Announcement of 2014 Hotel Category Tier Changes From Marriott Rewards

“It’s the usual death by a 1,000 cuts effectively devaluing everyone’s stash of points by 20-25% by unless your vacation goal is a FI in Buffalo alongside the NYS Thruway”, posted FlyerTalk member joshua362 pertaining to the hotel category tier changes announced yesterday for award redemptions in the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program. “At least they haven’t cut an arm or leg off cleanly like Hilton where I’ll never stay there again on that principal. But Marriott can’t be far behind as they keeping giving away / minting / challenging elites. Something will have to give in 2015.” Despite rumors of the emergence of a Category 10 tier, there are still nine tiers of categories of hotels in the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — and the statistics of the hotel category tier changes are as follows…

Three FlyerTalk Members Give First-Hand Accounts as Passengers About Aircraft Accident in Philadelphia

As a follow-up to an eyewitness account of the collapse of the landing gear of an Airbus A320 aircraft — which was operating as US Airways flight 1702 in an attempt to transport 149 passengers and five flight crew members to Fort Lauderdale — at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by FlyerTalk member phlwookie was posted here at The Gate last week, no fewer than three people registered as FlyerTalk members in order to recall and share their accounts as passengers. The first account was posted by…

Well, What Do You Know? I Am Now a “BIG Shot”!

I received an e-mail message from AirAsia which announced that they are upgrading my AirAsia loyalty programme membership to “BIG Shot” status — free for life. This means that I can enjoy a range of new and extra “BIG” benefits, as shown below…

Lawsuit Accuses American Airlines of Avoidance of Fuel Sales Taxes

A lawsuit was filed by the Regional Transportation Authority in Illinois against American Airlines Group Incorporated, alleging that it has operated a “sham” office in the DeKalb County community of Sycamore in an attempt to avoid paying millions of dollars in fuel sales taxes. The lawsuit contends that…

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Statement by Prime Minister of Malaysia; Criminal Inquiry Launched

Najib Razak — the prime minister of Malaysia updated the international press and media earlier today with an official statement on the mysterious disappearance of the Boeing 777-200 aircraft which operated as Malaysia Airlines flight 370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing greater than one week ago. The full text of his statement is as follows…

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