Monday, April 12, 2021

April 12 Update: The upcoming Hampton Inn & Suites Bradford destroyed by fire, 50% bonus when you convert points to Etihad Guest & Alaska Airlines increasing lounge access pricing

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Over the weekend the number of new Hilton Hotels opening in Canada changed from nine to eight. This is due to the unfortunate news that the under construction Hampton Inn & Suites in Bradford was destroyed by fire on Saturday morning. This hotel was set to open in August of this year. It is too early to stay right now what the future will hold for this hotel and whether ir will be rebuilt. (Source Orillia Matters)

Image via Paul Novosad (Bradford Today)


The Etihad Airways Guest program is offering a bonus of 50% when you convert points from select bank and hotel program into Guest Miles. Once again American Express is excluded however Marriott Bonvoy is part of the bonus. So if you are looking to boost your balance with Etihad this could be the time to convert from Marriott as you'll get 37,500 Guest Miles for every 60,000 Bonvoy points converted over. Learn more here.

Image via Etihad


Alaska Airlines
announced last week they will be opening a new lounge in San Francisco. The airline will move into the former American Airlines Admirals Club space in Terminal 2. More pressing in last week's news however is that Alaska announced pricing changes to their lounge access program

In October 2021, Alaska Airlines will update its Lounge membership structure to give members more options and flexibility. Starting this fall, Alaska will offer two tiers for Lounge memberships: Alaska Lounge and Alaska Lounge Plus. With the standard Alaska Lounge membership, members will receive access to all Alaska Lounges they know and love when flying on any airline. With the optional addition of a Lounge Plus membership, members will also receive access to an extended network of partner airline lounges across the country when flying Alaska – including all American Airlines Admirals Clubs. Pricing will also be updated as follows, remaining as one of the best values for lounge membership in the industry: 

  • Alaska Lounge membership: $450 annually ($350 for Alaska Airlines MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75k members) 
  • Alaska Lounge Plus membership: $600 annually ($500 for Alaska Airlines MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75k members) 
  • New Lounge membership enrollments and renewals made before Alaska's two-tier structure goes into effect in October will be grandfathered into an Alaska Lounge Plus membership for the year.

You can find some details of Alaska's lounge membership program in our Guide to Business Class lounge access and we will update that piece accordingly once these changes take effect.

Image via Alaska Airlines


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