new Istanbul airport opens with 5x elite qualifying miles, Singapore Airlines falls in love with Alaska, Radisson expands in Nigeria and China Eastern paying the price…
– Lufthansa is adding non-stop flights to Seattle – another nod to partner Alaska Airlines which has their primary hub there and away from United which seems to be more a competition – maybe we will see an Anchorage flight one day?
– amazingly the new Istanbul airport has opened up almost perfectly on-time
Flights will be switched over the next coming weeks.
Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles now also offers a 5X on status miles if you venture to book and complete a flight from the new airport before the end of the year.
So far only Baku and a few domestic destinations are flown from the new airport.
– China Eastern is paying the price for high fuel prices with much diminished net profits (though accounting in those heavily state owned vehicles is always an inexact science)