Cathay Pacific Drastically Cuts Flights Due to 14-Day Crew Quarantine Requirement

Cathay Pacific warned the Hong Kong SAR government last month (read more here) that it could not continue long-haul flying if its crew members returning to home would be required to quarantine for two weeks at hotels followed by an additional 7 days of medical surveillance.

Cathay Pacific

SCMP reports that the airline late on Wednesday issued a tentative plan that would stop most flights when the quarantine requirement begins on February 20, 2021.

Gulf Air Falconflyer Extends Tier Validity & Waives Miles Expiry

Gulf Air, the “original” Gulf-airline based in Bahrain, has decided to launch initiatives to help its Falconflyer frequent flier program members.

Miles expiring between February 2020 and June 30, 2021, will be extended for an additional year and tiers by one or two years, depending on the level.

IHG Hotels Double Points At Select New Hotels In China February 9 – April 30, 2021

IHG Hotels has brought back the offer for double points at select new or renovated hotels in China.

IHG Rewards members who book using “Member Exclusive Price” will earn double points for stays between February 9 – April 30, 2021.

WestJet Rewards Gift Of Gold & Voucher Changes Now Active

WestJet Rewards late last year announced several initiatives to help its frequent flyers put their Milestone Awards and Companion Vouchers into good use rather than letting them expire.

Gold & Platinum WestJet Rewards members can now exchange their Milestone Rewards to Gift of Gold-vouchers and exchange Companion Vouchers to lounge ones.

Alaska Airlines Delays Oneworld Awards To Summer 2021

Alaska Airlines decided to join Oneworld Alliance in 2020 (read more here) and later clarified the date to be March 31, 2021 (read more here).


Usually, both earning and redeeming miles on alliance airlines are available from the joining date, but this is not the case with Alaska.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through March 14, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through March 14, 2021. You must book by Sunday.

Aloft Montevideo

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ALITALIA Madrid to Los Angeles from 1,335€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia and their midweek business class promotional round trip fares between Madrid (MAD), Spain and Los Angeles (LAX), USA.

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IHG Hotels Greater China 21% Off Chinese New Year Stays Through February 28, 2021

IHG Hotels have launched a rate plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year for stays in Greater China through February 28, 2021.

IHG Rewards Club members can save 21% on breakfast inclusive rates at participating hotels in China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

Avianca LifeMiles Buy Miles Promotion With 150% Bonus Through February 25, 2021

Avianca LifeMiles has launched yet another sale to buy miles with a 150% bonus until the 25th of February – this time without any thresholds to max out the purchase bonus.

LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before bonus) and the standard bonus under this sale is 150%.

Best Western Rewards Lufthansa Miles&More Quadruple Miles Central Europe March 1 – May 31, 2021

Best Western hotels in select European countries have launched an offer for Lufthansa Miles&More members.

Best Western Rewards members must choose to earn miles and will earn quadruple (500 base + 1,500 bonuis) Miles&More ones for the first three stays between March 1 – May 31, 2021.

Cathay Pacific Exempts First & Business Class Passengers From Face Masks While In Lie-Flat Mode


Cathay Pacific has circulated an internal memo to cabin crew exempting First and Business Class passengers from wearing face masks while in their seats are in lie-flat mode.

While not officially published on Cathay’s website the news were first reported by Executive Traveller and now Travel & Leisure has received a confirmation from Cathay Pacific that this exception does indeed apply.

Canada Requires Returning Citizens To Have Negative PCR-RT Test Or Face Fines Up To C$3,000 Each


Canada began requiring all travelers by air to have a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test performed no more than 72-hours of departure from February 4, 2021 (read more here).

Now, Canada will require all non-essential travelers at the land border to provide one from February 15, 2021, or face fines up to C$3,000 each, including its citizens and residents.

EXTENDED: British Airways Gold Upgrade Voucher For 250/500 Tier Points By June 30, 2021

British Airways launched an offer back in December (read more here) to earn an upgrade voucher by flying 250 (for one) or 500 (for two) Tier Points.

Eligible Executive Club Gold and Gold Guest List members can earn a voucher for one or two by flying the required Tier Points previously December 9 – March 31, but now through June 30, 2021.

Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points & Rates Update February 2021

Here’s a comprehensive look at Marriott Covid-19 policies and Bonvoy rate and bonus point opportunities for you to use in February 2021.

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