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SPG Brings Back Virgin America Elevate as Transfer Partner Online, Lucrative Bonus Possible Again

A rendering of the special "More to Love" commemorative livery for the Alaska Airlines + Virgin America merger.

Yesterday, there was quite a scare when Virgin America Elevate disappeared as a transfer partner from the SPG online portal. Well, according to SPG, this is just a “website error,” and the feature is once again available online. @FrequentMiler Thanks for letting us know. For immediate transfers, our phone agents are able to transfer. We're looking…

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SPG Removed Virgin America Elevate as Transfer Partner Without Notice

Update: SPG has brought back the ability to transfer SPG points to Virgin America Elevate online. Phew! The merge between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have finally closed, and Alaska is quickly getting the ball rolling on reciprocal earning and redemptions. You can already earn Virgin America Elevate points on Alaska flights, and vice versa. Elite members from…

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Le Meridien is Changing Up Their Toiletries

Le Meridien will be offering Malin+Goetz products in their locations worldwide starting 2017.

Hotel toiletries is one of the topics that shouldn’t really matter that much, but does invoke strong feelings among frequent travelers. You may remember the hate surrounding Hyatt Regency’s old Portico products (ahem white ginger), or the Le Labo products used in selected Park Hyatt and Fairmont hotels, which many seem to love. Personally, I am…

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3rd Night Free at SPG Hotels in Asia Pacific; Stack with Citi Prestige 4th Night Free

Get your 3rd night free at SPG properties in Asia Pacific when you pay with your MasterCard under this promotion.

SPG is running a promotion in conjunction with MasterCard, where you can get your 3rd night free when you pay with MasterCard. You will have to book before February 28, 2017, and complete your stay before July 14, 2017. Simply book online by using the promo code M3C (room only) or M3B (room + breakfast). Not all hotels are…

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Marriott to Cut 163 Jobs at Starwood Headquarters

Marriott has told the Connecticut Department of Labor that it intends to layoff approximately 163 employees from Starwood headquarters in Stamford. The Hartford Courant reports that the majority of employees impacted are senior management – “managers, directors, vice presidents, and senior vice presidents.” Marriott says that they will be posting Bethesda, MD based jobs in the…

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