United and Marriott to introduce RewardsPlus

United and Marriott have teamed up to recognize each others loyalty program members and status holders. As United Premier Gold, Premier Platinum, Premier 1K and Global Services you will get Marriott Gold Status through a status match. Marriott Gold status isn't bad bad given the many exclusions in Marriott's Terms and Conditions it's a big […] Read on →

Iberia to launch first Social Flight

I received this email from Iberia detailing a new promotion called Iberia Social Flight. The email says you can buy your round-trip ticket from Madrid to New York at the price you choose. The dates for this trip is from September 20 – 25, 2013. The sale starts Thursday July 18 from 20:00 to 23:59 […] Read on →

Hotel Review Intercontinental Istanbul

Book the Review Intercontinental Istanbul here. The hotel is just steps away from the Taksim square – the scene of the biggest protests in recent Turkish history. It's a high rise that started out as a Sheraton but has been reflagged a couple of years ago. Starwood does not have much of breadth in Istanbul […] Read on →

Hotel Review Park Hyatt Istanbul

Book the Park Hyatt Istanbul here. The hotel is located in the Harbiye or Macka neighborhood with a number of upscale shops and restaurants. The area is expensive by any European or US standards. The Park Hyatt is a rather small, low-key though classy building in the neighborhood. It's very easy to miss the entrance […] Read on →

Hotel Review Swissotel Dresden

Book the Swissotel Dresden here. The Swissotel Am Schloss Dresden just opened about a year ago and is a brand new development as part of a newly restored city blocked in Dresden's old town. It's directly adjacent to Dresden treasury and steps away from the Frauenkirche. Check-In Check-In was done in under 60 seconds with […] Read on →

Aeroplan changing the award chart again

Aeroplan is serious about getting rid of eager Flyertalkers redeeming awards to Asia it seems. Not long ago this was the award too book with no fuel surcharges, generous round-the-world routing, 2 stops and and open-jaw and low mileage requirements. Aeroplan is also an American Express transfer partner making it easy to add on points. […] Read on →