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Yes, Marriott Insiders Forum HAS Shut Down and Moved

he Marriott Insiders forum — through which members can discuss virtually anything which has to do with Marriott International, Incorporated and its portfolio of hotel and resort properties under an umbrella of 30 brands — has been shut down to read-only status effective as of Friday, April 3, 2020 with advance notice of only one day…

…and the site itself will be permanently shut down altogether effective as of Wednesday, July 1, 2020 with no plans on resuscitating it in the foreseeable future; so you are advised to save any content before then which you do not want lost forever.

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United Airlines Extends Status and Benefits For Everyone: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

“Now, if only other frequent travel loyalty programs would follow suit with similar extension policies — and I understand that the United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program just announced one of their own, which will be covered in an article here at The Gate shortly.”

The paragraph you just read was from this article at The Gate pertaining to Delta Air Lines extending Medallion elite level status and benefits for everyone due to the impact on travel by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic; and United Airlines has announced similar policies, according to…

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Headspace Meditation and Mindfulness Trial Offer With World of Hyatt

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic has turned the world on edge to the point at which nothing seems normal anymore — and the drastic change in lifestyle coupled with the uncertainty of what the final outcome of this pandemic has caused people to be mentally unsettled, stressed, nervous, scared, and even panicky…

…but if you are a member of the World of Hyatt frequent guest loyalty program, you have a tool available to you which you can try to nurture your well-being at no charge: Headspace purports to “help you wind down, stress less and sleep soundly” through meditation and mindfulness.

As a World of Hyatt member, two choices are now available to you through the new collaboration with Headspace…

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Delta Air Lines Extends Status and Benefits For Everyone: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

“On behalf of all of us at Delta, I want to thank our customers for your continued loyalty during these unprecedented times. While our focus is on keeping customers and employees safe and healthy today and always, you are a part of the Delta family and we know how important these benefits are to you. That’s why as coronavirus continues to dramatically impact travel across the globe, you don’t have to worry about your benefits — they’ll be extended so you can enjoy them when you are ready to travel again.”

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Hyatt Extends Status and Points For Everyone; Flexible Reservation Policy Updates: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest information from Hyatt pertains to updates with regards to the extensions of the expiration of points and elite level status — as well as improving the flexibility of the booking and cancellation policies of reservations in general.

Your benefits are automatically being extended with no effort or input required on your part as a World of Hyatt member — including…

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Reciprocal Earning of Miles Now in Effect Between LATAM and Delta Air Lines

Members of both the Delta Air Lines SkyMiles and LATAM Airlines Group LATAM Pass frequent flier loyalty programs will enjoy reciprocal benefits across both airlines — including the ability to earn miles on the full networks of both airlines…

…and the tables for earning frequent flier loyalty program miles have been released by both airlines; and the reciprocal earning of miles between the SkyMiles and LATAM Pass membership programs became effective as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

On Thursday…

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Improved Reciprocal Earning of Miles Now in Effect Between American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

Members of both the American Airlines AAdvantage and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty programs will enjoy reciprocal benefits across both airlines — including the ability to earn miles on the full networks of both airlines…

…and the tables for earning frequent flier loyalty program miles have been released by both airlines; and the reciprocal earning of miles between the AAdvantage and Mileage Plan membership programs became effective as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

After their partnership gradually eroded to almost nonexistent during the…

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Hilton Extends Status and Points For Everyone; Flexible Reservation Policy Updates: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

The latest information from Hilton pertains to updates with regards to the extensions of the expiration of points and elite level status — as well as improving the flexibility of the booking and cancellation policies of reservations in general.

Your benefits are automatically being extended with no effort or input required on your part as a Hilton Honors member — including…

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Miles and Points On Sale — March 20 2020

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles by Shopping in March 2020

Effective through Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus United Airlines AAdvantage miles — in addition to the standard AAdvantage miles earned — during the 2X Shop Bonus campaign at the AAdvantage Shopping portal by spending a minimum of five dollars shopping for each individual qualifying purchase on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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