Qatar now ‘buys American’, Beijing’s new airport, did you just buy 175 Boeing 737MAX?, $20 off any Avis reservation, Chase changing Hyatt visa card

– Qatar is seeking a 10% stake in American Airlines valued at $880 million – there is still surplus money that the Qatari rulers want to invest – you thought Beijing’s airport is already too big and pretty new? Get ready for the completely new Beijing airport serving 100 million additional customers every year – […] Read on →

Norwegian starting Argentina service, Etihad stops free chauffeur service, Emirates to partner with flyDubai and SriLankan more?, lend Delta miles from American Express & more

– Philippine Airlines is rapidly moving towards a more premium product with new aircraft designs on their A330 – Norwegian is putting their 787 on the new Argentina route from on Feb 2018, feeding their ambitious plans for a low cost carrier inside Argentina From 14th February 2018, Norwegian will start a year-round service of […] Read on →

Airbus introduces A380plus, AerCap goes mad with 787-9, the amazing story of Norwegian, another major turbulence case, 25,000 miles with AirBnB, LTE speeds for plane WiFI soon?

– Airbus wants to make the A380 sexy again and introduces an A380plus variant While I love flying in an A380 I don’t think the program will survive. – AerCap is super bullish on the new 787-9s and just ordered 30 of them – a big commitment even for the world biggest aircraft leasing company […] Read on →

XiamenAir $2,426 RT to Beijing, Norwegian launches Edinburgh hub in 2018, Cathay praises Tel Aviv, flyDubai happy with their African network, Amazon launches rewards program, $50 off $150 AirBnB

– XiamenAir has extended their uber-competitive Business Class fares from Los Angeles to New York now and prices the Round Trip at $2,426 RT – is this the new trend – new routes are now being announced two years in advance like the new Norwegian Oakland/ Los Angeles to Edinburgh direct flights – RwandAir is […] Read on →

Really good Southwest sale (and we mean it!), Amex offers for your summer hotel stays, will United be the world’s best airline?, guess the cost of the BA outage

– Southwest has way too many sales – so we just don’t post them here but this one for their 46th birthday seems better than others – American Express has a number of new offers for JW Marriott, Hilton and other hotel chains – I got targeted for $60 off $300 at any US Hilton […] Read on →

Etihad cancels SFO service, surprising Qatar availability, United’s Basic Economy catching on, Indigo makes 10x on Wizzair?, China Airlines retires last A340, Lufthansa’s fares to nowhere

– as expected Etihad is cancelling the San Francisco service in October 2017 – sad news for San Francisco flyers – I find Qatar Airways award availability atrocious lately – but it seems seats have come back now! – United’s Basic Economy is pretty barebone (no miles, no carry-ons) and it is expensive but it […] Read on →

My Favorite 12 Things to do Houston

My Favorite 12 Things to do Houston – Understand Houston feels like another country; the city is a mix of Los Angeles, Singapore and Dubai. It is obsessed with cars, comfort and affordability and is a gigantic suburb that keeps sprawling in every direction. But unlike other cities, Houston has been very successful with this concept; […] Read on →

Shangri-La for $7, Norwegian cornering the 737 MAX market, Chase Ink churned?, EgyptAir resumes Japan service, good Business Class fares to Brussels from Atlanta

– the Putrajaya Shangri-La Malaysia can be had for just $7 right now in October 2017 (HT Flyertalk) Keep in mind that Purtrajaya is a dead town and too far from Kuala Lumpur. – EgyptAir is resuming flights to Japan after four years of interruption from Oct. 29. – Chase has a link to sign […] Read on →

EL Al lovely new business class, new Bank of America Premium credit card?, United betting big on Hawaii, SAS Eurobonus sale, ‘Fly Legs Up’ even in Economy, Alitalia entering bankruptcy

– El Al is working on a new design for their 787 and it looks fantastic! – are we getting a Bank of America Chase Sapphire clone soon? – United is betting big on Hawaii and is adding flights to the islands from all major hubs (seemingly in an attack against Alaska Airline’s dominance) The […] Read on →

10% bonus to transfer to Etihad Guest, Air India eyes Houston and resumes Los Angeles, Iberia awards now bookable on, Qatar Airways Results

– Citibank has a 10% bonus when you transfer to Etihad Guest Gone are the days of 50% bonus – of well. The best bet is likely to find American Airlines availability (not an easy feat) and then use Etihad Guest on them. Keep in mind that Etihad Guest can only book ‘mainline’ flights (no […] Read on →