Rewards members celebrating their 10th and 15th membership anniversary can enjoy triple points on all qualifying stays for 90 days - capped at 20,000 bonus points.
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21 Carpenter to Become Marriott Bonvoy Design Hotels’ Second Property in Singapore – Opening in December 2023
21 Carpenter is slated to become Design Hotels' second property in Singapore - the property which participates in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program is slated to open in December 2023 and it will located on 21 Carpenter Street between Chinatown and Clarke Quay.
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Qatar Airways Black Friday Sale: Up to 15% Discount + 2,500 Bonus Avios (All Eligible Flights) – Book by 26 November 2023
Enjoy up to 15% savings on Qatar Airways flights and earn an additional 2,500 bonus Avios on all eligible flights booked between 22-26 November 2023 for travel consumed before the end of 30 June 2024.
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Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Kyoto (King Bed Garden Terrace) – Luxurious Property with Excellent Service Along Ninenzaka in the Higashiyama Ward
The Park Hyatt Kyoto is one of the most luxurious properties in Japan that I have ever stayed in and the perfect experience from start to finish puts it at the top of every luxury traveller’s wishlist.
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The Singapore EDITION Officially Opens – Southeast Asia’s First EDITION Property
The Singapore EDITION officially opened its doors to the public on 9 November 2023 with a curated collection of restaurants and bars, a signature spa, and a stunning rooftop pool.