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ITA in Skyteam, a scam?

ITA Airways is a member of Skyteam and as such is of interest to all passengers who are members of the frequent flyer programme of one of the alliance's airlines and expect to enjoy the benefits associated with their...

Is it still worth playing the loyalty program card in 2023?

With statuses getting harder and harder to achieve and benefits getting worse and worse, many passengers are wondering if it is still worthwhile to stay loyal to an airline or hotel group and if it is not better to...

Paid check-in upgrades: what’s left for loyal Hilton Honors guests?

As of last week Hiltons hotels are proposing Gold and Diamond members of the Hilton Honor program paid upgrades when checking in online. A very bad news for them which confirms the bad turn that Hilton Honors takes. Paid upgrades...

Accor All – Qatar Airways partnership: so unbalanced

A few days ago, Qatar Airways and Accor announced an important partnership between their two loyalty programs. If it is a question of concretizing the ambitions of the two businesses within the sports club that they sponsor, namely PSG, it...

What are the benefits when traveling with an award ticket? And if it is offered?

Question asked by one of our readers following our previous post about airline stinginess on award tickets, "and if I travel with an award ticket, do I get the same perks as if it were a normal ticket?" A seemingly...

The bad faith of airlines with award tickets

This is a question our readers often ask us: "If I pay for a ticket with my miles, will I earn miles?". A question that many frequent travelers will find ingenuous on the part of neophytes, but you will...

Become Platinum or Diamond with IHG in 5 or 15 nights

IHG, which includes among others Intercontinental, Six Senses, Kimpton, Holliday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels, is launching a status challenge that can allow members of competitor's loyalty programs to acquire Platinum or Diamond status on its One Rewards program...

For its 25th anniversary, Star Alliance launches a credit card and includes non-airline members

Star Alliance, the oldest and largest airline alliance, is celebrating its 25th anniversaryand has announced two original initiatives. The first is the inclusion of non-airline members, the second the launch of a credit card. Star Alliance opens to non-airline members Star Alliance...

Flying Blue families: a cool initiative to help parents spend their miles faster

Flying Blue, the loyalty program of Air France and KLM (among others) has just announced a new initiative for families . For once we are not talking about loyalty programs to evoke devaluations , this is excellent news. New Flying...