Newsroom April 9th – $479 New York- Honolulu, 2,000 easy Qmiles, new Emirates redemption and the endless wavering of the Marriott/ Starwood merger

Posted on April 9, 2016 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status


– Virgin America is offering $479 RT from New York to Honolulu – I found my last flight with Virgin America to Honolulu in Economy (Review) horrible – don’t buy this!

– Malaysia Airlines Enrich now partners with Emirates to earn and redeem miles (but no First Class redemptions)

Enrich miles are easy to get in Malaysia and Singapore with often high sign up bonuses from Citibank – though these awards are still expensive.

– Marriott and Starwood keep wavering about the launch of a new loyalty program – how can two big hotel companies have so little determination? Man up Marriott!

2,000 bonus Qmiles with your first Qatar online booking and 500 bonus Qmiles for each subsequent online booking – this may even work when you book a fare online but credit to another airline program