Do you have a Hilton Branded Credit Card? How Many Points are You Missing!?!

I started to notice an issue with the correct amount of points posting from American Express to my Hilton account from my HHonors Surpass Card. This card gets you 3 points per dollar for any spend, 9 points per dollar at Gas Stations, Supermarkets and 12 points per dollar at any Hilton Worldwide ...
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Thai Airways B747-400 First Class - Photo Tour (BKK-MUC)

I cashed in some UNITED miles for a R/T Europe to South East Asia first class reward. Here is a photo tour of the Thai (TG) B747-400 first class cabin on my return flight to Munich. You can also check out my photo tour of the TG A380 First class on my FRA-BKK flight. I have to say I think I like the ...

Lufthansa Group Strike Friday Aug 29 - GERMANWINGS ONLY

A quick update to what we posted early this week here. 
Talks are on going today with Lufthansa and it's Pilots. Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings (4U)  said they would walk off the job on Friday if an agreement on an early retirement scheme is not reached.
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Lufthansa pilot strike 'imminent'

Looks like Lufthansa pilots are ready to strike again. There is no set dates as of yet, but it could be very soon! The Germans are good at giving days and times when they will strike. In the past Thursdays are most common for LH strikes. 
So if you are flying with Lufthansa or Germanwings ...
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Thai Airways A380 First Class - Photo Tour (FRA-BKK)


I cashed in some UNITED miles for a R/T Europe to South East Asia first class reward. Here is a photo tour of the Thai (TG) A380 first class cabin on my flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok, Thailand. 


 



 

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Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort - A Review

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a 5 star resort recently built (partially re-built) on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach which is south of the main Kamala beach. This 199 room resort offers wonderful sea views from almost every room and balcony. 

I was lucky to spend my ...

Brussels Airlines to position itself 'as a hybrid airline'

Brussels Airlines (SN) announced last week its new market strategy, "a hybrid airline which offers a high value for money solution for all market segments and budgets, without having to compromise." Brussels Airlines will also launch a new slogan, "We go the extra smile"
The changes will be on ...

3rd qt Hilton Promo - 3X Points (weekends)


Hilton HHonors is doing Triple Your Trip promotion again, this time for stays between August 1 and October 31, 2014.
You earn double points for weekday nights (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and triple points for weekend ones (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
You must enroll ...

Good news about Curio – A Collection by Hilton

So looks like good news about the new Curio – A Collection by Hilton, for VIP members, the perks at these new hotels will be just like at a Hilton branded hotel. This means free Breakfast, free internet, upgrades and lounge access at the hotels under the Curio brand. 
Here are ...

Updated: New Brand: Curio – A Collection by Hilton

UPDATE 17:00 GMT

Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of Curio – A Collection by Hilton. They also outlined some of the first hotels to join the band or collection.
First off I hate the name and the logo, just typical Hilton as of late, lame and mediocre the logo looks ...
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First time to fly @ 71 & 78

Most every frequent flyer can think back to their first flight, I can recall as a kid flying from BWI to Orlando on Eastern Airlines to see Mickey. 
I was lucky to be able to fly at a young age but I never did think about the people in the world who just never experienced a take ...

Hilton HHonors Category Adjustment - 15 April 2014

Get ready for some changes to HHonors, Effective 15 April 2014, 25 Hilton Worldwide  will be increasing hotel category and 14 hotels  will be decreasing hotel category. Hitlon will be shifting away from the cycle of annual reward category announcements, and now making changes as they want. ...

Hilton Sorrento Palace (Italy) a review

This hotel impressed for sure, I have become a fan of “off season” travel, getting great rates at hotels that are packed during peak times. This hotel is a great example of how an off-season experience can prove to be impressive.
We arrive by car and parked in the hotels gated ...
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Waldorf Astoria Hotels to Offer Hilton VIP's More benefits?

A source at Hilton tells me that some changes are coming once again to the Hilton loyalty program. My first reaction was “Oh Great!” as over the past few years any changes that Hilton has given us has been less then great, no matter how they would try to spin it. This source who also ...

A Review of the Historic Westin "Palace Hotel" - Madrid


This historical hotel in Madrid turned 101 years old on the night I was a guest. I have to admit upfront I’m more of a fan of modern hotels, but this hotel did a very good job at keeping to it’s historical ties while incorporating corporate brands standards.


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