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 aa.com, 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 →

My Favorite 17 Things to do Austin

My Favorite 17 Things to do Austin – Understand Austin is the blue dot inside a sea of redneck Texas; it’s easy to believe that this city is the best of both worlds. In a sense, it is – people in Austin are exceptionally friendly and warm and they combine the hipster-ish elements of Austin with […] 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 →

My Review of the Hyatt Regency Austin

The Hyatt Regency Austin has a wonderful location right next to the city’s urban jewel – the river walk. In fact, you can sit on the outdoor patio (or by the pool) and ogle the joggers passing by there. Check-in was in typical Hyatt fashion – friendly, knowledgeable and fast. Everything was set and done in less […] 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 →