– Azul has some really good Business Class fares from Madrid to Sao Paulo right now (they just launched) for ~$1,000 Round Trip (HT Flyertalk)
– it was a long time coming but it seems Alitalia and Air Berlin are getting ready to cease operations in its current form soon
Airberlin has reported a €781.9 million loss ($824 million) in 2016, deepened from a €446.6 million loss in the year-ago period.
Germany’s second largest carrier said that 2016 and 1Q 2017 were dominated by the transition to a new business model. The old business model and high restructuring costs had a huge impact on last year’s results.
– Lufthansa has no interest to buy Alitalia in its current form – Europe’s largest airline has its hands full staying profitable in the low yield environment that running an airline is in Europe
– More airlines are interested in St. Helena – let’s see if it will finally happen
– American Express is changing the 50% Pay with Points rebate to 35% which will now posts even later
This is sad news for Business Platinum card holders – seem it was too good to be true (most rewards programs offer 1.2-1.5 cents per mile)
– AirfareWatchdog runs a story about the rise of pod hotels and pod lounges that are a great idea for busy airports
– Aussies and Kiwis think Jetstar is the world’s worst airline
I wasn’t enthused when I did my Review for Jetstar – but the world’s worst is taking it too far.
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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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