Marriott Files Lawsuit To Combat Robocalls

Marriott has today launched a federal lawsuit against robocallers who pretend to represent the hotel company fraudulently.

These calls have risen a lot in the past two years, and Marriott tries to put an end to this practice.

Airfare of the Day [First Class] ALASKA AIRLINES Chicago to Los Angeles (or v.v.) from $189 OW

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Alaska and their first class restricted one way fares between Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX), USA.

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Choice Privileges Buy Points 25% Flash Sale Discount Until May 20, 2021

Choice Privileges has launched a new points Flash Sale with up to a 25% off valid for purchases made until May 20, 2021.

You can now buy up to 180,000 points every calendar year (previously capped at 120,000), and some members may have their purchase limit up to 250,000 during these sales.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Has (Finally) Fixed Their Availability Issue For Japan Airlines First Class Awards

For several months Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan had an issue that Japan Airlines First Class was no longer bookable through their systems due to a change in inventory code.

This problem appears to have now been fixed and JAL First Class can once again be booked with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles at rather favorable rates.

REMINDER: IHG Rewards Up To Triple Points Through August 16, 2021

IHG announced in early May its Summer promotion that began this past Saturday and is valid until August 16, 2021.

IHG Rewards members earn double points on their second stay and triple from the third and subsequent ones during the promotional period.

Aegean & Olympic Air €50 Discount Through October 31, 2021 (Book By May 20)

Aegean, the “national” airline of Greece, and Olympic Air have launched another offer to get people to book summer trips to the islands and the country through October 31, 2021.

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You can get a €50 discount when booking a return trip using the promotional code GREECEISOPEN by May 20.

Accor ALL Europe Double Points May 24 – June 30, 2021

Accor has launched a new bonus promotion for stays in Europe between May 24 – June 30, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members can earn double points for up to four stays booked after registering for this offer May 17 – June 6.

Why I Purchased AeroMexico Europe – Brazil Business Class Ticket

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Freddo has written about excellent business class fares that AeroMexico offers from select European cities to South America via Mexico City.

Last year, I purchased (read more here) a lovely Lufthansa first-class ticket to Bogota ex-Paris that allowed transits and stopovers in Latin America, but until recently and when I bought this ticket, Colombia didn’t allow flights in from Brazil, but this has then changed (still no fights on Avianca though).

Choice Privileges Free Night After Two Stays Through May 24 – July 11, 2021

Choice Privileges has quietly launched an offer for a maximum of 8,000 or a minimum of 5,000 bonus points for two stays through May 24 – July 11, 2021.

The number of bonus points depends on the base points you earn (you get a minimum of 8,000 points total after two stays).

Virgin Australia CEO Suggests That Australia Should Open International Travel

Virgin Australia, owned by a US hedge fund Bain Capital, CEO Jayne Hrdlicka made some remarks on Monday that got her in hot water.

She had suggested that it is unrealistic to keep the borders closed indefinitely and that there will be a small number of Covid-19 related deaths after the country opens up.

Hilton Honors Buy Points 100% Bonus + Doubled Limit Through July 8, 2021

Hilton today launched a new offer to buy Honors points with a doubled limit and 100% bonus that is valid for purchases made until July 8, 2021.

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Members can usually buy up to 80,000 points every calendar year before the bonus, although the limit is often doubled for select members (check the purchase page).

PCR-RT Test Experience At The Arts Hotel (Ritz-Carlton) In Barcelona

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Last week, I had one PCR-RT test in Tallinn (cheapest so far – only 70 euros) required both for transiting in Amsterdam and for entry to Spain.

I am on my way back to Mexico to meet some friends over the Memorial Day weekend and needed another test due to Netherlands transit even when the destination country doesn’t require anything beyond self-declaration.

Airfare of the Day [QSuites] QATAR AIRWAYS New York to Dubai from $2,564

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Qatar Airways and their midweek business class restricted round trip fares between New York (JFK), USA and Dubai (DXB), UAE.

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Italy Opens To U.S. Tourists Without Quarantine When Arriving On American Airlines & Delta Air Lines “Covid Free Flights”

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Italy is the most recent European country where U.S. travelers can travel to without restrictions such as a quarantine as long as they arrive on the special “Covid Free” flights operated by American and Delta Air Lines.

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To fly on these “COVID-tested” flights from the U.S. to Italy, all customers are required to complete mandatory testing, both before departure and on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status.

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