Brand New SkyTeam Lounge At Istanbul Airport Now Open For Passenger Visits

Following the opening of the new Istanbul Airport Skyteam has constructed on their new Istanbul Lounge for quite some time and the facility is now ready to welcome passengers.

This facility will be available to all SkyTeam passengers traveling in Premium Class or holding respective elite status that permits lounge entry.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Expiry Change (No Longer Expire January 1, 2020)

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles has expired 36 months later they were earned, but this will change on January 1, 2020.

All Asia Miles earned on or after January 1, 2020, don’t expire if you have earning or spending activity at least once every 18 months. This change doesn’t affect miles earned earlier.

Air France – KLM & Qantas Frequent Flier Partnership

Air France – KLM and Qantas on Monday announced a frequent flier partnership that builds on the codeshare deal that the airlines agreed last year.


Air France – KLM (SkyTeam) and Qantas (Oneworld) will also further expand their codeshare agreement to include additional flights.

American Airlines Buy & Gift AAdvantage Miles With Up To 70% Bonus Through January 5, 2020

Just a day after the most recent Buy AAdvantage Miles promotion ended the program has opened a new campaign with up to 70% bonus on buying or gifting miles until January 5, 2020.

The number of miles a member can buy before any bonuses is 150,000 per calendar year and the account that purchases or receives the miles must have been open for a minimum of 30 days.

French National Strike December 10, 2019

French is facing another batch of strikes today (December 10), when many employee groups are demonstrating against proposed pension reforms.

Air France A350

One of the air traffic control unions is participating that will reduce the number of flights that can take off, land, or fly over the French airspace.

Accor ALL Quadruple Points Select New Hotels December 9 – March 8, 2020

Accor ALL has released a new list of hotels where members can earn quadruple points for a full three months between December 9 – March 8, 2020.

Novotel Christchurch Airport

Accor Live Limitless members earn four times the points at these select hotels for all stays (one per hotel) booked December 9 – January 20.

Airfare of the Day: Singapore Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX), United States from $976/SGD 1,328 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Singapore Airlines and their premium economy promotional round trip fares between Singapore and Los Angeles.


Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

New Choice Privileges Properties In Helsinki (Finland)

Choice Privileges members can soon redeem, not earn, at eight more hotels in Helsinki while Nordic Choice, separate program, allows members to both earn and redeem at ten.

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These changes are due to recent purchase of Kämp Collection Hotels in Finland by Nordic Choice based in Norway (read more here). The partnership between Choice Hotels and Nordic Choice is somewhat convoluted.

Turkish Airlines Economy Beverage Options Changes In December 2019

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Turkish Airlines last week implemented beverage changes (read more here) affecting those traveling in economy and without any communication that unfortunately is not unusual for this airline.

The leaked information indicated that most hard liquor options would be eliminated systemwide while number of beers loaded for short/medium-haul flights would also be severely curtailed. It was unclear what changes there were for wine options.

Accor ALL Europe Holiday Calendar December 1 – 31, 2019

Accor ALL launched last week its Holiday Calendar for North America (read more here), and there is another one for select countries in Europe.

Accor ALL Advent Calendar Europe

Accor Live Limitless members in eligible countries must enter daily to see the possible prize and to participate.

Reader Question: Turkish Airlines Codeshare On Garuda? Delta Or United Elite Benefits?

A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding possible issues with Turkish Airlines (Star Alliance) marketed flights operated by Garuda Indonesia (SkyTeam).

Garuda Indonesia

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.

Hilton Europe, Middle East & Africa 30% Off Sale For Stays Through August 31, 2020

Hilton Honors late last month launched its popular sale for stays in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa through August 31, 2020.

Members can save up to 30% on their weekend stays (Friday to Sunday nights) at participating hotels if booked by January 28.

Award Success: Japan Airlines Business Class Roundtrip HND-LHR With Newly Purchased American AAdvantage Miles


In our regular series Award Success I’d like to showcase an award I booked this week for a friend of mine who had to travel between Tokyo and London on short notice and was looking at Business Class tickets on Japan Airlines.

For this purpose I found availability using American Airlines AAdvantage and their Buy Miles promotion which ended yesterday (we covered it a few times).

100,000 IHG Rewards Club Points Giveaway! Enter By 11:59 PM EST On Friday (December 13, 2019)

To celebrate IHG Rewards Club Accelerate (read more here), fantastic promotion for quadruple points (read more here) buy points up to 100% bonus (read more here), and Global Sale-offers (read more here), we decided to launch a giveaway for 100,000 points!

InterContinental Maldives

The giveaway is now open, and you must enter by 11:59 PM EST on Friday (December 13, 2019). We will announce the winner on Sunday (December 15).

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