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Whether you’d like to hedge your costs on a luxury hotel stay, score some coveted seats using miles or just see a swanky new seat, we’ve got you covered today. It’s good news all around and here are the most important offerings in travel, points and miles today…

IHG 100% Bonus On Points Purchases. Best Rate Offered…

IHG, the hotel group behind some top hotels like Intercontinental and some solid hotels like Holiday Inn are offering a 100% bonus on points purchases. Essentially you get twice the points for the normal rate, making it an attractive option if (and only if) you have a specific usage in mind where the cost to book the room would be more with cash than with points you’ve purchased. This is common at the higher end at Intercontinental properties which can go for far more than the cost to buy points and book or at lower end properties during “Points Breaks” where just 5,000 points can get you a free night. Buy Points HERE.

Iberia Offering Extra Award Seats Using Miles To It’s Own Members…

Throughout the years some frequent flyer loyalty programs have carefully carved value for their own members (as opposed to partners) by making more seats using miles available for people using their miles. Essentially, if you have British Airways miles you can fly on Iberia, but you’ll find more space on Iberia if you use Iberia miles. That’s not the case for every airline but it appears to be the case with Iberia. Pretty cool. HeadForPoints has a full rundown HERE.

Cathay Pacific “Reveals” New Business Seat. A Bit Underwhelming…

I have a fundamental hatred for marketing in the modern world. The formula of adding buzz words to any product to make it sound like the iPhone reinvented gets old. When Cathay announced a new seat with Porsche design elements for it’s state of the art A350’s I got really excited. I was thinking brushed metal finishes, some cool leather and stitching amongst other things. In the end, it basically looks like a slightly newer version of their current seat. I’m sure it’s an improvement and I always feel lucky when I fly business, but it was really hyped. AusBT has tons of pictures HERE.

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