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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 →

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 →

Business Class deals to South East Asia, Santiago de Chile, and the US from Europe, Virgin Atlantic offers status match, Emirates offers visa deal, Gulf Airlines planning a growth spurt?

– Aeromexico has a good Business Class deal from the SF Bay Area to Santiago de Chile -the last leg is the excellent Aeromexico 787 Business Class – for $1,668 Round Trip – Philippine Airlines now undercuts the excellent ANA fares to South East Asia from Vancouver in Business Class – starting at US$1,756 for […] Read on →

Singapore Airlines Business Class sales from Colombo, Air Berlin to ask for government money?, use United miles to Europe, understand the diplomatic rift over Qatar

– Singapore Airlines has put various destinations east of Colombo, Sir Lanka on sale in Business Class. We found the Round Trip to Jakarta for $434 in Business Class and the trip to Melbourne for $1,155. – Air Berlin seems to be ready to ask for government help in solving it’s liquidity crisis Air Berlin […] Read on →

25% transfer bonus to Hawaiian, Etihad ends talks with TUI, South African in trouble over Meteorological fees, Silkair to expand into Australia

– American Express offers a 25% transfer bonus to Hawaiian Airlines (I find the Economy redemptions from Honolulu to Tahiti the best value on Hawaiian) – Etihad is ending talks with TUI to create a leisure airline – please Etihad cut the losses from the failed expansion in Europe, get a comprehensive agreement with Lufthansa […] Read on →

Qatar Airways quest for airspace, Air China near miss, where can you film around an aircraft, Norwegian bullish on Paris flights

– Qatar Airways has been able to make do with major changes to their airspace since yesterday – but they are flying! – an Air China plane departing from Hong Kong came dangerously close to hitting a mountain side after take off – just the insistence of air traffic control seemingly saved it via Aviation […] Read on →

Fairfield Kathmandu?!, Level launches operations, Jetsmarter a fraud?!, Air France’s confusing Business Class seats, Delta launches Seoul, good XL Airways fares to Paris, 25% transfer bonus at Lifemiles

– would you expect a Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal? I would not but there it is with rates under $100 or 15,000 points – Level – the new IAG low cost airline has started operations with their inaugural flight to Los Angeles – the rumors have been flying for weeks that Jetsmarter […] Read on →