Kimpton Hotels now part of IHG Rewards Club – book, earn & redeem points!

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton Hotels in 2014, planning to integrate the small group of boutique hotels into one of the largest hotel companies in the world. Now, that integration is complete and Kimpton hotels Karma loyalty program has been folded into IHG Rewards Club, making it possible to book hotels through IHG’s website, earn and redeem points at … Continue reading

Lufthansa launches new B777-9 Business Class with Throne Seats

Lufthansa has announced their new Business Class seats that will be installed in their new Boeing B777-9 airplanes and they are finally moving to an all aisle access configuration! The new seats will be exceptionally long at 2.2m and include the option for “throne seats” with plenty of desk space on both sides. The seats will roll out with the … Continue reading

The most rewarding hotel loyalty program: Wyndham Rewards

The hospitality research company IdeaWorks has released a new report, rating Wyndham Rewards the most rewarding hotel program, standing head & shoulders above the competition. That confirms my findings – if you are looking for the best value and highest reward rate in your hotels, Wyndham is the best choice. Find out more about the results. … Continue reading

UK’s Monarch Airlines bankrupt – 3rd European airline to fold in 2017, who’s next?

After airberlin and Alitalia entering insovlency this year, now Monarch Airlines went bankrupt and abruptly halted operations. The UK government refused to provide a loan like Germany or Italia had done and instead organized a “rescue mission” to bring back 110,000 Monarch customers stranded abroad! More than 700,000 customers have lost their future tickets and will have to pay for … Continue reading

The end of airberlin is near – don’t book a ticket or risk loosing it!

I have seen quite a few airline bankruptcies: every major US carrier, including United, Delta and American, has filed for Chapter 11, and most recently, Alitalia (finally) went into administration. But in all of those cases, the reorganization proceeded fairly orderly. In contrast, German airberlin has been in a fast and furious downward spiral since it declared insolvency two weeks ago. … Continue reading