Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sep 5 Update: 1,000 Free Ethiopian Sheba Miles, Hertz Global sale bonus offers, BA & Qatar Airways frequent flyer partnership

Here is your Thursday update:

News, Tips & Tricks

FREE Miles!
You can get 1,000 free Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles simply for liking them on Facebook. If you are not a Sheba Miles member then you are in luck as you will get 1,000 miles just for joining the program which means in the course of just a few minutes you can have 2,000 Sheba Miles. Whether you will actually use these miles is up to as Ethiopian is a Star Alliance member but for most they may go unsused unless Sheba Miles joins a site like See the bonus offer section below for details

Much like the Aloft Hotels news from a few weeks ago, Marriott has launched mobile check in at 300 of their North American locations. Mobile Check-In is now available to Marriott Rewards members exclusively at Marriott Hotels® in North America. With the app, you can:
• Check in from anywhere
• Receive an alert when your room is ready
• When you arrive, go directly to the Mobile Check-In desk, and we'll have your key waiting
More details can be found here. (Thanks to RC Reader Bill W for the details)

British Airways and Qatar Airways announced a frequent flyer partnership that came into effect on September 2nd ahead of Qatar Airways actually joining the oneworld alliance. The partnership offers reciprocal earning and redeeming benefits and I assume once Qatar is officially in oneworld, status recognition for lounge access and priority boarding.

Travel Deals
Another Air France sale, this time its called 'Back to School. Here are some sample Toronto fares for departure from October 16 to December 10, 2013 or December 25, 2013 to May 6, 2014. Tickets must be booked by Sep 17 at
France, Spain, Sweden,  Denmark    $ 849
Israel, Lebanon    $ 1049
Senegal, Mauritius, Vietnam, China, Singapore, Guinea    $ 1249

Bonus Offers

Air Canada Aeroplan
- Earn Double Aeroplan Miles when you park your vehicle at Vancouver International Airport’s Economy Parking Lot or jetSet Parking. Earn triple miles instead when purchasing your parking online. More... Until Nov 30, 13

Air France KLM Flying Blue
- Double Flying Blue Miles and up to 33% off Hertz rentals Worldwide during the Hertz Global sale. More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Mar 31, 14

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles
- Double Asia Miles for all stays booked on eligible rates at any Meritus Hotels & Resorts property in Singapore, Malaysia, China or Indonesia. More... Until Nov 30, 13
- Double Asia Miles when you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at the Best Available Rate at any Shangri-La hotel or resort, Traders hotel or Kerry hotels. More... Until Nov 30, 13
- Double Asia Miles when you stay at qualifying rates in eligible room types at any participating Sino Group property. More... Until Nov 30, 13

Ethiopian Sheba Miles

- 1,000 Bonus Miles for 'liking' Ethiopian Airlines official Facebook page. More..Until Sep 21, 13

EVA Air Evergreen Club
- Double Evergreen Miles and up to 33% on rentals of 3 or more days off during the Hertz Global sale. More... Book by Sep 30 for rentals until Mar 31, 14

Gaurda Frequent Flyer (on only)
- Earn up to Triple GFF Miles on Avis rentals in Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA, Canada, Asia, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand. More.... Until Nov 30, 13

US Airways Dividend Miles
- 1,000 Bonus Dividend Miles when you make your first purchase on RocketMiles. More... Book by Dec 14, 13 for stays until Mar 31, 14

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