“Operational Error”: Cathay Pacific & Priority Pass Deny That “THE WING First Class” Will Join Lounge Network

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Cathay Pacific has reached out via Twitter to update us that The Wing First Class Lounge will not join the Priority Pass network as briefly listed yesterday.

 I was able to verify this with the Priority Pass press department and according to them the listing was due to an “operational error” which has since been corrected.

Marriott Bonvoy Launches Europe, Middle East & Africa 25% Through July 15, 2021

SPG had Hot Escapes for the Americas and another program for Europe. The Hot Escapes transformed to Escapes under Marriott Bonvoy, but the Europe program went MIA.

We can now confirm that the Escapes have become available for participating hotels in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. These rates must be booked by Sunday and are available over the next four weeks.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] TURKISH AIRLINES Hong Kong to Barcelona from $1,717

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Turkish Airlines and their business class excursion round trip fares between Hong Kong SAR (HKG) and Barcelona (BCN), Spain.

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Compensation Clinic: Novotel Barcelona City

This week the Compensation Clinic pays a visit to an Accor-affiliated hotel in Barcelona where one of our readers had an unsatisfactory stay.

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Wow – Cathay Pacific’s “The Wing” First Class Lounge Joins Priority Pass Effective June 21, 2021


This is probably one of the craziest things I’ve seen all year: The Wing – Cathay Pacific’s famous First Class Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport is going to join the Priority Pass Network starting June 21, 2021.

According to a new entry on the Priority Pass App (not yet visible on the website) the popular lounge that so far required a oneWorld First Class ticket or Emerald status will open it’s doors on Monday to Priority Pass members.

Accor ALL South Korea Third Nights Free August 31, 2021

Accor has launched a new offer for stays this summer at participating hotels in South Korea through August 31, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members get the third night free if booked during the promotional period.

Southwest Rewards Each Employee With 50,000 Rapid Rewards Points To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of The Airline


Southwest Airlines turned 50 yesterday and run the Wanna Getaway sweepstakes for June 1 – 18, 2021, with the grand prizes up for grabs yesterday.

The airline also rewarded each employee with 50,000 Rapid Rewards points and unveiled a new special livery called Freedom One.

Reader Question: Courtyard Jacksonville Didn’t Honor Daily F&B Credit & What To Do?


A LoyaltyLobby reader left us a question regarding the daily F&B credit per person we covered yesterday (read more here).

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Air France – KLM Flying Blue Buy Miles 80% Bonus Sale Through July 9, 2021

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Just a few weeks after the last campaign ended Air France – KLM’s Flying Blue launched a new buy miles sale that offers 80% bonus and is running through July 9, 2021.

Flying Blue members can purchase up to 300,000 per transaction, before the bonus. There is no limit on the number of miles that elite members can buy yearly.

Suite Saturdays: Aloft Suite @ Aloft Tulum


Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Aloft Suite, a 55 sq.m./592 sq.ft. 1-bedroom suite at the Aloft Tulum, Mexico.

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Airfare of the Day [Premium Economy] SINGAPORE AIRLINES Singapore to Los Angeles from $1,057

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Singapore Airlines and their premium economy excursion round trip fares between Singapore (SIN) and Los Angeles (LAX), USA on their nonstop service.

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LAST CALL: Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points With 30% Discount Through June 20, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy has launched its second points sale of 2021, and instead of bonusing the purchase, they now offer a discount. The sale ends tomorrow (June 20, 2021).

Members get an up to 30% discount on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or be gifted in any calendar year is now 100,000 (previously 50,000).

Aer Lingus Now Charges For Free Carry-On Unless You Check It


Airlines are trying to find an additional source of revenue after slowly recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, and the heads at the Aer Lingus have come up with the craziest fee for passengers.

The European tickets include a free 10-kilo carry-on, but you now have to pay to take it on board, but you can check it for free and wait hours at the destination to see if the luggage was loaded.

Marriott Bonvoy “Summer Dreaming In Vietnam” Through March 31, 2022

Marriott affiliated hotels in Vietnam have launched a long-lasting Summer Dreaming in Vietnam-rate plan valid through March 31, 2022.

Marriott Bonvoy members get a complimentary breakfast and hotel credit, and it is easy to cancel the rate plan. You must book by August 31.

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