Kimpton InTouch Inner Circle: “Stealth Devaluation?”

“Has anyone noticed a dramatic drop in availability for award night redemptions?” asked FlyerTalk member woodyDCA with regard to the Kimpton Hotels InTouch frequent guest loyalty program — specifically as an Inner Circle member. “Over the last few months, I have been stymied in all attempts to book weekend redemptions, with only mid-week off-peak redemptions available.” In addition to “the sudden difficulty in redeeming free night rewards” noticed over the past six to eight months by woodyDCA, there has…

Super Sale for Le Club Accorhotels Members; A Chance for New Members to Win

Verrückte Preise. Prezzi Pazzi. Les Prix Crazy. Precios locos. No matter how you say it — or in what language you choose to say it — you can enjoy a discount of up to 40 percent off of room rates and enjoy free breakfast at participating hotel properties worldwide during the Super Sale promotion if you are a member of the Le Club Accorhotels frequent guest loyalty program…and if you are not a member, you can…

MileagePlus Program to Change Based on Revenue Instead of Miles for 2015

Effective as of March 1, 2015, the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program will change to base rewards on the airfares paid by customers of United Airines rather than the miles — more accurately, “butt-in-seat” miles — being traveled. This was expected and definitely no surprise, as similar changes occurred with the SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program by Delta Air Lines as announced on February 26, 2014. Members of the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program can earn anywhere from five to as many as eleven MileagePlus miles per United States dollar paid for the base airfare and surcharges imposed by the airline, depending on your Premier elite status level…

Travel Alert: Possible Aer Lingus Strike on June 16 and June 18

If you are traveling as a passenger on aircraft operated by Aer Lingus on Monday, June 16, 2014 or Wednesday, June 18, 2014, you may want to keep yourself updated as to the status of your flights. The Irish Municipal, Public and Civil Trade Union — or IMPACT, which is the union representing the flight crews of Aer Lingus — threatened to go on strike after three days of talks failed with management this past Friday evening, as management supposedly had refused to…

Reciprocal Upgrades to Be Offered This Week Between American Airlines and US Airways

After US Airways became a member of the oneworld alliance as a result of its merger with American Airlines, announcements regarding reciprocal upgrades with American Airlines were released — and they will begin as of Wednesday, June 11, 2014, according to e-mail messages received earlier today by FlyerTalk members. The following is text from an e-mail message released from American Airlines…

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