Accor has launched another Cyber Sale for stays at participating hotels in South America through December 29, 2021.
Accor ALL members save 45% to 50% on stays of two nights or longer depending on the brand if booked by November 30.
Alitalia and Delta have teamed up with Rome’s airport and will start offering quarantine free flights between Atlanta (ATL) and Fiumicino (FCO) airports that require three covid tests.
Passengers that take one of the flights and test negative can forgo the mandatory quarantine in Italy for US arrivals. Passengers, however, must meet the Schengen entry requirements.
The former CEO of Thai Airways, Mr. Wallop Bhukkanasut, was sentenced to two years in jail for failing to pay excess luggage charges.
He had been shopping in Japan with his wife and had combined 300 kilos of luggage. The now ex-CEO had asked/ordered the Thai Airways check-in staff in Narita to forgo the charges by manually changing the bags’ weight.
Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their basic season premium economy instant purchase round trip fares between Paris (CDG/ORY), France and New York (JFK/EWR), USA.
Southwest Airlines has launched a new Cyber Sale for buying Rapid Rewards points at 45% off through Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The sale ends on November 30, 2020.
You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction, which is also the daily maximum. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a calendar year.
IHG Rewards Club this week a Flash Sale to buy points with a 100% bonus that ends on Black Friday (November 27, 2020).
IHG frequently sells its points (the maximum bonus is 100%), and members can now buy up to 250,000 every calendar year before any targeted offers.
Qantas announced earlier in the week that Frequent Flyer program members in Australia and New Zealand, whose status is expiring in 2021, would see it extended by 12 months by booking and taking at least one Qantas flight (read more here).
It was unclear, at the time, what would happen to tier members living outside of these countries. Good news! Their status is extended by year too but without a need to take a single flight.
Accor has now launched its 40% off Cyber Sale spanning both Black Friday and Cyber Monday that comes with double points for hotels in North America and the Caribbean. There is a separate sale for Asia that we wrote about yesterday (read more here).
Accor ALL members must book by November 30th, and the sale is valid for stays between December 7 – March 14, 2021.
In search of revenue, airlines are trying to develop innovative concepts to get the flying public to open up their wallets and pay more.
Lufthansa is testing a Sleeper’s Row concept on select Frankfurt – Sao Paulo – Frankfurt flights. Passengers can buy rows of 3 to 4 seats at a set price, and flight attendants provide a business class kit that includes pillows, a blanket, and a topper.
Hyatt today announced that its Park Hyatt luxury brand would make a comeback in the UK’s capital of London close to the new US Embassy in the Nine Elms area on the south bank.
Park Hyatt London River Thames is a 203 room hotel that has a separate more secure executive wing.
Avianca, a Star Alliance airline, based in Colombia, has launched a Cyber Week sale to buy LifeMiles with a bonus through December 3, 2020.
LifeMiles members can buy up to 200,000 miles yearly (before any possible bonus), and the extra under this sale is 200%.
Accor took a 50% stake in SBE in 2018 that operates hotels under brands such as Delano, Mondrian, and SLS.
Accor has now decided to take over SBE by assuming its debt obligations (valuing the business at $300M) and spinning off the non-hotel business such as restaurants and night clubs to the SBE’s founder Sam Nazarian.