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Monthly Archives for June 2018.

Passengers Fainted and Flight Diverted Because Man Onboard Smelled Really Bad

people on tarmac by plane
Jun 02 2018

A flight from Gran Canaria to Amsterdam on Dutch low cost carrier Transavia made an emergency landing on Tuesday. Passengers were fainting in their seats. Some vomited in the aisles. None had even eaten the fish, and the flight wasn’t especially turbulent. No one turned into a zombie.

Passengers “began to gag and become violently ill.” And it all traced to one passenger.

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Marriott Courtyards, AC Hotels, and Moxy Aren’t Included in Free Elite Breakfast After All

hotel food
Jun 01 2018

We were promised these hotel brands would offer Platinum breakfast benefits. They don’t. They offer a food and beverage credit, which can be used any time during a stay.

That credit won’t cover breakfast at all of their properties, but the news isn’t as bad as it appeared at first — Marriott is updating their chart, which suggested the credit would be only once per stay rather than once per day (for the member and guest).

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New Hyatt Promotion for Grand and Regency Brands: 2500 Points Every 5 Nights

hyatt hotel
Jun 01 2018

Hyatt is offering 2500 points every 5 qualifying nights at Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency hotels starting today through checkouts August 31. That’s not very strong.

Hotels are full and room rates are up, the effect of last year’s hurricane season notwithstanding we should hit all time records for 2018. And that’s why hotel marketing programs aren’t spending a lot to put heads in beds — there aren’t many empty beds out there to start with.

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Hyatt Changes How Suite Upgrades Expire, Here’s How to Really Fix World of Hyatt

hotel office
Jun 01 2018

Hyatt is extending the validity of the suite upgrade awards members already have through February 28 of the year following when they’re earned . The same applies for the four club lounge access awards given to Explorists each year.

Over the last six months Hyatt has been fixing some of the pain points in their new program. At the end of 2018 they announced free night awards for achieving status would last 180 days instead of 120, and award nights would count towards status.

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