IHG Rewards Club Launches Milestone Bonuses In 2021?

Hilton Honors, Marriott Bonvoy, and World of Hyatt all reward program members that hit a certain number of nights with bonus points, free night certificates, and other awards (sometimes you can choose).

IHG Rewards Club is apparently launching something similar in 2021 based on what was shown on the FT member’s account.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Paris to Honolulu from 1,323€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season business class excursion round trip fares between Paris (CDG), France and Honolulu (HNL), USA.

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Accor ALL Launches Gift Cards For Germany & Earn Bonus Points For Purchases Until December 31, 2020

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members can now buy gift cards in EUR that are valid at most German hotels (consult the list on Accor’s website).

There is a bonus of 500 points for purchasing a Є100 card and 1,500 points if you splurge for a Є250 one through December 31, 2020.

Radisson Rewards Points Expiry Suspension & E-Cert Extensions

Like many other programs, Radisson Rewards must have policies in place to help its loyalty program members during this difficult time.


It has now waived points expiry through December 31, 2021, and free night e-certs can be redeemed through June 30, 2021.

IHG Rewards Six Senses Participation Update

IHG Hotels acquired the Six Sense luxury brand close to two years ago in early 2019 (read more here) and has been in the process of integrating the hotels into the IHG ever since

IHG disclosed that Six Senses spend would be counted towards InterContinental Royal Ambassador qualification (read more here) back in October, and earlier this month revealed what benefits select members can expect at this brand (read more here).

Shangri-La Golden Circle F&B Redemption Blackout Dates 2021

One of the best ways to use Shangri-La Golden Circle points, in addition to hotel room awards, is to redeem them for Food & Beverage credits at participating properties.

There are hotel specific blackout dates around the holidays when properties have decided to opt-out of allowing their redemptions, and Golden Circle just released a list for 2021.

Why I Completed 17 Hilton Honors Nights (Counts As 34 Per Promotion) During The Last Two Months


Currently Hilton Honors members can still earn double elite nights for nights consumed until December 31, 2020 and these bonus nights (2 nights for every 1 consumed) will roll over to 2021.

With Hilton’s announcement to cut requirements for Elite status re-/qualification by 50% in 2021 I decided in early November that it makes sense to take care of this early on so my Diamond is secure for yet another year.

European Countries Closing Borders From UK Arrivals Due To Mutant Virus


European countries have started to close their borders from UK arrivals (air, ferry & train) after a more potent mutation of Covid-19 is widely circling in the country.

Netherlands was the first European country to close its border for all passenger flights from the UK, and soon Belgium, Italy, Ireland, and Germany followed, and many more are contemplating. European Union and Schengen-area are planning a group-wide ban.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] ALITALIA New York to Venice from $1,729

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alitalia and their business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between New York (JFK), USA and Venice (VCE), Italy.

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UPDATE: Accor Reservation Cancellation Covid-19 Policy Now Valid Through February 28, 2021

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Accor updated its coronavirus cancellation policy set to expire on January 10, 2021, on December 18.

Accor’s Global Policy is now valid through February 28, 2021. There is no separate policy for stays in Europe like previously.

United Airlines Will Push Boeing 737 MAX Back Into Service Coming February, Taking New Aircraft Deliveries

United Airlines will be next major U.S. carrier to put their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX jets back into service following the recent re-certification of the FAA after a two years grounding of the plane.

The carrier has also taken delivery of new 737 MAX aircraft this month as Boeing is under pressure to offload more than 450 MAX aircraft the company has built since 2019.

Netherlands Bans Passenger Flights From The UK Until January 1, 2021


The UK Prime Minister on Saturday announced a Tier 4 lockdown for Southeast England, including London, that bans all non-essential travel. Mr. Johnson gave a more contagious strain of Covid-19 as one of the reasons for the action.

Now, the Netherlands’ Government has decided to ban all passenger flights from the UK effective immediately until January 1, 2021.

Reader Question: Marriott Bonvoy Upgrade Priority?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question reading upgrade priority between a Lifetime Platinum versus Platinum earned in any given year.

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Southeast England Moves To Tier 4 (Includes Luton & Heathrow) – Leisure Travel Banned


The Covid-19 infections are surging around Europe, and several countries have instituted travel bans and lockdowns for the festive year-end season from Christmas to New Year.

Southeast England has been hit with a more transmissible version of the virus. The prime minister has decided to put the area under Tier 4 lockdown, including banning all non-essential travel in the area that includes both Luton and Heathrow Airports.

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