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IHG PointBreaks Q3 2016 Now Bookable – My Picks

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IHG’s quarterly PointsBreaks of 5,000 points per night no longer give advance notice of their release dates. They appeared today, mostly to a thud, shown… The post IHG PointBreaks Q3 2016 Now Bookable – My Picks appeared first on Rapid Travel Chai.

JetPrivilege gets over 5 Million Members

49 minutes agoTravel / Air Travel : BoardingArea

So, India's biggest loyalty program just got a big bigger. JetPrivilege hit a new record in terms of number of members, and it is interesting to see it double in about 2-3 years of going independent. The post JetPrivilege gets over 5 Million Members appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

Are Miles and Points Truly a Form of Currency?

“The biggest mistake that I encounter with people who don’t understand why I go bananas over points is that they don’t understand the most fundamentally intrinsic aspect of points: they’re currency like what’s in your bank account. So...Show More Summary

Cafe Jamban where diners eat out of toilets

Cafe Jamban in the city of Semarang, Indonesia serves food to their patrons in squat toilets. The word “Jamban” mean literally, toilet, in Indonesian. Before you think about just simply walking into the restaurant and eating, please note that it is only available to those who book ahead. Show More Summary

Awesome: EasyJet Hires A Teenage Pilot!

When I was younger I always wanted to be an airline pilot. It was my biggest dream. Things change over time, and while that never materialized, I guess I can't complain about my current situation too much. ;) Nonetheless I still believe...Show More Summary

US Government Fines LATAM Airlines $22 Million For Bribes

The United States Justice Department said that Latin America’s largest air carrier had entered a “fictitious $1.15 million consulting agreement with an advisor to the Secretary of Argentina’s Ministry of Transportation.” The US government...Show More Summary

Getting compensation for canceled flights, NKOTB, and 10,000 Membership Rewards

Getting 10,000 Membership Rewards, compensation for canceled or delayed flights and what the New Kids on the Block think about traveling

A 19-Year-Old Becomes One of the Youngest Commercial Airline Pilots

At 19, Luke Elsworth has become of the youngest commercial airline pilots in the industry (and officially the youngest in the UK). He’s working at easyJet as a first officer after enrolling in their pilot training program a few days after turning 18. Show More Summary

Idaho City’s Boot Hill

If visiting Idaho City, a trip to the Pioneer Cemetery, aka Boot Hill, is a must. One of my family traditions while growing up was to visit cemeteries wherever we traveled, reading the inscriptions and speculating on what life was like. This is a habit I’ve continued with my travels. And most of those have been neatly mown […]

HotelTonight considering a loyalty program

Building a loyalty program where you run the product is a challenge. But HotelTonight appears to be working towards a loyalty launch, and the potential benefits are interesting, as are the names. The post HotelTonight considering a loyalty program appeared first on Wandering Aramean.

Discount codes and bonus miles on car rentals – Hertz, Avis and Bugdet

In this hobby where everyone is keen to unearth the hidden fare, discounts and promotions,  its easy to lose sight of the low hanging fruit. Many loyalty programs promote car rental discount codes and bonuses from partners, which allow members to save money and earn points at the same time. Discount codes and bonus miles for […]

Routes: United, Singapore, Delta, American, Airberlin, LATAM, Volaris

In international route news, United will increase Singapore service but drop Vietnam; Singapore Airlines will reroute its eastbound Houston to Singapore flight; Delta will increase its Caribbean presence via code-sharing; American will trim its LAX-Brazil schedule; Airberlin will add more U.S. Show More Summary

Update: Singapore Airlines A350 SFO-SIN Inaugural flight waitlist available

Update: Singapore Airlines A350 SFO-SIN Inaugural flight waitlist available In case you’d missed the news, Singapore Airlines announced in June that they would be scheduling a non-stop flight on their A350 from San Francisco to Singapore. Show More Summary

Earn Double Starpoints At Tribute Portfolio Hotels

One of Starwood's newest hotel brands is Tribute Portfolio, which is a collection of independent hotels. Hyatt copied the idea shortly after Starwood introduced it, with their Hyatt Unbound Collection. I love the concept in theory. I love loyalty programs and points, but don't necessarily love cookie cutter hotels. Show More Summary

First Look: Etihad’s New LAX Lounge

As I first wrote about late last month, Etihad Airways is opening a new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport this month. This is Etihad's third lounge in North America. Presently Etihad also operates a lounge at New York JFK and Washington Dulles. The great news is that the Etihad Lounge LAX is now open daily from 1:30PM until 4:55PM. Show More Summary

Hungry Patrons Ignore Corpse to Wait in Line for Cronuts

This is totally not the Onion and is so New York City. There’s a prophetic/creepy line in the movie Collateral that begins and ends the movie.  It’s not about NYC (it’s about LA), but it touched on the anonymity of city life and how cold it can be there. Show More Summary

How to Claim a Tax Refund on the Stuff You Buy in Europe and More

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading How to Claim a Tax Refund on the Stuff You Buy in Europe and More...

The Best Western surprise

When was the last time you stayed in a Best Western hotel? If it has been a while, you may be surprised at what you experience the next time you check in, especially if you are a business traveler. Over the last decade, Best WesternShow More Summary

Now You Can Order Warm Fries in Flight, Belgian Waffles on the Way!

At the beginning of this month, Brussels Airlines began offering warm fries on flights with a duration over 2 hours within Europe. Those who order the snack are also given a choice of ketchup or mayo. The airline plans to add another local favorite, Belgian waffles in the near future. Show More Summary

My Irrational Fear of Flying (And How to Cure Yours!)

I have a slight anxiety of flying. There, I said it. The main reason why I have such a hard time falling asleep on an airplane is that I have the teeniest ounce of anxiety and that prevents me from reaching the REM sleep phase. Every little bump and  movement wakes me. I’m so jealous of […]

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