Are Etihad and Lufthansa negotiating a ‘merger light’? Etihad to join Star Alliance, European short haul network to become Eurowings

The German magazine FOCUS reports that Etihad is apparently busy negotiating with their new found love affair Lufthansa. After Lufthansa decided against taking over Air Berlin outright earlier this year the parties are now negotiating an asset lease where Lufthansa takes over most of the Air Berlin/ Air Serbia and Alitalia short haul flights. Lufthansa […] Read on →

US to ban Americans from visiting North Korea, my Hanoi city guide updated, Orbitz/ Expedia 15%/12% off most hotels, Qantas A380 to Dallas returns to Sydney with engine issues

– the US is planning an announcement this week to ban citizens for travel to North Korea The rational behind is that the Trump administration predicts more conflict with North Korea in the near future and Americans in the country will just end up being imprisoned and used as leverage by the regime. It is […] Read on →

My Favorite 15 Things to do Baku

My Favorite 15 Things to do Baku – Understand Baku is a surprisingly modern and wealthy city along the shores of the Caspian Sea. The city looks like a mesh of Soviet architecture and Bahrain-style modern projects. In daily life, Baku feels more like Izmir than a former Soviet city; there is just a bit […] Read on →

Primera Air to launch trans-atlantic service, Hyatt changes BRG to $50 payout, China Airlines regional Business Class, Emirates and Air Seychelles in near miss, Norwegian adds Denver

– Primera Air is the latest trans-atlantic low cost airline offering $99 one-way flights in a space that is increasingly crowded with Norwegian, Level, WOW air, Joos (Air France), Eurowings and Condor. Primera started as JetX and has been run as a charter airline that sold some of the inventory as low cost tickets. Service […] Read on →

New IHG Pointbreaks list, new Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, Americans tired of airline loyalty?, Wizz Air is rich now and waiving carry-on fees, Delta launches Atlanta – Shanghai, the Trump bump for US tourism

– IHG is out with their new Pointbreaks list bookable until Oct 31st, 2017 The hotels are usually out of the way and rarely ever fit my travel plans but 5,000 IHG points is a great offer. Among the choices this time is the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi – a well located property in Abu […] Read on →

Amex MR 40% bonus to Avios, Lufthansa excited about Eurowings, Norwegian sets WiFi free, new United MileagePlus Prepaid card, Lifemiles 100% bonus when sharing miles

– American Express has not only improved the transfer ration to BA Avios to 1:1 but now offers a 40% bonus – an excellent deal if you have use for Avios in the next 12 months – Lufthansa can’t contain their excitement about Eurowings growth – a success story nobody thought the airline could pull […] Read on →

Park Inn by Radisson Baku Review

The Park Inn by Radisson is located right on Azadliq Avenue and has one of the premier pieces of real estate in downtown Baku, opposite a mall and the waterfront boulevard. It was one of the first international hotels in Baku; now the Hilton, JW Marriott and the Hyatt have joined (besides many more). Check-in […] Read on →

My Favorite 14 Things to do Batumi

My Favorite 14 Things to do Batumi – Understand Batumi is Georgia’s foremost seaside resort that enjoys a Hawaii-like climate in summer (with constantly changing weather), with sunny beaches and green hills shrouded in fog. Batumi is touristy but manages to convince visitors with its charm. Most tourists are Russian; the city is just 100 […] Read on →

Why you should subscribe to Mighty Travels Premium

With our recent weekly posts, we let you know the different reasons why you should subscribe to Mighty Travels Premium. Here’s a round-up of those reasons! With Mighty Travels Premium, we are looking at up to 450,000 million fares every day and extract just about 2,000 every day that are bookable and that we consider a deal (based […] Read on →

gorgeous new Philippine Airlines Business Class, Uber sells off Russia business, Amex 1:1 to Avios is back, Qatar to start a hub in Oman?, Delta feels impervious with Skymiles, 50,000 Citi Prestige sign-up link

– Philippine Airlines is reaching for Qatar territory with their new cabins on the A330 – learn about the story behind LIFT the designer – sadly Uber is exiting Russia and is starting a joint venture with Yandex The San Francisco-based company and Yandex NV are merging their ride-hailing businesses in Russia. Uber will invest […] Read on →