– the resort boom in Vietnam continues with the Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc now open for visitors
– Alaska Mileage Plan now allows award bookings on Finnair
The airline is using their Alaska Airlines ‘feed’ in San Francisco and Los Angeles to fill their new flights (A350 soon for LAX). Alaska Mileage Plan has precious few options for West Coast flier (easily the majority) to get to Europe with low fuel surcharges.
70,000 Miles for a One-Way Business Class ward isn’t cheap but it’s still better than paying the outrageous British Airways fuel surcharges for a very mediocre product.
– Hong Kong Airlines is getting a lot of good rep since their decision to honor the $561 Round Trip mistake fare (we reported right when it became bookable to our subscribers).
– similar to the deal Ethiopian has struck in many African countries a Lusaka hub is now in the works
You gotta wonder how many hubs an airline can have – Ethiopian’s list is now almost a dozen countries in Africa. Crazy!
– the incredibly quick expansion by WOW air and the competitive moves by Icelandair have taken their toll in quarterly losses (and a beaten up balance sheet)
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- 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
- Updated Bandung City Guide, 3,000 Miles to test drive an Audi, Air Berlin cancelling flights to Abu Dhabi and beyond, Hong Kong Airlines announces London, San Francisco and New York, Norwegian to run out of cash soon?
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- Qatar Airways all-business service to London
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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