Southwest Airlines Launches Points Subscription Plans

Southwest Airlines has launched a yearly subscription that allows Rapid Rewards members to buy miles throughout the year at a predetermined price with a bonus.

Buying Rapid Rewards points has never made any sense. Even less now when they were further devalued last week because the awards are priced dynamically, and you always end up paying significantly more for points than what they are worth.

Southwest Airlines Double Rapid Rewards Points To/From Houston (IAH) April 19 – July 18, 2021

Southwest Airlines has launched a bonus Rapid Rewards points campaign for flights to and from Bush/Intercontinental Airport in Houston (IAH).

The double Rapid Rewards points are valid for tickets both purchased and flown between April 19 – July 18, 2021. You also need to register for this offer.

Greece Is Again Open For Tourism With 24-Hour Curfew& Movement Restrictions In Place Between Regions

Greece is welcoming tourists from today that either need to provide a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test performed not more than 72-hours of arrival or be fully vaccinated with whatever vaccine, including the not so effective Sinopharm.

I am not sure what this pilot entails because there is a nationwide 24-hour curfew, and travel between regions is banned. You are allowed to leave your place once or twice a day by sending an SMS first to a designated purpose (to buy food or medication).

Hilton Honors “More Nights, More Points” For Double & Triple Points May 3 – September 6, 2021

Hilton announced their latest Honors promotion called “More Nights, More Points” for stays between May 3 – September 6, 2021.

Honors members earn double points for stays of one or two nights and triple points for three nights or longer.

Airfare of the Day [Business Class] AMERICAN AIRLINES Amsterdam to Los Angeles from 1,458€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Amsterdam (AMS), Netherlands and Los Angeles (LAX), USA.

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Hilton Honors 1,000 Bonus Points Per Night At Hilton, Conrad & Crockfords + Virgin Hotels In Las Vegas

Hilton has and is in the process of launching four new hotels in Las Vegas, of which three are located at the brand new Resorts World-complex.

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas (the old Hard Rock Hotel) already opened in March. Honors members can earn 1,000 bonus points per night at these four hotels.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Mileage Expiration Once Again Deferred Until April 2022

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has introduced several policies impacting KrisFlyer member status, certificates and miles from expiring due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and reduction of travel options.

KrisFlyer has previously extended miles by six months and now has introduced yet a new policy for miles expiring July 2021 and March 2022, including those already extended previously.

Accor ALL Europe 10% Off Last Minute APP Discount through August 31, 2021

Select Accor hotels in Europe have decided to offer last-minute discounts for bookings made using the app for stays through April 31, 2021.

Accor Live Limitless (ALL) members save 10% when booking using the app on the day of arrival or the day before only.

Reader Email: Qatar Airways Extends Matched Status But Not Qualification Period?

Qatar Airways offered status matches last year for members living in select countries and flying with competing airlines. A reader dropped us an email about Qatar’s inability to extend the qualification period.

Qatar Airways Privilege Club

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European Parliament To Vote About Covid Passports On April 28, 2021


European Council this past week agreed on the European Commission proposal for Digital Green Certificates (read covid passports) that each member state would be required to issue for its citizens and residents.

European Parliament will cast its vote on April 28, 2021. The plan is to have these interoperable Digital Green Passports issued by each member state + Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland, ready by mid-June.

Resorts World Las Vegas With Hilton, Conrad & Crockfords (LXR) Set To Open On June 24, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas property with three separate Hilton affiliated hotels of Hilton, Conrad, and Crockfords (LXR) is set to open its doors on June 24, 2021. It is open for reservations from that date.

The 3,500 room integrated resort has been in development since 2007, and the groundbreaking took place in 2015. Resorts World Las Vegas is the first strip hotel to open in more than a decade.

Australians Can Now Freely Exit Country Via New Zealand


Australia has required its citizens and permanent residents to apply for a permit to leave, but this is now possible via New Zealand through the travel bubble without going through the permission route.

Auckland New Zealand

The Trans-Tasman travel bubble is now officially open, allowing those that have been in New Zealand or Australia for a minimum of 14 days to travel between these two countries freely.

IHG Rewards Spire Elite Extension By Buying Or Renewing InterContinental Ambassador

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IHG Rewards launched a much-awaited top-tier Spire Elite status back in 2015 (read more here) with a promise of new benefits that would soon be introduced but which never materialized (still waiting six years later) outside of the Greater China (read more here).

It seems to have come as a surprise to many when I mentioned on the recent InterContinental Ambassador renewal piece that buying or renewing the paid membership also renews your Spire Elite status. I thought that this was widely known.

Sonesta Travel Pass 2,500 Bonus Points At New Hotels Through May 31, 2021

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Sonesta launched back in March an offer for stays at newly affiliated hotels, likely those rebranded from Marriott and IHG. The offer has now been extended through May 31, 2021.

Sonesta Travel Pass members earn 2,500 bonus points for each stay at these select hotels between April 16 – May 31, 2021.

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