LAST CALL: World Of Hyatt Buy Points 40% Bonus Through August 27, 2019

World of Hyatt launched back in July a 40% bonus sale or buying points (minimum 5,000) that ends on Tuesday (August 27, 2019)

World of Hyatt Buy Points May 2019

Members can buy up to 55,000 points every calendar year before any bonuses. Hyatt has several promotions for buying points throughout the year but they always max at 40%.

Airfare of the Day: ANA All Nippon Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Chicago (ORD), United States to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from $1,168 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their shoulder season midweek premium economy round trip fares between Chicago and Bangkok. This fare can be routed on ANA codeshare flights via Tokyo NRT/HND.

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IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks August 26 – October 31, 2019

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IHG Rewards Club has now released the latest PointBreaks hotels that are valid for stays through October 31, 2019. Members can choose from196 hotels this time.

IHG InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72

IHG moved away from the flat 5,000 points per night pricing in early 2018 and introduced hotels also at 10,000 and 15,000 points per night. Members can now book PointBreaks using Points + Cash too.

Airfare of the Day: Finnair BUSINESS CLASS Toronto (YYZ)/Montreal (YUL), Canada to Tokyo (NRT), Japan from $2,559 Round Trip 

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair and their business class excursion round trip fares between Canada and Japan. This fare accrues up to 36,750 EQMs and 4,650 EQDs on American Airlines AAdvantage.

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REGISTER: Hilton Honors “Power Up” Double & Triple Points September 9 – January 5, 2020

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Hilton Honors launched on Saturday (read more here) their “Power Up” global promotion that is valid for stays between September 9 – January 5, 2020, but forgot to enable the registration. You can now do it via My Offers (access here)

HH Power Up U

Members earn double points for their stays during the offer period and those that have Hilton Honors affiliated credit card (any market) will get triple bonus.

Last Call To Book Your Flight Tickets From Malaysia Before New Departure Levy Kicks In On September 1st, 2019

Passengers who are planning to fly from Malaysia have a few more days before a departure levy will be added to most international tickets beginning on the 1st of September 2019.

A month ago Malaysia announced that it is starting to collect a RM8 to RM150 departure tax that varies by class of service and destination.

World Of Hyatt 500 Bonus Points Per Night At Select New Hotels Through January 31, 2020

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World of Hyatt members can earn 500 bonus points per night at select new hotels and now this promotion has been extended through January 31, 2020 with more hotels.

Hôtel du Palais Biarritz

Members can earn 500 bonus points per night on top of any other possible bonuses that there might be.

Southwest Double Rapid Rewards Points For Travel Within California August 26 – October 31, 2019

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Southwest Airlines has launched new Rapid Rewards promotion for members that travel within California.

Southwest California Offer 2019

Rapid Rewards members can earn double points for flights August 26 – October 31, 2019 if booked August 26 – September 24.

IHG Rewards Club 25% Bonus Points Package-Bonus Through December 31, 2019 (Book By September 24)

IHG Rewards Club has launched new offer to promote Bonus Points Package (BPP) bookings for stays through December 31, 2019.

IHG Rewards Club Bonus Points Package Bonus Fall 2019

Members that reserve BPPs can get 25% additional bonus if booked by September 24. The BPP points are elite qualifying but the 25% additional bonuses are not.

Choice Privileges Gold & Platinum Status Match Valid Through 2021 (United States, Canada & Europe)

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Choice Hotels has Choice Privileges guest loyalty program that comes with three elite tier levels of Gold, Platinum and Diamond with variable benefits.

Choice Hotels - Choice Privileges Status Match 2019

You probably know Choice Hotels from their budget brands such as Comfort Inn, Quality Inn and EconoLodge among others.

Chaos At Kuala Lumpur International Airport Continues

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport – KLIA (KUL) in Malaysia has been experiencing network issues since Thursday and Sebastian filed a report when he flew out from the city on Friday (read more here).

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Malaysian press was reporting on Saturday and Sunday that issues had been fixed but that doesn’t appear to be the case based on what Sebastian experienced himself late Sunday when transiting there.

Giveaway: 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points

To celebrate the first anniversary of combined Marriott Rewards & SPG programs, we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

Le Meridien Bora Bora Main

The giveaway is now open and you must enter by 11:59PM ET on Friday (August 30, 2019). We will announce the winner on Sunday (September 1).

Airfare of the Day: Vietnam Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Singapore (SIN) to London (LHR), United Kingdom from $1,956 Round Trip 

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Vietnam Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between Singapore and London.

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Compensation Clinic: Double Downgrade At Doubletree Kuala Lumpur For Late Arriving Diamond Member

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Today our Compensation Clinic is reviewing a stay I had last week at the Doubletree Kuala Lumpur where I had a very bad experience including a double downgrade (all pun intended).

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