– Qatar has some great deals from Europe right now like Berlin to Singapore for $1,238 in Business Class (Return!) and Sofia to Phuket for $1,162 Return
Make sure to use code MASTERCARD on the Qatar website – that sometimes gives you even better prices.
– Lufthansa is finally coming out of the closet ans is now INTERESTED in buying Air Berlin
Lufthansa has confirmed an interest in taking over airberlin; however, the German carrier will look to Abu Dhabi’s state-owned carrier Etihad Airways to take care of airberlin’s debts.
Etihad owns a 29.2% stake in oneworld member airberlin, which has debts of €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion).
“The debt problem can only be resolved by the government of Abu Dhabi,” a Lufthansa spokesperson in Frankfurt told ATW.
In January, Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr had told ATW that airberlin’s debts were “much too high to attract an investor.”
– Emirates is preparing the public for less growth
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark said 115 Airbus A380s is the “absolute maximum” aircraft its Dubai International Airport hub will be able to handle.
– United is in trouble again for a heated argument with a customer (and to cancel his ticket for speaking up)
– American Express has targeted a number of account holders with a $75 Back on $200 at bloomingdales.com
Bloomingdales sells gift cards among its wide range of products.
– CVS seems to have decided to discontinue the sales of MyCash PayPal cards – that’s a big blow as they were a great way to meet minimum spend
– Spotify and CapitalOne have a promotion that reduces the monthly subscription by 50%
– Daily GetAways is selling 24,000 World of Hyatt for $260 – a good deal if you have a redemption for a pricey Hyatt in mind
The deal is valid from 1 PM Eastern – that is in 15 minutes everyone!
– Norwegian is committed to investing in the Argentina domestic market
The Norwegian Group established an Argentinian subsidiary in January 2017 and has applied for an Argentinian Air Operator’s Certificate, which is currently pending approval before the Argentinian government. In the application, Norwegian outlines plans for a considerable operation, including domestic and international flights.
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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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