Qatar adds 12 destinations incl. San Francisco!, Qatar closes Meriadana, Pointbreaks now bookable, Malaysia Airlines turnaround, Chase cracking down on Business cards for personal use?

MightyTravels 2017-04-24 at 9.43.37 AM

– Qatar has been announcing 12 new destinations (most are 2018) including – finally – San Francisco

Qatar Airways on Monday announced 12 new destinations for 2017-18, including San Francisco.

Other destinations include Cardiff, Malaga, Mykonos, Accra, Kiev, Prague, Mombasa and Abidjan.

The airline also said that the launch of flights to Las Vegas had been delayed until the second quarter of 2018, from the first quarter of that year.

I can’t wait – hopefully SFO will get an A350 or a newly re-configured 777.

– Qatar is also in the works closing the 49% stake in Italy-based Meridiana airlines

MightyTravels 2017-04-24 at 9.36.05 AM

– the new Pointbreaks deals are live

I tried to book a room in Berlin but the hotel suddenly has no rooms for sale (not for cash or rewards).

– is the Malaysia Airlines turn-around the biggest ever?

“I don’t believe people in the [United] States or in Europe quite get the scale of the economy that there is here,” said Bellew, a former executive at low-cost Irish airline Ryanair. He sees Malaysia growing as a transit hub for the rest of the region.

Retooling the airline’s A380s is one of his big moves.

Next year, the six superjumbos will be retired from normal service and offered for charter by groups undertaking the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The huge planes will be overhauled to carry as many as 715 passengers, with a business class section, prayer areas and washing zones for feet and hands.

There is lots of work left!

– Chase surprised most of us (who have a Business Card with Chase with this message)

Dear Chase Online Customer:

Thank you for using your Chase business credit card. Please continue to use it for business purchases, but remember that it’s not intended for personal use.

The regulations that cover business cards do not provide the level of protection given to consumer cards. We want you to receive the consumer protections you are entitled to. So, please use a consumer credit card for purchases for personal, family or household use.

If you need a consumer credit card, please call us. We can help you choose the Chase consumer credit card with the features and benefits that fit your lifestyle best.

If you have questions, please call us anytime at the number on the back of your card.

Sincerely,

Card Services

We can only speculate what Chase actually wants to say. Most likely this has been sent out for compliance reasons but maybe Chase will not crack down on personal spending using Business card bonus categories.