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Hilton Quarter 3 2012 Double or Triple Points Offer

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Hilton HHonors has announced its Quarter 3 promotion for double or triple points. The period of the promotion is for stays between July 1 thru September 30, 2012. For staying Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, a guest will receive triple points, and those stays during Monday thru Thursday will earn double Hilton HHonors points. I consider this to be a very good promo for earning extra HHonors points, so enjoy your stays.

Registration can be made here. This a list of hotels that are non participating. This is the FAQ of the offer.

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Written by chitownflyer

June 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Hilton Quarter 2 Promotion: Double Points or Double Miles

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Hilton now has a web page open for registration for their second quarter promotion which allows for either double points or double miles for stays between April 1 and June 30, 2012. There are a number of US hotels that have declined to participate in the offer, but their are relatively few international locations which do not participate. Extra points are always welcome. While I would like to have seen triple or even quadruple points being offered as in the Quarter 1 2011 promo, I do think the double points offer is better than the 2012 Quarter 1 promo of 1000 bonus points per night. Registration can be found at this page.  https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/QuarterlyPages/2012/Q2/DoublePointsDoubleMiles.aspx

For a list of non participating hotels, click here.

Written by chitownflyer

March 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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Hilton Upgrades Diamond Benefits and Suite Upgrades Possible On Space Available Basis

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Hilton HHonors has increased the benefits of its Diamond elite level by allowing its members to be upgraded to suites on a space available basis according to this post from HHonor Guard. Although some hotels granted upgrades to Diamond members and frequent visitors, it was not official policy. The suite upgrades are valid at Hilton, Doubletree, and Conrad hotels. Waldorf Astoria hotels may also be included, but this has not been clearly defined.

Diamonds receive all three MyWay preferences including a room upgrade up to standard suite level, 1000 bonus points, and continental breakfast. The new policy has yet to be fully communicated, but the Flyertalk thread elaborates on the discussion.

Written by chitownflyer

January 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

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Hilton Visa Infinite Cardholders Instant HHonors Gold Status & 40,000 Bonus Points Offer

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This Flyertalk thread discusses instant Hilton HHonors Gold status which can be earned simply by registering at this page. This is a great offer as Hilton Gold status enables you to receive free internet, free breakfast, and an upgrade to an Executive floor if space is available or upgrade to the next best room category for those hotels not having an Executive floor. You must register for this promo by May 31, 2012, and it is possible to earn 40,000 bonus HHonors points by completing 4 stays paid with a Visa Infinite card after registration for the offer. Full terms and conditons are described as well.

Written by chitownflyer

December 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Lufthansa 1 Day Business Class Sale Valid on United & Continental from $1982

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Today only Lufthansa is offering a great one day Business class sale fare to select European cities including Frankfurt, Berlin, Geneva, Zurich, and Vienna. The fares start at $1982 from the east coast and $2400 from the west coast. Travel is valid from December 19 thru April 13 with a 5 day advance purchase required, and the fares book into Z fare class. Full details can be found on the TravelZoo website. This is an excellent offer from Lufthansa. To book with Lufthansa, go to this page. These fares may also be booked via Continental-United’s website or phone reservations agents as well.

Written by chitownflyer

December 14, 2011 at 11:20 am

Free El Al Matmid Frequent Flyer Membership

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By signing up for a kosher couponz account, one can then receive an El Al Matmid frequent flyer club membership for free. El Al normally charges $25 per year for this membership, but this freebie is worthwhile as it allows you to directly search for El Al award availability. It is usually more favorable to book El Al awards with American Airlines miles, but this offer provides one with the ability to find El Al awards and then book them via American Airlines. Additionally, El Matmid members receive an additional baggage weight allowance of 11 pounds. The steps for this offer are to sign up for a kosher couponz account: http://www.kosherkouponz.com/?rf=295821

Then click here on this link to sign up for the El Al offer at kosher couponz or via a link on their page. Upon signing up for the El Al offer, there will be a “purchase” in your account which is the link to the free El Al membership.Click the view link, and then copy the link in the PDF file which will take you to the El Al site to register for the free Matmid account. This is not the most straight forward process, but it all works out in the end. Shalom my friends.

Written by chitownflyer

August 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

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Star Alliance Thanksgiving Business Class Fare Sale November 2011

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Yesterday evening I found great Business class fares to Europe while searching around various dates that book in Z class and earn 150 percent EQMs in many Star carriers frequent flyer programs.. These fares are valid on most Star Alliance carriers from North America to Europe such as United, Continental, Air Canada, Lufthansa, US Air, and even more. The fares average $2000-$2400 from the US West Coast, and they tend to decrease the farther east one chooses as a departure point. There are fares as low as $624 one way from the East Coast. Travel must occur between November 20 and November 25 for the departure, and return travel must be completed by November 30, 2011 on many Star carriers. Tickets must be purchased and issued by October 27, 2011.

I am posting a direct link to the fare sale from Lufthansa, but travelers should feel free to book via their preferred airline’s website, as they should be available across the Star carriers.This is a good offer indeed as it is often the same price one would pay for a miles and $550 copay to upgrade a coach ticket to Europe. Flyers will earn 150 percent EQMs in many Star carrier’s frequent flyer programs. This offer also presents a great opportunity for a year end mileage run and boost of EQMs to ensure elite status for 2012. Happy travels.

Written by chitownflyer

August 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm