– Turkish Airlines keeps changing the terms and conditions of the 4x status miles promotion
After all the drama, the endless cancellations and rude staff I’d suggest to divest from Turkish Airlines if you can. I for my part have decided to avoid Turkish Airlines as much as I can in the future, despite their great Business Class seats and often food spectacular food.
– have you booked an Aeroplan award lately? I just did and have been discovering the amazing routing rules that Aeroplan still features. Aeroplan has very generous MPM rules (this applies for one-ways and return trips) and allows routings that are long and give you many more redemption options.
I had booked in the past Los Angeles – Istanbul (via Seoul, South Korea on Asiana Airlines) for 57,5000 one-way in Business Class and I booked San Francisco to Kigali, Rwanda for 75,000 miles v(one-way) ia Tokyo and Brussels Airlines in Business Class.
These are valid routings and there is no need to keep calling back several agents – every agent can price it seats are available for redemption.
– Oman Air is adding service to Nairobi, the airline has had a number of aggressive Business Class fare sales – however service will be on a regional 737 product
– the Economist has a new ranking of the World’s most expensive cities (PDF Download)
Singapore and Hong Kong have held up their ranks well. For the value conscious traveler these cities aren’t ideal, though using Miles & Points helps to reduce the cash outlay.
Most movements in the ranking are driven by currency appreciations and depreciations.
And these are the cheapest major cities surveyed by the Economist – if those are on your bucket list you’d better go now.
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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