A general ground worker strike at Berlin’s infamous BER airport has been advised by the trade union ver.di for Wednesday (January 25, 2023), resulting in the cancellation of all flights. The strike affects operations for both incoming and outgoing flights at Berlin Brandenburg BER Airport. The Airport advises on its website:Due to the announced warning strike at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, no passenger flights will be possible on Wednesday, 25 January 2023. Lufthansa’s Notice:Due to a strike by the trade union ver.di, Berlin Airport is expected to be closed all day on 25 January. In the event of a cancellation of a domestic Lufthansa flight or a Lufthansa flight between Germany and Basel or Salzburg within two days before departure, you can exchange your flight ticket into a ticket with Deutsche Bahn free of charge.
Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Press Release:Download (PDF, 1.57MB)Hong Kong Government’s Press Release:The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, officiated at the “Hello Hong Kong” Campaign Launch Ceremony today (February 2), to unveil a series of promotional activities and highlight the many new attractions, developments and opportunities for visitors coming to Hong Kong. In the coming two months, a variety of large-scale events will take place, including the Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong Sevens, Trailwalker, Art Basel Hong Kong, Museum Summit, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong International Jewllery Show, WOW Summit Hong Kong and Vis East Moot. Speaking at a press conference immediately after the Launch Ceremony, the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, said the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign would tell people around the world that Hong Kong is “back” again. Hong Kong Airlines has teetered on the brink of bankruptcy and can theoretically fold at any moment. Perhaps worthwhile for some readers who are based in Asia and don’t mind traveling to Hong Kong in economy.11 hours ago LoyaltyLobby
Etihad Airways has started to promote its paid and free stopover packages in Abu Dhabi if you are transiting in the city when flying on the National Airline of Abu Dhabi (hint – Etihad) until December 20, 2022. ADVERTISEMENTBest of Abu DhabiEligibility:Our Best of Abu Dhabi package is available until 20 December 2022 for stopovers between two and four nights in Abu Dhabi. Best of Abu Dhabi Stopover can be used on both legs of the journey, via Abu Dhabi. Best of Abu Dhabi Stopover offer cannot be split across separate legs of the journey to avail multiple accommodation offers. Any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdictions of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Courts and laws of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.3 months ago LoyaltyLobby
First, I contacted Delta Airlines’ Press Liasion and asked them about this, and they then involved someone from ITA and SkyTeam as well. Here is the information that we’ve got from ITA and SkyTeam’s own Loyalty team regarding the Volare program. Recognition of SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus by ITA Airways started in December 2021. Recognition of Volare Elite and Elite Plus by SkyTeam members will be progressively rolled out starting Q2 2022 Reciprocal earn and burn/redemption with ITA will be progressively launched starting H2 of this year. It would have probably been wise to shelve the joining date until all agreements between carriers have been signed and their SkyTeam membership is actually recognized.3 months ago LoyaltyLobby
Beginning January 1, 2023, a Member who earns 135,000 Companion Pass qualifying points or who flies 100 qualifying one-way flights booked through Southwest® per calendar year will qualify for Companion Pass. Companion Pass qualifying points are earned from qualifying flights booked through Southwest, points earned on Southwest Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards, and base points earned from Rapid Rewards partners. No points or Companion Pass qualifying points will be awarded for flights taken by the Companion using the Companion Pass. Only one boost of 10,000 Companion Pass qualifying points can be earned each calendar year by each Rapid Rewards account no matter how many Rapid Rewards Credit Cards are open for the Rapid Rewards account. Eligible Members will see the boost added to their Rapid Rewards account by logging in to their account on Southwest.com®.3 months ago LoyaltyLobby