Yesterday an Aeromexico Connect Embraer ERJ-190from Durango to Mexico City (Mexico) with 99 passengers and 4 crew aborted takeoff, veered left and overran the end of the runway after which it burst into flames.
Hyatt made an announcement today that they are launching loyalty partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World before the end of 2018.
World of Hyatt members would be eligible to earn and redeem their points for stays at SLH hotels as well as earning elite qualifying nights. It is unclear if any elite benefits such as room/suite upgrades and breakfast are extended for these stays. SLH has their own loyalty program that awards free night vouchers.
Yesterday, I wrote about the Meriton in Australia (read more here) that was fine $3 million for “managing” their TripAdvisor reviews by suppressing negative feedback by guests.
I noted that many chain hotels are trying to manage their quality scores too. Maybe not by faking the guest email addresses (like Meriton had done) but trying to make sure that the guests only leave favorable scores like the InterContinental Sydney here is trying.
United Airlines MileagePlus 20% Off Economy Awards To Hawaii, Mexico & Caribbean August 20 – December 13, 2018
United Airlines has launched new award discount promotion for United Explorer and United MileagePlus Club cardmembers.
Eligible members can save 20% off of economy class round-trip awards between United States or Canada and Hawaii, Mexico and Caribbean between August 20 – December 13 2018. This offer must be booked by August 10.
Aeroplan has launched new offer for 30% conversion bonus from select hotel programs between July 23 – August 20, 2018.
Aeroplan usually runs promotions for conversions from hotel points to miles couple of times a year and there are occasional targeted offers as well.
Le Club AccorHotels has new bonus miles promotion for Alitalia MilleMiglia program member stays both booked and consumed between July 18 – September 30, 2018.
MilleMiglia members can earn quadruple miles for stays in Italy and triple worldwide. Stays at Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel brands are also included.
Seems that the SPG Hot Escapes last week were the last ones before the Starwood website is replaced with the Marriott one (which has functioning issues – read more here).
The SPGHotEscapes.com currently resolves to Marriott.com and there are no sightings of this rate plan on SPG’s website.
Experience With Upgrading The World Of Hyatt Credit Card – Five Qualifying Nights Are Posting Very Fast!
Last week I wrote about the new landing page available to Chase Hyatt Credit Card customers where customer can upgrade their existing card product to the new one.
Hilton Honors Summer Weekends Max 25% Off Sale For Europe, Middle East & Africa Through October 8, 2018 (Book By September 3)
Hilton Honors launched back in early June their traditional Summer Weekends Sale for stays in Europe, Middle East and Africa, although some hotels offer midweek availability too.
Members can save up to 25% off of the Best Flexible rate (non-member discount is capped at 15%). The sale is valid for stays through October 8 and must be booked by September 3.
Munich Airport: How One Woman Simply Walked Through Security And Ruined Everybody’s Day – 2000 Passengers Stranded Overnight!
It was quite a bizarre scene at Munich Airport on Saturday when a woman simply walked through a security checkpoint at Terminal 2, resulting in the complete evacuation of the sterile area.
As a result of the security checkpoint’s negligence a total of 330 flights were cancelled and 2000 passengers eventually got stranded at the airport overnight with Lufthansa being the most affected carrier.
Meriton was fined $3 million AUD by a federal court in Australia for effectively running a TripAdvisor review scam.
The Australian service apartment hotelier had been using Review Express function of TripAdvisor where they send guest email addresses for review purposes. When front desk was suspecting that the guest may not leave a favorable review or there were construction going on/issues at the property, hotel had changed the guest email addresses (faking them) before forwarding them.