Le Club AccorHotels “The Great Memory Game” Giveaway January 11 – 21, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched “The Great Memory Cage” giveaway for January 11 – 21, 2018.

Le Club AccorHotels The Great Memory Game January 11 - 21 2018

Members who participate can win one of the 120 daily instant win prizes of 1,000 Le Club AccorHotels points or one of the five the grand prize of 100,000 points.

British Airways Gold Upgrade Voucher Enhancement

British Airways yesterday sent out an email to members that had earned Gold Upgrade vouchers that can be used to upgrade their BA travel to the next cabin.

British Airways Executive Club Gold Upgrade Vouchers Enhancement

When member makes a booking via an agent, the travel agent needs to process the upgrade and the passengers is then booked into higher revenue fare class. When doing this on tickets issued directly with British Airways, award availability for the higher cabin needs to exist and hence much less availability.

Marriott’s China Blunder (App & Website Shut Down)

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Marriott this week run into hot water with the Chinese government after the hotel operator had listed Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as own countries in online surveys.

Marriott Taiwan App

Marriott was requested to take down the Chinese app and the website for “quality” control. Seems that Marriott has made some changes to the English app too that now lists Taipei as part of China and not Taiwan.

Airfare of the Day: LATAM Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Miami, USA (MIA) to Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) from $2322 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to LATAM Airlines and their business class restricted round trip fares between USA and South Africa.

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your ‘good fare’ findings or questions about an airfare.

U.S. State Department Introduces New Travel Guidance System, Ranks Countries By Threat Level

Yesterday the U.S. Department of State launched improvements to how they share information with U.S. travelers which sees countries ranked by threat level.

The system has already been announced last month and ranks countries into four security tiers based on a number of factors, including the risk of crime, terrorism, natural disaster, and civil unrest.

Jet Airways Flight Attendant Arrested On The Plane For Attempting To Smuggle US$ 500,000 Out Of India

Another day, another Jet Airways scandal and this time it’s a flight attendant who got arrested on the aircraft by India’s Revenue Protection Department after she attempted to smuggle roughly US$500k in cash out of the country.

The money was concealed in her carry on between personal items and wrapped in aluminum foil to avoid xray scanners.

SPG Americas Suite Temptation Promo With 3,000 Bonus Starpoints Through December 31, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has Suite Temptation promotion for those that prefer to book suites outright through December 31, 2018.

SPG Suite Temptations 2018

SPG members are eligible for 3,000 bonus Starpoints for Suite Temptation rate plan bookings at participating hotels in the Americas.

EXTENDED: Qatar Airways Complimentary Stopover Package (Visa & Night) + $100 For Additional Night Now Through April 30, 2018

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Qatar Airways launched back in May an interesting stopover package program with +Qatar (Qatar Tourism authority) to try get passengers flying on the airline to stay few nights in the city as well. This program was supposed to end on September 30th but was first extended until December 30th and now until April 30, 2018 (you must buy your airline ticket by February 28).

Qatar Airways Plus Qatar Extended

Passengers are eligible for a free transit visa for up to 96 hours (those that don’t already qualify for a one) and a complimentary hotel stay for a day. Passengers can buy an additional one night for $100 under this promotion.

Le Club AccorHotels Worldwide Up To 40% Off Private Sales January 10, 2018

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Le Club AccorHotels runs Private Sales in Europe, Australasia, Middle East, South America and Asia weekly unless there is a global Super or Private Sale going on.

Le Club AccorHotels Private Sales January 10 2017

Le Club AccorHotels revamped these Private Sale pages few months back and seems that content is gone from some while still available on others.

Whine Wednesday: Thai Airways Useless, Consolidated Immigration Fast Track In Bangkok – Only One Of Four Counters Open

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This weeks Whine Wednesday is about Thai Airways new way of channeling all their premium passengers into a tiny four lane ‘fast track’ that isn’t fast at all due to under-staffing.

Thai Airways has previously picked up their First Class passengers from the gate and moved them to the diplomatic channel which they don’t do any longer, now First/Business/Thai Platinum customers all use the same fast track.

IHG Rewards Club UK, Ireland & Germany Up To 35% Off Breakfast Inclusive Flash Sale For Stays Through April 15, 208 (Book By January 14)

IHG Rewards Club has launched a new Flash Sale for stays in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

IHG Rewards Club Europe January 2018 Flash Sale

Members can save up to 35% off and breakfast is included. The offer is valid for stays through April 15, 2018, but must be booked by January 14.

British Airways Blasts Out An Apology Email (Customer Satisfaction Numbers Way Down?)

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It was a rough 2017 for British Airways with never ending strikes with its Mixed Fleet flight attendants (now resolved) and periodic system meltdowns.

BA Cruz Email

BA today sent out an email that was signed off by the head of Vueling at London’s Heathrow assuring that it still is and will always be a “Premium Airline”, although the new short-haul planes referenced come with non-reclining seats and tightest pitch in the industry (he forgot to mention this).

Club Carlson Radisson & Country Inns 5,000 Bonus Points + Up To 20% Off Of Stays In The Americas Through January 31, 2018 (Book By January 14)

Club Carlson has been running up to 20% off sale since November for stays in the Americas through January 31, 2018, buy has just sweetened the offer.

Club Carlson Radisson & Country Inns 5,000 Bonus Points + Up To 20% Off Of Stays In The Americas Through January 31, 2018 (Book By January 14)

Club Carlson members can now earn 5,000 bonus points for stays of two nights booked under this offer between January 9 – 14.

Best Business Class Deals ex-Europe on Qatar Airways Global Travel Boutique Sale

Qatar Airways, the airline in a permanent state of special sales, recently launched their first promo sale of the year (John discussed this sale yesterday).

This sale is valid for travel through December 10, 2018 (travel between June 9 and September 10 is excluded) for  tickets purchased before January 16, 2018.

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