Month: September 2016

Marriott Rewards Travel Packages for SPG Platinums – Think Before You Leap

Many Starwood Preferred Guest members – especially those with elite status – have a lot to learn about Marriott Rewards. At first glance, a Hotel + Air Travel Package looks appealing. I wrote about it because it appears as if

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Marriott Rewards Travel Packages – an Introduction

Breathe a deep sigh of relief people… Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest have started to work together, and the news isn’t bad. In fact, SPG members with lots of Starpoints are suddenly faced with a number of interesting options.

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Marriott Rewards / Starwood Preferred Guest Status Match and Points Transfer

Despite the fact that many Starwood Preferred Guest members – particularly those with elite status – were hoping that the merger would collapse, Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood hotels has completed. Obviously both sides have spent a lot of time working

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club – 30% Bonus When Buying Miles

I don’t normally recommend buying Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles, as they are reasonably easy to accumulate in other ways, such as through Tesco Clubcard conversions often offering a bonus. Until 22 September, 2016, you will receive a 30% bonus from Virgin

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Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Reward Seat Sale in Economy and Premium Economy

Virgin Atlantic Flying Club have announced details of their annual Reward Seat Sale. Bookings must be made before 22 September, 2016. There is no restriction on travel dates, as long as you can find award availability. Unfortunately, only Economy and Premium

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Avianca LifeMiles – Early Bird 130% Bonus when Buying Miles

Avianca’s LifeMiles frequent flyer programme is probably off the radar screen of most miles and points collectors. However, it is quite interesting for travel hackers and, in fact, seems almost designed so that Avianca can take advantage of award space offered

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Lufthansa Miles & More Discounted Awards – Book in September for travel from 1 January until 15 February

Every month, Lufthansa Miles & More announces a few destinations that are available for booking during that month at a substantial discount to the usual number of miles required. It’s best to ignore the short haul offers, since the taxes

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