the worlds most avoidable air disaster?, Double Krisflyer miles, COPA adds second SFO flight, 30,000 GOL Smiles miles for $129, Ethiopian adds Conakry

Posted on December 1, 2016 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

more details are emerging from yesterday’s crash in Colombia – there is a whole web of stories about the airline’s backers and it seems the plane was never equipped to fly that far and ran out of fuel – if true this would one of the most avoidable air disasters in recent history


Netflix finally lets you download certain content for viewing with a slow connection (or when offline)

MightyTravels 2016-12-01 at 6.06.11 PM

– Avios can now be redeemed online on Aer Lingus flights using

The site is independent of BA Executive Club and Iberia Plus but you CAN transfer Avios in between on a 1:1 basis. Confusingly enough fuel surcharges on for Aer Lingus are much higher than when you book over the phone with BA Executive Club

MightyTravels 2016-12-01 at 6.08.49 PM

Singapore Airlines has teamed up with Shangri-La to create ‘Infinitely More Rewards’

As part of the promotion you can earn double Krisflyer miles on your first Round Trip. It’s not clear if you actually have to stay at a Shangri-La for that. This might even work if your flight is not on Singapore Airlines but a Star Alliance partner flight credited to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer.

Here are the full Terms and Conditions.


– COPA airlines is adding a second (!) daily flight to San Francisco

COPA isn’t my favorite airline but there is precious little flying going south beyond Mexico from San Francisco so this is a great addition.

MightyTravels 2016-12-01 at 6.17.06 PM

GOL Smiles has a new promotion for new accounts that gets you 30,000 miles for 450 BRL ($129) (HT LoyaltyLobby)

To take advantage of this promotion you need a CPF number. The last time I was in Brazil I just walked into the local tax office and got myself a number. It took less than 30 minutes and was completely free of charge.

Ethiopian Airlines is bringing back Conakry service from February 2017 as a tag-on from their existing Abidjan service on a 787