Reader Question: Marriott Bonvoy vs. Former SPG Award Reservations, Offering To Combine Certificates With Points!?

Today we got a Reader Question about Marriott Bonvoy and the way the site offers members to combine several options to pay for award reservations.

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Le Club AccorHotels Turkey Triple Points October 22 – January 6, 2020

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new offer for stays at participating hotels in Turkey through January 6, 2020.

Le Club AccorHotels Turkey Triple Points Fall 2019

Members can earn triple points for stays that are booked after registering for this offer by December 15.

Hilton Honors DoubleTree Ploenchit 1,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Through December 31, 2019

Hilton Honors has a newly rebranded hotel on its Bangkok-portfolio that used to be Majestic Grande.

DoubleTree Bangkok Ploenchit-opened month or so ago and Hilton Honors members that stay by the end of the year can earn 1,000 bonus points per stay.

Suite Saturdays: Club Suite @ Hotel Arts – The Ritz-Carlton Barcelona

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a 72 m2 1-bedroom ocean view club suite at Hotel Arts – The Ritz-Carlton Barcelona.

Image: Marriot Hotels

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Fabulous Fridays: Well Assorted Hotel Pantry With Hot/Cold Items For Sale

It’s a Fabulous Friday again and I’d like to share an option that is often overlooked when it comes to hotels, namely the possibility to get a quick bite to eat without using room service or the restaurant.

I just stayed at a Hyatt hotel last week that had a great assortment of both snacks as well as hot and cold main dishes available for sale in their cafeteria/pantry located in the lobby.

Airfare of the Day: Kenya Airways BUSINESS CLASS New York (JFK), United States to Mumbai (BOM), India from $1,999 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes Kenya Airways and their business class round trip fares between New York and Mumbai.

Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. Image:

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Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight Promotion Still Going Strong

Marriott Bonvoy went charm offensive earlier this year by sending out gift cards to select members and later rebating up to 60,000 points for an award reservation.

Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight-Letter

A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped us a note about a 60,000 points gift that was deposited to his account earlier this week. The promotion is still on-going if you haven’t received yours yet.

UPDATE: British Airways $50/£50/€50 & $100/£100/€100 Off Coupons Ex-US, UK & EU For Travel Through March 30, 2020

British Airways yesterday launched Friends & Family offer for travel originating from the United States, UK, and the European Union (we were previously missing the EU link).

British Airways A350

Members can save $50/£50/€50 on trips costing a minimum $300/£300/€300 and $100/£100//€100 if $600/£600/€600 or more. You must book by October 28.

Le Club AccorHotels Oman Air Sindbad Triple Miles Through November 30, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels and Oman Air Sindbad launched their frequent flyer partnership back in August this year (read more here).

Le Club AccorHotels Oman Air Sindbad

Now, Accor has launched its first triple miles campaign for Sindbad program member stays through November 30, 2019, if booked October 1 – November 30.

Cathay Pacific Vantage Pass 2019/2020

Cathay Pacific has launched a Vantage Pass for travel in Premium Economy and Business.

Members can mix and match below destinations and must book two return tickets ex-Hong Kong.

LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Southeast Asia & India Up To 30% Off Sale For Stays Through June 30, 2020 (Book By October 28)

Hilton Honors launched earlier this month their latest sale for stays at participating properties in Southeast Asia and India + Conrad Hong Kong. The sale will end on Monday.

Members save 20%, 25, or 30% off their stays through June 30, 2020, if booked by noon SGT October 18 (noon ET on Sunday 27th).

Airfare of the Day: Turkish Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Oslo (OSL), Norway to Bali (DPS), Indonesia from 1,388€/NOK 14,119 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Turkish Airlines and their business excursion round trip fares between Oslo and Bali.

Sunset in Sanur, Bali. Image:

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Detroit Metro Is The Latest Airport To Allow Non-Ticketed Passengers Inside Departure Area Under “DTW Destination Pass”

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Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) has started a new program called DTW Destination Pass under which a set number of people daily are allowed to enter the sterile area for personal purposes.

With the authorization individuals will be TSA screened like regular passengers and can then engage in shopping, dining, watch the aircraft or simply send a loved one off to the gate.

IHG Rewards Club Up To Quadruple Points Through January 31, 2020


IHG Rewards Club has launched a new global offer for up to quadruple points through January 31, 2020.

Members earn variable bonuses for up to three stays and quadruple points from the fourth stay during the offer period per the table below. You must book by December 15.

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