– Kunming, China is emerging as a new discounted J originator for flights to the US, if you are in China and travel frequently to/from the US, look at these prices
Hainan as KMG-ORD for $1,731 RT – (this books into Business Standard which is cheaper than Business Promo).
Sichuan/ China Southern offer Los Angeles for $1,906 RT
Delta has fares to Phoenix for $2,431 RT and China Southern gets you to New York, JFK for $2,193 RT
– Hilton Honors has completed the roll-out of the new Hilton Honors (yes the double H is gone finally!) Hilton
What happened is that they have made Hilton points more of a cashback program similar to what we see at Southwest. You can now always redeem points along a cash rate for a point value of 0.46 – 1 cent per point.
This is good if you used to redeem Hilton points for lots of mediocre properties – this has likely gotten cheaper now. The bad news is that the few stellar Cash & Points rates are now gone. The DoubleTree Kuala Lumpur almost doubled in prices when using Cash & Points rates (though it depends on their regular room rates).
– United Mileage Plus has a mystery bonus for you if you are in the market for buying miles
– Citibank has an application link that does not come with the dreaded 24 months language (which will not give you a sign-up bonus again if you had a card in a the same product family in that time frame)
Use it of you can as soon as possible – it may go away. Just keep in mind you can’t get more than one Citi approval within 60 days. I have applied for the Citi Hilton Honors card lately so no AAdvantage miles for me.
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- Amazon $8.63 off $50, hotels.com $30 off $200, Hilton’s new ‘virtual’ categories, Alaska Airlines 40% buy miles promo, 75,000 Personal Platinum American Express, great Business Class Deals
- $73 transatlantic fares with Norwegian, $222 Honolulu to Kuala Lumpur, 50% bonus Flying Blue, Delta buying up AeroMexico, the better way to apply for a Citibank credit card
- Earn Double Miles and save 10% when flying with Emirates
- Qatar adds A350 for Maldives, Hilton 35% off Asia Pacific deals, great Business Class deals from Asia to Dubai $809, San Francisco $1,566, Europe – Johannesburg $1,197 in Business Class & more
- Qatar $1,053 Business RT Europe to Asia, new SPG promo, see the first drone fighter jet, Lufthansa adds A350, Russian visa to get cheaper (or more expensive?), Hilton status match contd.
- Earn double miles when flying with TAM
- American Airlines flights to Europe earn you up to 125,000 bonus AAdvantage miles
- Cheap flights to Europe with Virgin Atlantic – just 13,000 miles and $98
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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