Air Berlin Topbonus Makes A Half Hearted Comeback, Allowing To Redeem Miles For Vouchers At Horrible Ratio

The endless saga of Air Berlin and their frequent flier program Topbonus enters yet another chapter as members just received a mailer announcing they can now collect miles again and even redeem them.

Unfortunately the redemption is limited to vouchers for various products and travel services that come with lots of drawbacks and could be perceived as a bad joke at best.

Whine Wednesday: Low Hotel Standards In North America – Case: Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver


This weeks Whine Wednesday is about the rather mediocre hotel standards in North America which are always quite apparent when coming back after spending extensive time in Asia or even Europe.

I’ve had a reservation for a one week stay at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver which I ended up cancelling on the spot after a brief look at the room which was offered to me as an ‘upgrade’.

Bangkok Airways Starts Flying Bangkok – Phu Quoc October 29, 2017

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Bangkok Airways has decided to open up a new regional route to up and coming holiday destination in Vietnam – Phu Quoc (PQC).

Bangkok Airways

The airline is going to fly the route four times a week on ATR on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Shangri-La Golden Circle Less-Is-More 25% – 40% Off Awards September 1 – November 30, 2017

Shangri-La’s Golden Circle has launched new Less-Is-More-promotion for discounted awards for stays between September 1 – November 30, 2017, that are booked by October 31.

Shangri-La Golden Circle Less Is More Fall 2017

Members can book standard rooms for 25% off, Club rooms at 30% off, and Executive Suites at 40% off.

Reader Question: When The Marriott Rewards Infinite Points Promotion Brand Bonuses Will Post?

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Few LoyaltyLobby readers have sent me message about when can they expect to see the brand bonuses from the Marriott Rewards Infinite Points MegaBonus posted to their accounts that ended on September 4.

Marriott Rewards Infinite Bonus

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

Auckland Flight Delays & Cancellations Due To Burst Pipeline

Airlines operating from New Zealand’s Auckland airport have been facing challenges over the past few days and will continue until the burst pipeline has been fixed sometime next week.

Air New Zealand

The airlines are supplied only 30% of the normal capacity at the Auckland and have been told to refuel at other ports or cancel their flights. Emirates is refueling their Auckland flights in Melbourne, Air New Zealand is canceling some flights and other airlines are refueling at other airports in Australia and pacific.

Le Club AccorHotels South America Triple Points October 3 – November 30, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new promotion for stays in South America that are both consumed and booked between October 3 – November 30, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels South America triple Points October 3 - November 30 2017

Le Club AccorHotels that book stay minimum of two nights will earn triple points at any of the participating hotels.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways San Francisco to Amsterdam ECONOMY CLASS $427 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways basic season round trip instant purchase fares between San Francisco and Amsterdam.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 34% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes September 20 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Mexico City Airport Closed After Earthquake Damages Vital Infrastructure (Operation Resumed As Of 4PM Tuesday)

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake has hit parts of Mexico this week and destroyed vital infrastructure including parts of Mexico City International Airport that had to close/ limit operations for the past days.

All facilities had to be evaluated for structural integrity before the airport was able to resume operations as of this afternoon while many parts of the city itself still show heavy signs of destruction.

Hilton Honors Double Points For Stays In Asia-Pacific October 1 – December 31, 2017


Hilton Honors has launched new bonus points promotion for stays in Asia-Pacific between October 1 – December 31, 2017.

Hilton Honos Asia-Pacific Double Points October 1 - December 31 2017

Members that pay using Visa affiliated credit cards will earn double points for their stays during the promotional period.

Le Club AccorHotels Jet Airways JetPrivilege Triple JPMiles For Stays September 15 – December 11, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles promotion for Jet Airways JetPrivilege program member stays between September 15 – December 11.

Le Club AccorHotels Jet Airways JetPrivilege Triple JPMiles For Stays September 15 – December 11, 2017

JetPrivilege members can triple JPMiles for their stays worldwide except for ibis budget (worldwide) and ibis (China) stays.

Flight Review: Air France A380 SFO CDG (AF 83) Premium Economy


Air France offers a Premium Economy product on board all their widebody jets. This Y+ product is intended for customers looking for extra comfort over the regular Economy Class product but at a lower fare compared with Business Class.

I just disembarked AF 83 SFO-CDG,and I’m typing as I wait my connection flight to BCN. Let’s take a look on how Air France’s Y+ product looks like on board their A380.

Using Hilton Honors Points For Amazon Purchases Now Live

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Hilton Honors has now enabled the using points for purchases made on that values the points at 0.2 cents each.

Hilton Honors Amazon

You must first link your and Hilton Honors accounts. You can then instruct Amazon to always use your Hilton Honors balance first (if you wish).

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