U.S. Depart Of Transportation Fines China Eastern $247,000


U.S. Depart of Transportation (DOT) late last week fined China Eastern $247,000 for violating the tarmac rule.

China Eastern

The airline had diverted JFK bound flight to Washington Dulles and eventually canceled it. Passengers were not allowed to deboard at the mandated 4-hour mark.

Starlux Airlines Just Opened A Status Match Campaign Ahead Of Inaugural Flights

I wrote about Taiwan’s brand new airline Starlux a couple of times now and it seems my predictions came true as the airline has just opened a Status Match campaign for tiers from competing airlines.

Members of their COSMILE program can participate in the promotion and apply to have their membership level upgraded based on their status with another program.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways FIRST CLASS London (LHR) to Chicago (ORD) from £2,012

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their first class promotional round trip fares between the United Kingdom and North America.

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Compensation Clinic: Missed Connection In Helsinki & Finnair EC 261/2004 Compensation

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This week the Compensation Clinic-pieces comes from a missed Finnair connection in Helsinki and EC 261/2004 compensation.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook, or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a different compensation case at least once a week.

British Airways Buy Avios With 30% Bonus Through January 30, 2020

British Airways has launched a new Avios sale for Executive Club members at 30% bonus that is valid through January 30, 2020.

British Airways

Executive Club has capped the number of Avios that one can purchase any calendar year before any bonuses at 100,000 that has been lifted during this sale to 200,000 (max 260K with bonus).

Qantas Announced Their Last 747 Jumbo Flight To Take Place On 9th February 2020, Flying SYD-LAX


As major airlines are gradually retiring the Boeing 747 from their fleet, Qantas made an announcement that they will also see the plane leaving by 2020, the final flight being on February 9th from Sydney to Los Angeles.

Qantas has also made award tickets available on this flight (at least for members for Qantas Frequent Flyer) which offer the opportunity to fly one last time on the 747 in style.

Suite Saturdays: King Deluxe Suite @ Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features a junior deluxe suite at the Waldorf Astoria Bangkok.

Image: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

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Airfare of the Day: China Southern Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Hong Kong SAR (HKG) to New York (JFK) from $1,446

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Southern and their business class excursion round trip fares between Hong Kong and New York.

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IHG Rewards Club Email Offering $100 Amazon Gift Card

IHG Rewards Club has gone on to a charm offensive this past month first by offering free award nights to select members, then gift choice for others, and finally Spire Elites.

Now, a reader forwarded us another offer of $100 Amazon gift card for merely accepting the gift. Nothing else was required.

Radisson Rewards Earn & Use Points At Treasure Island (Las Vegas)

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Radisson Rewards has been sending out emails to members reminding about a recent addition to the chain’s hotel portfolio in Las Vegas.

Members can now earn and redeem their points, not sure what elite benefits are extended, at the 3,000 rooms Treasure Island a Radisson Hotel.

LAST CALL: Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 30% Off Through December 22, 2019 + Doubled Purchase Limit

Marriott Bonvoy, in November, launched its third-ever points sale that is valid for purchases made through this coming Sunday (December 22, 2019).

Members can save 30% on the points purchased or gifted. The maximum number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000. This is now doubled to 100,000 for the duration of this campaign.

Hilton Honors 5,000 Points For Short Grand Vacations Club Sales Call: Points Finally Posting After Chasing Them Multiple Times


Early November John wrote about a promotion by Hilton Grand Vacations offering 5,000 Hilton Honors points to program members who call in and listen to a quick sales pitch from one of their representatives.

As soon as this offer was public I decided to give it a try and call HGV for this promotion, completed the call and was waiting for the points to post – for 6 weeks now.

Accor ALL Worldwide Up To 40% Off Private Sales December 20, 2019

ALL- Accor Live Limitless runs Private Sales in EuropeAustralasia, Middle East, South America, and Asia weekly unless a Global Super or Private Sale is going on.

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Accor Live Limitless revamped these Private Sale pages months ago, and the content is gone from some while still available on others.

Airfare of the Day: Icelandair BUSINESS CLASS Frankfurt (FRA) to Vancouver (YVR) from 888€


Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Icelandair and their business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between Frankfurt and Vancouver.

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