Qantas First Class Lounge Melbourne Review

Qantas runs a surprisingly large operation at the smallish Melbourne Airport. Qantas has flights to Los Angeles and Asia on an A380, as well as several flights with codeshare partner Emirates. The company runs a dedicated first class lounge (similar to what you may have seen at Los Angeles Airport). The lounge occupies the upper […] Read on →

Hong Kong Airlines coming to Los Angeles, Cathay still in trouble, Skylux to launch massive capacity between US and Asia, new Philippine Airlines 777-300 business class

– after a successful Vancouver launch Hong Kong Airlines will soon come to Los Angeles with their brand new A350s – Cathay pacific can’t shake the bad bets on fuel and the huge competition from Chinese mainland carriers buying jets by the dozen and reports another stinging $250+ million loss – Skylux is the latest […] Read on →

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy, 5,000 Miles and More for a hotel booking, free 1,000 Marriott Rewards points

– Air Berlin has finally filed for bankruptcy protection – ostensibly this is just to complete the restructuring According to the ailing German carrier, the German federal government, Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l) and other partners are assisting Air Berlin in its restructuring efforts with the government providing a bridge loan allowing it to continue flight […] Read on →

Qatar $1,080 to Ho Chi Minh, Vule Airways launch plans, 100,000 bonus with a Chase Ink Preferred, 10,000 Hilton points per authorized user, Ethiopian upgrading the 767 fleet

– great Qatar fares from Moscow to Saigon again (there most competitive route for some reason) at $1,080 RT in Business Class (HT Flyertalk) – Vule Airways headquartered at Entebbe airport has announced launch plans with 12 destinations in Africa in Europe – let’s hope it happens and the super high fees at Entebbe airport […] Read on →

InterContinental Osaka Review

The InterContinental Osaka is located in a new development just outside of Umeda Station. If you have been to Osaka you may know Namba Station and its surroundings; Umeda is four subway stations further. There is no airport express train but there is an express bus that gets you to within an hour of Umeda […] Read on →

Free instant Marriott Rewards Silver Elite Status for many company employees

Marriott Rewards Silver What’s the deal with free instant Marriott Rewards Silver? Depending on the company you work for, you could earn complimentary Marriott Rewards Silver Elite Status instantly when signing up with your eligible corporate email address. You’ll enjoy Silver status until February, 2019, which includes benefits such as 20% point bonuses, free WiFi at participating locations, […] Read on →

new IHG Accelerate promotion, fantastic Wyndham get a free night with two stay promotion, unlimited Wifi on planes for $10!, Ctrip bookings now eligible for Marriott stay credits

– IHG is out with the fall Accelerate promotion – I seem to always get around 43,000 points offered and so far I have been able to make good use of them Check your offer. – fantastic new promotion from Wyndham Rewards – get 7,500 points after one stay – up to 15,000 which is […] Read on →