– Etihad is counting on Hong Kong Airlines as a major codeshare partner for flights form the US West Coast
Hong Kong Airlines began Airbus A350 flights to Los Angeles December 2017 and launched service to San Francisco March 25, 2018. Etihad cut its service to San Francisco and reduced flight frequencies to Los Angeles from daily to 3X-weekly flights.
Hong Kong Airlines and Etihad began codesharing in 2014. Under the agreement, Etihad placed its code on flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok and Okinawa, Japan. In return, Hong Kong Airlines placed an HX code on Etihad Airways’ triple-daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok, with two additional routes connecting Abu Dhabi to Madrid starting March 29, 2015 and to Hong Kong beginning June 15, 2015.
You can already earn Etihad Guest miles on Hong Kong Airlines flights.
– Air New Zealand is launching more flights to Australia after the end of the Virgin Australia partnership
Flight to most cities in Australia should be Air New Zealand’s main business – I never understood why they would need a partner for that. There are only so many cities in Australia and most are in easy reach of an A320 from New Zealand.
Virgin Australia just survives because of the strength (and remoteness) of the Australian Economy – it is too small a carrier with too little a feed to survive anywhere else.
– I never really understood Plenti – always seemed way too much work for limited payoff – now the platform is shutting down
We are writing to let you know that the Plenti program will end on July 10, 2018. At that time, any unredeemed Plenti points will expire. You should use your Plenti points by July 10, 2018.
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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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