IHG changes award redemption levels, Ethiopian Cheap Business Class from Hong Hong, Wings $10 off promo codes, Starwood pulling Virgin America, Qatar invest in LATAM, new Niagara Falls Doubletree

Posted on December 28, 2016 by in StarwoodONE, Travel Industry Flight Status

MightyTravels 2016-12-28 at 3.36.51 PM

Ethiopian Airlines has some good Business Class fares from Hong Kong (HKG) to several African heartland destinations – only Harare (HRE) priced out for us so far at $1,477 RT but we think there are more, albeit prices don’t show on ITA Matrix

The legs are on the 787 for the long-haul and mix of 737/ 777 for the shorter legs.

IHG is changing award redemption levels for 650 properties – for me it seems to follow the trend of appreciating and depreciating currencies – Canada and Chain get cheaper while Russia and Brazil are bouncing back – take a look yourself

– while Etihad preferred to invest in big money loosing European Airlines, Qatar is investing in British Airways and now $600 million in LATAM

Wingz – the Uber/ Lyft competitor I use for airport transports – has a $5 off Holidays Coupon called ‘HOLIDAY16’ and you can stack that with our referral code for a total for $10 off

Starwood is pulling Virgin America on January 6th as a transfer partner – so get your transfers in order before that date

– an interesting read about how hackable the bar codes and airline itineraries are

MightyTravels 2016-12-28 at 3.37.48 PM

– the Niagara Falls now have a Doubletree by Hilton