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Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La launched last year Infinite Journeys to link their KrisFlyer & Golden Circle frequent flier and stay programs for reciprocal benefits (read more here).

Singapore Airlines Shangri-La Infinite Journeys Promotion

Now, Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La are offering up to 7,500 KrisFlyer miles (in addition to the flown ones) for taking certain number of flights and consuming hotel stays between September 1 – October 31, 2017, that are booked July 25 – August 31. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways launched a new 48-hour flash sale (how many of these we’ve had this year already, FOUR? Things must be tough in Doha!) and as always there are some very interesting prices.

This time, the sale is not global. Some markets are running their own independent promotional sales (like Japan, Philippines or Taiwan), and some markets have been excluded all together from the sale.

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The U.S. Depart of Transportation (DOT) fined on Friday American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Frontier for violating number of consumer protection rules.

DOT Fines American Airlines Delta Air Lines Frontier

American Airlines had been slow processing refund (surprise!), Delta Air Lines had again filed fake mishandled luggage numbers with the DOT and Frontier had violated oversale and disability rules. [click to continue…]

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Hilton Honors has launched new rate and bonus point promotion for American Express card holder stays in the Americas including the Caribbean between July 27 – October 17, 2017.

Hilton Honors American Express 15 Percent Off + 5000 Bonus Points Jul 27 - October 17 2017

Members can save 15% off of two night weekend stay (Thursday to Sunday arrival required) + earn 5,000 bonus points. The booking window ends on September 15. [click to continue…]

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Two employees at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have been arrested after being caught by a security guard who suspected them of stealing from baggage they handled for Malaysia Airlines – and he was right.

The two individuals were then searched and a large amount of Chinese Yuan in cash was found on them with one criminals confessed that he was inspired to steal by other senior employees of the company. [click to continue…]

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After an inquiry Hyatt Hotels has confirmed to us that effective July 31st 2017 there will be a further change (blow) to their Best Rate Guarantee, eliminating the longstanding 20% Discount Reward for approved claims.

Over the years Hyatt has continued to modify certain parts of the BRG program, mostly in the fine print and the way the claims are processed which lead to a wave of denied claims under strange reasons. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a new offer for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus for purchasea made between July 25 – September 12, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2017 Promo

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K). [click to continue…]

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When I was walking in Seminyak (Bali) yesterday, I saw a sign announcing the Sarasvati location that is (or was supposed to be) part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.

Sarasvati Luxury Collection Bali July 2019 Abandoned More

I hadn’t seen this property mentioned on Starwood’s website as of late when doing searches along with some properties in Ubud that never seem to get past the announcement phase. [click to continue…]

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Parents of a 4 year old girl managed to sneak their daughter through all security check and onto a Juneyao Airlines flight from Beijing to Shanghai – without a ticket for her.

After the stowaway was discovered and the situation rectified the flight had incurred a five hour delay, 1.5 hours for the incident itself and the remainder due to deteriorated weather and a missed departure slot. [click to continue…]