Bloomberg: “Qatar Air Boss Apologizes for Saying CEO Job Must Be Held by a Man”

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker who just started his one year tenure as the chairman of the IATA’s Board of Governors gave very unfortunate remarks at a press conference on Tuesday (and not for the first time).

Qatar Airways CEO

Mr. Akbar Al Baker made it very clear that it would be impossible for a female to lead Qatar Airways because it is very challenging position.

Mandarin Oriental London On Fire! (Literally)

Mandarin Oriental London that is located in the exclusive Knightsbridge neighborhood and just went through multi million dollar renovation caught fire earlier today.

London Hotel Fire

According to the London Fire Brigade there are 15 trucks and 120 firefighters battling the fire.

Whine Wednesdays: Filthy Pigs At The Airport Lounge – Dirty Feet Up During Breakfast Time!


This Whine Wednesday is about passengers who literally behave like filthy pigs when being in the environment or airport club lounges as the one ‘lady’ I experienced three days ago at LAX.

While other guests where munching away on their granola and cheerios this passenger who just arrived from a longhaul flight ex Australia had to elevate her dirty feet and yap away in her cellphone.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 35% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20%15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes June 6 2018 M

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Reader Question: How To Complaint About Bad Hilton Stay? (Property Not Responsive)


A ufc1 reader dropped us an email about how to deal with Hilton hotel related issues when hotel is not responsive at all.

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LAST CALL: Hilton Honors Southeast Asia Up To 30% Off For Stays Through December 31, 2018 (Book By June 8)

Hilton Honors launched a sale for stays at participating hotels in Southeast Asia through December 31, 2018 that is about to end.

The discount for Hilton Honors members is up to 30% off and must be booked by June 8. There is advance booking requirement of 7 to 21 days that is property dependent.

Radisson Rewards For Business Double Up Plus Promotion June 4 – July 31, 2018

Radisson Rewards for Business has launched a new Double Up Plus promotion for stays that are both booked and consumed between June 4 – July 31, 2018.

Radisson Rewards For Business June 4 - July 31 2018

Executive Assistants can earn double points (20 points per USD) for bookings that they make for others plus 3,000 bonus points after three consumed bookings during the promo period.

Le Club AccorHotels Finnair Plus Triple Points June 1 – July 31, 2018

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles promotion for Finnair Plus members.

Le Club AccorHotels Finnair Plus Triple Points June 1 - July 31 2018

Finnair Plus members can earn triple miles for stays that are both booked and consumed between June 1 – July 31, 2018.

Choice Privileges 8,000 Points For Every Two Stays June 12 – August 17, 2018

Choice Privileges has launched their summer promotion that is valid for stays between June 12 – August 17, 2018.

Choice Privileges 8000 Bonus Points Summer 2018

Members earn minimum of 5,000 and maximum of 8,000 bonus points for every two stays (depends on the number of base points earned) that can be used for free nights or discounted gift cards.

Marriott Rewards Promotions Update June 2018

Here’s comprehensive look at Marriott Rewards promotions you can take advantage of this month.

Marriott Rewards Free Nights Promo

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Accor’s Next Acquisition Target is Air France-KLM?

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French press reported over the weekend that Accor was showing interest in buying French state’s stake in the the troubled Air France-KLM.

Air France HOP

The airline group has been in deep trouble this year after the Air France pilots have staged strikes spanning 15 days that forced the head of the airline out. The French state owns 14.3 stake in the airline giving it 23% voting rights.

Award Success: Bidding For Business Class Upgrades On Air Canada Vancouver To Taipei, $465 Minimum Offer Accepted!

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In our series Award Success we have a feature of Air Canada Upgrade Bidding today where I managed to secure a Business Class Upgrade with just the minimum amount required (US$465).

Though not really an award per se, these upgrades on Air Canada book into award classes (R) so there won’t be any extra miles for this paid upgrade (at least not automatically).

Booze Now Complimentary On American Airlines Main Cabin Extra (Gold Member Discount Discontinued September 5, 2018)


American Airlines has today made beer, wine and spirits complimentary for passengers seated in the Main Cabin Extra seats.


American Airlines here is following Delta that also offers snacks for their passengers seated on similar seats. Gold members will lose their 50% off discounts to book these seats on September 5, 2018, but will continue to have complimentary access 24 hours before flight when the check in opens.

Airfare of the Day: British Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Toronto (YYZ)/Montreal (YUL), Canada to Mumbai (BOM)/Delhi (DEL)/Bangalore (BLR), India from $1,298/CA$1,714/Rs. 88,300 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their shoulder season premiyum economy advance purchase round trip fares between Canada and India.

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