British Airways Buy Avios With 30% Bonus Through January 30, 2020

British Airways has launched a new Avios sale for Executive Club members at 30% bonus that is valid through January 30, 2020.

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Executive Club has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been lifted during this sale to 200,000 (max 260K with bonus).

Qantas Announced Their Last 747 Jumbo Flight To Take Place On 9th February 2020, Flying SYD-LAX

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As major airlines are gradually retiring the Boeing 747 from their fleet, Qantas made an announcement that they will also see the plane leaving by 2020, the final flight being on February 9th from Sydney to Los Angeles.

Qantas has also made award tickets available on this flight (at least for members for Qantas Frequent Flyer) which offer the opportunity to fly one last time on the 747 in style.

Suite Saturdays: King Deluxe Suite @ Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a junior deluxe suite at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.

Image: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

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Airfare of the Day: China Southern Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Hong Kong SAR (HKG) to New York (JFK) from $1,446

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern and their business class excursion round trip fares between Hong Kong and New York.


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IHG Rewards Club Email Offering $100 Amazon Gift Card

IHG Rewards Club has gone on to a charm offensive this past month first by offering free award nights to select members, then gift choice for others, and finally Spire Elites.

Now, a reader forwarded us another offer of $100 Amazon gift card for merely accepting the gift. Nothing else was required.

Radisson Rewards Earn & Use Points At Treasure Island (Las Vegas)

Radisson Rewards has been sending out emails to members reminding about a recent addition to the chain’s hotel portfolio in Las Vegas.

Members can now earn and redeem their points, not sure what elite benefits are extended, at the 3,000 rooms Treasure Island a Radisson Hotel.

LAST CALL: Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 30% Off Through December 22, 2019 + Doubled Purchase Limit

Marriott Bonvoy, in November, launched its third-ever points sale that is valid for purchases made through this coming Sunday (December 22, 2019).

Members can save 30% on the points purchased or gifted. The maximum number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000. This is now doubled to 100,000 for the duration of this campaign.

Hilton Honors 5,000 Points For Short Grand Vacations Club Sales Call: Points Finally Posting After Chasing Them Multiple Times


Early November John wrote about a promotion by Hilton Grand Vacations offering 5,000 Hilton Honors points to program members who call in and listen to a quick sales pitch from one of their representatives.

As soon as this offer was public I decided to give it a try and call HGV for this promotion, completed the call and was waiting for the points to post – for 6 weeks now.

Accor ALL Worldwide Up To 40% Off Private Sales December 20, 2019

ALL- Accor Live Limitless runs Private Sales in EuropeAustralasia, Middle East, South America, and Asia weekly unless a Global Super or Private Sale is going on.

Mercure Hotel Muenchen Ost Messe

Accor Live Limitless revamped these Private Sale pages months ago, and the content is gone from some while still available on others.

Airfare of the Day: Icelandair BUSINESS CLASS Frankfurt (FRA) to Vancouver (YVR) from 888€


Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Icelandair and their business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Frankfurt and Vancouver.


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Marriott Bonvoy 20% Off Escapes For The Next Four Weeks (December 20, 2019)

Marriott Bonvoy launched Escapes earlier this year that replaced Last Minute Escapes that were available for a few months. Marriott previously had eBreaks while SPG had its Hot Escapes.

Members save 20% while the non-member discount is capped at 15%. These Escapes are valid seven days a week at resorts and Friday to Sunday at city hotels. You must book them by Sunday. Escapes are available for bookings every other week.

Air Canada Aeroplan Changes March 1, 2020

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Air Canada is in the process of launching a new loyalty program in 2020 after buying back Aeroplan from Aimia and having launched in-house Altitude.

Air Canada Aeroplan Email

Now, Air Canada has sent out an email about the changes made to the Aeroplan program effective March 1, 2020. It is unclear what other changes are planned for 2020.

Excessive Award Deposit: Case Waldorf Astoria Maldives


Hilton Honors added a very popular hotel to its portfolio this year that is very sought after among those wishing to redeem their points.

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is an outstanding property, but I ended up leaving early last month after several service issues. I wrote about the F&B spend (read more here) and expenses at this hotel.

British Airways Third Worst Airline Flying To/From UK

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Which? today released their annual airline survey. British Airways and Vueling, both owned by IAG, were third and second-worst airlines flying to/from the UK. Only the Ryanair was ranked lower.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone considering how even the LCC’s provide better overall experience considering the price paid than the former flag carrier of the UK.

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