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Last year Delta announced a mayor upgrade to their Delta One hard product, introducing the Delta One Suites on their new Airbus A350 fleet (John discussed it here). On this new planes the airline is also rolling out their new Premium Select product, their take on a Premium Economy product.

Well, they just took delivery of their first flagship Airbus A350-900 on July 13, and one week ago confirmed the rumors that the first scheduled route would be Detroit to Tokyo Narita starting October 30 with a daily nonstop service.

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IHG Rewards Club is about to launch their next round of PointBreaks hotels that are available for bookings and stays July 31 – October 31, 2017, although the most popular hotels will drop off the list fast.

IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Sneak Peek July 2017

IHG Rewards Club just shared with us few PointBreaks properties and they will make the full preview available on Friday after noon. These hotels will then be available for bookings on Monday morning US time. [click to continue…]

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When flying out of Bangkok recently I stopped by one of their currency exchange booths to check if it makes sense to exchange a few Thai Baht against Indonesian Rupiah since there is often a long lineup at the ATM inside Bali Airport.

The rate that was offered by SCB was absolutely outrageous, compared to the real time rates they had a spread of 56% which is the worst rate I’ve ever seen in my life at such a booth. [click to continue…]

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Wyndham Rewards on Wednesday launched their experiences auctions where members can bid using their points for Sports, Entertainment, Travel and Fun packages and tickets.

Wyndham Rewards Auctions

These auctions run for 2 to 3 weeks and Wyndham Rewards plans to launch 25 to 30 new ones every month. Bids start at 3,000 to 10,000 points and members can bid on increments of 500 points. [click to continue…]

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Le Club AccorHotels launched last week a rate promotion for Gold and Platinum members to celebrate the opening of the Victory House MGallery hotel in London’s Leicester Square (I wrote about it here).

Le Club AccorHotels Victory House MGallery Leicester Square Update

Gold and Platinum members can book this hotel for just 98 GBP per night night for stays between August 21 – September 11, 2017. The original dates of this offer were August 10 – 31 2017 (opening delayed). [click to continue…]

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Both John and myself were traveling through airports in Indonesia this past week and the topic of our Whine Wednesday this week are the immigration lines at Jakarta and Denpasar-Bali Airports that were completely out of control.

For the past couple of years the lines have gotten less but it appears that Indonesia has (purposely?) cut back on border patrol staff again and the lineup can be horrible. [click to continue…]