Argentine Strikes On April 30 & May 1, 2019

There are two strikes in Argentina this week on Tuesday and Wednesday that will disrupt air travel. Many foreign carriers have preemptively canceled their flights to Buenos Aires for these two days

Argentina Buenos Aires

There is a general strike on April 30th and transport union workers strike on May 1st which is also a public holiday (international workers day).

Claiming United Airlines Unofficial 30-Day Fare Drop Policy: $50 Processing Fee No Longer Being Waived!

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Today I want to talk about United Airlines unofficial Fare Drop Policy which customers can invoke if fares of their tickets drop within 30 days from the time of purchase.

The reason why this policy is unofficial is simple: It’s not published anywhere on the United website or other public platforms, even though there is an internal reference for United agents to pull up.

Compensation Clinic: Lufthansa Delayed Baggage, Getting Replacement Items Reimbursed

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Our weekly Compensation Clinic makes a stop at Lufthansa once again where a reader from Austria recently encountered his baggage going missing and he had to buy some emergency items.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a new Compensation Clinic case here once a week, every Sunday.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways FIRST CLASS London (LHR), United Kingdom to Chicago (ORD), United States from £2,107 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their first class reduced round trip fares between London and Chicago.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/romanboed/28693063622

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IHG Rewards Club Double & Triple Points Promotion May 1 – August 31, 2019

IHG Rewards Club has now launched their Summer 2019 bonus points offer for members in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan).

IHG Rewards Club Greater China Double & Triple Points Summer 2019

Members can earn double points for midweek (Monday to Thursday) and triple for weekend ones (Friday to Sunday) starting from their second stay between May 1 – August 31, 2019.

Eight Design Hotels In Portugal Heading To Marriott Bonvoy Exit

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Marriott inherited Design Hotels brand when it acquired Starwood. These hotels are more loosely affiliated with the loyalty program if at all (not all of them are).

Furnas Design Hotels

It seem that there is something going on in Portugal as eight of the nine Design Hotels appear to be out of loyalty program participation. It is unclear whether these will exit the Design Hotels brand as well.

American Airlines Is Still Doing Well But Challenges Like The Boeing 737 Max Are Going To Cost Them – A Whole Billion US$ in 2019!

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American Airlines just announced its financial results for the Q1 2019 and while the company is doing well there are some worrying signs on the horizon that will cost the company dearly this year.

One gigantic looming cost is the Boeing 737-Max grounding as well as rising fuel prices that could end up costing the company a $1 billion by the end of 2019.

UPDATE: Le Club AccorHotels South America Triple Points April 18 – June 30, 2019 (Book By May 3)

Le Club AccorHotels launched a week ago new offer for stays (turned out to be a stay) in South America (select cities) during their winter but forgot to include the T&Cs.

Le Club AccorHotels South America Triple Offer Winter 2019

Members can earn triple points for a stay between April 18 – June 30, 2019 if booked April 18 – May 3.

Airfare of the Day: EVA Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles (LAX), United States to Tokyo (NRT); Japan from $1,124 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to EVA Airways and their basic season midweek premium economy round trip fares between Los Angeles and Tokyo.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/volvob12b/32556162988

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

IHG Rewards Club Japan & Asia Up To 35% off For Stays May 6 – July 19, 2019 (Book By May 21)

IHG Rewards Club has launched new sale for stays at participating hotels in Japan and around Asia between May 6 – July 19, 2019.

IHG Rewards Club Japan & Asia Offer Summer 2019

Members who book a stay minimum of two nights can save up to 35% off of the Best Flexible Rate. This offer is valid for bookings made until May 21.

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Gift In 2019

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We wrote on Wednesday (access here) about Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador gifts that the program is sending out to members.

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Gift

I haven’t received mine yet and a LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded us a photo of the one that he had gotten, and it is what I believe is the standard one for everyone.

Gojek Grabs My Rides In Singapore

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On my last visit to Singapore in June 2018, Grab was the only ride-sharing option after Uber exited the Southeast Asia market.During that transition, Grab fares were still reasonable and, despite the app being buggy plus the entire Grab system crashing twice that one week, I never had an issue in getting a car.

Le Club AccorHotels Air Canada Aeroplan Up To 1,500 Bonus Miles Per Stay May 1 – June 30, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new offer for Air Canada Aeroplan member stays both booked and consumed between May 1 – June 30, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels Air Canada Aeroplan Summer 2019

Aeroplan members earn 500, 1,000 or 1,500 bonus miles per stay depending on the length. These are in addition to the base miles you earn.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways BUSINESS CLASS London (LGW), United Kingdom to Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands from £165 Round Trip (Cheap TPs!)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their shoulder season business class round trip fares between London and Amsterdam.

Imagen: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mauro9/5068228666

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

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