OMG – Saudia!, Hertz $9.99 rentals, EK521 crash analyzed, SPG’s new promo – Mighty Travels Newsroom

Posted on September 6, 2016 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

MightyTravels 2016-09-06 at 2.13.56 PM

– Saudia has a pretty nasty viral video of their inaugural of a new A330 going wild – that’s just…

MightyTravels 2016-09-06 at 2.05.57 PM

Hertz has a number of $9.99/day one-way rentals INTO Florida right now (preparing for the high season there) that might be good offers if you plan to drive that way

MightyTravels 2016-09-06 at 2.08.06 PM

– the Air Accident Investigation Sector in Dubai has released a preliminary report of the accident investigation of EK521

Apparently the wind direction changed several times during the approach confusing the pilots and the computer. At some point a go-around was issued but before the engines could provide enough lift the planes was ‘pushed’ down against the runway and crashed with a partially retracted landing gear.

The full report is here. It’s a fascinating read.

MightyTravels 2016-09-06 at 2.11.15 PM

Starwood has released their promo for the rest of year called Go for Five – you guessed it it involves five stays and upon completion you get an extra 2,500 points and an extra 5,000 once you complete 25 stays